When I style a room for "Leave it to Bryan", this is my favourite part. I also love picking the elements that make it a room like the tiles, cabinets, paint etc. but there is nothing like seeing it all come together for the reveal. Each room is unique and fun to do, but, I especially love when I get to mix in some personal style and some of my own stuff. We recently did a kitchen and I am still longing for it to be my own (yes, I'm waiting to do mine - it's hideous!). You will have to wait to see the final kitchen when the shows start airing on HGTV Canada in the Fall, but I wanted to share some gems from the styling part. This photo is my own kitchen and that is a wall of blackboard paint. I could do a whole entry on how much I love black board paint - maybe next time?
I found these adorable gingham loaf dishes at Homesense and they were my "jumping off point" - to use a little stylist lingo. Obviously, I liked them so much I bought myself a couple! Anyway, it was the perfect opportunity to use some of my vintage tablecloths that have been aching to be on television - I hope they don't get cut! My Mom started me on this collection and it's a fun one. Also, my Mother-in-law found this completely odd red and white tea set for three. It's so unique - perfect for Christmas or Valentine's candies as part of a centre piece too.
It's become even more fun to add my own stuff into reveals because my friend Missy tries to guess which things are my own personal stuff and which I purchased for the homeowner. Don't worry...I never prop a whole room of my own stuff and then clear it all out so the homeowner is left with nothing. That would be mean! I just add an element or two...
So, keep posted to find out when you can see the whole kitchen on HGTV Canada - it was one of my favourites. And feel free to write if you think you have guessed one of my own items correctly - I'll even tell you where I got it! Or, watch last season's episodes and try to spot my knick knacks.