cobistyle products

cobi’s home office - take 2

Some of you may remember the story I did about my home office back in 2009 when I was working out of our little studio in the backyard. Well we changed things up a few years ago and I’m now working inside the house in our kid’s former ‘playroom’ over the garage. It was a space that wasn’t being used much anymore and it’s simply more convenient for my business of product development and design which involves lots of schlepping. Have a look…

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Lots of shelving and nooks and crannies for all my crap - I mean stuff…

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I like to leave things out so I enjoy and don’t forget them, so the open shelving is perfect for me. I call it organized chaos.

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I’ve incorporated a lot of my favourite cobistyle products we’ve had over the years like this lamp and bulletin board…

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Tea is one of my favourite things and so there’s always a tray on the go.

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This old sofa (my grandmothers originally) is loaded up with cobistyle pillows and sometimes used for an afternoon siesta, I must admit.

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This cobistyle chair from Silva Custom Furniture is a great spot to curl up with the many magazines I still purchase and tear inspirational pages from.

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The room has some original drawers that work well for office supplies. As you can see, I’ve never met a shelf or drawer I didn’t like!

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I have the shelves labelled for different products and areas I collect images for, so that when it comes time to work on something, I always have a pile of visuals to get me started.

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See how happy I look working in my home office? Haha…I actually am!

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I’m surrounded by some of my favourite things. I still dream of owning a shop some day, but this will have to do for now.

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I’ve always been influenced by Chinatown and the beauty of the gems that are hidden there…

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There are a couple of closets in the room where I keep my special clothes for dressy events.

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I know I’m lucky to have this space to call my own.

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And I especially feel that way when I make myself a pot of afternoon tea. Thankfully this room had original plumbing and so it was easy to install a simple unit from IKEA that saves me from running down to the kitchen.

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If you want to read more about my office, pick up the Special Organizing issue by Style at Home magazine.

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It’s on newsstands now until mid-October.

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I’m thinking it’s good motivation to keep my office organized so they don’t make a liar out of me!

blue and white porch cobistyle

We had some fun styling this little city front porch with blue and white cobistyle accessories. So classic and fresh!

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This bamboo and canvas folding director’s chair and ceramic garden stool are just as at home inside as out.

And the white metal and glass drum table has an airy, summery look as do the grass wrapped tumblers and white teapot.

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I love the mix of blue and white pillows against the fresh white woodwork.

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The warmth of brass touches like this three-piece appetizer set is the perfect foil for the cool blue and white palette.

These brass and glass hurricanes are gorgeous - dressy and dramatic - one of my favourite items this season. They come in two sizes and would be stunning on a dining room table.

We couldn’t decide if we liked the little touch of pink from the floral napkin rings or not. You be the judge:

They do liven things up with their feminine flounces.

Either way, it’s fun to play on the porch and hopefully invite a neighbour over for a spot of tea and little chinwag.

plum pizzaz punches up a porch!

Here’s a pretty little grouping of cobistyle to brighten up your living room or porch this Spring!

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This trio of coloured glass bottles looks just as good empty as they do with one large leaf or flower stem in them.

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The pinks, plums and purple shades of the fabrics compliment each other without looking too matched.

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And the patterns coordinate beautifully with the large geometric acting as a striking contrast to the pretty floral.

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Throw in a light cotton throw with a coloured background and the combination only gets more interesting.

cobistyle decorative accessories are available at better decor boutiques across Canada. If you’re looking for something in particular, let me know and we’ll try to track it down in your area.

White Iron Drum Table 20” x 18” $300.00

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Fuchsia Cut-Velvet Geometric Pillow “20 x 20” $70.00 (also in 14” x 20”)

Floral Chintz Bird Pillow 22” x 22” $85.00

Hand-Stitched Floral Quilt in Grey 49” x 59” $100.00

Vases sold separately $55.00, $60.00, $65.00