Sunday, September 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Think you can't afford "original art" and are stuck with blah, blah mass-produced prints and knock off's? Think again! Judith Voglesonger started JWV Artists just to be able to provide "us" with affordable, original artwork. Her super casual, personal approach to selling art and representing artists is what make's her business so unique. By transforming her personal home into gallery space for the art shows, Judith provides an intimate space in which to build long-term relationships.
The best part, JWV Arttists Fall Show starts tomorrow, Wednesday September 26th and runs through Saturday September 29th! Dont miss this amazing opportunity to start building your art collection.
Click on her website at www.jwvartists.com to learn more about the talented artists she represents.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, September 21, 2012
In 2006, long time Dilworth residents, Kathy and Rob Wilder chose 416 Kingston Avenue as the perfect home to raise their growing family. This historic home, built in 1926, is located on the desirable "dead-end" section of Kingston Avenue. The "beautifully appointed home" boasts more than 6 coal-burning fireplaces, inlaid wood floors, original gas fixtures, brass fittings and incredibly high ceilings. The stately dining room has floor-to-ceiling landscape murals that are rumoured to have once been throughout the house. Kathy, an interior designer, has beautifully furnished the enitire home, putting a fresh spin on traditional living. A must see, 416 Kingston Avenue is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
*ABC Carpet & Home Showroom
That's an easy one! One of our favorite homes on this years tour boasts one even cooler. This amazing homeowner scored her's at local Merchant/Vendor Slate Interiors!
Get your own taste of high design at one of this years Dilworth Home Tour's most styling homes! Check out what other details are sure to please and stay tuned for where to go to see even more amazing details and architectural pleasures.
A bar in a nook? Why not! The perfect place for refreshing one's cocktail at an intimate dinner party.
Take time for yourself and dress up a corner in the family room with a fun lamp and a tray for your favorite magazines.
Want to display your favorite smaller objects, without having them look like clutter? Take the jackets off of your most cherished design books and stack them three books high.
Define understated elegance by adding trendy elements like the Greek Key to smaller details throughout the house.
Where on the Dilworth Home Tour am I now?
Monday, September 17, 2012
It is the final stretch leading up to the 40th Anniversary of the Dilworth Home Tour. This Friday night is the start of the home tour and we have lots of fun events planned for our little neighborhood.
What: Free Wine Tasting
Where: The Wine Shop in Dilworth
When: Friday September 21st from 5pm - 9pm
Come and enjoy a free evening of wine tasting and celebration of the Dilworth Home Tour's 40th Anniversary. After you sample wines from all over the world, enter the raffle to win a case of wine valued at $250. Don't forget to bring your Dilworth Home Tour ticket for admission.
Where: 1901 Dilworth Road East
When: Friday September 21st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Head over to tour home 1901 Dilworth Road East to listen to the jamming sounds of local band Roadkil. Have a beer and catch up with old friends, make new friends and see first hand what makes Dilworth such a fun place to live.
Hope to see you all this weekend at the Dilworth Home Tour 2012!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Big Thank you to Beth Kiem from Lucy and Company for giving the Dilworth Home Tour 2012 a Shout Out on her blog yesterday! Oh and the article on Lucy & Company in the Dilworth Quarterly didn't disappoint! I think the lady like it. . .she really, really did!
Hey There . . .
Fun, Funky & Fresh: Modern Design Reigns at Lucy & Company
Lucy & Company, located in the heart of Dilworth, is nestled near the corner of Dilworth Road West and East Boulevard. The chocolate brown building, with its delicate cream-colored cursive lettering and black & white chevron front stoop is classic and eye- catching. Under dark skies, the showroom’s expansive windows are often softly lit to display the unique and colorful interiors designed by owner Beth Keim.
A long time resident of Plaza-Midwood, Beth followed her heart, clients and real estate investment instincts, and brought her magical showroom to Dilworth in 2006.
Named after Beth’s oldest daughter, Lucy & Company is a true family affair. Husband Keith is an accomplished artist and craftsman, and is often the talent behind Beth’s unique and customized designs. Lucy and youngest daughter Kate are a constant presence in the shop and provide daily inspiration for the light-hearted and whimsical interiors that have become Lucy & Company’s signature.
No stranger to historic homes (her own home dates back to the 1920’s), Beth knows how to make modern interior design shine within the architectural constraints of older homes. Her love of all things historic is evident just listening to her talk about “cold, hard plaster walls, high ceilings, and thick beautiful moldings.” Respecting the integrity of the home, she prefers to “add on” to existing design elements. She has a few favorite tricks (or as she refers to them), “happy surprises.” Some of these include adding molding and modern materials to ancient fireplaces to create the illusion of height by connecting dated picture molding to crown molding, as well as saving antique crystal chandeliers and hanging them in unexpected places.
Stop by the showroom, visit www.lucyandcompany.comor check out her blog at www.lucyandcompanyblog.comto see what Beth is up to now!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
*our upstairs laundry room doors.
Celerie Kemble says that every room should have a touch of lucite and we know she can't be wrong. After spotting quite a bit of lucite hardware in her books, and just about everywhere, I became just a wee bit obsessed with its lux factor. I searched around on Pinterest the other day to share some pictures of my favorite ways to accent your abode with the timeless material.
"Erin" Bar Cabinet with Lucite Hardware
Just one more reason to drool on over to 1st Dibbs. A pair of Peter Hamburger for KNoll Wall Lamps USA 1960. Lucite Stems and Brass Hardware.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Holler. . . .It has been 10 years of hard work and dedication to design from Lucy & Company Owner and Principal Beth Keim. . . So let's help her get to her goal of 3,650 followers. . .The EXACT amount of days Beth has spent building, designing and mastering the art of making all things lovely and beautiful. Well, she's been at it way longer than that, but you see what I am getting at!!! Beth's hard work is going to equal a free room for one of her loyal followers.
All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
If you have had a chance to read the current issue of Dilworth Quarterly, then you saw the story I wrote on Lucy & Company. If you havent and you are a local Dilworth resident, you should definitely check it out. The article is full of fun information on the fabulous Beth Keim, her ridiculously rad interior design business Lucy & Company and her always inspirational blog www.lucyandcompanyblog.com .