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August 15th, 2011

Inspiration Round up

When it comes to putting my blog together I always aim to share things that are design related, fresh and are really inspiring me at the time. This week I decided to do an inspiration round up, a list of people, places of things that are currently inspiring me. In sharing this I hope to get YOUR design and fabulous lifestyle juices going and be sure to post your current inspiration on the Quality Canadian Furniture Facebook page !


Inspiration Round up for the Week of August 15, 2011


1. Rustic, Country-inspired Wallpaper: Aptly named Gaucho Gold this wallpaper from Brooklyn-based design studio Eskayel is a perfect mix of rustic and glamour. I’m on a country kick of late (I think after a trip to a ranch in Kelowna and seeing plenty of country in Northern California)… there is something about this worn out, gritty look that will add a certain je ne sais quoi to any space.



2. DIY projects: Work is a little slower for me in the summer. So it’s the perfect time for a few DIY projects and since I can now easily lock myself out of my loft (the door automatically locks!) I think this DIY key holder is going to be my next project. It’s so easy and looks so “hotel luxe”… This blog is also a great place for DIY projects and overall design inspiration



3. Perhaps with all those country visits I discovered a new found respect for the pig, maybe? Or perhaps it’s the latest designer chair from Quality Canadian Furniture Manufacturer William. This bulbous yet somehow sleek chair, named “Piggy” had me at hello. I love the natural curvy lines and modern shape. The Piggy is a true original and my new must-have chair!


Piggy chair from WIlliam


4. Jillian Harris: She’s a designer on Extreme Home Makeover, a fashion-queen, fabulous foodie (her blog has amazing recipes!), a proud Canadian, the new host of HGTV’s series Canada’s Handyman Challenge… But what I love most about Jillian Harris is that she’s probably the most fun, downtown to earth, energetic person I have met in a longtime. Her passion for a fabulous life (even if you are on a budget) is absolutely contagious. Check out her blog: it’s one of my faves. And be sure to follow her on twitter !

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Janette  Ewen

Janette Ewen has been one of Canada’s leading décor and lifestyle experts for more than a decade, passing on her passion for design and fashion to avid fans through magazines, newspapers and television.

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