easy storage ideas to contain clutter

Real Life Storage Solutions

Do you find you spend much of your day dealing with clutter and the every day stuff that accumulates? Things like shoes, coats, backpacks, lunch bags, mail, magazines, random pieces of paper…and on and on and on… It’s this part of growing up that nobody told us we were signing up for: the endless tidying. The trying to find places for everything and get everyone on…

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Twin bedroom with brass headboards, wall mounted reading lights and that quintessential Canadian decor item, the Hudson Bay Blanket

Before & After: Twin Bedroom Gets an Update With a Nod to Canada

We hope everyone had a wonderful Canada Day spending time with family and friends while enjoying the great outdoors. Canada Day is one of my favourite holidays. We’re proud to be Canadian and we’re not afraid to let our love show. When we were called in to makeover this guest bedroom, we thought it was the perfect space to get some Canada going. Our clients were still living in the family…

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A young Mick Jagger Stand s in front of queen of spain Wallpaper (schumacher) in the 1960's and a recent dining room done in the same paper

Bring your Home to the Next Level with Schumacher Fabrics

What do Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy, Vivian Leigh and Frank Lloyd Wright all have in common? If you guessed that they’ve all decorated with Schumacher wallpapers and fabrics, you’re right! The Schumacher line is known for their cutting edge ways and we consider them ‘classic –  with a twist’. When starting a project for a new client, we always look to Schumacher first. Their use of…

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Newly renovated foyer looks stunning with marble floors, crimone bolts, antique wardrobe, antique persian rug and a touch of black

See How a Dash of Black will add Drama to Your Home

Shhhh it’s a secret. This week we’re sharing our favourite design trick. This is probably the least known design trick of them all, but this one really works and it’s super doable. Curious yet? Here it is. Every room should  incorporate a dash of black. See how easy it is. It doesn’t matter if your style is modern, contemporary, farmhouse or minimalist, every room needs some black. And…

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Antique French sideboard for sale at Uniquities in Calgary

Architectural Salvage adds a Piece of History to any Home

If you haven’t been to Uniquities Architectural Antiques on Alyth Road in Calgary, you’re missing a walk through history. Julia and Doug Shantz have created a store that supplies antique building materials, architectural antiques,  lighting, vintage furniture and some really cool eccentricities.  Originally from Wales, Julia grew up in older homes and was very familiar with salvage yards. She emigrated to Canada in 1983, and eleven…

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Feature Walls are Trending and Here’s How to Do It Right

Do you have a feature wall in your home? If you don’t, you’re missing one of the easiest ways to add some life to a room. When most people think about a feature wall, they think about a wall painted differently from the others. That’s one way to create a feature wall, but not the only one. Wallpaper, wood, stone and or even a gallery wall, will add interest and…

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