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How to Pick Exterior Paint Colours

It’s spring and that means it’s exterior painting time. In Calgary, the majority of our homes are painted stucco. Just like the inside of a home, exteriors need to be freshened up. They start to show their age and colour palettes change. It’s not hard to drive through a neighbourhood and know when the homes were built just by the exterior colours. In one community, where…

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These are the Best Sofa Styles to Suit any Living Room

Roll arm, track arm, bench seating, turned leg or straight leg…with so many choices, it’s hard to know which sofa to purchase. Considering a sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments, it really does pay to invest in a classic design and buy the best quality you can afford. Quality is where it’s at…and if you read our blog regularly, you know we’re big followers of the Less But Better…

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Use Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers to Create a Happy Home

April Showers bring May flowers…As soon as the calendar flips to April, I start thinking about flowers and gardening and everything green and pretty. And this year Calgary has been having such beautiful weather that things are starting to grow. On my walk in Fishcreek Park today I actually saw buds. Yay – Spring is on the way.  I’m a huge fan of florals. Maybe it’s…

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Fireplace Renovation adds a Modern Touch to a Dated Family Room

Having a fireplace in a room creates an instant focal point. But what happens if it’s the wrong kind of focal point? We were called to help with this family room. The owners liked having a fireplace but always felt it was too heavy. Having big black speakers on the top of the built-ins didn’t help either. The Original Fireplace If you look closely at the…

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