Category Archives for Décor

January 16th, 2016

Kate Spade Home & Stationary Haul

Kate Spade Home & Stationary Haul | Sara du Jour

If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram for a while, you know all about my love affair with Kate Spade, and things with gold dots. Naturally, so do my friends and family. Which is why when it came time for my birthday and Christmas gift giving, it was a very Kate Spade haul-iday for me – which I couldn’t be more pleased about. (more…)

16. January 2016 by saradujour
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January 4th, 2016

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party | Sara du Jour

In December, I decided I would host a Christmas cocktail party for a few good friends from work. I dressed up, got my apartment holiday-ready, made a playlist of my favourite jazzy covers of Christmas classics (mostly Michael Bublé, Ella Fitzgerald, and She & Him), designed a menu of custom cocktails, and laid out a spread of cheeses, charcuterie, fruit, crackers, and more. { See what I wore here. } (more…)

04. January 2016 by saradujour

December 19th, 2015

Bar Cart Essentials { Home Bar Haul }

Bar Cart Essentials |Sara du Jour

Bar carts seem to be popping up everywhere lately, and if you follow me on Pinterest, you know I’ve had my eye on them for quite a while now. I managed to get my own bar cart ready just in time for holiday entertaining. This project was truly a labour of love, from picking out each item, to planning the design of the cart, and finally, actually building the DIY bar cart itself. I am pleased to say that I now have a bar cart in my apartment, and I can’t wait to share all the details with you.

19. December 2015 by saradujour

December 13th, 2015

Bath & Body Works Holiday Candle Haul

Bath and Body Works Holiday Candle Haul | Sara du Jour

Fall and winter are my favourite seasons for scented candles. I love filling my home with delicious scents that remind me of the holiday season, and this year was no exception. Here’s what I got from Bath and Body Works’ holiday collection of candles. (more…)

13. December 2015 by saradujour

December 10th, 2015

DIY White + Gold Bar Cart (IKEA Hack)

DIY White + Gold Bar Cart (IKEA Hack) | Sara du Jour
Pictured above: Bar Sign | Shelf | Ice Bucket | Gold Tray | Flowers

Bar carts have become very trendy lately, and I’ve been wanting one of my own for quite some time. Though I’m not much of a drinker, I love entertaining and think bar carts make a wonderful piece of home decor, too. Unfortunately, all the bar carts I’d been lusting over were waaaaaay outside my budget. The least expensive one was over a hundred dollars, the most expensive one, close to two thousand. I was just about to give up on my dream of having my own bar cart, until I stumbled upon this lovely DIY tutorial from Sugar & Cloth. (more…)

10. December 2015 by saradujour

December 4th, 2015

DIY Gold Dipped Glass Bottles (IKEA Hack)

DIY Gold Dipped Glass Bottles | Sara du Jour
Want to get that Anthropologie look on an IKEA budget? I have just the thing. With just a little clever DIY-ing and about ten minutes, you can make basic glass bottles or vases look super luxe with this gold-dipped effect. (more…)

04. December 2015 by saradujour

November 17th, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: for the Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: for the Hostess | Sara du Jour

The holidays are coming up sooner than you’d think! Soon it’ll be Christmas, and if, like me, you prefer to shop online for thoughtful, personalized gifts, it’s time to start hunting! I’ll be posting a series of holiday gift guides to help you along. Here’s the first, designed to please the hostess with the mostess in your life. Maybe she’s your mom, maybe she’s your best friend – whoever she is, she always loves the sound of glasses clinking and laughter at her table.  (more…)

17. November 2015 by saradujour
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November 15th, 2014

Kate Spade and Indigo Holiday Haul

Kate Spade and Indigo Holiday Haul | Sara du Jour
I did warn you guys that there was another Kate Spade and Indigo haul coming – and this one’s a big one. At this point, my love affair with all things gold, polka dotted, Kate Spade, or Chapters Indigo is news to nobody, and as luck would have it, Chapters Indigo released a holiday collection that is a collision of all those things. It might as well have been designed for me! (more…)

15. November 2014 by saradujour

August 21st, 2014

Apartment Decor Haul

Apartment Decor Haul - Sara du Jour

Since I showed you guys around my apartment (living room tour | bedroom tour), there have been a few new additions. I thought I’d let you in on some of the beautiful goodies for the home I’ve collected over the past few months.  (more…)

21. August 2014 by saradujour

May 25th, 2014

DIY Gold Sharpie Dot Mugs + Glasses

DIY Gold Sharpie Dot Mugs | Sara du Jour

Last weekend I decided to get crafty. I’d seen DIY Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest and Etsy, so I thought I’d give them a try myself. After looking up a lot of different styles and methods, I combined what I thought were the best bits of each and went to town. They’re beautiful, very easy to do and super affordable! (more…)

25. May 2014 by saradujour

April 20th, 2014

Housewarming Dinner Party


I’ve been dreaming of hosting my own dinner party for quite some time, so when it came time to throw a housewarming for my apartment, I knew just what I wanted to do. Instead of a standing room only-type shindig, I planned a more formal sit-down dinner for a few of my closest friends one Saturday evening. (more…)

20. April 2014 by saradujour

March 28th, 2014

Apartment Tour: Bedroom

Sara du Jour: Bedroom Apartment Tour

Now that you’ve seen my apartment’s living room, let me show you my bedroom! (more…)

28. March 2014 by saradujour
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March 19th, 2014

Apartment Tour: Living Room

Sara du Jour: Living Room Apartment Tour

“I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful.” — Virginia Woolf

This post has been a long time coming, and I greatly appreciate the patience you’ve all had with me. I’ve wanted to show you my new place for ages, but wanted to a) mostly finish decorating, and b) show my closest friends in person first. Keeping it off the blog until now has been a major exercise in restraint, believe me. (more…)

19. March 2014 by saradujour

January 29th, 2014

D.I.WHYYY and 50 Shades of White


This isn’t a proper post. More of a teaser for what’s to come.

Today I spent about nine hours painting non-stop. 12 hours if you count running around town getting supplies. Why? Because the painter I hired to paint my new apartment completely stood me up. (more…)

29. January 2014 by saradujour
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January 24th, 2014

Apartment Inspiration!


I like so many different styles of interior decor that I’m kind of panicking about having to settle on just one for my apartment. (more…)

24. January 2014 by saradujour
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