heidi lerkenfeldt by meg

I have never underestimated the role that photography plays in styling. The shot can make or break the entire look and having someone do it well is worth the investment. I spent a little time online tonight poking around on a few different sites, stumbling upon places I hadn't yet discovered. I love doing this. I always walk away from my computer feeling more inspired and I needed that tonight. To my delight, I found the work of Heidi Lerkenfeldt. A photographer with a clear talent for capturing the most stunning, modern inspired images of still life and interiors. You can view all of her work here.

the black wall debate by meg

I have this mental tennis match every so often that has me flip flopping on a dramatic wall behind our bed. I love black but our home hasn't completely transitioned in to a modern scandinavian haven to completely justify it...yet! White floors feel like a must with that dark wall and that is next on the ever growing list of changes. I do however have an appetite for charcoal grey. My nerves start to get the best of me when it comes to bringing in any form of colour on the walls. I once painted our fireplace black which was dramatic and moody, then the moment summer time came around, I detested the darkness it brought to the space. Wallpaper and I only seem to have a two year life spac and taking it off the walls is one hell of a job. So, I may just have to ponder it a little longer but I am definitely getting closer to taking the plunge. 

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if walls could talk by meg

I think they may say that this space is the epitome of perfection. The design proportions are perfect. Note the well sized area rug that grounds every piece of furniture and brings a softer texture to the already detailed brick flooring. The substantial white sofa and armchairs are brilliant to bring a light and airy tone to the space and these darling side tables and accessories are making for the perfect unique additions to the room. bravo! 

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its been a while by meg

It has been three weeks since I sat down here to write and in that time, life has been moving awfully fast. So while Keith Richards documentary plays in the background and I savour a glass of red, I thought it was high time we got caught up around here.

While the kids have been back to their routine with school and nursery programs, I have been moving rather frantically in the background. Thankful for our kind and loving nanny who brings order to our chaos, I really can't imagine days where she doesn't work her magic.

We launched an incredible first workshop with Le Collectif. Danielle and I were insanely impressed with everyone's curations. It was inspiring to be in a room with young creatives who share a mutual love for their craft. I am equally grateful to all of our amazing partners who helped to bring all of this magic to life. Maman, Post Caligraphy, Hatchery, Penny Paper Co, Sweetwoodruff + Mur.  To see more on the workshop, be sure to check out the gallery here captured by the sweetest Trish Mennell. 

This weekend was our one and only with almost nothing planned. Next weekend we are hosting thanksgiving and then off to NYC the following weekend. Pausing for a moment in that thought, we cannot wait to get away just the two of us. No early morning wake up, two year old tantrums or just plain old parental responsibility. Thanking Nan for stepping in to save us on this one. 

We are still plugging away on the house. I think I have the exact plans firm for our kitchen renno. The project is bigger than this but I am really happy with the vision we have landed on here. 

 Modern Camper is going to see some new changes as I try to evolve the site and bring you some well curated content. 

In between work, mommy life and where we can find them, date nights with the hubs, I have caught up with girlfriends around the city and tried to stay consistent with fitness and healthy eating. There is a little work needed here though! I am going to try to completely eliminate sugar and keep up with running and yoga. Sadly, winter will be here before we know it so maximizing outdoor activity right now is high on the agenda.

Hoping for a much smaller gap in writing around here. Have a great week everyone!