Recorded moments on film

Was at Market Collective this past weekend and stumbled upon the work of one Amy Victoria Wakefield! I was especially interested in her 2013 Metallic Photo Calendar featuring photographs from her travels around Europe (LOVE!) Her other photographs feature inspirational quotes and beautiful Canadian landscapes, which are so charmingly beautiful. The prints would be the perfect addition to any girl’s apartment and since you’re shopping local, you can feel good about supporting the economy ;)
carrouselI’m having a hard time deciding which prints to get, they’re all so lovely! Another vendor that I really liked was Uh Oh my DeerI need this for my kitchen!!!

<3 MC


Small Space Inspiration

I realize that it was only weeks ago that I posted my “settling in”/dresser arrangement, but this girl is moving yet again. Same city but different space. A much SMALLER space to be exact. As such, I’ve been scouring the interwebs for some visual inspiration. Luckily, looking at other people’s interior decor on pinterest + apartment therapy is a favourite procrastination pastime of mine.

The challenge of turning my studio apartment into something that’s both charming but functional should be fun. Downsizing also ensures owning less things, which feels incredibly liberating. “Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

<3 MC

*images via pinterest

Settling in: the dresser

As much as I enjoy the idea of home decor, I tend to be averse to the actual purchasing of furniture. But alas, in moving to a new city it became a necessary evil. Save for a box filled with miscellaneous things that I haven’t decided how to store, most of my things have found a place in my room. I don’t like clutter, but I do enjoy displaying pretty things so I guess it’s finding a balance between the two. Here’s the set up of my dresser:

Picked up a few glasses from the dollar store (3 for $1! Dollarama is so amaze) to store some makeup brushes, Revlon stain balms, lip & eye liners, and rings. The tiered stand I bought from Winners a few years ago and I use it as a catch-all for some random things (bracelets, hair pins, some necklaces) that I wear often.  My favourite candle at the moment is the Slatkin & Co “Leaves” candle from Bath and Body Works, the scent makes me so happy! I’m on the hunt for an acrylic tray to put all of these things on – any suggestions where I can find one?

<3 MC

Mirror, mirror

I’ve always been drawn towards rococo interior design: the pastels, ornate furniture, and gold detailing beautifully captured all of the opulence and grandeur of the late Baroque-era. OH to be a wealthy aristocrat and live in a fancy palace, wouldn’t that be lovely?

I like the statement that a gilded mirror makes – it’s instant luxury in an otherwise plain room.

PS – Europe, I miss you. My heart aches :(

<3 MC

images via pinterest