December 26, 2009

Online Boxing Day Sales!

There are TONS of sales starting today, not only in-store, but online shops as well. Here is a quickie roundup of some of my favorite stores!


Modern Karibou - 30% off online

Crate & Barrel - 50% off online

Jonathan Adler - 50% off online, and in-store

West Elm - 70% off online, and in-store

Williams Sonoma - 60% off online, and in-store

Room & Board - 20%-50% off online

Designer's Guild - 50% off online


Has everyone noticed that Apartment Therapy's Homies are back this year? Take a moment to vote for DecorAddict here!

December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!

We're off to visit family for a few days, but i'll be back with some more "Best Of" posts early next week!


December 23, 2009

Best of '09: Modern Karibou {Canadian Eh!}

From February 3rd, 2009.....

Just a little shout out to Modern Karibou, and a thank you for being a sponsor with DecorAddict this year!


For my fellow Canadians, I'm sure you are all too aware that finding those oh so coveted furniture pieces from a Canadian shopping resource is difficult at best. Enter Modern Karibou onto the retail scene, and we have attainable interior pieces for us all - sold here in Canada!

The founders of the store, Lise and Carole, were tired of looking south of the border when it came to online shopping for their homes and thought they could help fill this gap in Canada. You can read all about them here.

Modern Kariblou features established and new designers, some of which are eco-friendly, including Amenity, LoooLo, Iannone Design, FLUF Design, and Palau, just to name a handful.

Here are a handful of my personal favorites that I'm currently drooling over. Yay to Canadian Interior Retailers Modern Karibou!


1. DwellStudio CHARLOTTE Multi Storage Bin, $92
2. DwellStudio GARDEN Blossom Duvet Set, from $189
3. OFFI JIM Barstool 24, $299
4. ferm LIVING Birds on Branches No. 140 Wallpaper, $164



1. Gus* Modern Carter Sectional, $3499
2. Gus* Modern Pawn Stool, $450
3. Poof Lounge - Silver, $268
4. Sleepytime Rocker, $1085


They also have a fantastic kid and baby section....carrying everything from Dwell Home, to Ferm Living! Yay for Modern Karibou!!!

December 21, 2009

6 months & Happy Holidays!!!

Can you believe it? I can't. Little Addy is already 6 months old this week. Wow. How time flies, and I can't believe how much she's changed in such a short time




The Olympic Torch relay made it's way through our neighbourhood this weekend, so we decked out Addy in her patriotic best! We can't wait for the games to start!

Merry Christmas everyone, I'll be posting sporadically until January 1st with some "Best of '09" posts, and to say hello!

December 20, 2009

Best of '09: Vintage Lace Shades {Nice}

From March 16th, 2009 .....


I'm falling in love with these vintage lace and doily shades from Etsy seller Nice (Caitlin Holcomb) . So pretty. So dainty. Love it.

These make me want a little girl so I can have one. I don't think my husband would like these very much.









Caitlin also makes beautiful wood burnings and paintings, and has a fabulous collection of vintage home decor and dishware!

Visit Caitlin's Etsy store here, and she has a blog too that you can visit here!

all images from Nice/Etsy

December 19, 2009

Best of '09: Organize! {books by colour}

From February 19th, 2009.....

I just did this last weekend.....definitely creates a little bit of order amongst chaos!

Instructions to help you along the way here, from ColourLovers.

December 10, 2009

Service Interrupted

For some BIZARRE and INSANE reason, we are still having major connectivity issues with our ISP. Looks like we're going to have to call in the big guns to have a peek at it, meaning I may be M.I.A for longer that I expected and hoped.

This may be a blessing in disguise however, as I have sooo much that needs to be done over the next few days with Christmas only 2 weeks away! OMG!

Let's hope my issue is fixed by Monday, I have so much to show you guys with the DecorAddict Gift Guide!!! I can't wait!


December 9, 2009

Apology.....

I have to apologize for the delay in my Gift Guide this week, our Internet connection has been very sporadic, crashing every 2-3 minutes, making it very frustrating to post anything over 100 characters.

I'm hoping once this storm hitting my city passes, service will improve!

I miss you guys!

Trina

December 8, 2009

December 7, 2009

Day 6 .....

I'm a day late on this one...oopsey!




Now, I'm not saying you HAVE to buy a gift for your co-workers, but for those that you actually hold a friendship with outside of the office, here are some super cute work related gifts for your cubby buddies.

For the ladies in your office.....



1. Post-It's
2. Scrabble push pins
3. Gift Set for Her, key fob, bookmark, & pocket mirror


.....and for the gents.....




1. Moustache Pink Glasses
2. Keep Calm & Carry On laptop skin
3. Keyboard keys coasters

December 6, 2009

Rice Denmark

No, not really rice, the stuff you eat, I'm referring to Rice DK. Rice sources and produces all their products with a clear conscience; all products are designed and developed in Denmark, and are produced in the third world with respect for people, ensuring all their staff are treated properly with respect, and without discrimination.





