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

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

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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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If there was ever a place on earth that inspires me as a designer….this is it. North Island, Seychelles.

I have seen it from afar. Sat on a beautiful porch of our friends home in the Seychelles….stared off to the distance and admired the island. Oh, if I only had three wishes. :-)

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The Eiffel Tower.

Image via Wikipedia

Or should I say the Parisienne way ? As a designer, this city is EYE CANDY. I feel like my head is going to weeble wobble pop off, I am so excited to walk this city. Walk you must, by the way, if you want to live. Leave the driving to a Parisienne. They are aggressive. Make your moves fast, and furious, if you dare to hop in a car.

I keep asking myself how often do they paint the Eiffel tower ?! Or do they paint it? I need to Google that, but I have been too busy eating macaron’s to really take the time to figure out the paint questions in my mind. If it were up to me, I would definitely change it up a bit. Give it some funk. Like PINK. Why not live a little !?

PARIS ~ The Canadian Way ~

I have spent some serious time in this city. Serious time. Which makes me wonder, how someone as “un-serious” as me can survive and still love the city of Paris. It is true, it is the city of Romance, and one of the most loved cities in the world. I get that. Live here, and you will understand what I am about to say. *screaming from a roof top*, why are Parisians so SERIOUS ?!!!!

I have learned the hard way, and the really hard way, ( insert laugh, because that is the only way to survive )…how to make the best of FRENCH CULTURE.


Yes, you guessed it, this is how you can seriously survive French Culture….

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