My Inspirational Blog

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The Inspirational HyperCube from Nissan! mars 26, 2009

Spring is FINALLY here! And let me tell you ONE thing… it Inspires me! It might be because of my vacation coming up too… (but that’s another thing!)
Every spring, my Girlfriends and I spend a weekend in Montreal! A roadtrip that is full of music, laughter, girl talk and of course, a Starbucks coffee in hand! This coming weekend is one of those and I can’t stop thinking about how incredebly cool we would look in the new HyperCube from Nissan .  It’s asymetrical lines and other funky features just make me go CRAZY!

Here are a few fun features that… are curiously close to what I love most… decoration and design!

1. Choose between 8 different rich colours. My personnal favorites and the Glacier Pearl and the Platinum. I also like the Espresso bean, but between you and I, it might just be because of the name. (Remember, I have a Starbucks coffee in hand!)

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2. » Symettry is so last year… » A fun and unexpected design. They took me by surprise with the assymettric back window! 


3. A loundgy feel for four! Lots of space, reclinable back seats to create a relaxing athmosphere! (This once again screams ROAD TRIP!)

4. Is that shag I see on top of the Dash Board? Oh My! How 70’s and vintage! Top that with a choice of 20 different colours of  mood lighting to create your own « Disco Mobile »! Seriously, would you even ever dreamed of such funkyness in one car?

5. But most important feature is the fact that it is smart fuel efficient! How efficient, I don’t quite know yet! But I’ll sure find out when I win my own HyperCube!!!

Want to win your Hypercube, show your creativity and go sign up ! You could be one of the 50 lucky winners! 



The Art to texture mars 19, 2009

The British Designer Trisha Guild certainly knows a thing or two about textures and colors. She has always inspired me with her multiple books and  Fabric and Wallpaper collections at Designer’s Guild.  She is known for her multiple textures and color choices. From stripes to Floral, she has a way of mixing and matching patterns and peaceful colors together. Her pictures are always full of light and a English Vintage feel. Which always pleases me in some way. 

Here are some pictures I found on the Designer’s Guild Website. They certainly inspire me and have me dreaming of a glamourous life style!

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How can this designer help in our home projects? She certainly can make our lives easier. Looking at her color combinations can be a great way to start a coloration. All her pictures are so harmonious, by following her logic, you cannot go wrong. 

For exemple, take this fabric from her Manhattan Collection :


In her own words, it is: « A stunning print combining an elegant leafy backdrop with paisley and contrast floral motifs » Lets say these colors and pattern inspire you for your own bedroom, simply pull out the pallet color.


Now that is is done, chose primary colors and the accents colors in this pallet. This can be different from a person to another. If you want a calmer and relaxing athmosphere pick white of a calm gray, if you want a vivid and exciting space, acid green or turquoise might be a better choice. Everything has to come from that pallet; flooring, bedding, furtniture, accessories (lamps, cushions, rugs, window treatments…) Play along with different patterns and textures and you will get a fabulous harmonious decor. 

This picture shows exactly this harmony technique: manhattan-fabric-main-3 White walls and white flooring, and the rest of the colors are used in accessories and furniture. Different textures in Ottoman, window coverings and cushions. 

So let Trisha Guild inspire your next project. She has colorations for every taste. You’ll enjoy it, I promise!