Happy Valentine's Day! Bonne St. Valentin!

Well, rather than send you all a candy heart or roses (which really isn't my style), I'm going to give you some design inspiration for Valentine's Day.  And the theme is "Red is Best" - one of my favourite kid's books, by the way, by Canadian author Kathy Stinson (thanks to my sister for introducing it to us).

Source: www.kathystinson.com

I'm currently in the process of de-cluttering my office space and have decided to get rid of my tear sheets (thousands of them, I assure you) by scanning them and saving electronically.   With so many online resources for cataloguing my inspiration, like Pinterest and Houzz to name a couple of my favourites (psst...follow me!), I have decided to go digital.  Well, mostly; there are still some versions of the print magazine I cannot live without.

Anyway, I digress as usual.  In the process of going through my tear sheets I found a lot of red (which didn't surprise me) and it inspired me to share these images with you for some Valentine's Day inspiration.  Every room should have a little red, and these examples show how much life red can add to a room.   So, have a great Valentine's Day and remember "Red is Best".


Source: Blueprint Magazine


Source: Style at Home, May 2012


Source: Style at Home, May 2012


Source: House Beautiful, March 2011 


Source: House Beautiful, March 2011 


Source: Homes & Gardens, October 2010

It's getting chilly out there!

So why not warm up with some Fall decorating ideas?

I've rounded up some good inspiration pages for you to have a look at.

House and Home has a whole pile of ideas for displaying warm blankets this Fall & Winter.

Source: www.houseandhome.com

I also like to check out my favourite stores for Seasonal inspiration.  One in particular is West Elm - not only do they have great Seasonal products, but they also show them in completed rooms which is always inspiring.

Source: www.westelm.com

And another great one is Crate and Barrel.

Source: www.crateandbarrel.com

Or, you can always check out one of my guest posts on the Cottage Life website and find out some simple ways to add warmth to your decor.

Source: www.hearthandhome.co.uk

Well, that's a glimpse into one of the ways I find inspiration.  Let me know if you have any favourite Seasonal sites or sources - I'd love to check them out.  Happy Fall!