Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Toronto Flower Market


The Toronto Flower Market is happening again this Saturday, July 11th 
from 10-3PM at 659 Queen St. East.
I went to the last flower market in June and I loved it!
 If you follow me on Instagram, @tara.adele.leydon you know I love flowers!
It is an outdoor market with local flower vendors and florists. All of the plants and flowers are grown in Ontario.
They will be doing one flower market a month, with the last one being in October.
Here are the other upcoming dates;
Saturday, August 8th
Saturday, September 12th
Saturday, October 10th
For More info visit their website torontoflowermarket.ca



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Colorado Photo Diary


My sister Erin and I recently visited Colorado. It was such a beautiful place to visit and a really fun work/play trip!
We went down to work a wedding together; she is a photographer and as most of you already know, I am a makeup artist.
These are some of my favourite photos I took on the trip, to see the full post write up I did for Coco & Cowe, click here.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


So excited to share that I am up on the Contiki Blog! Check out my Q&A with them, about my first Contiki trip & why I love Contiki so much!

Click HERE to check out the full post!

My Home Featured on: Living the Curious life


My home was recently featured on Living the Curious life.
Always so excited when my home gets featured!
Check out the full post HERE!

Home Feature on Her Magazine


My home was recently featured on Her Magazine.

To check out the full post click here… Her Magazine.

Miami Photo Diary



Friday, January 23, 2015

Designing Around a Piece of Art – The Bar Cart


For my final space I have chosen another Andy Warhol print, the Perrier prints are some of my favorite Warhol prints that can be found on Invaluable.com.
I liked how bright and vibrate the colors where in this particular print. I thought it would look great behind a bar cart.

I love the look of bar carts in homes, I think they are also a  fun piece that you can switch up from time to time especially over the holidays or change of season.

I have kept this space fairly simple to really let the print be the focal point.

I chose to have two different chairs because I think it is fun to switch it up and it is less traditional which I personally like. Even though the chairs are different I think they still complement each other.

If you have any questions, please let me know in a comment, thank you for reading and I hope you all have a nice weekend!
xx

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Designing Around a Piece of Art – Living Room




As I mentioned last week I have teamed up with Invaluable.com, which is the world’s largest online auction marketplace of fine and decorative art, antiques, collectibles, and estate sales.

I have picked 3 painting and have designed 3 different spaces around them. The first piece of art I chose was an Andy Warho Mao print.
The second piece of art I have chosen is a black and white abstract oil painting by Angelo Trinidade.

For this painting I have designed a living room, since the painting is black and white I decided to have fun with colors, prints and different textures.

I have always been drawn to abstract paintings, especially large ones. I love my gallery wall but I also think it would be fun to one day just have one really large abstract painting in either the dining room or living room as the main focal point.

If you have any questions, please let me know in a comment and thank you for reading!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

My Feature on MsYOLEE.com



I am excited to share that I have been featured on MsYOLEE.com today.
Yvette is one of my oldest friends and she is one inspiring lady! We have had many fun adventures together and I am so honored she featured me on her blog today. Check out the full post here!

Happy Friday!
xx


Monday, January 5, 2015

Designing Around a Piece of Art - The Nook



I have teamed up with Invaluable.com, which is the world’s largest online auction marketplace of fine and decorative art, antiques, collectibles, and estate sales.
I have picked 3 paintings and have designed 3 different spaces around them. 

The first piece of art I have chosen is an Andy Warhol Mao print; it is an original edition silk-screen on 100% acid free archival museum board.
If any of you follow me on Instagram you would know how much I love Andy Warhol. I love the colors in this print and I like how bright and vibrant it is.

For this painting I designed a nook, a lot of us have these awkward areas/ corners in our homes and often don’t know what to do with them or how to decorate them. Sometimes all you need is a great piece of art, some simple furniture and some great accessories.

For this area I chose to go on the more black and white side as I think the print is bright enough and as much as I love color I sometimes think a pop of it is enough. I feel it is always important to balance out color with black, white and neutrals (I think leopard print is a neutral!).

