October 22nd, 2012

While doing a recent reorg of all our products for our online store FOUND I rediscovered some of our kuba cloth items — the cushions and some intact many-feet long cloths. And I decided to keep one. [Read More...]

July 19th, 2012

With so much talk of austerity measures, simplicity in all things is back and that includes decorating. (For people like me who love all things Shaker, it hasn’t really ever gone out.) It seems now [Read More...]

July 12th, 2012
Mill 4

One of my favourite summer tasks at the office (day job) is shooting gardens. There is something really magical about getting to a location just before sunrise and quietly capturing a gardens beauty. A great landscape [Read More...]

June 25th, 2012

Part of the joy of Found is that it’s really a personal outlet to shop (who’s kidding who) the tough part is I have to let at least 97% of it go- at least! I [Read More...]

June 11th, 2012
Fish Tacos

When you break a room down and really look at the pieces you notice how important the details are. It’s kinda the reason Found exists- we love the details, the smalls, all the pretty little [Read More...]

June 4th, 2012
Chroma col # 002

I really like Trove’s wallpapers and 2 of their newest patterns are super stylish.  Chroma, a pattern of blown up photographs is wound together to suggest DNA strands. It makes a bold graphic statement- I [Read More...]

June 2nd, 2012

There is nothing like a lazy afternoon on a porch swing …. or so I would guess. As someone with neither a porch nor a swing, this is all dreaming on my part. You see, [Read More...]

May 28th, 2012
Art Wall

Every Spring I feel overwhelmed with stuff- from the clothes my kids have outgrown to the linens that seem to multiply over the winter… it’s all consuming. Purging this weekend I gave a thought to [Read More...]

May 26th, 2012

… Can you blame me?

May 21st, 2012
Mikke Vang

God save the Queen. Nothing like a long weekend with fab weather……thanks Victoria. Image: Mikke Vang

May 18th, 2012

Spring and summer mean more road trips, and road trips mean more spying of country properties. It is a slippery slope, next thing you know I am trolling real estate websites and arranging viewings. But [Read More...]

May 11th, 2012

I love shutters, both working and just decorating, both inside the house and on its exterior, crisp and modern or old and covered in paint. They are one of the first things I gravitate to [Read More...]

May 5th, 2012
Bed 2

Spring and summer months are the perfect excuse to pare back, and lighten the decorating load. In the bedroom all you need is a good coverlet or blanket to keep your bed looking tidy. Whether [Read More...]

May 4th, 2012

Old time tennis racquets are de rigueur these days with the stylish set. Used in fashion shoots and photography creatives, there is something about the weathered wood against the crisp and classic white, blue and [Read More...]

April 23rd, 2012

Because I work in the editorial world, I have a serious soft spot for behind the scenes videos. I love the idea of creating a set, and watching it evolve. The Salon del Mobile in [Read More...]

April 16th, 2012
store front

Our dear friend (and next Found Picker) Michael Penney opened a fab little home store this past weekend. Leave it to Michael to find the cutest location for a shop (old great old windows and worn [Read More...]

April 2nd, 2012

I had a ton of chores to do around the house this weekend. The one I dreaded most was cleaning the windows. I suppose it might have to do with the fact that it requires [Read More...]

March 30th, 2012

For me there is nothing so beautiful as something that was once considered mundane or typical and that is now appreciated (should a therapist weigh in on that?). And Science Class posters are possibly my [Read More...]

March 23rd, 2012
Screen shot 2012-03-23 at 1.19.10 PM

Sometimes all it takes a just a tiny bit of blue to freshen a space. Whether you paint a door, hang some textiles or pull out some blue glass collectibles and put on display, that [Read More...]

March 16th, 2012

Are you on the search for something new to collect? I am, always. It’s what makes flea-marketing fun, that search for something new to add to your growing collection of whatever. Currently I collect pale [Read More...]

March 12th, 2012

I’m still on hols with the family. Amazing how I am not a colour person at home (I adore Cloud White ), but here the sunlight and earthy colours from the mountains surrounding this town make [Read More...]

March 9th, 2012

While on a recent photo shoot for my day job, we all started comparing notes on our most inspiring movies, in terms of decorating of course. I have a bunch I could name and they [Read More...]

March 5th, 2012
hot tub pots

I have to admit, I’m not the ground-breaker amongst my friends when it comes to trends. Rushing out and getting the very latest must-have lamp or textile isn’t a big priority for me. I usually [Read More...]

March 2nd, 2012

One of the best only good things about this dull, grey time of year (when there are no pretty blankets of snow on the bushes, nor budding or flowering trees to make you happy) is [Read More...]

February 24th, 2012

I thought I was. I thought that if I saw one more faux menu on a kitchen blackboard, I would fall into a fit of uncontrollable eye-rolling. But on a recent photoshoot (for my day [Read More...]

