Anyone visiting the Guatemalan highlands can delight in seeing the beautiful traje indigena (traditional Maya clothing). Some basic elements of the traditional dress are the huipil (blouse), corte/refago (skirt), and paz (belt). The styles, patterns and colours used to make these garments are unique to each village and the Maya women of the highlands proudly wear huipilies and cortes everyday.
Scrolling around on Pinterest one afternoon, I stumbled on a tutorial for Ice Dying. Have you heard of it?? I tried it for the first time last week and now it’s become my new favourite thing EVER. What I loved the most about ice dying is that unlike the traditional tie-dye method (tie & bind), it lets you achieve a stunning watercolour look. The process is so fun and easy and best of all, the ice does all the work for you so you don’t have to have any prior experience with fabric dying to create something gorgeous. I only used 4 powder dyes in my trial but as the ice melted and mixed the dyes, a whole spectrum of new colours emerged. The resulting pattern was a wonderful surprise and looks like a bright and colourful one-of-a-kind piece of art.
No matter the time of year, I always favour bright, airy spaces—but for winter, especially ones softened with layers of sumptuous textiles. Have you been thinking of redecorating your space? Don’t start before you take a look at these gems I’ve pulled together. From etherial all-white escapes to bold accent walls, these bohemian bedrooms will get you excited to bring a touch of boho into your home this season.
It's the time of year when the leaves start dropping from the trees and the experts start dropping their predictions for what's going to be hot in colour and design for the new year to come. That's right folks...Colour of The Yearseason is upon us and announcements from the world of Fashion and Home Decor are coming in hot.
Confession time...I've never really been a giant fan of Halloween, least of all, decorating my home for it. There has been the odd year where I've gotten into the spirit and pulled a great costume together, but I've just never been able to get behind spending money on crappy, cheap plastic throw-away decor that's most likely to end up in the landfill.
This one’s for all the apartment renters out there…and for anyone else who’s been in misery over their shabby, outdated kitchen because they don’t have the time or budget to give it the proper overhaul that it needs. Let’s face it…when it comes to making big changes to your living space the struggle can be very real, especially if you’re a renter. But as you will see…making big, impactful changes doesn't mean that you have to break the bank, the secret is to get creative.
Devon, a self a proclaimed antique collector and thrifter, has a number of cherished pieces in her home which she inherited from her grandparents. In fact, she can place the first time she saw each item in her grandparent’s Muskoka home, where she spent so much of her time as a child. The pieces carry the same nostalgic words that Devon shared with me after her recent overnight trip to the historic Sherwood Inn on Lake Joseph, in Muskoka.
Reaching for the sky at an altitude of 5,125 ft., Lago Atitlán (Lake Atitlan) is considered by some to be the most beautiful lake in the world. The lake basin, volcanic in origin, was formed by an eruption several thousand years ago. Today filled with glistening water, the lake shores are home to 11 towns and villages belonging to the Maya people - namely the Tz’utujil and Kaqchikel.
Last weekend the EBB & FLOW team set our minds to prowling every square inch of the St. Lawrence antique market, looking for… well, anything! Because while I do have a list in mind of things I’m endlessly on the search for, there’s a special joy in hunting through various collectibles only to find something you never knew you needed in the first place.
Finding affordable living in most big cities is difficult. Like me, you’re probably habituating a space that is reminiscent of its previous owners (as indicated by the outdated bedroom wall colour you’ve since painted over with Cloud White). Your home, like mine, shows real potential and it’s been screaming “fix me!” ever since you first moved in. But for most, dropping big bucks on a major renovation is simply not on the books - and for us renters, it’s probably not even an option.
Colour lovers rejoice!While 2018 was all about bold metallics, Millennial Pink and black statement walls, home decor trends in 2019 are taking a more mindful and lifestyle-based approach to colour. Craving a Spring colour refresh of your own? Check out our top picks from 2019’s trends + shop the looks to add these bold new shades to your home now.
There’s no denying that wallpaper is back and having a major revival. Thinking about elevating your decor game by adding a mural or wallpaper to your next design project? Take a look at some of our favourite styles and patterns below.
Circular statement mirrors are showing up everywhere in home decor right now! I'm absolutely loving this trend and currently on the hunt for one of my very own. Need some ideas how you can add a circular mirror to your space? Get inspired below....