Happy Friday! Oh what an evening last night was! Your social channels might have had an explosion of all white everything last night as Diner En Blanc was hosted in Vancouver secret location at Concord Pacific..(plus in Toronto too!). This was the first year Troy and I attended the iconic white dinner that originated in Paris, France. Some say it’s too much effort and work, since you have to bring EVERY THING with you. That’s right, you roll in with your own tables, chairs, food, decor… you name it! Honestly though, it’s worth every bit of energy, especially when you’re sitting amongst ten thousand people all decked out in white, having the most magical time. (I mean look at the sparklers moment!)
We attended with our friends… that you may recognize from my previous posts! Aly of Events by Aly and Mary of Mary Konkin Photography, plus our strong husbands who hauled it all in! We were each responsible to bring an appetizer and dessert for all to share, and then an entree for ourselves. We kept the decor nice and simple, flowers, candle sticks, pretty glassware and white plates and linens of course! Adding a few statement touches with fancy matches (for the sparklers), cute glass bottles with straws, floral arrangements from our favourite Floralista.. and and floral crowns for a finishing touch!
If you haven’t experience this amazing sea of gorgeous whites, make sure to click over to the Diner En Blanc site to see if the celebration is hosted in your city! Truly a magical evening hosted all around the world!
Thank you to Floralista for the gorgeous florals and floral crowns!
And to Mary of Mary Konkin Photography for capturing it all, creating memories with will last forever!
Did someone say laundry? Please tell me I’m not the only one with the never ending pile of laundry that needs to be folded… all day, every day! The unsettling feeling of getting it washed, folded and put away is always on the back of my mind. Our mudroom is right off of our garage, making it a high traffic in and out area in our home. It can be over flowing with laundry or simply multiple pairs of shoes in the middle of the floor, and numerous jackets that are thrown about.
Which leads me to today’s post! How and why you should create a beautiful laundry room or mudroom and it organized and simple! I love when everything has it’s own place and neatly tucked away. The items that I have on display are either pieces of decor that add character and charm to a room, or practice and in arm’s reach. Baskets (and crates) are my love language when it comes to organizing. They not only add so much storage space but look so great when styled in multiples or solo. Instead of cramming your cleaning supplies and laundry detergents into your cupboards under the sink, place them into crates or the pretty ones on display. Below I’ve listed my top 5 tips and items to help you create a beautiful space to help making those not so pretty (and daunting) areas in your organized and beautiful again!
Top 5 Tips to the Perfect Laundry Room:
1. Keep it simple!
2. Find storage specifically for the items you have
3. Add in statement pieces like a great floor or a wallpaper!
4. Consider having some built ins made for some extra storage and a cohesive, all together look
5. Find detergent and cleaning supply bottles that are cute and have great branding, not only for convenience but also for some added style!
Top 5 Items for the Perfect Laundry Room: 1. Baskets
4. Floating shelves for visible storage
5. And a great piece of artwork… or statement floor!
If you’re looking for a fresh touch to your laundry or mudroom, I’ve partnered with with the talented artist Celeste, creating the perfect “Fresh Linens” print! Plus, you can get a digital download off her website to have in your laundry room! This week only use coupon code MONIKA100 for a complimentary print! Enjoy!