Deciding what to hang and where, how to balance the spaces with the art work, etc. can be fun but its placement is often a struggle for us and it can really make or break a space! I say placement because not all art work has to be hung. Pieces of art leaning against the wall whether on a mantel, shelf or even the floor adds a casual, informal vibe to a space and brings an element of the unexpected to the room. Read on for tips to ensure your artwork is well placed and complements your rooms.Read More
Decor accessorizing is one of my fave things about interior design and decor; it’s like a treasure hunt and I do like a good bargain, as well as the fun and challenge of using items for purposes other than their intended use. This week I share tips for accessorizing as the final touch to updating and refreshing your spaces. Read on for guidance!Read More
This week I share simple steps for creating a colour palette for the space or spaces you want to update that extends beyond the paint colour.Read More
I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Interior Design Show in Toronto, Canada – this is one of the not to be missed shows for designers and decorators from around the world. A wide range of product companies descend on Toronto to showcase new products and discuss trends and new developments. While I strolled the trade floor and chatted with the company reps, I noticed a number of trends that will be informing design and decor in the coming months and years ahead. I want to share these trends to inspire you as you contemplate spring updates to your abode. Read on!Read More
Perhaps it may not feel like it but Spring will arrive soon and when it does, we want to throw open the windows to the fresh air, embrace the longer days and refresh and update our homes. Many of you may have painting on your list of spring updates and it truly is an economical and relatively easy way to update and refresh your homes. The following info will help you plan for and make decisions about the type of paint you need and what works best in each room in your home. Read on for time saving tips!Read More
I know you are often looking for ways to update and refresh your spaces but feel decor updates will be expensive or you’re overwhelmed by the prospect of starting a project. This week I am sharing 3 decor updates that you can complete this weekend – yes, you can finish 1 but all 3 are possible, trust me - without breaking the bank. Read on for tips and motivation.Read More
At this time of year, we often look forward to calmer, clearer spaces in our homes. Read on for simple ideas and suggestions for transitional decor.Read More
This week I share 5 easy steps for decorating your Christmas mantel; if you don’t have a mantel, this approach works well for a coffee or sofa table display, or the top of a hutch or sideboard as well.Read More
I have been very fortunate this summer to have escaped not once but twice to cottages. Nothing like a change of scenery and pace to make you truly appreciate down time and summer!
The cottages we rented were beautiful and well equipped which made our stays comfortable, with lots of seating areas perfect for a calm cuppa in the a.m. or a peaceful sip of something delish late in the afternoon. The serenity is addictive and it’s always so hard to leave these places!Read More
The talent and creativity of people never ceases to amaze and impress me and stay tuned for June’s guest blog post that will be out next Wednesday – I am totally IN LOVE with my guest’s creations!!!Read More
While we are anxious to spend as much time as possible outdoors we still want the inside of our homes to look stylish but desire decor that is simple and easy to maintain.Read More
I know a number of you plan to paint and it truly is a quick, economical and relatively easy way to update and refresh your homes.
I say relatively easy as a trip to the local home improvement store for paint can mean you are faced with A LOT of questions and decisions. The first involves the type of finish you want: matte, eggshell or semi-gloss? Next is the type of paint: alkyd, latex, oil? Read on for time saving tips.Read More
I love this time of year when we transition to spring decor. With a few simple and easy changes to your rooms, you can have a fresh new look that will take you well into the next season. Read on for some ideas and tips for updating and refreshing your rooms.Read More
Not sure if it was the weather or the time of year when we’ve been indoors A LOT and look around our homes and think, “Yep! It’s looking tired, time for an update.” Whatever the reason, they got me motivated and energized to make some small updates to my home too.Read More
When refreshing the décor in our homes a new paint colour is one of the easiest and most economical but can also be one of the most challenging and confusing decisions to make. To pull a look together the right tone, shade and hue can make all the difference. I know you are already overwhelmed but read on!Read More
While it is far too early to decorate for spring which is a loooong way off for those of us surviving the cold, snowy winter in the northern hemisphere, what can we do to decorate for the winter season now that the holidays are behind us?Read More
If you are short on time or inspiration, one of the quickest and easiest ways to bring a festive touch to your home is with the use of natural elements.Read More
We all have those awkward corners and spaces in our home, those areas that cry out for a touch of decor and style. It can be challenging to know just what to tuck into these spaces – I know I have a couple that have challenged me! For one of those corners I have a distressed ‘sap’ bucket that I use for faux stems that I update for each season and celebration.Read More
Starting an update to any area of my home is typically triggered by a change of seasons or special occasion, i.e. Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Sometimes it’s a special occasion called boredom that is the incentive and a new look is necessary to highlight a favourite item that has been out of sight for too long or you want to play “interior designer”.Read More
Our current abode has lots of cabinets and the storage space is awesome. However, the cabinets throughout the house are clear oak (a bit dated for my taste!).
I recently updated the master bedroom and ensuite. The ensuite is perfectly fine in terms of layout and functionality but the cabinetry? Had to change!Read More