Colour of the Month : Wild Aster

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Blush pink is no longer just for little girls, Wild Aster 1240 is the perfect shade of pale pink for any age. The grey undertone in Wild Aster gives this colour a sophisticated edge; allowing the soft, subtle tones to serve as a neutral in many different colour palette’s.

For a modern touch, try Wild Aster with a range of grey’s and a pop of crisp white – see inspiration images above.

Benjamin Moore describes this colour beautifully. “A pale gray undertone makes this subtle pink almost neutral; a delicate shade evocative of a field of wildflowers caressed by the wind on a summer day.”

Inspiration images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Home Trend : Stag Heads

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Stag heads have been a strong and steady trend in the last few years. Popping up in all types of decor, from modern to traditional, a stag head can find its place in everyone’s home. We have featured some of our favorite stag heads available at our shop in Whistler.

Try painting your wall or fireplace in a contrasting color to your stag head to make a big statement! How would you apply the stag head trend in your home?

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Inspiration images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Designer Picks : Tegan’s Dog Life

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
Roger Caras (photographer and writer)

I am a lucky woman. My dog comes to work with me. Needless to say he is extraordinarily cute and looks great in our design shop. He looks so great in fact, that many people think he is a prop in our displays… that is until he moves and gives them a start. This month I am thinking about my love for dogs and expressing that love through design. Here are some fun and fabulous ways to celebrate your love for our sweet loyal friends.

Benjamin Moore colours:  Rapture, CC-66 – Dove Wing, OC-18 – Day’s End, 2133-30

All featured products available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC.

Designer Picks : Kay’s Stepping Out of the Box

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STEPPING OUT OF THE BOX

With spring just around the corner, there’s no need to feel boxed in! Instead use your imagination to step out of the box! There seems to be a current trend towards box shelving. Adding a distinct flair to any decor. Whether you are a minimalist or have an eclectic side to you, there is a shelf for you. A fun addition to any home, you can change them up when you feel the urge. Some of my favorites are in a reclaimed teak, the sizes and configurations vary, making them perfect for any setting .I’ve chosen some soft washed colours to compliment the teak, they are Benjamin Moore colours: GOLDEN TAN 2152-40 TRANQUIL BLUE 2051-50 and SOUTHFIELD GREEN HC -129. All work well with the natural wood tones. So step in or out of the box!!!

All products available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC.

Home Trend : Moroccan Details

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Morocco has an endless array of design inspiration, from the hand punched brass lanterns to the intricate ceramic tiled interiors and beautiful mother of pearl delicately inlaid wooden jewelry boxes. Little bits of Moroccan inspired decor trends have come and gone throughout the years and are on a high for home trends 2014.

This is a great trend to try in your home, you can go with a few pieces to add just a hint or go full-on Marrakesh. A popular piece for the past few years has been the Moroccan poufs, used as footstools, side tables or just for a bright pop of colour in nearly any space. A personal favourite would be the Moroccan lanterns; the intricate detailing and patterns are amazing and glow with beautiful light patterns.

How would you incorporate this hot Moroccan detail trend in your home?

For Moroccan inspired colour, try these Benjamin Moore hues: Rose Parade 2086-20, Teal Stone 663 + Orange Burst 2015-20.

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Inspirational images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Brass medallion side table, 2. Silver decorative pendants, 3. White Moroccan lanterns, 4. Bright pink floral candle holders, 5. Yellow painted ceramic stool, 6. Silver teapot, 7. Navy printed square pouf, 8. White and blue ceramic balls, 9. Decorative printed throw cushions.

Home Trend : Subtle Stripes

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Soft, subtle stripes have been popping up in many different ways recently, from ceilings to upholstery to decor accessories. Subtle stripes are a great way to add visual interest to a space on any scale. If you’re ready for a change, try painting a soft stripe on an accent wall or on the ceiling to draw the eyes upwards. Below we have featured some our favourite subtle stripe home decor pieces.

How would you add this trend to your home?

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Inspiration Images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Wood base hurricanes, 2. White and navy soft striped decorative bamboo balls, 3. Turkish inspired striped throws, 4. Turquoise vertical striped large vases, 5. Teak coffee table, 6.Wood grain shallow bowl, 7. Concrete look stool.

DIY : Clipboard + Chalkboard Weekly Calendar

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DIY: CLIPBOARD, CHALKBOARD WEEKLY CALENDAR.

This is a fun and easy way to stay organized for the week! Write important notes in chalk and clip loose odds and ends on the top. Have fun with Benjamin Moore’s colour palette and chalkboard paint, now available in any BM colour! For our project we chose Ash Blue 2057-40.

MATERIALS:
– 3 clipboards
– Benjamin Moore’s Chalkboard Paint
– 1 mini roller kit and tray
– 3/4” green painter’s tape
– 3 nails & a hammer

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Tape the outer edges of the clipboard off then section off the interior so that you create 7 boxes between the three clipboards.
2. Using yours small roller and tray, paint the interior boxes. Let dry for 4 hours then re-coat.
3. Once your second coat is dry, remove the tape carefully. Now, try to contain your excitement, you must wait 3 days to chalk it up!
4. Hang your clipboards on the wall with a a few nails and your hammer.

Home Trend : The Year Of The Horse

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Saddle Up: The Year Of The Horse

“Horses are known to represent grace, passion and a desire for freedom” – Harper’s Bazaar. In honor of the Chinese New Year, we’re featuring decorating inspiration and home decor pieces representing the horse. This majestic animal can be incorporated into your decor scheme with a simple accessory like the white ceramic bookends featured below or on a larger scale with an abstract painting, making a big statement.

Would you add horse inspired decor to your home?

Benjamin Moore colour inspiration: Gray Horse 2140-50.

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Inspirational Images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 01. DIY black sprayed horse shoe, 02. White horse painting, 03. White ceramic horse bookends, 04. Statue 1, 05. Black horse painting, 06. Statue 2

Spread Of The Week : Toronto Modern

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This minimal + modern Toronto home was recently featured in Style At Home magazine, designed by interior design consultant and visual artist, Penny Dimos. This home has classic bones and architectural detail, which has been highlighted with the all-white wall scheme. The furniture contrasts the ethereal nature of the space, placing dark and masculine pieces grounds the room while adding visual interest using various textures and subtle patterns.

What do you think of this home? Do you like the stark white and black contrast?