Fall collection at Urban Barn


I recently had the chance to have a sneak peak from the beautiful fall collection at Urban Barn. If you are a lover of rich color, warm shades and vibrant accents like gold, emerald green and pinks, you will be pleased. Meeting one of the owners of Urban Barn, Sébastien Fauteux was really interesting, where he told me about all of his sources of inspirations.


So I thought I would share my favorites pieces from their fall 2018 collection.

What I love best about interior design is definitely NOT following a style but CREATING your OWN one. Just like in fashion. But I love to integrate some actual pieces into my decor, which I think makes more unique decors. So have fun getting inspired and creating your own. If you are on a lower budget ( like me ) play with accessories, integrate you actual own pieces or vintage and thrift finds, it’s fun and inexpensive, and you’ll feel like having instantly a new home.


Urban Barn have 55 stores now across Canada and you can also shop online and have it shipped to stores or at home.

Happy shopping




boho – modern – chic home office redo


boho – modern – chic : my home office inspirations

Since I have the chance to work from home (Yes I find myself lucky), having a work place that feels right and looks like me, that reflects my personality  is a must. Living with 3 little men and my love in a more masculine house ( aka surrounded by Tonka trucks and fireman uniforms) ,  means that decorating my little space the way I love and want it  just feels right and the right thing to do since I need to spend so many hours working there. I need to feel like it’s MY ROOM, my little space, where I will feel inspired, resourced and energized.

I just wanted to share with you some ideas, inspos and little tricks I have learned by browsing the web, getting inspired on Pinterest, reading fengshui books, looking at decor magazine, shopping…

I first started to think about what kind of vibes I needed and wanted for that space and took little pieces here and there from different decor styles. I want my place to be relaxful even if it’s a work dedicated place, vibrant but not to bright, girly but not too pink, fun but not too distractful, cozy but not too much so I don’t feel like napping all the time haha!


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I’m hoping to create a welcoming and stylish work area, by mixing elements from a few design styles to keep my little office looking fresh, cozy and just like me. Here are my favorite aspects of each styles that most represents me.




Accessories. moroccan/Indian style pillows/throws

Bold. bold hues and rich fabrics offset white walls  & tone motifs/prints

Plants. you can never have enough plants

Whites. all white palette gets vibrant with ornate pillow and/or rugs


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Whites. include all-white colour palettes and the incorporation of natural elements like form-pressed wood, bright plastics, and enameled aluminum, steel

Colors. If there are pops of colour it often comes from the use of art, natural fibre throws or furs, or a single piece of furniture


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Sawhorse.The industrial look is all about utility and could be used as a rack or desk support.

Go thrifting. Metal, or metal and wood, chairs or small cabinet can bring an industrial vibe to any room.

Paint it black. Paint anything black for an instant industrial update.

Pipe bookcases.

Black, white and gray palette. Limit your decor to a fairly strict palette of black, gray and white, with some natural wood thrown in.

Raw. There’s a sense of unfinished rawness in many of the elements.


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Now, choosing the best POP of colour  (pop because I want to keep it mainly white and neutral) for a productive, inspiring office space

  • blue: helps being more efficient, productive and stimulates the mind
  • yellow: will help stimulate the inner self, bringing out the creative side
  • red: if there is a  need of being more physically stimulated, energetic and ambitious
  • green: brings more balance, has a calming effect.

By deciding what you want to impact,  add accents of colors with the following in mind:

mind – shades of blue/grey

emotions – shades of yellow/beige

body – shades of red/pink

balance -shades of green


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My little MUSTS list for my NEW OFFICE SPACE

  • do at 1 least 1 piece by myself
  • reuse as much as possible items from my house
  • buy 1 piece in a vintage store/thrift store
  • have 1 item (or more)  created by my 3 lovely boys
  • use quotes/pictures that will inspire me
  • art wall
  • book shelves with hidden storage (lots of storage)
  • seating for my invitees/kids/hubby
  • chalkboard
  • lots of different lighting
  • lots of pillows, throws, rugs, textures
  • white walls with bold accents

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Whether you have a full or part time “at-home” job, just need this space to pay the bills and classify your documents or are a small business owner as a second job, I think that a home office or work area is always nice to have.

Can’t wait to put together my home office tour when I finish decorating it and share with you my favorite finds and links from my shopping list.

Hope you enjoyed reading it and that inspired you in maybe your future office space redo.