Home Exterior: Historic Country Estate in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Through the custom wrought iron gate, a large paver driveway leads the way to this exquisite country estate set on 43 acres in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The property boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the natural Fiord of Finlayson Arm and the Saanich Inlet and includes an infinity-edge pool, terrace with a fire pit, guest suite and a spacious garage that car enthusiasts can only dream of, just to name a few.
Stone Double Fireplace in Contemporary Master Bedroom
A double-sided stacked stone fireplace is a stunning focal point in the center of this elegant master bedroom. Comfortable chairs sit on one side for a cozy seating area, while a platform bed is situated between picturesque windows with beautiful views.
If a porch is covered, options are almost limitless for the kind of furnishings that can be used. Use unconventional pieces for a look that appears gathered over time (or perhaps even generations). Antiques that are already weathered and aged are particularly well suited to this.
In a smaller bedroom, a dramatic color can have the cool effect of making the space feel cozier. Eggplant purple coats the walls and ceiling in this apartment bedroom with surprisingly intimate results.
Enclosed Shabby Chic Porch With White Potting Table
Stone walls enclose this quaint porch, complete with a gardening station and crystal chandelier. A large wood hutch houses tools, extra pots and other garden necessities. A bright white potting table provides a crisp, clean workspace for gardening creativity.
Lacquered Cabinetry, Graphic Wallpaper Transforms Once Closet Into Inviting Wine Bar
Once a storage closet, the loft bar at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase is now fit to provide homeowners or their guests an easy spot to mix a cocktail. Designer Linda Sullivan shows how good design can happen in unexpected places by paring a blue, lacquered cabinetry with Timorous Beasties' Colonnade Blotch wallpaper and brass hardware.
There are Mr. and Mrs. sets for just about anything in big box stores but it can be hard to find sets for same-sex couples. You can find custom, handmade mug sets from online makers like Ink Letter Love.
Help friends avoid any last-minute entertaining fiascoes with a thoughtful dry goods dessert basket. Gather an assortment of finger food-style desserts, then present them in clear bags and glass containers. Should extra guests show up to holiday gatherings, the recipient will have more than enough dessert options to end the night in good spirits.
Liquid gold leaf can make just about anything look glamorous — including ordinary balloons. Let these gilded beauties float around your reception to add some sparkle to the atmosphere. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of this DIY.
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Budget Wedding Tip: Nix the Fully-Stocked Bar
When it comes to the bar for your wedding reception, beer and wine is perfectly fine. If you’d like to offer something additional for your guests, consider choosing a signature cocktail or two. Signature cocktails are a great way to infuse your personal tastes into your reception, without incurring the huge expense of a full open bar.
Budget Wedding Tip: Printing Styles Can Affect Invitation Cost
The method in which your wedding stationery is printed can drastically change the price of your order. Fine printing techniques like engraving and letterpress can increase your cost exponentially. If you’re on a super tight budget opt for flat, digital printing to get the best bang for your buck.
Lining the aisles and forming the altar, white rose petals pair with acrylic candle holders to create a romantic ambience for this indoor ceremony. To complement the chic, modern design, create a striking focal point by using a colorful floral arrangement to top the mantel.