It’s been way too long since I’ve taken the time to browse a little visual inspiration and pile it together into a moodboard. Although it tends to land at the bottom of my to-do list, it is probably one of my favourite ways to jump start the creative process. Here are all the pre-spring vibes that have me looking forward to longer days and brighter tones.
This has been a seriously big project in the making. One we have been talking about for quite some time. It is so exciting to finally launch our little shop! Sunday Design Studio began as a state of mind – a way of thinking about our spaces and the things that accompany us throughout our day-to-day. Sundays are meant to fit like a glove. The day of the week where everything feels exactly as it should. The day you wish would last all week.
We started our home goods offerings off with a collection that means a lot to us. Designing a space for my son, and collecting items for him that felt like they fit into our lives was really important. I had a hard time finding products that felt like home, so we decided to make them instead. Now we are sharing them with you…Heirloom pieces made for the modern mamas raising modern kids. Simple colour palettes full of playful pattern combinations allowing for unlimited mix + match opportunities. Keeping it simple so there is maximum room for imagination.
We will be sharing a little more about the individual designs in the weeks to come, but I wanted to start off by quickly sharing where it all came from. We are so excited to officially be open for business, and we feel so grateful for all your support.
Here is just a small sampling of what we’ve posted so far, and stay tuned for another product launch next week! Shop them all now…
It’s a quick one today because we are busy working hard to get ready for this fall’s shop launch!
We’re currently working on a creating a collection of goods designed for the modern babe, inspired mostly by my unsuccessful search for products to buy for our nursery. I had the hardest time finding neutral, playful pieces for my son that still suited my modern, monochromatic aesthetic. I ended up purchasing fabric and having most of our linens and blankets made custom. This is where the idea started, and now we are ready to share it with other design conscious mamas. Our online shop opens next week and will include stroller blankets, boppy covers and a few select prints. We are also excited to be a part of two local markets over the next couple months where we get to share our goods and connect with the community.
We’ve got some big announcements coming up over the next couple of weeks, and the first is our online shop. The finishing touches are in the works for a fall launch, and I can’t wait to show off all the products we’ve been designing, prepping and packaging for you!
Our first collection will include prints, pillow covers, blankets and quilts with a holiday collection soon to follow. Here are a couple sneak peeks. Sign up right here to be the first to know about the launch date as well to hear about limited access launch promotions. As always, we will also be taking on some more custom work this fall so get in touch if you are in the need of something modern and minimal for your home!
I have a few painting projects planned for the fall, including an update to our master bedroom. I removed some pretty crazy wallpaper when we first moved in, and I just painted it out a neutral that we could live with until it was time for an overhaul. It’s time now, and I’m craving something very dark to help the room feel cozy and luxe. As much as I would love to go black in the space, my other half is not so into it, so I’m looking for some other options to keep everyone happy. Option number one is a deep navy, inspired by some of the spaces below. I love how it plays off warm wood tones and cool greys, and if done just right, I think it really could be the dramatic change I’m searching for…
I don’t do a ton of shopping in an effort to start accumulating less ‘stuff’ around the house. It seems inevitable that there will be clutter, especially with a growing family, but I have noticed in recent months that I really am much more intentional about what I purchase. Having said that, I still love the shopping as a past-time. Can we call it a hobby? I love stumbling upon a shop that has also used a similarly edited eye when curating their shelves as I do when I’m filling our home. Wandering a store, discovering thoughtfully collected goodies, displayed in a beautiful or creative way pretty much sums up my ideal afternoon.
Well planned merchandising is somewhat of an art. Creating inspiring displays involves a lot of trial and error, and when done well looks entirely effortless. Whether it’s a simple product massed-out for effect or the architecture of the store itself that creates one-of-a-kind display opportunities, retail spaces are some of my favourite to browse. Here are some recent favourites to get you inspired as well, and check out a ton more right here…
There is no easier way to add character and texture to a space than using greenery. Not only are they good for the health of your home, but they are also cheap, cheerful and there are more than enough varieties to suit any climate or to conform to any design aesthetic. Personally, I am not picky, and I will make a home out of any vessel for virtually any plant. Tea tin, decanter, the empty jar of melted candle – it’s all fair game. Whether it’s a specimen I’ve been coveting or just an extra from my summer gardening, everyone is welcome! To be honest, I think that is the trick to creating the look. The second your collection becomes overly edited or sticks too close to a particular colour or style, this look fails and feels false. If ever there was a moment to let it go, it’s here. Just pick out what you love and plant it in whatever fits. From there, mix it up. Group, stack, clump – whatever comes naturally.
I will continue to collect and grow my indoor greenhouse, because adding plants is an easy decorating and styling trick that never gets old. Here are some examples and inspiration of how more is definitely more when it comes to decorating with greens.