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Dear lovelies, just visited the N.Y. City Decorator Show House and wanted to share with you my very favourite rooms.

Via  Architectural  Digest/Photo  Ngoc  Minh  Ngo

Young Huh’s Young at Art living room is really magical with its Fromental’s Braque wallpaper, I love it to pieces, Its absolutely la vie en rose with its pink, armchairs, ottoman and sectional pink sofa. So much fantasy and very summery looking.

Via Architectural Digest

Every year a few of the best known and upcoming Interior Designers are chosen to participate in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and decorate a room, it is a fund raiser for boys and girls.  It all started in 1973 to help New York City children with an after school enrichment programs. The project is extremely popular and they have design buffs from all over the world visiting each year.

Via  Architectural  Digest/Photo  Ngoc  Minh  Ngo

The classical virtues of Designer Charlotte Moss’s blue and white bedroom decor are incredibly delightful and so perfect.

Via  Architectural  Digest/Photo Nikolas Sargent

Jeff Lincoln Interiors Inc.

“The room is meant to show for collectors the connection between contemporary art and collectible design,” said Jeff Lincoln who has an Art Gallery which in living contemporary artists. “The room is meant to show for collectors the connection between contemporary art and collectible design,”  

Via  Architectural  Digest/Photo Nikolas Sargent 

Designer Paloma contreras created a woman’s study in chartreuse and blue. The moire chartreuse fabric for the curtains are from Schumacher, the Billy Baldwin style ottoman covered with Jane Churchill’s tiger tooth fabric certainly adds a touch of fantasy in this very classical decor.

Via  Architectural  Digest/Photo Nikolas Sargent
Designer Sarah Bartholomew  and her fluted walls paneling really create a cocooning effect.  In this room the old and the new get along perfectly. A working desk and a chaise longue, who can ask for anything more.

Hope you enjoyed the visit, have a great week.

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Harry expresses his happiness!

Baby Sussex - Prince Harry announces Meghan Markle gave birth to a boy - YouTube

The post Will it be James, Albert, Harold, Alfred or Egbert? appeared first on Decogirl Montreal.

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Enjoy revamping your kitchen

Via Elle Decor/Photo Michael J.Lee

White and navy kitchen with a wooden counter top brings a light country look in your home.  Add a Persian runner  for comfort and colour.

Via Hubert Zandberg Interiors/Photo LuKe White

Green tiles backsplash is very springy and introduces a touch of nature in your kitchen.

Via Elle Decor USPhoto Karyn Millet

You have an older white kitchen, give it the French Bistro look with white metro tiles, a wooden table and bistro like woven dining chairs.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Eric Piasecki

Brighten up your terracotta floor with pale blue Kitchen cabinets.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Anthony Tahlier This all white Kitchen with marble counter tops could not look so warm without its all wooden island and a dark wooden floor with a red and navy Persian rug.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Michelle Drewes

Sometimes a Mediterranean floor tiles and a tracery ceiling can totally transform a simple white Kitchen. 

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Neil Landino

A more elaborate country Kitchen with natural wooden ceiling rustic beams and a cast iron decorative piece that probably came from an old fireplace really has a soul of its own.

Via Elle Decor US/Photo Tim Street Porter

You already have a vaulted ceiling, you can add false wooden beams and give your Kitchen lots of character.

Via Veranda

Who says you cannot use a high table as an island in your Kitchen.

Via Veranda

Remember a small island is better than no island. The distressed rustic white ceiling looks fantastic with the simple white cabinets, marble countertops and marble backsplash, a perfect mixture of rustica glamour and industrial (Stools).

Via Veranda

Love the checkerboard white and blue tiles all over this guesthouse Kitchen, can I come and be the guest. 

Hope you enjoyed visiting all these beautiful Kitchens, a few seconds of inspiration could make a big difference in your life my lovelies.

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The before and after of a small apartment

 Living room and doorway Before 

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion As I had this very deep entrance opening from my hallway into my living room, I draped a yellow silk curtain to create a visual separation between my narrow hallway  and my living and dining area. Rug from Indiport Montreal, Louis the XV Sideboard was given to me as a present when my son Louis was born by my cousin the owner of  La Maison Française Antiques

Los Angeles. https://www.1stdibs.com/dealers/la-maison-francaise-antiques-inc/shop/ The art  and furniture came from my family.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

This is the other side of the yellow sofa, I used an old Chinese planter as a side table, I added a glass top to it. I bought this planter in China town, they told me that this is the container they use to  ship duck eggs from China.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

I like to create a feeling of permanence in all the decoration that I do, it could be traditional or contemporary, I think it should also be intemporel, ”la mode se démode” (Coco Chanel)(fashion becomes out of fashion)

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

A feeling of intimacy,  surrounded by memorabilia.

