Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Black Rooster Decor + BlogPodium Special Discount & Giveaway!

Hello Tuesday!  Have you eased into the fall spirit yet as we are seeing frost in the morning (at PEI) and snow in Calgary during the 2nd week of September?  I am having a blast at my #eastcoastvacay, and I know I will miss the breathtaking sceneries and the fresh delicious seafood dishes when I am back in Toronto.  In order to prepare myself for Toronto mode, I am taking you on a tour at one of my favourite shops in Toronto: Black Rooster Decor.

You know Black Rooster Decor is good when the window looks this good! 

And let me tell you, your trip to endless spectacular inspirations starts the moment you step into the store.  Here is the serene and elegant vignette filled with gorgeous items available at Black Rooster Decor.  I love the tension and energy created between the pure organic elements and the edgy industrial pieces, especially the cluster of Moroccan lanterns and the decadent mother of pearl mirror vs the reinterpretation of an iconic Eames chair pairing with a sexy dining table with polished chrome base + a live edge wood top.     

If you love decorative accessories as much as I do, you are in heaven at Black Rooster Decor.  I am crazy about these black horn candleholders, the hammered brass tray (for only $36!!), the beautiful gold bowl, and these handcrafted soap stones that look like crystals!   

Vignette No. 2 is set to appeal to the gents.  A monochromatic black and white palette brought to life with a sumptuous leather chaise, luxurious faux fur blank, sculptural vases, hits of animal print and graphic patterns as accessories: who wouldn't want a masculine and sophisticated reading nook just like this in their home?

While we are on black & white talk, here are a few of my favourites from textile, home office, and decorative accents.

As for the ladies, Nina has got the corner just for you.  This vignette is romanic, feminine, and yet edgy thanks to the stunning hand painted silk cushion by Hollie of Hollie Cooper Interiors and sculptural starburst on the coffee table.  Loving the botanical prints with a black backdrop and an antiqued mirror frame, the crystal pineapple, and this elegant curvaceous love seat.  

Here are a few of my favourite shots from this romantic corner.

A few steps forward into the store and I found myself being drawn to this fresh blue and white palette.  Isn't this chevron stool a lot of fun? Here is a tip from Nina: turn the stool around and it can double as a planter!  Do you like that artwork up at the corner? It is one of the pieces by the talented Christine Dovey and as you can see, it is now sold … to me!

 These are my picks from this corner:

Nina has truly outdone herself to best showcase all of amazing products available at Black Rooster Decor.  The items I want for my own home in this vignette are:  

Just as I thought I have seen it all, Nina amazed me again with the super chic black glove seat, the dramatic crystal wall sconce, the sexy rose gold floor lamp, and these incredible entertaining essentials.

And to celebrate BlogPodium in Toronto this saturday (too bad I will miss it this year … it is almost sold-out and you can get your ticket here!), Nina is offering all BlogPodium attendees 15% off when they shop at Black Rooster Decor this weekend! That's not all, Nina also generously offers a luxe cotton velvet leopard pillow to one lucky winner!

To enter the giveaway, simply leave me a message of what you would love to incorporate in your own home from today's post! One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on September 23.

Happy shopping and happy BlogPodium everyone!


  1. Thank you Tim, for a very special write up. You captured the store so beautifully and have been one of our biggest supporters from day one. Your friendship means the world to me. Thank you, Tim. Xo Nina

  2. I LOVE you...love Nina...love BR...all the best!!!!!

  3. Thank you for the sweet mentions my friend! Love you...love Nina...love BR!

  4. I haven't made it to Black Rooster yet, but it's on my list! While I love all the stuff you shared I have to say the thing that I want the most is the gold and white cherry - So fun!
    sorry you won't be at BlogPodium this year - you'll be missed.

  5. If only I had time to shop this weekend!! Great tour Tim! You'll be missed @ BlogPodium :(

  6. Although I find the pelican planter quirky and interesting, I can't picture it in my own home. Soo...I think my fave item in all of your pictures (so hard to choose - there are so many!) is that white floor lamp. It could really go in absolutely any room in my house. I love its versatility.
    Happy travels, Tim!

  7. I would love to have the hand painted silk cushions by Hollie Cooper. In fact, they would be perfect on the curvy settee! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Well, what's not to love in the shop, I wish it was here in the U.S.A. If I had to choose one item for my home it would be the stunning bar cart. I am currently in the midst of decorating a pediatric dentist's office (modern style) and would love to have the number-hooks for the children's little coats.

  9. Oh! I have a brown couch thats a little...blahh.. This would be a good way to spice it up without anything drastic. :)

  10. Wow...so many lovely goodies. I really need to block a special day to head out to BLack ROoster. Is it bad that I want everything? Digging the "FINE" sign.

  11. I would love that black glove seat! It looks like I could curl up with my Mac and read Design Maze for hours.
    Thanks for the inspirational layout.