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Worthy Links: 31.10.14

Worthy Links: 31.10.14 — Madewell x Sézane on @Savvyhome

Happy Halloween! It felt like restaurant week over here these past few days. First I tried the newly opened Lea, which now gets my #1 vote for best option under a 5 minute car ride from my place. The owners of Grinder and Le Hachoir opened their third restaurant in Westmount and serve portuguese tapas in a familiar Zébulon Perron-designed setting. The next day, I tried Bocata, sister restaurant to one of my favorites, Barroco—either are a great option for a cool rainy night. The lobster pasta was on point (but anything that involves lobster is hard to mess up in my book). Finally, I had dinner at Le Serpent last night (though it was technically my second time there)—one of Montreal’s most promising new restaurants. I liked it even better the second time around, and it might have had something to do with the white truffle special. Still, my favorite meal on their menu remains the lobster risotto. I urge you to go there and try it ASAP!

In case you missed it this week, I talked about choosing the best sconces for your bedroom, explored Amber’s latest project (it’s a goodie!) and I was inspired by this color combination I’m dying to try in a new project.


Furbish Studio is having a flash sale and knocking 15% off everything in store with the code FALLBACK. This is perfect timing if you ask me, given that Jamie’s been adding crazy good stuff to the store. Case in point: this cool quilt, this sweet serving dish, this furry stool, this striped lamp,  these splatter bowls, this striped throw, this ikat chair, this sweet hanging chair, this swinger sconce, this beachy lumbar pillow, this amazing plaid rug, this quirky mirrored star pendant, this rattan mirror and  these splatter lamps, I could go on, but I’ll stop here.


7 celeb workout outfits making me want to keep up with the Joneses (or in this case, the Krugers and Klosses).

The ultimate guide to cleaning your home. Not the most riveting weekend activity, but essential.

Wanna see LL Cool J make sugar skulls with Martha Stewart? Yes, yes you do.

Why I love Lower East Side’s Ludlow Hotel — penned by my friend Nate.

How many New Balance sneakers can one own? Never ever enough.

For anyone planning a little getaway in the Catskills region.

Or perhaps you,d rather go wine tasting up the Hudson?

Tomato soup and grilled cheese? Consider me sold.

Speaking of soups, you’ll find me cooking in this.

Sézane x Madewell. Fall’s best collaboration.

And finally, what’s your 5 criteria?



9 Bedside Sconces to Brighten up your Nighttime Reading

9 Bedside Sconces to Brighten up your Nighttime Reading — on @Savvyhome

I’ve always had a thing for wall sconces, especially in the bedroom where nightstand space can be limited and optimal reading light is crucial to maintaining healthy eyesight (thanks for the constant reminder mom). Whether your full bed is smacked in between two walls in your NYC rental or your California king is sprawling across acres of bedside bliss, here are 9 sconces for all budgets that will brighten up your bedroom.

9 Bedside Sconces to Brighten up your Nighttime Reading — on @SavvyHome

When looking for sconces, consider options that are proportional to your wall size. You don’t want a tiny sconce to get lost on a large wall—and conversely, you don’t want a 70″ long Serge Mouille sconce to overpower your tiny space.

If you live in a rental, choose a sconce that can simply be plugged in so you won’t need an electrician to come in and re-wire your walls. That way you can splurge on a pair of dreamy Ralph Lauren swing arms and easily take them with you when you leave.

For ultimate comfort, choose a sconce with a light switch, like the Serena & Lily Flynn Sconce  or Aerin’s Charlton Wall Light—that’s unless you have remote controlled light switches or a clapper of course.


Crate & Barrel Swing Arm Bronze Sconce | Serena & Lily Flynn Single Wall Sconce | Furbish Studio Havana Wall Sconce


Ro Sham Beaux Piper Wall Sconce| Aerin Charlton Wall Light | Williams-Sonoma Davis Sconce


Bestlite BL5 Wall Sconce | Currey & Company Serpa Wall SconceRalph Lauren Brompton Extension Swing Arm Sconce


Bedroom by Tom Scheerer.

Shop the Look: Inside the Latest Project by Amber Interiors

Shop the Look: Inside the Laster Project by Amber Interiors — on @SavvyHome

 “Most of the time I prefer to use neutral-based larger pieces, I feel like it helps to keep a calming vibe throughout the house” —Amber Lewis

Shop the Look: Inside the Laster Project by Amber Interiors — on @SavvyHome

Shop the Look: Inside the Laster Project by Amber Interiors — on @SavvyHome

Shop the Look: Inside the Laster Project by Amber Interiors — on @SavvyHome

Shop the Look: Inside the Laster Project by Amber Interiors — on @SavvyHome

Shop the Look: Inside the Laster Project by Amber Interiors — on @SavvyHome

Amber Lewis did it again. Her latest project involved a nursery for a growing family, a master bathroom remodel and as always, a lot of vintage exotic textiles fearlessly mixed together. Lewis says she can layer many eclectic textiles as long as the larger pieces are kept neutral. It helps the house feel collected but not over decorated. The main showstopper is the bathroom, finished with handmade moroccan tiles, white marble accents, sconces from Schoolhouse Electric, a black lacquered double vanity and a vintage Persian rug, which also ties in nicely with the breezy nursery.

Amber’s signature look: industrial lighting, built-in bookcases, bamboo roman shades,white upholstered pieces in mid-century shapes, breakfast nooks, lots of natural textures, indigo batik textiles mixed with vintage chinese embroidery, persian rugs and African mud cloth textiles. The result: a low-maintenance family friendly home with a distinctive boho flair.


Indigo Mud Cloth Pillow | Dash Dot Indigo Pillow | Vintage Chinese Embroidery Pillow | Antique Persian Runner | Peruvian Blanket | DwellStudio Mid-Century French White CribWolf Pup PrintPeter Dunham Armchair | Aerin Charlton Floor Lamp

See the whole house on Domaine. Interior design by Amber Interiors. Photo by Tessa Neustadt.

Gab Loves: Blue and Tan

Gab Loves: 28.10.14 — Blue and tan on @SavvyHome

Stones by Paule Marrot, Natural Curiosities | Color Swirls Lamp | Vince Oversize Cardigan in Camel and Mulberry Kenginston Bag in Black | Prada Havana Sunglasses | Jamie Young Cross Stitch Leather MirrorMarni Asymmetric Pleated Peplum Top (50% off on The Outnet) | Loeffler Randall Mercer Block Heel Boot | Indigo and White Dhurrie Pillow | Mater Shell Leather Chair | Gray & Blue Plaid Throw | Brown Apothercary Jar


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