Design Tip : Hanging Kitchen Lights

Hanging pendant lights or chandeliers at the proper height can dramatically affect the way your room feels overall. Hanging lights too high shines a downcast light and makes everyone sitting in that space feeling drab! Having the lights at a proper height can illuminate your guests and surroundings, leaving everything feeling cozy and looking their…

How to style shelves

1. Repeat your items. If you’ve got a white frame on one shelf, add a white vase on another. Being consistent with a few of your items is visually appealing and makes it easy to look at without being too overwhelming. 2. Mix up your items. You don’t need to have all books and photos….

Fabrics 3 ways

Mixing patterns seems to be a stumbling block for a lot of people re-decorating their homes. Either they are nervous and keep it safe and simple or add too many patterns that aren’t the correct proportion and textures. The truth is, there really isn’t a definite rule, and a good designer or brave person will…

Renovation Do’s and Don’ts

We’ve all heard more renovation horror stories then we’ve heard happy endings. It doesn’t have to end terrible. The important thing is to get educated on the process. I often warn clients going into a renovation of any scale can be tough on you mentally and physically. Even with all the preparation in the world,…

DIY Plant Terrarium

Plant terrariums are the prettiest, low maintenance way of adding a bit of greenery to a space without taking up a ton of space. This idea is great if you live in a small condo, are new to plants or even if you want to add a little décor in an empty space. You can…

Opening up!

When one of my favourite clients/friends came to me and was ready to tackle a small living room furniture re-fresh, I decided it was time to have a serious talk about the direction of their overall home. They bought a fantastic 4-level split 8 years ago and have been plugging away at projects around the…

Dekton….the next big thing!

Dekton by Cosentino could just be the next big thing in surface materials. Its large format slabs measuring 56″ x 126″ and availability in several thicknesses makes it so versatile it can be use in any room in the house….and even outside the house as it is rated for outdoor use as well. As of…

My Favourite Grey

Picking the perfect grey paint color for your home can be seriously overwhelming. Especially when there are so many considerations like light sun exposure, lighting, flooring, furniture, etc. Several grey’s will have a blue base to them and appear on the cooler side, and unless you have the perfect sun exposure, your room will give…

Cozy Deck

Our summers in Canada don’t last as long as we all would like, but it’s easy to create a warm and comfortable outdoor space with these few simple ideas: Lots of blankets-whether it’s just for your toes or wrapping your entire body, blankets will help keep you warm and make summer nights last longer out on your deck. Patio…