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A peak into my home : My House Tour on Martha Stewart

My first feature as an Interior Design contributor for Martha Stewart is live! While I always feel like my work is never done (ahem…my bedroom which is still under construction!) I was so thrilled to have my home featured on Marthastewart.com.  See my article here, "How to decorate like an Interior Designer", where I discuss my design decisions and a little bit about my personal style.

People always ask me, "what is your style?" when they hear that I'm a designer and I always find that that is the most challenging question to answer. I truly love elements of all styles and periods of design and that's one of the reasons I love what I do so much.  I get to live vicariously through my clients who have different tastes and needs.  Of course in every project I do, whether it's traditional, modern and anywhere in between I bring my own flair and style to the project.  But, that being said it is always my goal to take my clients style and elevate it while still remaining true to them.

While you will have to head over to my article to see some of my sources and read my tips, I wanted to share some more photos with you that I just couldn't quite fit into the article.  If I had to describe my house, I would say that it is "modern, eclectic glamour", what do you think? 

All photos taken by Tracey Ayton Photography.

Back to blogging - updates at GSD

After taking a hiatus from blogging (to focus on all my current projects on the go) I am so happy to finally be back at it! I have to say…it has been a very exciting year at Gillian Segal Design so, I thought why not get back into the swing of things by updating you on some of the exciting projects I've been working on. First off, I would like to start by sharing some very exciting news. I was recently approached by Martha Stewart Living and was asked by be an interior design contributor for Marthastewart.com .  Years ago one of my best friends gave me  Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook, which really started my love affair with baking, cooking and all things Martha Stewart related, so I am so honoured and excited to be involved with one of my favourite publications and brands.  For my first feature they asked if I would do a house tour of my own home, so stay tuned to see that go live this week!

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A recent highlight was definitely putting together some styled shoots and entertaining features for Camille Styles with my best friend and colleague Sophie Collins (check out here amazing blog talking about food, wine and all things fabulous here). While entertaining may not fall under the job description of an interior designer, it is such a a passion of mine.  What better way to celebrate the good things in life that with good food, good wine, good company and of course, good design.  These features like our Midwinter's Night Dream Dinner and our Think Pink girls Valentine's Day brunch  were great opportunities to get creative and use my passion for design in a different way.

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Sophie & I toasting to a beautiful dinner.  All photos for both Camille styles features taken by Christie Graham Photography.

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Sexy, wintery flowers by the very talented Gloria at The Flower Factory.

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In love this pink and feminine arrangement with just the right amount of Edge by Lauren at Botony & Co.

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Beautiful cookies made by Cookievonster Custom Cookies.

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Sisters Lauren & Mariel Armstrong (Creators and owners of PARTYSKIRTS/ Skot Apparel Inc. ) giving us a smooth! Keep scrolling down to see us all in our very own PARTYSKIRTS!

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We have also been busy working away on a few new build projects, a couple renovations and some very fun furnishings projects! Stay tuned to see more on their progress...

 

 

Wishlist: Gianni Chiarini

On a recent shopping trip to one of my favourite local shops, Blubird Boutique my eye was instantly caught by a line of purses I had never heard of before: Gianni Chiarini.  What isn't there to love?! These very reasonably priced bags (ranging from 150-300 depending on size) are conveniently waterproof (made of rubber)  for this Vancouverite who is constantly shlepping around in the rain.  The fun patterns are definitely what drew me in and as usual I couldn't help but connect my favourite fashion trends to interior trends.  Find some inspiration not just for your christmas list, but also for how you too can take inspiration from your favourite items on the runway or n your closet and translate them into your home. GSD Blog

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"Beverly I" and "Beverly II" prints available from The Aestate:

 

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Prince Armchair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti:

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Laughing about how my outfit matched Montauk Sofa's booth at IDS West.

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