I am IN LOVE with this product line. IN LOVE. Such pretty things from teacups, to carpets, to bedspreads and so much more! Did I mention I was IN LOVE with this shop?

You can read their full story on their website, and even this history of their name! Their products are also available at a few retail shops here in Canada. YAY!






December 5, 2009

Day 5 .....




Buying a gift for you mom can be a toughie, especially when they have most everything. My own mom is relatively easy to buy for, i'm really lucky that way.

My mom's a travel nut, like a lot of individual's of her "experience" I suppose. I know she would absolutely LOVE this super cute set of luggage by Orla Kiely. Actually, i'd LOVE a set myself.


December 4, 2009

Day 4 .....




Most, if not all of my blogging friends would absolutely love this book, Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey of the blog Typing Out Loud.



This book is full of beautiful examples of many creative blogs out there, and is not only full of ideas to inspire you, but provides some great insight into the world of blogging, and why it has become such a huge medium for people all over the world.


Most bloggers spend at least an hour, if not several hours in front of their computers each day, at all times of the day, and sometimes weird hours of the night. The one thing that is always with me when I'm blogging? My favorite mug. It's full of coffee in the mornings, green tea in the afternoon's, and sleepy time tea before I go to bed. Everyone, especially bloggers, need a favorite mug.

tree trunk mug, Anthropologie




rainy monday mug, Anthropologie





can't stand the heat mug, by Keep Calm Gallery



hot cocoa mug, by White Forest Pottery


As a blogger, a new pack of sticky notes would be great too. :-)

December 3, 2009

Day 3 .....


Urban Outfitters has some amazing gifts for the crafty and creative person in your life.



Big-Ass book of Crafts, by Mark Montano








all images from Urban Outfitters

December 2, 2009

Day 2 .....



This adorable dollhouse by ferm LIVING would be amazing for boys or girls.....


image from ferm LIVING



Or what better way to teach your kids about eating right than showing them with these supercute felt vegetables by July Hobby! So good you just wanna eat em!


image by July Hobby

December 1, 2009

Day 1 .....


You are more than likely going to be attending more than one holiday party, right? Why be like everyone else at the party and show up with that bottle of red wine, when you can make these absolutely beautiful handmade votive candles to hand out!


image from Martha Stewart



SALE! Sara Norris Photography

Sara Norris dropped me a line this week to let me know that she is having a Cyber Monday sale all week long!




-- Get 30% off all Mini Print Sets and Big Print sets!
-- Buy any two 8x8 or 8x12 Fine Art Prints and get one FREE! That's a $25 savings!


All the details are on her blog.

November 28, 2009

DecorAddict Holiday Gift Guide 2009 !!!!!

Welcome to the 1st annual DecorAddict Holiday Gift Guide! Beginning on December 1st, each day for the next 25 days, I will make a gift suggestion for almost every loved one in your lives. I will have the perfect suggestion for even the people you don’t even want to buy for like the boss you don’t like, or your sister’s boyfriend of the month.


Enjoy!

November 25, 2009

John & Carolyn Malone {via Design*Sponge}

You MUST check out this house tour over at Design*Sponge.


image via design*sponge

What do you think?

Do you like it? My new header that is. I thought I'd change it up a bit, just using text just wasn't cutting it anymore for me.

I HUGE thank you to Rita Vindedzis for the beautiful artwork in my header at the moment. You can read more about Rita from last year here. She is so talented, and lovely! I really must get off my butt and buy some of her work.

Rita can be found online at her website, blog, and Etsy Shop.

November 24, 2009

New Vintage Shop from Sadie Olive

Beautiful collection of books, baubles, and stuff over at Sadie Olive's new vintage shop. See the full collection here.

I wrote about Sadie Olive last March, you can read more about her here. Wow. Last March. Where has this year gone?


November 23, 2009

Amsterdam Sugar Warehouse

Delicious loft tour, from LoftLife magazine.

White on White

LOVING everything white at the moment, most especially in bathrooms. There is NOTHING like a fluffy white towel fresh out of the shower.

UPDATE: I just found this article on white bathrooms over an Canadian Home & Country magazine...yummy!














Good Morning.....

Happy Monday (ugh) everyone!





My everyday, well, weekday breakfast, cup of coffee, oatmeal, a little bit of reading, and playing around with Poladroid.


someone's anticipating the arrival of the 2010 Winter Olympics!


November 21, 2009

House & Home, online TV

Yay for online eps of Canadian House & Home's NEW online TV !!! There are already 2 episodes ready for viewing online, you can check them both out here.




UPDATE: DecorAddict is on THE List! Canadian House & Homes favorite design sites! You can see the full list here; not only are we a part of this amazing list, but there are TONS of other blogs and sites. A fantastic reference tool for everyone!!