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Quentin & Co’s Feminine Home Tour

I have a very good feeling that Shauna of Quentin & Co and I would be best of buds, based off of design-sense alone. The pure fact that I clicked on every single one of the sources and oohed and aahed at all the rooms in her sweet abode (can you handle her closet?!) is my proof. Manifesto Photography captured it all and you can put your pinning fingers to work in THE VAULT.

From Shauna of Quentin & CoThis airy and feminine space is where I call home! I designed and styled our place from scratch after a major renovation this past summer. I knew I wanted a space for my family that felt bright and clean, so I gravitated towards white, grey, and neutral colours, adding splashes of polished nickel with my fixtures for a bit of glam. Touches of rustic wood in each room add warmth and keep things from feeling sterile. It took a lot of hard work (and white paint!) to get here, but I love the results!

Kitchen + Dining Room

We renovated the first floor to create an open concept kitchen and dining space, complete with a cozy breakfast nook; definitely my favorite spot in the house! I chose a light grey tile for our floors, and went with durable Quartz counters that have the look of marble but can stand up to daily wear and tear. I chose to fill my gallery wall frames with a simple taupe Belgian linen that adds texture without feeling overdone. Our dining room features a large rustic dining table and a jute rug that makes it the perfect cozy spot for big dinners.

Office Space + Living Room

We painted this entire floor with Behr’s Ultra Pure White. We used the same shade on the fireplace with a high gloss finish to help bring as much light as possible in! My desk and lamp are both from IKEA, as is the large print hanging above the computer. I kept things black and white, opting to add pops of colour with my paper goods (all from Target) and fresh flowers.

Bedroom

Last on our list, but arguably the most important was the bedroom. As usual, I was aiming for a clean, minimal space with a sprinkling of rustic and feminine touches. Our light fixture is the greatest flush mount I’ve ever seen! It gives the room such height but doesn’t skimp on the glam factor. I hung Belgian linen drapes to give depth to our serene white tufted headboard and bedding. I always have my nightstand stocked with the essentials; books, a candle, and fresh flowers!

Bathroom

Our bathroom was another major renovation! We brought everything down to the studs and added clean white subway tile and shiny silver fixtures. I used the same Quartz as our kitchen to top our IKEA sink cabinet, and finished that off with a scalloped mirror I scored on Wayfair. A hint of powdery blue adds color but still feels spa like and at peace with the rest of the house’s neutral vibe.

Dressing Room

I was thrilled to have an extra bedroom to turn into the walk in closet of my dreams! I wanted it to look clean, and to let my clothing and accessories do the decor work. I picked up inexpensive clothing racks from IKEA, and arranged my prettiest bags and jewelry on a vintage bookshelf I set up in between. The best part is that the set up inspires me to maintain a minimal wardrobe of pieces I truly love, since they’re always on display!

Nursery

This was the first space I completed when we moved in, and hands down the most fun to decorate. I wanted my baby boy to have a space that was warm and cozy, without feeling too childish. A sophisticated color palette of cream, ivory, and black did the trick! His iron Bratt Decor crib was the starting point, and from there I splurged on this plush West Elm rug that is perfect for cuddling up on while we play. The finishing touches are the Pottery Barn Kids wooden chandelier, and the adorable “Bonne Nuit” print that adds the perfect touch of whimsy.

Photography: Manifesto Photography | Styling + Design: Shauna Dean Of Quentin & Co | Lighting: The Lighting Boutique | "Bonne Nuit" Print: SS Print Shop | Bedding: Hudson's Bay Company | Clothing Racks: Ikea | Crib: Bratt Decor | Desk: IKEA | Dining Chairs: Modani | Dining Room Rug: Pier 1 | Dining Sideboard: Antique, restored | Dining Table: Essex Home Furnishings | Headboard: Hudson's Bay Company | Nightstands: Homesense | Nursery Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids | Nursery Rug: West Elm | Office/Living Room Rugs: Homesense | Sweets: Shelby's Sweet Shoppe

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Glamorous + Classic Vineyard Wedding

You know we love a good DIY and this time around it’s Marta and Giovanni turn to show us what they’ve got. From collecting vintage vases for florals to everything in between, this pair literally did it all and it’s nothing short of inspiring. Laura Rowe Photography captured it all as we witness their boho chic vision come to life and you can see the results first hand in THE VAULT!