Hallway Before A Narrow hallway 

Via decogirlmontreal/Photo decogirlmontrealMy hallway is minute so I covered it entirely with this blue and white Manuel Canova wallpaper. I painted the doors basic blue Benjamin Moore CC968, best match for my air balloon multi blue wallpaper.

Dining room Before

 I change the original space for my dining room and I had to electrify the ceiling for my chandelier. My electrician Suzanne was great and fished the electricity from an electrical switch on the left wall all the way up to the top of a molding and got the wire out to a new electrical box and this without making a big mess.

Dining room before 

Now the chandelier is up and connected and like a friend said, you have to do something about this sagging wire. So I asked Valerie my handy woman to create a molding that would hide the sagging wire.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion

Mission accomplished, the wire above the dining room table is completely covered with a triple molding and my chandelier can unleash its power and become luminous again.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

I designed this armoire with chicken wire which I originally used as a bookcase and now it is in my dining room to store all my good dishes. I white washed it myself, lined it with a finely striped blue and white cotton (I stapled the fabric in the back of the armoire.)

I bought this Don Quijote plate on top of the armoire when I was a student in Madrid and carried it with great care all the way back to Montreal.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

Inside my white wash armoire 

This is what friends are for, in between the before and the after, my dear friends are unpacking diligently and helping me put my home together again.

living room Before This long back wall with a 9” depth is ideal for bookshelves. Originally this space was the dining room, (you still can see a pendant light in front of the wall).

Ikea bookshelves BeforeI bought 4 regular white Billy bookshelves from Ikea and moldings from Home Depot. 

Ikea bookshelves with Home Depot moldings

Voilà Valérie is now installing the moldings on the Billys to give them a certain elegance. 

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion

The Ikea Billys are all dressed up now, and I have organized all my books and mixed a few of my cherished objects and souvenirs with them. These 2 French Louis the XV bergères which are now in the living area belonged to my parents and I had them recovered with blue Alcantara (Microfiber) You can see a bit of my white kitchen through the right inside wall opening.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

I love mixing books with objects.

Via Apartment Therapy/Photo Marie-Lyne Quirion 

I got this small blue cloisonné urn as a young girl when I visited Hong Kong. The blue double beaks vase was given to me by son Louis when he was 20 years old. The pink enamel recipient with griffins on each side was given to me by my mother in law who received it as a present from a New York Beau when she was studying at Parsons in New York. I think objects have a soul, they really make me feel..

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Tips via BuzzFeed

Since I have been using metal bottles, I realized that they need to be cleaned after using them a few times, so I am using these bottle bright tablets that have been recommended by BuzzFeed. Clean and odor free bottles at amazon for 19.99 CDN for 12 tablets.

Black bery Zen Gummies, natural sleep helper at amazon  for $34.99 

Amazon 52.50  Antiperspirant, no sweat, you can take them with you, and use them when needed. 

Hope these work for you my lovelies and make your life more comfortable and pleasant.

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Via Domino and the White Ramekins

When my son Louis and his cousins were small, almost every time my mother in law ( whom I adored by the way) came to visit us, she insisted on making a lemon Bundt cake, the little ones were not crazy about it because it had lemon peels, but all the adults loved it. So when mom arrived, we always wondered if the Bundt pan was accompanying her and it became a running gag. As she was making the icing there was always a lot of icing sugar floating around, on the floor on the counter and a little bit everywhere,but it was well worth the trouble. Unfortunately after a couple of moves I lost track of her Bundt pan.

This is my mother in law as a young woman, she was a fashion designer graduated from Parsons School of Design, and very gorgeous.

For lemon Bundt Recipe, visit http://thewhiteramekins.com/lemon-rosemary-bundt-cake/

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Dr. Marian Diamond proved that LOVE was one of the 5 main ingredient for a better and a longer life. So on this Valentine’s day LOVE, LOVE, AND LOVE AGAIN my lovelies.