February 22nd, 2012
Built-in Adult Bunks

Ok, I admit it, I have never been one to watch the bandwagon drive on by without usually hopping on.  And I have hopped on full-force when it comes to Pinterest.  I am officially addicted. [Read More...]

February 20th, 2012
T O'Brien

 Thomas O’Brien….love him, love that he worked his way up the design ladder. Clearly “stuff” inspires the man. Check out the quick video just below.  Thomas O Brien

February 17th, 2012

I’m sucker for ephemera in general, maps in particular. For some, maps don’t fall into this category as they consider ephemera those things on paper that aren’t meant for keeping — you know, things like [Read More...]

February 13th, 2012
box open

This past weekend I went out for a little flea marketing with one of my Found sisters and friend Michael Penney (our next guest picker). It’s funny, we all know each other well enough that [Read More...]

February 3rd, 2012

As people always on the hunt for something vintage, something different, something cheap, we can’t ignore skids, crates and dollies. In fact, one of our co-Founders spent an afternoon hauling a truckload of skids to use [Read More...]

January 30th, 2012
living room layered

  Funny, this living room is one I always respond to- it’s had a lot of press, and is certainly gorgeous. But when I looked at it closer the other day I realized that the [Read More...]

January 27th, 2012

Ever noticed how many gorgeous photos now include some kind of 1960s or 1970s wallhanging. Typically metal and often in an aged gold finish, they are starting to replace the ubiquitous art wall as form [Read More...]

January 23rd, 2012
house with wreaths

 There is nothing like a day trip out of the city to inspire. Last weekend one of my Found collaborators and I headed over the border to do a bit of shopping and to check [Read More...]

January 16th, 2012

 I love quirk as much as the next gal, but also find (with a busy family home to run) that quiet decorating suits me just fine. As easy to live with as a classic camel trench, [Read More...]

January 13th, 2012

Catching up on some blogs I typically read, I scanned the comments and noticed quite a few followers are really put off by quirk. Me, I say celebrate it. It makes your room your own. [Read More...]

January 9th, 2012
wing chair

For some time now major players in the furniture market have been reproducing interesting vintage pieces- and why not, it makes sense from a retail standpoint. I understand, but still crave the original. This Spring [Read More...]

January 2nd, 2012
wall chair

We at Found always keep a look out for great surfaces (interesting table tops and floor boards are a key building block for any stylist) pieces that we can use in a photo shoot for [Read More...]

December 28th, 2011
Breakfast Nook Gallery Wall

It’s funny that my co-Found-er (pun intended) just posted about her desire for simplicity and cleaning things up after the holidays when I find myself feeling exactly the opposite!  As I start pulling down the [Read More...]

December 23rd, 2011

Forget It’s a Wonderful Life. For me, Christmas in Connecticut is perhaps the best of the bunch in terms of Christmas movies (it centres on a food journalist who writes of happy days spent cooking [Read More...]

December 5th, 2011
photo 1

We had our mini pop up this weekend- thanks to everyone who dropped by! One of the products we had for sale (and are in the window right now) are these fab vintage tea crates [Read More...]

November 25th, 2011
found xmas wrap

It may have taken us a while but we finally figured out our gift certificates and Christmas wrap (actually more seasonal if you take a look, we want to be inclusive). They will be going [Read More...]

November 18th, 2011

I finally took some inspiration, and not just from the numerous pages from some of my favourite interior mags that show gorgeous mounted antlers filling walls. Yes, I love those images, and always resort back [Read More...]

November 11th, 2011
album wall

Found is thrilled to announce our next picker. Toronto-based textile designer Bev Hisey has joined forces with us to sell some great pieces on our store (her finds go live on Monday, November 14th). We [Read More...]

November 7th, 2011
janet hill

 It’s warm this weekend, (double digits for November) and a lot of my elderly neighbors are putting up their holiday lights. I’ve been bagging leaves and planted some bulbs in the garden – which got [Read More...]

October 31st, 2011
stack of blankets

It’s almost November and time to cozy up. One of the easiest things to do around the house is layer. Just as you would with fashion when the weather turns, pile a bit more on [Read More...]

October 29th, 2011
fall colour corn

I love fall, it is as simple at that. Crisp at night for sleeping, crunchy under your feet while walking (the leaves, of course), and time for wearing scarves and gloves. But mostly I just [Read More...]

October 24th, 2011
pump with sign

It’s almost Halloween, and around my house that means costumes and décor. I know orange and black are hard to live with, and I have to admit for the past few years I’ve resisted the [Read More...]

October 21st, 2011

Have you ever imagined a red sandstone village in the south of France? It was certainly a surprise to me. I have always thought of grey and taupe stone farmhouses with pale blue-green shutters. But [Read More...]

October 19th, 2011
black leather chair

Ok, so I’ve been around the block so to speak…designing interiors that is.  Never one to toot my own horn or anything but, I’ve noticed over the years that tried and true principles in design [Read More...]

October 17th, 2011

It’s officially Fall. I feel like I’ve had the oven on steady now for the past few weekends. 10 people over for Thanksgiving recently, and the week before that, a big Roast with good friends. [Read More...]

