Before I start this post, I just have to share a photo I snapped last night at the beach in Bayfield.
Right before sunset two planes passed overhead.
How fantastic is that!?!
To see all the pics I snap through the week… follow along on Instagram!
Ok… Now For My Design Tip!
Has this ever happened to you?
You are out shopping and you see a pillow or blouse a scarf or bag that you think would work well with something you have at home in your closet or living room so you buy it.
At home you excitedly pull it out of the bag and race to see how smart you were…
The anticipation brewing up ready to overflow in self congratulations!
You just KNOW it’s going to be Perfect!!!!
Then you realize…
It doesn’t work!
Now you are left disappointed and with a return trip to the store in your very near future…
You wasted time, energy and money.
Insert frustrated sigh…
Colour memory is a gift.
Some are blessed with a better skill set than others but it isn’t just colour memory… sometimes it is the lighting in the store so let yourself off the hook!!
Over the years I have developed a trick to help.
Whether you are looking for a pillow to add to your living room or a scarf to complement a new suit…
This easy trick will save you time, money and a lot of extra hauling of stuff from store to store!
Invest in a paint chip deck to have a at home.
When you buy a skirt that you want to match a blouse or earrings to for example.
Match the item to a chip from the paint deck.
Then write that chip number down.
If you are anything like me you will be in the proximity of a paint store on a regular basis…
Pick up a chip the next time you are in and then write a note to yourself…
Here are a few that I have in my purse right now.
Now I can pull them out in a store and check easily…
I am currently looking for some pale ice blue bedding, earrings and shoes for an upcoming wedding, a long skirt to go with a beautiful scarf I have and accessories to go on a painted side table for a client project.
Once you get in the habit of doing it, you won’t believe how much time it saves.
Well… what do you think?
Will you give it a try??
On a personal note…
I also want to share a few photos of my parents today.
As many of you know, they celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer. We gave them a surprise reno of their living and dining rooms as our gift… here is the reveal if you missed it!
We also wanted to take some photos of them for a keepsake. Our son Spencer came up with a fantastic idea to go back to the Stratford park where they had their wedding photos taken fifty years ago.
I thought you might enjoy seeing a few of them!
Here they are on the same bridge… fifty years later!!
They are so cute!!!
hope you have a fantastic week!