Designs are often inspired from nature. In our case, we find it in beautifully captured blogger photos. The power of social media had made it possible for us to find inspirations from our Instagram feed from our local Toronto bloggers.
For this week's #CreativeWednesday, we feature a photo Victoria posted on her Instagram (@thelustlistt) and we reimagined it as an interior.
We love Victoria's post we couldn't help but translate the elements of the photo into a calming and peaceful interior. We started with cool and calming colour palette. The rustic details in the concrete stairs, wooden door, and spiral pillar were then interpreted as the accent touches that truly sets the character of a rustic infused contemporary interior.
If you're interested in any of the pieces featured, they are linked below.
Support Local, Shop Local. Discover home décor gems in the heart of Toronto.
Upon sourcing, curating and furniture shopping, we’ve found home décor and furniture stores in Toronto that not a lot of people know of. So we just want to share these 5 creative spots you need to check out if you’re just around the neighbourhood.
Located at 2959 Dundas Street West, this haven carries Scandinavian and Japanese style home decors. The craftsmanship and creativity of each items are unbelievable. They represent art and tradition which is very neat and unique. Also, they get their design inspirations from everyday life for they believe that "there's beauty to be found in even the most simple, everyday tools." They may support international designs but our local artisans here in Toronto produce and craft the beautiful creations.
This visionary store in Queen Street West features local artistic craftsmen in Canada. It carries products like gift ideas, jewelries, home decor, art and prints, and many more. Art inspiration comes from the day-to-day scenes that will give joy and happiness to anyone, hence the bright, bubbly colours of each product. "In addition to beautiful, well-crafted goods, you’ll find inspiration within our creative community – a place for every person who inspires, or is inspired by, the power of following your passions." So if you are looking for something creative, unique and handmade, visit their stores or check their website for more information.
3. Umbra Concept Store
Situated right in the downtown core of Toronto, this store carries modern and innovative housewares. Products are not just only creative but also they are functional; they are everyday home items that are modernized and made to be more useful and practical. "Umbra reimagine everyday items into modern ware." Therefore, if you want stylish housewares and home decors, you know where to go!
4. Birch & Co.
You can find treasures in this store-- from handmade to vintage items, they have them! They specialize in home decoration that they even provide personalized services to meet all your home design needs. From home decor to gift ideas, their friendly staff will surely help you in any way possible! We agree: "Every great business is built on friendship".
5. Small Space +
Small Space Plus is a furniture store carrying stylish, modern and out of the box furnishings. Furniture pieces are suitable for urban living spaces that are multifunctional and inventive. Their showroom is located at 380 Alliance Ave, Toronto. So if you are looking for small space solutions, be sure to check out this place! Yes, "Living Small is Living SMART".
Thanks for reading! Hope you find this blog post very helpful! Comment if you've been in one of these cool stores, and let us know what you think of their products!
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A student from Winnipeg, Manitoba sent us her dilemma regarding her small bedroom design. Her three main issues are (1) organization/ storage ideas for her shoes and her stuffed toys, (2) how to make her workstation functional and efficient, and (3) ideas for accents and beddings.
Room Photos from the sender:
G+R Concept's 4 Bedroom Decor Essential Tips:
Small Bedrooms are very challenging to decorate. From decorating to organization ideas, here are some of our fundamental ideas in designing small spaces, most especially bedrooms.
2. More storage hacks. Multifunctional furnishing is what you need when decorating small interiors. A storage bench will help you hide your things, at the same time, adds seating/ function to the space.
3. Workstation decorating tip: Installing floating shelves gives any workstation a cleaner look and because of they're light and airy, they don't eat up so much wall space. With creative vignette, this can also act as focal piece/s of the space.
4. Bedding ideas: Neutral coloured beddings are perfect for small bedrooms. Easy to update and very clean in the eyes. Therefore, they're not heavy to look at, and give you the illusion of bigger space. Throwing textured pillows will create an interesting tangible experience and stylish aesthetics.
It is important to decorate your bedroom for a better experience; for more function, comfort and warmth. These are just some guides you may want to consider when decorating tiny rooms. I hope you find these tips useful and helpful! Tune in for more Interior Design tips!