Thursday 30 August 2012

Embracing Colour

Natalie and Kevin were thrilled when they found their perfect two story apartment in Parkdale, Toronto, Canada. It was large and light-filled, and best of all, within their budget. With Natalie's quirky, vintage/bohemian style, she'll show you how you can turn a rented apartment into a home, by filling it with personality and love.

Molly, the boston terrier, greets you at the door.

Stepping down into the home, you get an immediate sense of fun and quirkiness.

This divine Kilim rug forced Natalie to move away from her love of safe neutrals and embrace colour.

Lots of natural materials and colours are used throughout, with small injections of brighter colour.

Art in the form of arrows, anchors and accessories.

Another example of natural materials and pops of colour.

Objects that have meaning to you add personality to your home.

Bold, graphic shapes teamed with organic natural pieces.

I love those wrestlers - just the sort of unexpected thing that makes you smile.

Mugshot prints feature in the kitchen.

Artwork and a dresser add a personal touch to the bathroom.

More photos and info over here


  1. Very cool Vic - love the home! WFH : )

  2. So many things to love - the bunting over the entrance, the entrance, Molly, the artwork in general, the bathroom, the beautiful rugs! But most of all, I love the fact that this place is rented!

  3. Gorgeous Vic! That rug is so bright and fun :)

    Abbey x

  4. cute house and really cute Pug. I love the ink pictures on the bathroom wall, I think it's the bathroom.

    Lee ☺

  5. V. v. cute! and so personal!

  6. Where can I buy the living room rug?! Beautiful! (I live in Toronto too)

    1. It's an antique kilim rug that the owners bought in Turkey. But you can buy kilim's in lots of places now, including Etsy. Just google 'kilim rug'.


It's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes, Vic xxx

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