Thursday, September 3, 2015

Global Treasures and Eclectic Finds

We are getting ready to launch our Festive collection soon. I am in the midst of photographing the new products. Its an exciting time to say the least :) My plan is to have a catalogue ready in a few weeks. I have a mailing list in place and if you would like to be added on to the list, please leave your email address in the comments section. 

You shall soon find an email in your inbox with details of our new Festive collection :) 

For those of you who are new to My Dream Canvas and my little boutique, here is my story...

"Whenever, I get the chance, I go treasure hunting........ whether I'm halfway around the world or just around the corner from home :) I love a good find........ and thus began the journey of the Shop at My Dream Canvas.
My Shop is a collection of Global treasures and Eclectic Finds. These are my personal picks for your lovely home. The products at the Shop get updated a few times a year and run until items are sold out. So grab them while you still can :)"

Stay tuned, thanks for stopping by and keep on smiling!

Image: My Dream Canvas

Design Mantras To Live By

I recently spotted designer Kim Salmela's home on One Kings Lane. While, I like the look of her home, its her words and her design mantra that struck me the most. 
I am quoting her words as they truly resonate with me. Her thoughts and her attitude to design is something I can completely relate to. In her words." Masculine next to feminine. Inexpensive next to expensive. Contrast creates the best design and highlights the beauty of each piece. If everything is all one style, you look around the room and nothing stands out." Another one " “Life is short. Honestly. You should just walk into your home and be happy. There are no rules. That’s the rule.” 

 I could not agree more! My Family room has emerged into a space that has no rules..... ...conforms to no one style, and has no boundaries. It is truly my canvas :)  I dip my hands into bucket loads of paint and smear it all around. It is my very own lively mess, that welcomes me home and makes me smile:)
 I highly recommend a no rule design style. See were it takes you :) 

 What is your one design mantra you live by?

To view Kim Salmela's home, click here

Image: 1 My Dream Canvas
Image 2 and 3 : Kim Salmela via One Kings Lane

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Boho Revival By Pier 1 Imports and an Update!

I recently spotted the Boho revival series by Pier 1 Imports! I must say, I am intrigued. Its been a while since I visited my local Pier One store as I have been travelling. I might have to head there soon for a peek! What do you think? The collection has a bright and beautiful look which seems perfect for Fall :)

Many of you have brought it to my attention that you are not getting regular updates from My Dream Canvas in your Facebook feed. Facebook has some new guidelines, and unfortunately there seems to be some issues. I would request you all to subscribe to My Dream Canvas via email. You just need to enter your email in the top right hand corner of the blog where it says Subscribe By Email. You will get all our posts delivered right to your inbox :)

The Shop At My Dream Canvas will be updated soon and we have exciting things coming up this Fall. I would hate for you to miss out. Thank you for reading My Dream Canvas and for making my day brighter:)

Images: 1,2, 3 and 4 Pier 1 Imports and subject to copyright

Monday, August 31, 2015

Under The Tuscan Sun

Hello Monday! Are you all set for the week ahead? I am struggling as school starts in two days for my kids. There is lots to do, and I can't seem to get over my vacation :) I need to be realistic and practical,  but I can't help myself :) Reminiscing and daydreaming is so much fun , don't you think? 

The image above is of the driveway leading up to the Agritourismo we stayed in Tuscany. We stayed at a villa with a vineyard just a few miles outside Volterra. The views were stunning. As far as one could see..... the roads and hills were dotted with these iconic Cypress trees. These trees are often called the" Tuscan Cypress Trees". These trees are quintessential and symbolic to the Tuscan landscape.

Now, here is some trivia for you! These trees are not native to Italy.  These trees were brought here from Persia or Syria by the  Etruscan tribes thousands of years ago. The tribe considered the plant to have mystical and supernatural powers. 
This tree can survive for up to 2000 years or more. While the other deciduous trees lose their leaves in winter, the cypress trees remain evergreen. This is what made these trees supernatural in the eyes of the Etruscans. 
I do not know about its supernatural powers, but the trees most certainly give the Tuscan landscape a dreamy and mystical appearance :) time to get cracking on the week ahead and get some work done!! See you around! Have you been to Tuscany? Do share your favorite experiences with me?

Image: My Dream Canvas and subject to copyright.