This Year's Trend: Break the Rules!

Small Space Dwellers, I must start by sending my love to each of you and wishing you a Happy New Year! I am truly grateful and blessed for the gifts and lessons of 2012 and am excited to see what is in store for 2013! I don't do the resolution thing, mostly because I never keep them...lol, but I do step into each year with a theme. Last year was my year of 'Nakedness' - Living freely without fear of showing who I am and what I love. From this Eight Hundred Sq. Ft. was born, among other wonderful things. This year my theme is 'Limitless'. I am venturing courageously into this 2013th year breaking away the boundaries I used to set for myself about what I can achieve.  This year I am going to live the BREADTH and width of it!



So it was very fitting when I saw this months issue of Style at Home Magazine. They have declared the trend for 2013, 'BREAKING THE RULE, DECORATE THE WAY YOU LOVE', which I completely resonate with. I have always been an advocate for living the way you love and this includes your space; especially when your home is small and space is limited.

To kick off this year of decorating the way you love, I've decided to showcase Designer and Stylist Nicola Marc's 900 sq. ft. 1920s Montreal apartment, a re-feature from Style at Home. Nicola's space immediately evokes a sense of comfort and playfulness. Her choice of an aubergine and mustard palette with pops of moody accents is a definite "swoon". I love her audacity for mixing geometrics, stripes and paisley. She has wonderfully executed a bold yet harmonious design. Definitely "breaking the rules" worthy.

Cheers Small Space Dwellers! Here is to a year of rule breaking and life loving!

XOXO,















29 comments:

  1. These photos are stunning, wow, Happy New Year!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. Thank you Kelly Ann :) Happy New Year to you too Ladycakes!

      xoxo

      Nike O.

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  2. Such fun photos, I hope you have a great Christmas and I wish you the best of luck and hope 2013 is everything you hope it to be, happy new year.

    I'd love it if you could check my blog out and maybe we can follow each otheR
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. Thank you for the love Aimee! I wish you love, laughs and kisses for 2013 :)

      Consider yourself followed!

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  3. I love your blog! We have a super small space which I love but I'm always looking for new ideas. Happy New Year! Xoxox

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    1. Thanks Claire!! Small is the best way to go ;)

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  4. Hi Nike :). happy to virtually meet you. Best wishes for a happy 2013. Great blog!

    Loulou

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    1. Thanks LouLou! Nice to virtually meet you Lady! All the best in the big 13!

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  5. This is some serious inspiration! I'm not much of a decorator, so that's something I'd love to do more of this coming year.

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    1. Thanks Katie!!! Your blog is equally as inspiring! Women with some serious style!!

      xoxo

      Nike O.

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    1. Courtesy of Style at Home!

      xoxo

      Nike O.

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  8. the Lucite furniture is fun, it's almost like it's not even there.

    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Perfect piece for a small space! Takes up no visible square footage.

      xoxo

      Nike O.

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    1. They are! Courtesy of Style at Home!

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  10. So beautiful!!!! You GO! Happy New Year to you too - let's get together soon!! Ps Is it just me or has everyone figured out the google circles thing? lol I don't get it!

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    1. Yes let's do that Lady :)
      LOL! I'm learning something new every day!

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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    1. Nicola Marc's space is gorgeous isn't it!! Great eye.

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  12. Those photos are so inspiring. I love the clean fresh feel of it all!

    girlavantgarde.com

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    1. Aren't they?! Nicole Marc's space was a good way to kick off 2013!

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  13. Oh how badly these photos make me want to move! What an awesome place to live.

    <3 katherine

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    1. You can add beauty to any space.. I do agree though. This space is absolutely stunning!

      xoxo

      Nike O.

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  14. I am in always so in awe of those who know how to decorate an interior. It's something that perplexes me because I just don't see things the way others do. But it's so inspiring to see how others decorate spaces. It's awesome! I love your theme for the year! <3

    toni

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    1. Thanks Toni! It's just like fashion. You put your home together the same way you would pick out an outfit ;)

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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  15. LOVE all of this decor! so fabulous! cute blog!

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    1. Thanks for the love Natalie!!!!

      xoxo
      Nike O.

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