I love this print and I think it would look great in a lot of homes. I will post the other spaces I have designed in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please let me know in a comment and thank you for reading!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My feature on Old Fashioned Spirit



I was recently featured on Chelsea Roshko’s blog Old Fashioned Spirit, she is one lovely lady and I was so honored to be featured! Check out the post here, 



Friday, October 10, 2014

Farmers' Markets

I love checking out local farmers’ markets, they’re a great way to spend a weekend morning or weekday afternoon either alone or with friends.

There is always great food shopping to be had and even though I do not consider myself to be a “foodie” I always find it interesting talking to the different vendors and learning about what they are selling, they usually have great tips and suggestions on how to prepare the food, which is great for me because I’m not very good in the kitchen!



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Living in Color, Bohemian Meets Glam





I am so excited to share with you the layout of my feature in My Home Magazine Philippines, October Issue “Living in Color”.

A special thank you to my sister Erin Leydon of Leydon Photography for taking the photos, my very good friend Brittany Higgens for writing the article, Love Ocampo, Editor at My Home Magazine and to My Home Magazine for featuring my home.

Decorating my home is a passion and fun hobby of mine and if I am able to share it and inspire other people that makes me so happy.

Please let me know if you have any questions in a comment, thank you for stopping by.

xo


My Home Magazine

My home was recently featured in a magazine in the Philippines called My Home, it is the Philippines number 1 home décor magazine so I was very excited to be featured in their October Issue “Living in Color”.

Here are some of the photos my sister Erin Leydon of Leydon Photography took for the magazine.








If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by.
xo

Friday, October 3, 2014

Aberfoyle Antique Market


As some of you may know I love antiquing and finding new unique gems for my home.  If any of you follow me on Instagram you have seen my home décor photos #TLhome with a lot of different antiques I’ve found over the years. I think adding antiques or different unique pieces you find at antique or vintage markets adds a touch of personality to your home and there is usually a story attached to them even if the story is just about you going to the market and finding it there.



Peru Photo Diary


I visited Peru back in March of this year; it is one of the most amazing countries I have ever visited.
Here are some of my favorite photos I took along the way. For my full Peru write up check out Coco & Cowe, Travel Tuesdays Peru and Peru Part 2.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Key West Photo Diary



I recently visited Key West Florida, these are some of my favorite photos I took while there.
For my full post write up head over to Coco& Cowe and for our Miami City Guide click here!
Hope you’re all having a great day, thanks for stopping by!
XO

Monday, May 12, 2014

My Gallery Wall (Updated)

 As many of you know I love gallery walls, I think they are a fun way to show your personality in your home. Whether you have photos of your family and friends, places you have traveled, pieces of art or prints you have collected over the years or a mixture of all of the above, I always think they are interesting to look at.

I have been working on / growing my gallery wall for some time now, it just did not happen overnight.  In my old condo I had a small gallery wall with all black and white photos in black frames, when I moved into my new condo, where I live now I knew I wanted to do a bigger gallery wall. I had ideas of doing black and white frames and pops of color now fast forward and year and a half later and my gallery wall has taken over 2 walls with black, white, silver and gold frames and a good amount of color!  I surprisingly don’t love too much color even though there is a lot in my place right now, if not balanced with enough black and white I find it overwhelming. 

I love my gallery wall and all of the pieces of art and prints I have collected over the years or last little while. They all mean something to me or at least I really like them and I have chosen them carefully. One tip I will give when decorating, it is natural to want to just get everything done and have it all ready but there is no point rushing any of it. Take your time, find and pick up pieces here and there that either mean something to you or that you really like. 

Also when it comes to designing your own gallery wall I really do not think there are any rules, it has to mean something to you or at least have art/pictures you really like. I say just go for it and start hanging and every so often take a step back and see how it is coming along.  Ask a friend to help you, a second set of eyes is always good.  Even though I am normally a perfectionist I find it too hard to be one with a gallery wall, especially large ones and ones you are adding to.  There is always going to be a frame or 2 (or 10!) that is crooked or off centered so try not to fuss too much about it! I think it adds character but if you do really want to make it perfect click here for some tips.

Hope this helps & Happy Gallery Wall-ing, if you have any questions please let me know in a comment.
xo


Gallery Wall Inspiration