Frames aren’t just for photos – Part 1

When you find a frame that you like, the first thing that you think to put in it is a photo. There are so many different things that are right at your fingertips (or very inexpensive and available). When I decorated my house I specifically chose NOT to have a collage of just photos.  I wanted…

Westridge Cabinets Showroom Reveal

It was worth the wait! Last night we finally got to see all the hard work our friends at Westridge Cabinets have been doing to get their new showroom ready for clients! A quick drive north on Deerfoot to their new location and we were in for a treat with great new displays and yummy…

Design Home App

I may have developed a slight addiction to an app that I came across a few weeks ago!   This is a live app that is available to download for free (yes it’s actually free!) & gives any interior designer or budding designer the opportunity to design a room to “client” specification with furniture and…

Traditional Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day has been a tradition across the globe for years and although different countries celebrate it at different times, everyone asks the same question.  What should I give my Mom for Mother’s Day? I’m pretty lucky.  My Mom loves flowers, so if all else fails, that’s a pretty safe bet.  My siblings and I…

Fabric done 3 ways

Just one piece of fabric can be set in different ways – each giving a completely different look.

Spring Cleaning Check List

With summer around the corner (yes, really!), this is the perfect time to clean up the messes that winter left behind and repair any damages.  Most aren’t huge fans of household maintenance but any property requires regular cleaning and care to keep you safe and comfortable. Here is a check list to help you get going:…

Easter Decorations – It’s not too late!

Every year it feels like Easter pops up out of nowhere…even though it seems Easter candy gets put on the shelves February 15th.  But of course, Easter decorating is often left to the last minute.  Fear not – if you are planning to host an Easter meal or festive get-together here are a few ideas…

Get into Spring!

Step One: Clear it out! The first step is to get rid of the clutter and do a big spring clean. I know there are a few of you that have your holiday decorations still out; and those bulky blankets for getting cozy can now be put away for another year. I suggest tackling this…

Patio Perfection

I fell in love with these patios tables in our showroom the other day, and ever since then have been dreaming about sitting in front of it getting toasty with a glass of wine. This Patio Flame table is perfect for our cooler night climate.  It’s the perfect way to sit on the patio without…

Design Mistakes to Avoid: Poor Lighting

Poor Lighting Bad lighting in your home can affect the mood dramatically when someone walks in – and more importantly when you walk in. Dimly lit rooms are most common in older homes, and simply adding lamps with the correct bulb type can help a room become more inviting. In newer homes, the issue of…

Ventilation Buying Tips

Why do you need a range hood? Cooking emanates unwanted and unhealthy heat, odours, gases, grease, steam and smoke. A kitchen range hood is a fan with an enclosure designed to capture and vent these unwanted pollutants. The range hood’s internal fan effectively captures the rising column of air directly over the cooking surface and…