The holidays will be here before you know it, so now is the time to get a head start on your shopping. We have complied our annual Gift Guide to take the guesswork out of giving really great and meaningful presents.
When it comes to finding that special something for the people you care about, we know that quality is an important consideration. We are proud to carry brands that deliver on both incredible style and innovative design. Avoid the hectic stores and shop from the comfort of home with Modern Karibou.
The countdown it on. There are only five days left to save 20% off of our incredible Gus* Modern upholstered furniture items during the Gus* Modern Summer Sale. Form and function are perfectly married and result in these incredible pieces. We love that they are designed right here in Canada. Hurry! Beds, sofas, upholstered chairs & ottomans are only on sale until August 17th.
Having the day off on the third Monday in February is a wonderful idea. Busy people can take time out of their schedules to be with those that are nearest and dearest. Perhaps the idea of having to set aside a day to spend with your family may seem unnecessary, but it is amazing how hard it can be to find time to just enjoy each other's company.
In honour of Family Day we have decided to showcase some rooms that are well-deisgned, yet allow the entire to family to congregate and relax together. These spaces prove that living with kids and having a refined space can coexist in harmony. After all, as much as our homes showcase our great taste, they are primarily a place for living.
This kitchen is completely on trend with a black faucet and lacquered surfaces, yet the area rug would be a wonderful place for a toddler to hang out while mom and dad are making dinner.
The modern sofa and coffee table in this living room are well-designed, but there is nothing too precious for kids. A mix of throw pillows makes the space seem more casual and fun.
One would hardly notice that this dining room is perfect for accommodating even the tiniest of family members. The adjustable highchair blends in seamlessly with the eclectic mix of modern dining chairs.
The open floor plan in this room offers something for everybody. People can cook and chat in the kitchen, while others work on homework at the table and lounge on the sofa.
Although this living room may not have been designed around family living, we think it is an ideal space for everyone. The super soft carpet, low profile table and cuddle-worthly seating make it a great room.
A spa bathroom is the kind of place to spend long afternoons. Wood, white and windows seems to be the foolproof equation for a great space, but consider using black or greys as well. Here is our most serene round up yet.
Modern Karibou has the solution to your gift-giving dilemma. Your mom is unique and knows what she likes. Isn't it time you got her something that she is sure to love? Start by considering her hobbies.
Does your mom spend hours in the garden? A modern watering can, a bird feeder, or a flexible plant container will put a smile on her face. Is she happiest curled up with a great book? A magazine stand, cozy blanket, and an adorable throw pillow will exceed her expectations. Our gift guide has got it all.
Flowers are sweet, but your personal gift will surely show your mom how much you care. Shop online anytime from anywhere. Modern Karibou can help you honour the lady that has always been there for you.
Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 11th. Get your mom the gift she deserves!
Are you getting tired of a winter that never seems to want to let up? Head south! Sunny Puerto Vallarta is the perfect spot for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. You won’t need much more than a swimsuit, some sunscreen, a few outfits that can transition from day to night, and some shades. Get packing…
PV, as locals know it, has so much to offer. This charming part of Mexico is notorious for glorious beaches, verdant mountains, and an abundance of coastline. If the natural beauty isn’t enough to tempt you, then the world-class restaurants, outstanding accommodations and upscale shopping will.
Puerto Vallarta is a charming, historical city with modern amenities. Charter a sailboat for a day of snorkeling and whale watching, enjoy a sunset walk down the Malecón promenade, and spend your evening enjoying some of PV’s vibrant nightlife. The Wednesday night 'Art Walk' allows you to peruse the local galleries while sipping on a glass of wine.
The weekends are a great time to browse the farmer’s markets where you can pick up unique gifts and sample delicious food. The ocean side ‘Mercado Del Mar’ market is a bit of a drive but has tons of vendors and is the place for fresh seafood. A day trip to the nearby surf town of Sayulita is highly recommended. Walk the vibrant streets and grab a margarita for the ideal laid back afternoon.
There is no reason to stay in Nuevo Vallarta, the new part of town. Instead opt for a hotel or rented apartment in the ‘South Side’ or ‘Zona Romantica’. For an upscale dinner in a perfect setting try the contemporary Blanca Blue with its impressive wine selection and breathtaking views. Hacienda San Angel is a must for a sunset meal. A full mariachi band will serenade you as you enjoy the historic property, look out at the ocean, and take in a view of the mountainside. ¡Buen viaje!
It’s that time of year again when Pantone announces the new ‘it’ colour for the annum ahead. Get ready to see Radiant Orchid on fashion runways, in designer homes and on retailer’s shelves. This purple with pink undertones is markedly different from the jewel tone Emerald that ruled in 2013, but don’t be fooled: Radiant Orchid is still a regal color. Purple has long been associated with royalty, power, luxury and creativity.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the choice for 2014 as “a color that encourages us to innovate.” So how can you best incorporate the muted hue into your modern home? Radiant Orchid will easily work with all of the most popular neutrals including grey, white, beige, black, ivory, taupe and even olive. If you appreciate more contrast and bolder design try pairing Radiant Orchid with turquoise, teal, deep greens, and complimentary yellows. Happy decorating in 2014!
The plummeting temperatures have me dreaming of hibernating in my warm, comfortable home for the long winter we are certain to face in Canada. Sure, I could bundle up and brave the cold, but getting cozy and taking a nap sounds so much more appealing.
Recently, on a cold wintry day, I recalled an article that I read earlier this year about nap time in Scandinavia. It was published by the BBC and totally amazed me. In it the authour, Helena Lee, talked about how Swedish parents leave their babies outside to nap in sub-zero temperatures and how effective it is for rest time. Parents cited better health and longer sleeps among the benefits of outdoor napping. With a climate so similar to ours, I wonder if this approach may work for our babies too. Would you give it a try with your child?