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Classic White Kitchen

Seriously? This is definitely close to what heaven looks like. White kitchens in general make me abnormally happy, but this one is perfection designed by Studio McGee. It’s a to-die-for combo of pretty patterned tile, fun lighting, and classic cabinetry. Don’t miss one brilliant corner of this kitchen here.

From Studio McGee … When I started working with this client, their kitchen had a great layout and high end appliances, but was greatly lacking in style. It was brown, beige and greatly lacking in personality. My client wanted to freshen their house and bring it life starting with the heart of the home – the kitchen.

We decided to start with a bright white foundation – we painted the walls and ceiling “White Heron” by Benjamin Moore, lacquered the existing cabinets in Valspar white and changed out the countertops. I love the backsplash because it manages to be clean and crisp, yet still interesting.To give the kitchen a more custom look, we had custom legs made for the island, added pendants and the beautiful Rohl faucet.To finish it off, the roman shade and striped runner add just the right amount of pattern and personality.

Design: Studio McGee | Faucet: Rohl | Flour And Sugar Canisters: West Elm | Pendants: Circa Lighting | Roman Shade Fabric: Schumacher | Runner: Dash And Albert | Stools: Rejuvenation | Woven Tray: Pottery Barn

Glamorous Fall Birthday Dinner

I happen to take birthdays very seriously. It’s not just a day, it’s usually a week long extravaganza and this is exactly how I envision a proper bash to unfold. A melding of birthday and Fall, glamour and dinner all with the added bonus of being a gorgeous surprise. Crafted by Affairy Events with the prettiest fall blooms by Caprice Design + Decor and photography by Purple Tree, this birthday girl is a lucky one.

As summer comes to end we tend to get sad and forget how beautiful the fall is. When we were planning this surprise birthday dinner for a birthday girl who happened to be born in September we did not want to take a risk and organize and outdoor party. Instead, we decided to bring the beautiful colours of fall inside a blank canvas space. For an eye catching contrast we chose to pair oranges with royal blue.

We are used seeing elaborate decor only at weddings and often overlook the details when it comes to planning a birthday party. You do not have to go to a happening restaurant, you can create a beautiful, festive and special atmosphere even in a private residence in Toronto. Beautiful centrepieces will make your dinner table look chic and festive. Add a luxury linen, elegant china and charger plates, seating cards and you will create an unforgettable experience for your loved one.

Photography: Purple Tree Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Affairy Events | Floral Design: Caprice Design + Decor | Invitations: Caprice Design + Decor | Chairs: Details Chair Couture | China: Zara Home | Rentals: Have A Seat

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12 Tricks for Easy Thanksgiving Clean-Up

For as yummy as Thanksgiving Dinner is, the kitchen aftermath can be quite the cleaning nightmare. And while dishes are inevitable, there are a few simple steps that can help ease the impending mess and leave a little more time for cozy couch lounging and pie. Lots of pie. Try these twelve tricks for an easier, faster clean-up after the big Turkey Day feast.

Cleaning After the Feast
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