Monday, 29 December 2008

Holiday Shin Dig with Blogger and Designer Friends


Last night I was at the home of Maria Killam of blogger fame Colour Me Happy, for an amazing holiday shin-dig that was so much fun. Lots of great design talk, and great company.

Maria's home is in North Vancouver, and the view blew me away. Her design sense has comfortably transformed a 50's bungalow into a tastefully modern day home. I loved the curved window wall with a view of ships on English Bay. She used fresh cedar from the backyard to decorate the house, and I loved her white faux ostrich skin ottoman and leather barcelona chairs.

I met Terria, who cooked up some really yummy appy's, Cara from Cantu, Jennifer (another ID) and her husband Duane, Nancy Devries and Brad Stephen (I met Nancy for the first time at Kimberly Seldon's seminar last month), and it was really nice to see Patricia Gray again.

Thanks to some gentle pillow fluffing by Terria, this picture looks great :) LOL


You can see the lights of the city and English Bay beyond... Patricia and Maria look stunning, and she helps out Patricia with the perfect wrap. I love that colour on her.

Thanks Maria!


12 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

HOW FUN!

Colour Me Happy said...

Now I really do feel famous :) That is such a great post - thanks, and thank you for coming to my open house!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

I am so jealous that you guys get to hang out! Makes me want to move to Vancouver ( wait - it gets cold there doesn't it?, might have to re-think that) I am always freaked out when other designers or industry folks come to my home. I feel like they will see every flaw - and believe me there is plenty to see. Glad you had a fun time and thanks for including the rest of us.

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

You guys! You definitely get to go to the coolest parties - I have to admit that I have party envy (lol) It is so cool to see my fellow bloggers getting together and having such great times.

- Sweet entry :)

Cote de Texas said...

God I am jealous!

michelle said...

I wish so much you all could have been there!

michelle said...

Me too Jackie...I guess it's my turn next...and I have about a month of to-do's around here before that could ever happen :)

Nancy DeVries/ Urban Aesthetics said...

It was a great party and what fun it is to hang out with other designers over a few glasses of wine. Let's hope this is the first gathering of many for us!
Thanks for the link Michelle!

Patricia Gray said...

What a great party that was, despite the snow and having to park on the main street and walk in and me getting lost. It was great to have another opportunity to spend time with you Michelle!! Thanks for documenting the evening.

pve design said...

Oh, I am so wishing I was there with bells and boots on! Love that you all got to meet!

Lauren said...

Looks like so much fun!!

andrea said...

great blog!