SIX TO BLISS: the nancy marcus edition

 Who: Nancy Marcus
Where: Vancouver BC (but i wish she lived in LA with me)
What: Aspiring decorator and supremely stylish writer of Marcus Design blog.

(I totally love this girl. We are definitely speaking the same language)

Hello lovely Decorista readers! I’m thrilled and honored that Ashlina has asked me to be part of her fabulous Six to Bliss series, her blog is a daily must-read for me and I adore her sense of style. Thank you Ashlina for allowing me to share my Six to Bliss!

1. Fabulous readings materials
I gain so much inspiration daily from books, magazines and who can forget, lovely blogs! There is something so magical about sitting down with a glossy new book or magazine; not to mention, stacks of books add personality and interest to any design scheme!

1- image via Lonny mag
2. Shades of grey + anything tufted
I swoon for soft and soothing grey walls. Every wall in my house is a shade of grey. Add to the mix a beautiful tufted piece {or two} and I am in heaven. I always say every room could use a little bit of tufted goodness!
1, 2 – images via Windsor Smith
3. Family & friends
My house would not be a home without my wonderful hubby and my sweet little Pomeranian. My family and friends give me so much support and love I feel like I can do anything! The people in my life are what make it rich and meaningful.
4. Accessories galore
Whether it’s a colorful pillow or a fabulous pair of earrings, accessories in my home and in my wardrobe add that special touch of blissful glam. I’ll always remember these words of wisdom from Ms. Dorothy Draper: “It is just as disastrous to have the wrong accessories in your room as it is to wear sport shoes with an evening dress.” Rule of thumb: when in doubt, put on a long necklace and you’ll instantly take your outfit up a notch!
1 – image via Anna Spiro, 2 – via Lonny mag
5. Artwork
Creativity is so important to me. I love art, and my favorite hobby is to paint. Bold pieces really make a room sing. Being surrounded by images and paintings that I love is the epitome of domestic bliss!
2 – image via Samantha Pynn, 3 – Marcus Design artwork
6. A little indulgence
Who doesn’t have their own form of comfort food?? For me it’s sushi, a delightful cup of tea, and some chocolate chip cookies to seal the deal. My sweet tooth is my weakness, I am a sucker for baked goods!
I hope you enjoyed my six to bliss, it was so much fun creating it. A huge thank you to the beautiful Ashlina for having me!
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  1. I adore Nancy’s blog! adorable puppy and your list is great – so chic! :)

  2. I love Marcus design blog too! Great interview!

  3. seriously? those cookies look amazing..

  4. Nancy is one of my favorite blogging fiends!! This is fantastic!

  5. Tufted grey sofas?! I hear ya! So good. Nancy’s blog is so inspiring so it’s lovely to see her over here, Ashlina!

  6. I kinda- okay, really- love this series.

  7. ADORE!!!
    PS. I have a pomeranian too (name: Boomeranian)!!
    Nan Lawson giveaway over on my blog, come check it out!

  8. Thank you Ashlina!! And thanks to all for your kind words :)
    Nancy xo

  9. I love Nancy’s blog – I’ve been following it since she started blogging, and she just keeps getting better and better!!

    Great list of bliss, especially the tufted grey anything :-)


  10. Ashlina, I love Nancy and her blog, it is a daily read of mine also. She has wonderful taste and a giving heart. I consider her a blogging buddy. So fun to read about her here on your blog,Kathysue

  11. this is such a fun series. it’s always great to get to know other bloggers.

  12. Great list!! Thanks for sharing! I had a lot in common (especially the chocolate chip cookie part)!

  13. Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on
    this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Many thanks!

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