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I am an Interior Designer.

I draw a great deal of inspiration from my travels.

 I truly believe travel has shaped the designer that I am today.

I recently wrote a Guest Blog Post for Kelly over at Modern Earth Design.

Thought I would share my door photography and snippets of my guest blog post with you….

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I Was BORN In a BARN at Christmas

Ok, I made that part up.  If you asked my parents, they would have told you that my dinner manners qualified me for living in a barn status.

 So, technically, I could have been born in a barn.

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BALI ~ YOU MAKE ME FREAK OUT WITH EXCITEMENT ~ furniture, lighting, carvings = bliss

Could you ever imagine yourself living on a warm tropical island?

I can.

Wait, let me think about it for a minute.

Twist my rubber arm

Thinking….Thinking….comptemplating for one more moment


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I have been thinking

WHOAHaaa NELLY, you are thinking ~ what is she up to now ?!!! ~

I have a beautiful challenge in life.

Designing the life I want to live.

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Woot Woot !! It is Friday !!

To tell you the truth, Friday is not normally an all out exciting day for me.  I pretty much have something going on most days of the week.  Now don’t let that excite you into thinking that my life is an all out thriller of a day every day ~ like some crazed super hero.  When I say I have something going on…it can be something as exciting as laundry.  I am a real person.  Although, if you ask my kids…..I have been telling them I am superwoman for years, so don’t let the cat out of the bag.

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The best Château eye candy I have ever seen….hands down.

I am feeling a pinch guilty, since it has been weeks since we have returned to Ontario from Paris, France.  The guilt isn’t overwhelming me, so don’t feel tooooo sorry for me.  I will be ok.  Better than that.  I am still grinnin’.

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BALI ~ My Treasure Island ~

Bali has grabbed a hold of my heart.  Oh the treasures….

I am getting super duper excited…just dreaming of the day that the container will arrive from Bali to Ontario.  This is the third container that I have helped to co-ordinate.  I have made purchases for a new store called KARISMA….soon to open, in Fergus, Ontario.  This kind of purchasing is the number one FAVOURITE part of my job.  No, it is not the paperwork.   If an excel spreadsheet had a face, I would punch it.  I love the design, the work,  the travel,  the buying….I DETEST the paperwork.  Gross.  Moments like this though, are awesome.  The anticipation of the container !  Over land and sea….woot woot !

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PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE~ with the sands of Dubai~

I decided , long ago, to live the life I imagined.

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As many of you have figured out by now, NORTH ISLAND Seychelles is one of my design inspiration locations. It was also the honeymoon location for Prince William and Kate ! This incredible island destination, is a designer heaven. It inspires me and helps me to keep my eye on the prize. I just look at these pictures, and it makes me want to hop on a plane and shop in Bali to recreate this vision-warmth-feel. Almost every item in these photos is from Bali. The attention to detail is remarkable. We all need, and are encouraged my inspirational projects. This one is mine ~ my inspiration ~

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Paris ~ Do you miss me ?

Hard to believe, you can plunk yourself in a city, even the city of lights, and then LEAVE.

As I look back now, I think, where on earth did the time go ? It feels like yesterday~ since I was making a total ass of myself trying to speak french. Not much changed in 18 months, I still made an ass of myself , but at least I could sound stupid in a pretty place .

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