Via http://lunaproductions.com/marian-diamond/PBS

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only YOU can hear.” Oscar Wilde

Today is a LOVING DAY, LOVE, EAT CHOCOLATE AND WATCH ROMANTIC MOVIES TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT. 

These films are my very favorite romantic films of all times

Via 20th Century Fox /Amazone and Itunes

If you have not seen Titanic, it is a must on Valentine’s day.

MGM/Amazone and Itunes

Moonstruck is a very loving film

Via Paramount pictures/Amazone and Itunes

REDS 

Sony Pictures/Amazone and Itunes

Call me by your name 

Vestron/Amazone and Itunes

Columbia Pictures/Amazone and Itunes

When Harry met Sally

Working Title Films/Amazone and Itunes

Notting Hill 

Easy Chocolate Fondant - YouTube

Go for this easy Chocolate Fondant recipe, it is better a little undercooked! Mushy, gushy, sappy, weepy, romantic.

Chocolate is good for the soul and the Heart

Love Actually... Is All Around ( Love Actually Intro) - YouTube

Happy Valentine’s day my lovelies, LOVE IS ALL AROUND US!

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I really love the Chinese New Year festivities, they are absolutely magical.

Via CGTN CHINA and You tube

Spring Festival Gala 2019: Opening dance immersed in colors of spring - YouTube

Dancing with Spring Colours at the opening of the New Year Holiday Spring Festival Gala in China

Via CGTN CHINA and You tube

Spring Festival Gala 2019: Powerful Chinese martial arts - YouTube

The Martial Arts spectacle presented by the Henan Shaolin Tagou Schcool is like a human Kaleidoscope of thousands of Martial Arts students in blue, yellow and red colours. 

Via CGTN CHINA and You tube

World leaders extend Chinese New Year greetings - YouTube

The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese. This Festival is celebrated all over the world.

Via CGTN CHINA and You tube

Spring Festival Gala 2019: Dragon and lion dance - YouTube

The Dragon and Lion Dance acrobats are wishing you a Prosperous and Happy New Year

Via You Tube

Prime Minister Trudeau offers greetings on the occasion of Chinese New Year - YouTube

Learn How To Sing the Chinese New Year Song "gōng xǐ gong xǐ " - YouTube

GONG XI GONG XI GONG XI NI to all my Chinese friends.

Via Pinterest

CHEN KUN is one of the most popular Actor/Singer in China.

Just watched THE RISE OF PHOENIXES on Netflix, I loved it, it is subtitled in English, excellent actors, gorgeous decor, costumes, and cinematography. 

Enjoy my lovelies.

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White is white but when Lady Gaga wears it,

it totally has another meaning.

Images Via Harpers Bazaar and Pinterest

Like Lady Gaga, I am not very tall, and not so thin, but I think that I could wear all these Gaga’s white outfits. Of course I would have to be 20 years younger but I find that when she wears white, she is so elegant and her choices of outfits totally benefit her body shape.

September 2015, after party 67th Emmy Awards

Images Via Harpers Bazaar and Pinterest

2015 Academy Awards in Azzedine Alaia

Even though the Lady G. wears the full spectrum of colours, she definitively looks best in white.

Images Via Harpers Bazaar and Pinterest

2014 Academy Awards in Versace

Images Via Harpers Bazaar and Pinterest

At the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Carole King.

Images Via Harpers Bazaar and Pinterest

On the set of MTV news in Tom Ford 2011

Images Via Harpers Bazaar and Pinterest

Modeling in the Mugler fall 2011 runway show in Paris

Getty images for Turner

Sag Award 2019

It seems that Lady Gaga’s whites are eternally in fashion, she could even wear her 2011 whites today and they would look good.

Jason Merrit Getty images

You will notice that the Lady always wears very long pants, it does make her legs look longer.

2016 Academy Award

Getty images

Long white pants on Lady Gaga really elongate her silhouette.

2016 American Music Award

Frazer Harrison/Getty images

You will notice that Lady G’s long dresses are also longer than usual, it makes her look taller. You rarely see Lady Gaga’s shoes when she wears long evening dresses. Good trick!

2019 Critics Choice Award

Images Wenn

Wedding dress like in a night out in London 2013

It seems that Lady Gaga’s whites are eternally in fashion, she could even wear her 2013 whites today and they would still look good.

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