The Vault Files' Home Tour
September 17, 2014
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This right here is proof that big style doesn't necessarily equate big space. Gaby's Toronto abode may be small, but what it lacks in square footage it makes up tenfold in beautiful details. With photos from our beloved Heidi Lau, we couldn't squeeze all the lovely in one post, so you definitely want to peruse through the rest. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to give my bedroom a coat of black paint!
From Gaby... What I love the most about the living room is that it’s inviting and comfy. I like people to feel comfortable and at ease, and I think that I achieved that with the living room. Whether I’m just hanging out with friends, playing with my son, reading or working, I love how relaxed I feel in this space and I love the view of the city, both during the day and night.

For a long time I didn’t have any coffee table in this space and I was surprised at how big of a difference it makes. It really grounds the space and not only it’s great for entertaining but for working too! 
I was seriously obsessed (still am!) with the Thibaut tanzania wallpaper but it was just way off the budget, so I thought, why not try to recreate it myself? Worst case scenario I’d just paint over it, plus, since it’s an irregular pattern, you really can’t make a mistake, right? I’m so glad it turned out! I actually think it turned out better than what I thought, so every time I come home I feel super happy and proud when I see it. Proves that there’s always a way to get what you want with a little creativity and effort ;)

The bench is the perfect size for this small entryway, and it’s there for practical purposes as we take our shoes off when we come home. 
I love to entertain and have people over, so even though this table may seem big for the space, I wouldn’t get rid of it for anything in the world! It’s great for entertaining large groups, for working, tackling handy projects… I constantly get reminded how great it is to have a big dinning table! The rug is probably my favourite rug in the apartment, and the chairs are a great find from Ikea, yeap, most people find that surprising too!
I joined the ladies on the One Room Challenge to “transform” this little powder room into something prettier and I’m glad I took the challenge because this bathroom really needed some love. I love the drama of a black wall and the unexpected gallery wall takes it up a notch ;) It’s incredible what a little bit of paint and some decor touches can do.
I’m all about black and white and a tiny bit of colour here and there so I guess it’s safe to say that the colours in my bedroom are a true representation of my style. I have changed the pillows so many times, but it’s been a year with this combo and I’m still in love with it like I was on the first day I got them so I guess I’ve found myself! 
After seeing so many great spaces with black walls all over Pinterest and online publications, and after seeing the results of painting the powder room black, I decided to go for it for my bedroom and I’ve never regretted the decision. Though I have to confess, I was afraid at first given how small the space is, but fortunately I get lots of natural light and it seems to work. Now if I could just find a cream juju hat to hang over the bed, I’d be set! :)

When you’re on a budget, a little creativity goes a long way, so I covered the top of this super simple ikea bedside table with marble contact paper and changed the knob for a more modern look. I couldn’t love the results any more! 
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West Elm Torres Runner | Target Bench | Aurelia Coral Pillow | Black Rooster Sunburst Mirror | DIY painted wall | Ampersand Studio Be present Print

Serena & Lily Broad Stripe Dhurrie | Benjamin Moore Twilight Zone | Anthropologie Encased Elephant Hook | Rejuvenation Brass Cover plates | Rejuveantion Mission Drawer Pulls | Illume Gilded Amberleaf candle | Waterstone Succulent | Rifle & Paper Good Luck Clover card | New York Postcard | Zebra print from watercolor by Splodge Podge | Indigo Gold Letter B | Max Wagner Pink Balloon Photo | Jaime Derringer Bright Abstract Print | La Paperie Print Shop Balloons over Manhattan | Twamies Togl Print | NYC Taxi card | The Vault Files Shop Two Pink peonies | Splodge Podge Feather Print from Painting | Amber Alexander Feathers card | Amber Alexander Dragonfly Print | The Vault Files Peony Print | Idea Bookshelf Print | La Paperie Print Shop Paris Photography | Syndey Opera House card | The Vault Files Pink Ranunculus | Green Snake by me | Idea Bookshelf Print 

Esale rugs persian rug | Pier One Table | Ikea Chairs | West Elm Capiz Chandelier | West Elm white ceramic vases | Ikea picture ledges | West Elm Acacia console table | Target Gold Lamp | Ikea Tree Poster | Sydney Postcard | The Vault Files lemons print | The Vault Files Beach Umbrellas print | Kelly Wearstler Card | Idea Bookshelf Print | Jennifer Flannigan Art | The Vault Files Lemons and clementines print | Kate Long Stevenson Painting | Cocoa & Hearts Painting | Bench bought in Kuala Lumpur

West Elm Tillary Sectional Sofa | West Elm Studded pillow | Mimosa Lane pillow | Be Still Grey Ikat Pillows | Stone Textile Studio Grey diamond Pillow | Gypsia Blue Ikat Pillows | Ikea White Cushion cover | Koshi Black and White Art Prints | Hand painted abstract art | Ikea Coffee Table | West Elm Souk Rug | West Elm Square Tray | Domino Book | Tom Ford Book | Nate Berkus Things That Matter Book | Taschen MODA Book | Dwell Studio Bronze Urchin | The Sartorialist Closer Book | Jennifer Flannigan paintings | Jenny Andrews-Anderson Painting | Moroccan Pouf | Ikea Ribba Frames

Ikea bedside table with marble contact paper | West Elm Small Pillar Lamp | The Vault Files Flower print | Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish  Bowl | CB2 clear console | CB2 chair | Made by Girl Influential Print | The Vault Files flower print | West Elm Marble Shelf | Aurelia Kelly Wearstler Confetti Cream Cushion Pillows | Aurelia Kelly Wearstler Bengal Bazaar Apricot Lumbar Pillow | Anthropologie Knob | Target glass vase | Ikea Hemnes Dresser (painted) | Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Throw