The Friday Five: Bathrooms

Is anyone tackling a bathroom renovation any time soon? Here are five serene bathrooms that may inspire you to renovate yours! (What else have you got going on this weekend? Right?!)

photograph by Ben Anders via House to Home

Per Gunnarsson

via AirBNB

the Hansgrohe Metris C collection

photo by Colin Poole via House to Home

Additional Reading: See previous posts featuring bathrooms here, here, and here.


Furniture: Sewing Machine Table

I love that the white table by the window is an old sewing machine base…

via Morpho Studio


Interiors: Kitchen Renovation. The Progress.

Way back in February my parents began a major renovation of their main floor. They tore out the floor, the powder room, the laundry room, the kitchen, and the family room. And then they put it back together again (with the help of a few very talented people). I’m happy to report that the renovation is almost – almost – done! And it is gorgeous (I’m not just saying that because it’s white, either). Here is a sneak peek of some of the details.

kitchen cabinets (wood with dovetail construction) – Parada Kitchens

kitchen cabinets – Parada Kitchens; Wolf stove ready to be assembled; counter ready to be installed

Sub-Zero fridge – ready to be unpeeled

a sweet vintage crystal chandelier (you won’t believe the deal my mom got on this one!)

fireplace mantel with carrera marble surround

fireplace mantel detail

Note: If you’re in the Toronto area and you’re looking for a kitchen cabinet maker my parents definitely recommend Parada Kitchens. My mom, who is very particular about quality, craftsmanship, work ethic and design (among other things – sorry Mom but it’s true), was quite impressed with Parada. (And no – they did not get a deal on their kitchen because I just wrote all of this.)

Photos by me.


The Friday Five: A Gorgeous Paris Apartment

Would it be so wrong if I spoiled you with five photos from a gorgeous apartment in Paris? Nah, I didn’t think so.

If you’re in Paris and need a place to stay, you can rent out this beautiful space on AirBnB.

Have a wonderful weekend!


The Friday Five: Bedrooms

I never get tired of browsing through photos of peaceful white bedrooms. In my opinion today’s collection of five spaces are beautifully inviting. What do you think?

Designed for Life

 photographed by Per Gunnarsson

via A Beautiful Living

via Sofia’s Journal

via Sofia’s Journal

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The Friday Five: Offices

I’m curious – is an office an essential element in your home? Almost everyone that I know has some sort of office space in their home even though it is sometimes the case that they don’t work from home. When did the home office become such a necessity?

Fashionology office via Desire to Inspire

via Haute Design blog

via Elements of Style

via irideeen

via Sofia’s Journal

My own office makes me happy because it includes, among other things, a lot of natural light, a vintage desk, bookshelves, and artwork from around the world. And you? What are the absolute must-haves in your home office space?


Interiors: Hiding Space

I just finished my Spanish exam – yes, I decided to take an undergrad Spanish course this year on top of everything else – and it’s been one heck of a busy week. Now I kind of just feel like hiding out in a place like this for a while.

Sukha Amsterdam via Vosgesparis

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


The Friday Five: Kitchens

Do you notice any similarities among the following five kitchens?

via House of Bliss

via House of Bliss

via Enchanted Home

source unknown

via The Kitchn

Well, yes, they’re white…of course they’re white! But did you also notice the crystal chandelier in each of the spaces? What do you think about adding a bit of crystal in the kitchen?


Interiors: Dining Rooms

As we head into the weekend I thought I’d leave you with five gorgeous dining rooms. What do you love or loathe in these spaces?

1. I love the long solid table in this room.

via Bodie and Fou

2. The white and cane chairs are very cool in this room (but I’m not sure about the sticks lying on the table).

2Marcelo Brito Interiors via Houzz

3. The view – nothing beats a beachfront property in my opinion!

via 1stDibs

4. A table long enough to fit my friends and family – yes please!

via 1stDibs

5. I love this wide open space although I’d probably paint the wood white (call me crazy!).

via 1stDibs

Happy weekend!


The Friday Five: Bathrooms

Today we’re featuring five beautiful bathrooms but we’re curious…which one is your favourite?

1. via 1stDibs

2. via 1stDibs

3. via 1stDibs

4. via Houzz

5. via Houzz

Have a wonderful weekend!


The Friday Five: Bedrooms

I know after the busy and exciting weekend I’m about to have at IDS, BlogPodium, and the Canadian Design Bloggers Meetup, I’m really going to want a rest. Any of these peaceful bedrooms would surely do the trick.

via Pinterest

via 1stDibs

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

via Pinterest


Interiors: Bill Indursky’s Black Apartment

Bill Indursky is the founder of VandM, an amazing site that is similar to 1stdibs  but with more international dealers and lower priced merchandise. Bill lives with his partner and dog in a 350 square foot (!!!) apartment in Chelsea (New York City).

We did a house tour of Bill’s nearly all-black space forr ApartmentTherapy last year. The responses were very divisive.

Bill Indursky’s Black Apartment

What do you think?

Like? Love? Loathe?

Dear Readers: Do not adjust your computer screens. Caviar20 is painting it black this week on White Cabana! Enjoy! – Jordana


Interiors: Living Rooms

There are so many gorgeous white spaces out there and in each there’s an element or two that I’d love to have in my own home one day.

One: Love this couch and the white tulips – yes please!

via Elements of Style

Two: Love the structured furniture and the natural stone coffee table.

via Greige

Three: The Barcelona chair is one of my favourite pieces.

via Nordic Design

Three: The frame as a focal point. Very nice.

via The Grower’s Daughter

Four: An impressive chandelier (but I’m not so sure about the fireplace placement).

via Design Blog

What do you think? What’s your favourite living room? Favourite element?


Interiors: Guest Bedrooms

When designing a guest bedroom, what do your prefer – one bed or two?

source unknown

via Houzz

Geoffrey Beene’s guest room, Veranda

via Haus Interior

via Houzz


Interiors: Offices

September is just whizzing by, isn’t it? It’s been a bit of a challenge for me to get back into the office routine, that’s forsure. Today I offer a collection of photos of inspirational office spaces. Let’s get to work!

via FFFFound

via Apartment Therapy

via Flickr

via Flickr

via Flickr

via Decor8

via House to Home

via Pinterest

via Fine Ting Og Sjokolade

via The Purple Bow

Do you have a home office? What do you love most about the space?