Living space: Shades of summer with hues of fall


{My living room}

I’ve always wanted a living space that allowed for a lot of light. After growing up in the UK we didn’t get copious amounts of sunlight but I did learn a trick or two about faking it with the right hues.

My living space in Toronto boasts shades of yellow, to brighten and add a pop of colour, navy to add depth and neutrals like cream, grey and black to ground the mix of colours.

I have a thing for graphics on cushions so I picked up this bicycle one and a range of colours from Homesense.

Don’t be afraid to mix textures too. This makes everything feel a whole lot more cozy. Speaking of cozy…the yellow, knitted Cynthia Rowley throw was a stellar buy. Comfy and colourful, that too was picked up at Homesense.

One of my favourite pieces of the room entirely has to be the world map decal I got from Urban Wall Decals. I’m adding dots of silver nail polish to keep track of where I’ve visited and inspire me to travel more!

As we transition in to the fall months I’m thinking of changing the colour scheme up a bit but still not quite sure on the direction.

Any suggestions?



  1. Tatiana Forstner
    October 8, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    I really love the thought that was put into this. I’m absolutely obsessed with the map decal on the wall and I love the throw pillows so so much. I get serious SAD in the winter, so I’m always looking for tricks to add more light and warmth to a room. I recently did an apartment tour on my new blog where I talk about some of the things I did to add light to my space:
    Please check it out:)

  2. Ella Elizabeth Imison
    October 7, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    I’ve been looking for that wall decal!
    Thanks for this.

  3. Roop Gill
    October 2, 2014 / 9:23 am

    I love this! Really dig the world map and the colour pallet

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