STYLE & STUFF; as it happens…

STYLE… AS IT HAPPENS!

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This morning I visited Marilyn Denis and Roger Ashby at 104.5 ChumFM for some lively gossip and style fun happening now. Here’s a quick rundown… in case you missed it! You can visit their website (linked above) and listen to the podcast in the 8:15-8:30 time spot.

kendall-1024x641WHEN SCIENCE MEETS DECORATING: Apparently, Baker-Miller Pink (also known as Drunk Tank Pink) is the only colour scientifically proven to calm nerves and suppress the appetite. With that in mind, reality star/model Kendall Jenner has reportedly used the colour to paint her living room wall… stay calm and slim for 2017!

 

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THE RE-BIRTH OF A SUPERMODEL:
50-year old Cindy Crawford is back gracing the pages of magazines as the new face of Silestone by Cosentino, a quartz countertop company. The magazine print campaign launches this spring and the manufacturers are hoping that her super-model status will help make their countertops sexy in the eyes of consumers. Cindy also has a line of furniture with The Brick, in Canada…

 

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ARE YOU TOO OLD FOR THE DECOR STORES YOU SHOP AT???
A recent study discovered the peak-age that consumers stop shopping at the following stores: Lowes: 54, Home Depot: 48, Restoration Hardware: 44, Crate & Barrel: 31, IKEA: 24. BTW: the age that most consumers are willing to give up their IKEA furnishings is 34. :)

 

 

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GREAT DEALS ON BEDDING:
From mid-January to mid March most major retailers will be clearing bedding, duvets and pillows. Traditionally called The White Sales, expect savings of 30-75%. Its the perfect time to consider new bedding essentials for the cottage this summer…

 

 

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BUY FOOD FOR UP TO 40% LESS:
Anyone who grocery shops downtown pays a premium! Penguin Pick-Up has started a program called ‘Walmart Grocery Pick-Up‘. You shop for groceries online and they deliver the order to one of about 10 pick-up locations in the downtown area. No more driving to the suburbs to save money on groceries. I’ve done comparisons and discovered and average of 25% savings.

 

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THE 2017 INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT:
The 18th annual Interior Design Show launches this Thursday evening with an opening night party. Tickets are $56 and proceeds will go to the GTA Habitat For Humanity. The opening party has become the place to be for design-ificinados and a great fundraiser! On Friday the IDS is open to design professionals only and then the show opens to the public for the Saturday and Sunday.

Note: this post is unpaid; I made this just for you (no images are mine). Enjoy! KL

Please help ‘Welcome A Cure’…

In early 2014 I was asked to design a door mat that would help raise money for cancer research; its an initiative through Carpet One called Welcome A Cure. Carpet One is the largest associated dealers of flooring products in North America. With over 1000 locations worldwide, this organization has been co-laberating with many talented designer for years; trying to raise monies for this very worthy cause.

I wanted my door mat design to be cheery with colours that were on-trend in the home decor world, but also send a message of strength for all the women who have survived breast cancer. The mat is super-durable yet soft and plush- perfect for outside at the front door or even waiting patiently to be stepped on when you get out of the shower. Chances are we all know someone who has lived through, beaten or been taken by breast cancer; all of those women are Queens to me- ain’t nobody stronger!!!

Here’s the rug I designed. It is now the highlighted doormat at all Carpet One dealers for the month of July 2015.

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For more information about Welcome A Cure click here. Tp purchase a Queen doormat; simply visit or call a Carpet One dealer near you. And thanks for supporting this very worthwhile cause.  -KL