By Emma Tucker
By Emma Tucker
Name: Nuria Montblanch and Ricardo Duque
Location: Little Portugal — Toronto, Ontario
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year; Rented
After meeting in Europe and living in the UK for a several years, Nuria and Ricardo decided to move to Canada. They first landed in Nuria’s hometown of Montreal and stayed just long enough to begin collecting furniture from local estate sales and markets. Many of their pieces were bought from a closing downtown convent, while the rest are mostly hand-me-downs or gifts from family. The couple love the clean lines of modern design but equally adore color and patterns. Nuria is especially drawn to textiles from places such as South America, Morocco, and Portugal—where Ricardo is from.
Hands-down, our favorite thing about the holidays is seeing all our favorite people in a five-week sprint from Thanksgiving to New Years. We love hosting and getting our different friend and family groups together, but all that organizing can get a little overwhelming. To keep the focus on the fun, we pulled together a guide to easy prepping, partying and cleaning. From drinks to clean-up strategies, these tips will save you so much energy, you’ll want to follow up your next cocktail party with brunch the morning after!
I’m never mad at technology designed to help me save time, make things more convenient, or add a little luxury in my life. So I’m all about a high-tech bathroom. Whether I’m trying to shave precious minutes off my morning routine, or unwinding at the end of the day, there are so many new products and fixtures that can bring your bathroom into the future. If you’re looking for honest-to-goodness problem solvers, or just plan wow factor, read on.
If you’re lucky enough to have a guest room, chances are good that you’ll be hosting someone there this holiday season. Of course you want your guests to be comfortable, but even the most dedicated hosts sometimes forget a few things. Before your guests arrive, take a look at this checklist of six guest room must-haves to make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
Fabric is simply clothing for your furniture. Take time to create unique, one of a kind pieces that are a reflection of who you are and how you live! We took an “old and dirty” club chair, cleaned it up, reupholstered and made it “fun and flirty”!
Rugs are versatile decorating tools that add texture and warmth to your space. There’s no reason to leave them languishing on the floor when there are so many other ways that they can be used. Check these out!
By Emma Tucker
It sucks to run out of anything when you need it most, but especially when it’s toothpaste or toilet paper. Morgans is a subscription service for your bathroom that delivers high quality bathroom essentials so that you’ll never have to struggle to squeeze the last bit from the tube again.