My Favorite Things: August 2015

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This month I’ve selected five of my favorite shiny, soft, and bold decor items that I’m lovin’. They’re also decor staples that I think every cozy home should have: a sturdy tea pot, whimsical accents, decorative spice shakers, a comfy reading chair, and stylish coasters.

You might even say they would be my first picks were I ever stranded on a deserted island…after water, food, my hot water bottle and wifi that is. After all, my designer island straw-hut will need appropriate accessories.

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Wall Decals

ARCTICdeco.com: Triangle Wall Decals
Photo Credit: michellechristina Etsy Shop

It’s been awhile since I last posted – but I’m happy to report there’s been LOTS of progress on the house. I’ll be updating more over the coming weeks with more pictures of our progress.

One of the challenges with renovating is that you rarely complete a room entirely before starting another project or room, and right now we have quite a few ‘nearly finished’ or ‘just started’ rooms. I’ve been wanting to wait until they are just right, but am starting to realize that may never happen, so I’ll share with you some of the in progress pics for the time being.

Today I’m sharing with you the feature wall I’ve created in my office/library/music room/studio. I wanted to create a monochrome, geometric look with minimal work/cost, and ended up settling on these wall decals from Urban Walls on Etsy.

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Spring in the ‘Vut

ARCTICdeco.com: Spring in NunavutIt’s spring in Nunavut! For most of you ‘southerners’ south of 60, it has already been spring for many weeks now (if not months) but up in the ‘Vut it’s only really started to feel like spring in the last few weeks – ‘spring’ being T-shirt weather. Mind you – in late April when the sun started coming back and we were getting -15ºC  temperatures, I may have celebrated the good weather by hanging out on my deck in a tank top. Nevertheless.

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