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Interior Design: Style On The Side

Interior style, coffee table and books
Interior Design.  Since we didn’t want to send our furniture overseas, we were forced to rent a fully furnished apartment. This wasn’t a problem as there were many to choose from, but it did mean that I couldn’t be too picky about the interior design. As a result, we have a “lovely” red leather sectional that I need to content with for the next year or so.

a clutch for interior style

Since we recently received word that our belongings won’t arrive until December 15, I’ve decided that I just cannot wait to start making this place into our home. So what to do? Well, I’ve always thought that books make beautiful decor. When I found these volumes on Fashion, I just couldn’t resist. The cover itself would make a really wonderful painting and I’ve found the insets in the wall to be a perfect display place.

For the other inset, I decided to display my new clutch and my favourite wedding photograph.  When it comes to interior design style, I love a combination of contemporary with classic and I always love the unexpected.

interior style: fresh flowers and an art book

Of course a vase with fresh flowers, a lovely volume filled with architecture and a bottle of perfume make a fabulous coffee table display. I find that interior style is crucial to my state of mind. If I wake up in a mess surrounded by clutter, then I’m not motivated to do anything all day but if there are lots of pretty things to look at then I feel as if nothing can stop me.  Here’s a little secret of mine: I always make sure to carry around some little inspirational item with me wherever I go, whether it be a pretty scarf or a lovely red lipstick, it’s always by my side.

As a great man once said, “style is the only constant in life”.

What is your favourite interior design style?

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22 Comments

  1. I think it’s so cute how you’ve managed to make a home for yourself with those tiny details 🙂 In the end – it’s always about the details 🙂

    xoxo

    http://WWW.ZERXZASTYLE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    1. Thanks! We’re still working on it….
      xo

  2. It looks like your new place is coming along nicely! I definitely understand what you mean about not being able to be picky while still wanting to make the place your own. Interior decorating for me includes a lot of candles and picture frames. Its easy and alway seems to cosy up a room without much effort.

    1. Yes, I love candles as well! Oh that reminds me, I need some!
      xo

  3. You are settling in so beautifully. Interior decorating clearly is another of your many talents. On another side, .how does fashion compare to Vancouver?

    1. Way better! I’m the only one wearing lululemon! Ha (only inside, I promise)
      xo

  4. I love what you’ve done with the apartment so far…details can make all the difference! I have a feeling you’ll find many wonderful treasure in the city.

    I would have to say my interior style is modern with a touch of contemporary. I also can’t function in a room that is full of clutter or just plain messy.

    xo, Jackie
    http://www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

    1. Agreed! There are so many beautiful things in this city, I can’t wait to start decorating properly.
      xo

    1. Ha! Thanks!
      xo

  5. You get it! Your home are we you are. And now with your own personal touch. I understand what you mean cause I am the same. I cannot live in a mess. Beautiful details and everything in their place make me feel at home.

    Big kisses and happy weekend my dear friend.

    Lady Trends
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    1. Oh have a lovely weekend too! Thank you so much for stopping by.
      xo

  6. Very beautiful <3

  7. Lovely! Really nice apartment!

    1. Thanks so much!
      xo

  8. Glad to hear you are settling in nicely! Now, what are you going to do with your red leather sectional? Cover it with a cosy throw or play it up and wear red lipstick to match?

  9. Been there and completely understand how frustrating it is!

    Just remember home, is where the heart is.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  10. Like how you decorated! I prefer not overly-girly decoration! Intrigued by the Polish book, not that I know any Polish, but languages are so much fun. I am a bit of a language geek 😉

  11. Amazing post! Love it.

    1. Thanks!
      xo

  12. catherine sothern

    Your home will always reflect the person that you are. When you finally get your own thing I have no doubt it will be what you want, in the meantime tone down that red couch with plenty of cushions and throws, why anyone would put red in a house is beyond me. Good luck.

    1. Toned down, check! I think the owners must be colour blind….
      xo

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