October 14th, 2011
Corlac Today

Okay, so I shouldn’t imply I own a house in the south of France. But even just one week in an old stone farmhouse like this can truly be called living. A recent vacation took [Read More...]

October 12th, 2011

We just want to say a great big thanks for all the support for our online store Found. The comments and suggestions have been so positive, and we’re happy that folks out there are diggin [Read More...]

October 7th, 2011

Call me old school, but I’ve always wanted a family crest. The sheild adorned with some sort of attractive critter, and a scroll waving it’s way through the design. I know I had a jacket [Read More...]

October 3rd, 2011

So I woke up this morning in the dark…I love fall but have to say, I don’t love the dark mornings.  (When exactly do the clocks “fall back” anyway??)  As I lay there trying to [Read More...]

October 1st, 2011

Blog Love…Good friend and talented designer Michael Penney, recently gave us a shout out on his blog and we wanted to say thanks!If you don’t know Michael he worked as a style editor at House [Read More...]

September 23rd, 2011
audrey in paris

I am less than a week away from arriving in Paris (after spending a week in Bologna for work, not bad). And while there are many things I love about the city, I have three [Read More...]

September 16th, 2011

One of my co-Founders was recently going to Detroit for a family outing. I grew up close to Detroit, shopped there every fall for my back-to-school clothes, saw plays at the Fox and Fisher theatres, [Read More...]

September 13th, 2011
Multi-Coloured Lobster Buoys

I promised a follow-up to my post on The Cape because there was just too many inspiring images to share. Last time, I shared some of my favourite New England style interiors and now I [Read More...]

September 10th, 2011
Luis Shelf

Lucky us. We at Found have been blessed over the years by working with plenty of talented photographers. Imagine our delight when a recent trip to the studio of Toronto-based photographer Luis Albuquerque led us [Read More...]

September 5th, 2011

Our first Found Picker, Tommy Smythe, spent a few sunny Sundays at some country flea markets to get us the goods to sell. While we are thrilled with the things he found, we also think [Read More...]

September 1st, 2011
Cotswold house 2

For me, September is the best month for travel. There is little of the high season craziness you experience in the summer months, and the weather is typically more pleasant for sightseeing. I am in [Read More...]

August 27th, 2011
old house 89/2

I’ve found a new favourite … if you can have a favourite heartbreak, that sounds maudlin. But while driving old Hwy 89 on my way to Bayfield, Ontario (for a lovely lunch at The Little [Read More...]

August 22nd, 2011

A recent Sunday spent junking, on old Highway 2 between Brighton and Grafton, yielded an unexpected little gem. Roadside I spied a handmade sign saying something to the effect of “stuff for sale in the [Read More...]

August 15th, 2011

So I’ve been watching the Kennedys (filmed right here in Toronto) and loving every minute of it – not just the story itself (which, of course, is incredible) but also the set design and depiction [Read More...]

August 12th, 2011

A basic love for beautiful objects was certainly a driving force behind foundstyle. Living with pieces that are interesting, and make you happy.It doesn’t really matter the size or use but simply how the piece [Read More...]

August 2nd, 2011
Screen shot 2011-07-21 at 5.35.11 PM

So my son just came downstairs for breakfast. He walks by me, turns on the TV in the kitchen and says “oh that’s such a SICK name” I wish I was named Felipe- his name [Read More...]

July 31st, 2011

Okay, so a light bulb in my world went off the other day, literally- one burnt out at home. I have to say looking at the fixture all dark and sad got me thinking… Why [Read More...]

July 30th, 2011

Lately I seem to be gravitating to photos of twins – beds that is.  There’s just something about the simplicity, the sweetness and the pure symmetry of twin beds that’s grabbing me and I’ve decided [Read More...]

July 29th, 2011

You know it might be time to sell up and move when you aren’t thinking about little home redos, like a new paint job or a new-to-you drippy chandelier for the dining room, but you [Read More...]

July 25th, 2011

So this has been a long time coming…and here we are – finally!  Admittedly, I’m feeling a little late to the blog party but I think (I hope!) you’ll enjoy our experiences, our ideas and, [Read More...]

By DateBy Category
November 2012 Architecture
October 2012 Art
August 2012 Barns
July 2012 Bathroom
June 2012 Bedding
May 2012 Bedroom
April 2012 Bicycles
March 2012 Blankets
February 2012 Blue and white china
January 2012 Books
December 2011 Built-ins
November 2011 Burlap
October 2011 Canada
September 2011 carpets
August 2011 Christmas
July 2011 Coat of Arms
 Country Living
 Day Trip
 Design and Style
 Family Crest
 Flag Decor
 Flea Marketing
 Found Palette
 Holiday Decor
 Roadtrip Playlist
 Seasonal Decor
 silver plate
 Tea Crates
 thank you
 The Store
 Travel Check List
 Under $5.00

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