In the Que- whats new- and yet another lesson learned….

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent. Jan Peter Balkenede Hello everyone, Ive missed you!! As you know I love design.. I gather after all of my posts this last year this is not exactly a secret?! Regular readers may have noticed the last couple of weeks I have not been blogging as regularly. I have had to take a short, albeit necessary hiatus. Sometimes life has a way of taking us off course. I used to stress, have … [Read more...]

Blue – what it means and why we love it!

The most beautiful things in the worls cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt with the heart-Helen Keller I decided to write todays post - keeping in mind one of my very favourite colours.. Blue is the overwhelming "favorite color." Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. … [Read more...]

Giddy with Delight – Architectural Moulding’s that may melt your heart!

 Ideas are cheap. Always be passionate about ideas and communicating those ideas and discoveries to others in the things you make. Charles Eames Morning all!! It’s a gloomy rainy day here north of Toronto. Therefore, I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you a little gem of a company that may just make the sun shine and leave you squealing with delight?!! After fourteen years in the industry, it takes a lot to move me. Many items I have been madly passionate about … [Read more...]

Junior League Table Event

"Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child, Junior League of Pasadena Anyone who is familiar with Jennifer Brouwer Design is acutely aware that we are madly passionate about four things (in no particular order) design, flowers, our work and any kind of social celebration. Designing a table scape for the Junior League gave us the rare opportunity to engage all four passions simultaneously and we are so excited to be included in this … [Read more...]

A word from Highpoint Market Style Spotter Traci Zeller

"Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them" Hi all! Happy  Tuesday- as you know I am just back from a fabulous Highpoint market- My friend Traci Zeller was chosen as a style spotter. Style spotting is an incredible opportunity to see the show. As well as share with all of you, a glimpse of the awesome things trending, now available in the marketplaceI asked her to guest post, and share some of her incredible finds. I'm actually a little … [Read more...]

Movies and design be inspired

"You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels." - Breakfast at Tiffany's One of my favourite things to do is make a big bowl of popcorn, sink into a soft comfy couch and watch a great movie. O-k this is the cutest costume I have ever seen could not resist :) There is nothing better than being transported into another time and another place. I get a lot of my inspiration from the sets, costumes and overall … [Read more...]

What was happening this week?

"As busy as I claim to be, I've still got the greatest job in the world." Peter Criss What was happing this week? Well seemingly the better question may very well be what wasn’t happening this week… CRAZY!! The junior league- Delectable table event is in full swing we set up our booth Wed evening… I speak Today about the process of design.. It is held at the direct energy Center – Heritage court-Please come down and say hello. Would love to see you. I was in highpoint … [Read more...]

Travel and Design – Be inspired.. To live your dreams..

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine Travel and Décor When you dream of the ultimate vacation experience do you conjure up images of a luxurious Caribbean resort or an excursion to Bali? Would you describe yourself as an exotic destination kind of person? For me, designing your home comes back to comfort level. Where do you feel most at ease? Think about the places your have been. Where do you want to go? Was it your honeymoon? … [Read more...]

Defining Your Style – through Fashion and Decor Part 1

“Create your own visual style….. let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”  - Orson Welles -  Defining Your Style Likely not hard to see I love colour!!  How do you determine what truly represents you?  You can love a look but can you live with/in it?  Here are some quick ways to figure that out:  1)   1) Look at your wardrobe.  This will tell you which direction to go with regards to colour and pattern. If you won't wear bold patterns and you don’t … [Read more...]

The World of TV… What I know so far and clearly how much more I have to learn…

"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."  - Arthur Koestler - "It takes a village...." is a huge understatement when it comes to airing a television show. As a viewer, I truly had no idea of the amount of planning and preparation that goes into a relatively simple six minute segment. It all begins with an idea. As a "contributor" we develop that idea into a "pitch" or concept that we submit to a … [Read more...]