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.


The Friday Five: Overheard

I’m taking a note out of You Look Like the Right Type‘s book (or, rather, blog) and sharing some interesting things I overheard this week. Each one just makes me laugh out loud.

1. Sometimes I’m jealous of birds.

2. People are not props.

3. I just want to pick him up and feed him vegetable soup.

4. I can really use a tree to hug.

5. I plant the silk ones and let people think they’re real.

What have you heard this week that put a smile on your face?

Have a wonderful Friday!

The Friday Five: Knobs

Okay. Does anyone else go into Anthropologie, browse through all the knobs, fall in love with half of them, want to buy a bunch, then wonder what the heck to use them for, and walk out of the store empty handed? This is what happens to me. Every. Single. Time.

black & white stripe knob, $8

deco block knob, $10

squirrel knob, $10

linen flower knob, $12

molten spectrum knob, $8

The knobs are so pretty but I really have no use for them. Do you?

Images via Anthropologie.

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

The Friday Five: Travel Accessories

Although my summer travel days are done, I can’t help but think about what I might “need” for my next trip.

leather passport cover, 35GBP, Not on the High Street

iphone 4, Apple

small white notebook, $5, Poppin

headphones, $19.99, Chapters-Indigo

Longchamp cross body bag, $253, Nordstrom

The Friday Five: Canadian Designer Series – Debbie Travis

The fabulous and talented Debbie Travis rounds off today’s Friday Five. Technically, she’s a Brit, but she’s been part of the Canadian scene for so long that she must surely have citizenship here. I just had to include her in today’s series…accent and all.

Her first show, Debbie Travis’ The Painted House, aired in 1995 and it was here that I learned all about faux finishes. I clearly remember watching her create this Fornasetti dining room and this wild blue wall. It was because of Debbie that I added words like crackle varnish, anaglypta, and battik into my vocabulary.

Debbie Travis is an accomplished artist, designer, author, and business woman. In addition to Painted House, her more recent shows, Facelift and From the Ground Up have been successful in Canada and abroad. She has written many books and has won several prestigious awards. She also has a line of products available at Canadian Tire. Needless to say, Debbie is a woman who wears many hats.

Debbie Travis’ designed kitchen and bathroom

Debbie Travis Expo Cut mirror, $39.99, Canadian Tire

Debbie Travis Tie-Up shade, $24.99, Canadian Tire

Debbie Travis lantern, $34.99, Canadian Tire

Debbie Travis lighting

In recent years, Debbie has headed to Tuscany and now hosts a Debbie Travis’ Girls’ Getaway. The experience includes 7 nights accommodation at her Italian villa (wow!), delicious meals and drinks, winery tours, and more. La dolce vita, I’d say!

You can learn more about what Debbie is up to on her blog or you can follow her on Twitter.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Happy Canada Day!