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From Laura Rowe PhotographyFrom the moment I met Marta and Giovanni, I was determined to not simply photograph them, but to authentically tell their story. Two ordinary people with an extraordinary love. Their chemistry is addicting, and passion undeniable. They simply get lost in on another and it’s a beautiful thing to witness. Their wedding day reflected their romantic, earthy and organic demeanors, with every element carefully thought out and designed by the bride herself. This was by far one of my most cherished weddings from the season, and I’m grateful to have been invited into their lives to help celebrate their love.

From the Bride… Since weddings are so costly, I was determined to complete and design everything (or as much as I could) myself. From designing and creating our wedding invitation, to picking out fabric and designing each of my bridesmaids dresses, to collecting 200+ vintage vases for my flowers, to designing favor labels and tying each mini jar with beautiful classic grey fabric, to designing and creating the menu cards and table numbers, to hunting down a beautiful large antique frame for seating arrangements – I did it all – and of course I couldn’t do it without the help of my mom and beautiful bridesmaids. This was by far, the largest project/event I’d ever had to coordinate and I was determined to make every detail perfect and in sync with my natural, organic-boho vision.

I was eager to stray far away from the ordinary! Not that ordinary isn’t beautiful – but bridal just wasn’t me ! I was eager to be unique. I pictured a simplistic natural wood barn, loose, fresh-from-the-garden romantic flower arrangements, our closest family and friends, and a whole lot of dancing. And though I never managed to gain my dream barn wedding due to some unexpected issues with my venue, I couldn’t have asked for a better and more perfect day.

I opted for a very soft, natural and simplistic colour palate – white, linen grey, dusty rose, & soft champagne. My style vision was combination of feminine, delicate & natural boho-chic. Every detail was a DIY project to be honest. I spent countless hours organizing, collecting, designing, and crafting.

I was dreaming in wild flowers, and a Fine Medley did an amazing job at making my vision and style come to life in my bouquet and flower crown. (I’d wear a flower crown every day, all day if I could!) I’ve dried both my crown and bouquet as a keepsake and both pieces still look beautiful. When choosing by gown, I had a tough time finding something unique, that wasn’t too ‘bridal’. My maid of honor came to countless dress appointments, until I finally stumbled upon this Tarik Ediz gown. With only few minor tweaks – it was right up my alley!

When it came to selecting favors, we wanted to give our guests something they could put to use – and so we opted for organic maple syrup from Quebec, Ontario! Because let’s get serious – who doesn’t love a good dose of yummy maple syrup? I found small little jars, which we then draped in soft linen grey fabric. We added lavender greens for a natural accent.

My favorite moment was honoring and dancing with my grandmother, who in her late age endured traveling from Poland to spend this special day with me. My favorite childhood memories come from spending summers in Poland with my grandparents. I wanted to express how thankful I was to my grandparents for their love, support and kindness. It’s the one dance I will never forget.

If I could lend other brides some advice while planning, it would be to follow through on your vision despite how challenging it can be. If you’re determined to put a personal twist on each detail – do it. But in the end, remember to be mindful about what the day is really all about.

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Photography: Laura Rowe Photography | Floral Design: Jessica Hunter - A Fine Medley | Wedding Dress: Tarik Ediz | Bride's Shoes: BCBG | Groom's Suit: Zara | Venue: Stonewall Estates Vineyard | Wedding Decor: DIY

Cultural Wedding Details to Cherish

When it comes to weddings, we’re all about the significance of the ceremony. From cultural traditions that have been carried throughout the centuries, to family heirlooms that have been passed down, it’s the little details that steal our hearts in a big way. Which is why we’ve rounded up a few cultural inspired celebrations that are as beautiful as they are significant and we’ve got them waiting below!

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