5 Must-haves for the Home

Those little touches + attention to detail are really what make a house a home. Mixing chic accessories with modern pieces add loads of character to your space without looking tacky or overwhelming – balance is key here. I’ve listed my top 5 must-haves for the home, what are some of yours? Links + comments welcomed below.

1. AERIN Round Match Striker


Available Here

2. Zebra Metallic Gold Cow Hide Rug


Available Here

3. Raindrops Mug by LEIF


Available Here

4. Gold Moroccan Pouf


Available Here

5. Decorative Pillows


Available Here

Pretty Home Workspaces

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite workspaces that prove that a healthy dose of work + play make for the perfect at-home workspace. A mix of functional pieces, unique personal touches + pretty home office accessories can turn your home office into a space of inspiration. Mixing neutrals with pops of color can make the space feel more feminine + has the ability to transform an otherwise dull home office into a bright, creative space.

1. Pop of Color


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2. Black + White


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3. Home Office Accessories


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4. Feminine


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5. Personal Details


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6. Incorporate Colorful Prints


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A Peek at my Home Workspace

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DIY {Gold}

If ever you can’t find it in stores, you do-it-yourself. I’ve come across loads of DIY-inspired ideas for around the home that I would totally incorporate into my own. Especially these easy alterations to typical pieces like the ones I’ve shared below. A little gold accent really takes these looks to the next level. What are some of your favorite DIY projects? I’d love to see them, feel free to post in the comment section below!

Gold Corners: Get the look

Gold Tray: Get the look

Ikea Shelves Painted W/ Gold Accents

Gold Staples for Special Invites or Event Programs. Get the look

For more DIY inspiration + ideas you can also visit my Pinterest page here


To kick off the start of the holiday season, I have partnered with Randa Salloum; owner + designer of I See Noise Prints for a fun giveaway! Randa is also the blogger + creator of The-Unprecedented and was recently featured in Framework Magazine for her talent, artwork & involvement in a great cause. All week, you have the chance to win a ‘Be-YOU-tiful’ print from I See Noise – we will be drawing one lucky winner next Thursday, November 8th.

Why not also get a head start on tackling your Christmas list? This print makes for a ‘Be-YOU-tiful’ gift – think of all the amazing women in your life! The print is available in Gold or Silver for $25 each, with $10 from each sale being donated directly to Vancouver’s Beauty Night Society (also mentioned here).

Here’s How To Win

1. Like I See Noise on Facebook
2. Like Beauty Night Society on Facebook

Increase Your Chance to Bring this Be-YOU-ty Home

3. Like Must-have Maven on Facebook
4. Tweet us: “I want to win the @ISeeNoisePrints from @Must_Have_Maven

Good Luck!

Photo Credit: Framework Magazine

Rustic Meets Chic

As much as I love classic white, modern interiors I also have a profound love for rustic pieces that bring a unique charm + feel to a space. Much like my life, I admire + often adore high-end labels + glamorous style + decor. On the other hand I love the gifts that nature provides, the beauty of the outdoors, often spending my down-time on Vancouver Island basking in the beauty + simplicity of the ocean, trees, sun + sky. Blending these two worlds is completely unique to me, an imprint of my own personality.

{Dreamy Spaces}

I could get lost on pinterest for hours on end, mesmerized by the countless photos of dreamy homes + spaces! I LOVE interior design, and it has become a HUGE passion in my life. It just amazes me how you can take a dull, lifeless room + turn it into something truly spectacular with a great vision + keen eye. So, to help you get through the work-week, I thought I’d fill your Thursday with some of my favorite spaces. Enjoy!!

Mixing the chandelier + leopard print gives this space a glamorous, artsy feel

I would die to have a bar-cart like this for entertaining in my home! Elegant + Organized

In-home study {Evening Getaway}

S xo