creating your endless summer home

i'm a fiend for interior decorating and for me the devil is in the details. having just moved kai h.q. and home in less than a year, my husband and i have been on a roll. peter in charge of the big picture while i handle art, furniture and all the little goodies that make a house a home or in this case, an office a bit more like that. it takes time, effort and... more time. when i heard kat gaskin of the salty pineapple made a recent move to toronto, all i could think was "i feel your pain". that being said, upon hearing kat has kai strategically strewn about her home office, i was in heaven. i love having a candle burning on my desk, a diffuser next to my couch. i'm definitely a less is more person, but when you spend so much time at work it's nice to have a homey feel to it.

take a look at how kat designed her new digs!

i want to open my front door and immediately escape to paradise. according to google maps, i live 7,387 km from the pacific ocean. but that doesn't mean i can't create my own tropical oasis right here in toronto, canada. home is where the heart is - or rather, where kai is.
having just moved into my new apartment (#saltypineapplehome) less than 2 months ago, i set my intentions on creating a space inspired by sunshine, salt and sand. the beach is where i feel most at home and i'm on a mission to live an endless summer.
as a creative entrepreneur who runs 2 online businesses (the content planner + the salty pineapple shop) my home is both my office and my sanctuary.
the nightlight candle and room-linen spray make great desk additions - they are my favorites for creating tranquility and focus while i work.
their sweet, but subtle, fragrance transports you to a lush island paradise for a fraction of the cost to fly to tahiti.
it's always "handy" to keep kai's hand cream within reach.
whether it's the dead of canadian winter or i'm shooting flat lays for my business, keeping my hands nourished with rich shea butter and refreshing aloe vera is a must.
the skylight candle and reed diffuser breathe life into any large space. they're the perfect duo to create an intoxicating fragrance that instantly welcomes you after a long day.
your space should be a reflection of who you are, what makes you happy and what brings you peace. it's the only place you can completely unwind and be yourself. gather objects that truly have meaning. purge the ones that don't.
ask yourself how you feel when you simply stand in your kitchen, bedroom or office. the answer should be a happy one.
for me, i want to be engulfed in warm breezes, hear the soothing sound of palm fronds blowing in the wind and be greeted by the smell of exotic flowers after a fresh rain. even if i'm nowhere near the ocean. after all, you can take a girl out of the beach, but you can't take the beach out of the girl.
thank you, kat!


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