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Thursday, April 17, 2014

EASTER EGGSPIRATION: Eggs from our Orlando + Cleveland EGGMANIA!

Egg-cited to see a few more awesome Easter eggs?  Two more teams have stepped up to the plate.  Check out how creative both our Orlando and Cleveland offices can be with basic craft supplies and plain hard boiled eggs.  These should be egg-xactly what you need to get in on the eggmania this spring!

Orlando's Easter Eggspiration

Liz & Cristian's Doctor & Patient
Mari's Super Heat Fan
Edwardo's Lucky Feather Friend
Diana's Chocolate Puppy
Courtney's Hooting Owl
Leonor's Zumba Queen

Marketplace Events' Senior Management Team
Created by our Cleveland Office

Can you guess who's who? 


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Also, check out the eggs from our Calgary, Minneapolis and Toronto offices.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Eggspiration: Eggs From Our Minneapolis Office EGGMANIA!

Egg-cited to see a few more awesome Easter eggs?  Our Minneapolis office was next to put their creativity to the test! Armed with a dozen hard-boiled eggs, markers, hot glue and other craft supplies, the team demonstrated just how easy it is to transform a white egg into a work of art. Take a look at the eggs below; hopefully they'll be egg-xactly what you need to get in on the eggmania this spring!

Minneapolis' Easter Eggspiration

Charlie the Ultimate Twins Fan - Amy A.
TinTun the Hula Dancer - Jenny S.
Egguardo - Mike T.
Betty Benedict - Seana W.
Spring Bling - Danielle O.
Party at the Roost - Carrie L.

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Also, check out the eggs from our Calgary and Toronto offices.

5 Entryway Essentials

Most us don't have grand foyers, but technically, we all have entryways.  That area where you walk in and kick your shoes off everyday.  The place where you drop your keys, and forget your phone...that's your entryways.  Today we're focusing on 5 entryway essentials to keep you organized on your way in, or out the door.
5 Entryway Essentials

1. A console table
Tiffany Kalin - Console Table
Image & Project via Taffany Kalin for Home Shows
2. A (check yourself out) mirror
Image via Young House Love
3. A bowl or drawer for keys or change
Image via House & Home
4. A bench or stool
MadeByGirl: design
Image via Vogue
5. Some colorful items (books, ornaments, pots, flowers, etc.)
Image of Customised hand-painted pots
Image via Hunt & Bow

Did we miss anything?  Let us know! 

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We're Saying YES to Symmetry in the Living Room!

I've always loved symmetrical home decor, particularly in the living room.  In my opinion, not only does symmetry make any space look clean and organized, it's also a great way to create a successful space without having rack your brain about what should go where.

7 Symmetrical Living Rooms

1. This space is extremely symmetrical, even down to the plants in the window! Notice how the symmetry in this room works to maximizes seating options.

Soft Colors & Varying Pieces - House & Home

2. While most of the items in this space are similar, notice the small differences in the table decor.  These subtleties are a unique touch!

National Home Show - Designed by Evelyn Eshun 

3. Notice how the mirrors in this classically designed space expand on the room's symmetrical layout.

Contemporary living room | Living room furniture | Decorating ideas | Image | Housetohome

Classically Traditional - House to Home

4. While these two zebra-print chairs make this space symmetrical, they're size allows them to moved easily if the space ever needs to be opened up for entertaining. 

Living Room

Miami Retreat - Lonny

5.  The symmetry in this cozy country space makes it a perfect room for social events like afternoon tea or game night.


Country Cottage - Thistlewood Farms

6. Notice how the purple in the chairs is tied in with the purple lamps on the opposite side of the room.  This color helps to balance the space.


Pops of Color in a White Space - Anne Hepher

7. Notice how the rest of the space remains colorless in order to offset the bold color of the sofa.
Bold Yellow Bliss - House & Home

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Pottery Barn Easter Tablescape: Pastels, Tulips & Bunnies

 Table by Pottery Barn at Sherway Gardens
Recently featured at Toronto's GTA Home Show was Pottery Barn's stunning Easter Brunch tablescape.  Adorned with ceramic bunnies, woven chargers and a stunning pastel color palette, this Easter table is a springtime dream.  Need inspiration for your weekend brunch or dinner? Take a look at the images below and start your tablescape planning! 

Easter Brunch Tablescape
Insert a menu card in the soup bowl. 
A gradient of spring colors. 
A matching napkin for every plate.
Tulips vary in color to match the dishware. 

Will you be incorporating these Easter-inspired tablescape ideas in your home this weekend?