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How Your Favourite Street Style Look Translates to your Home

4/20/2015
 
There’s no doubt about it that the worlds of fashion and decor are continuing to collide. As an interior designer, I have always believed in decorating your home to suit your lifestyle, personality and fashion sense. Read on to find out how your favourite street style looks can be translated into your home decor.
 
Black and White Street Style:
 
Nothing packs a more powerful interior design punch than the bold colour combination of black and white. While we have been wearing it for years, it’s making an aggressive comeback in our homes. The stark colour contrast makes for an incredibly dramatic and timeless classic. Opt for larger items such as upholstery, flooring, or walls in these monochromatic shades to make the biggest statement. 
 
Eclectic Street Style
More than ever, people are taking risks with combining different materials, styles and and items from different eras. While the high/low trend of mixing your favourite Louboutin pumps and Zara blazer has been around for some time now, people are really starting to adopt this way of thought into their interiors. We’re seeing a tremendous uprise in mixing a variety of different materials and finishes for a more collected, layered and energetic space. By creating this mix of materials, textures, and genres, your interior becomes more unique and truly tells the story of your lifestyle. Experiment by mixing unexpected colours, textures and furniture pieces to get that collected look.
 
Fur:
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Fur is in. A hot trend both on the runways and off. As the daughter of a fashion stylist, I have always found myself perpetually surrounded by fur jackets, hats, and everything in between. As I grew older, I began incorporating this uber luxurious material wherever possible. It is really the epitome of luxury and decadence. In a similar way to how throwing on a fur vest or jacket instantly pumps up the luxe level of an outfit, adding a fur rug, throw or pillow can add amazing texture and flair to any room.
 
Mixed Metal Accessories:
While we have been wearing it on our bodies for centuries, metal is creeping into our homes in all guises and places, from wallpaper to flooring, appliances to furniture. For the most stylish interior metal touches, we are adoring it as a kitchen island finish. Opt for mixing warm metals such as brass and copper, with cool ones such as stainless steel for an unexpected and interesting layered look. The riskier and more fashion forward, the better.
x,
Montana
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4/18/2015

Why I Continue To #trydry with Dove’s New Dry Spray

4/16/2015

Dove

So we’ve established that this sweaty mess (me) is a fan of Dove Dry Spray. After wearing it for a week while I ran around at Toronto Fashion Week and it stood up against my nerves and general anxieties I wanted to further push the product. Would it stand up to my workouts? To running after my crazy fast and super active toddler? I was up to keep trying because it had worked up to this point.

 

First let’s talk a little bit about Dove Dry Spray and what it’s all about. Dove’s newest innovation is a spray but not your father’s antiperspirant spray…. Using the newest in technology Dove Dry Spray is the new way to stay dry and here’s why:

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travel tuesday: Sometimes A Staycation Is Just What The Dr Ordered

4/14/2015

 

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Being a mother is the most fantastic gift.  It is also incredibly taxing when trying to balance a career, home, family and social life.  Finding the time to plan a trip away can seem almost impossible but I believe wanting time to yourself, even a little, shouldn’t be discouraged, but rather encouraged – though I have to be reminded…

When I was invited to a dinner at The Four Seasons Toronto with Moet, Winy (knowing my current state of lack of sleep) suggested I make a night of it.  It was something I hadn’t even considered before she mentioned it but once I got to thinking about it – I could get ready without a child grabbing my lipstick and threatening to paint the walls?!  I could go to sleep (sleep all night through) and SLEEP IN….  I was so in.

I checked in and instantly put on my robe – my favourite hotel tradition.

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I ordered room service for lunch, indulging in the bliss of the quiet tranquility, finished a post in a lovely relaxed pace and the headed down to the spa for a little pampering.

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A dip in the incredible indoor pool.  A catch up on the latest dish and then off to the killer salon (or beauty parlor as I like to call it – they have it all) to get transformed.

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Nails did, hair did, everything done!  Stephen was the highlight giving me a beautiful blow out and tons of entertainment – he’s hilarious!

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Once transformed I headed down for a lovely dinner, but honestly could not wait to get back up to my room.  After watching minutes of TV that didn’t involve a Bubble Guppy or Anna or Elsa, I passed out on the sumptuous bed for the most wonderful uninterrupted sleep a mother of a toddler could ask for.  I truly had no idea how important sleep is until I got less than zero of it…

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In the morning decided against the sleep in and took breakfast with a lovely friend at Cafe Boulud.  She promised the omelette was the best in the city and she really did not lie.

Traveling to far flung destinations is something I would never give up but time isn’t always on our side.  If you find yourself stuck in the city but wanting a night or two of something a little different a Staycation is where it’s at.  Though The Four Seasons Toronto is incredible, you don’t have to slip away onto the hotel property for the whole time.  There is something to be said about playing tourist in your own city.  You’d be surprised of all of the things we take for granted living in the thick of it every day.

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Or just at least jump on the bed….  Always jump on the bed.

xx,

COCO

 

 

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