Who is Wu and McHugh?

There’s a new store in town and I can’t wait to tell you about it. I found it first on Instagram where I saw the most beautiful photos of Chinese antique furniture and decor. The photos on Instagram showed pieces that weren’t in pristine restored condition. Many had been repaired and rejigged. These were pieces that had a beautiful patina and were worn in all the right places….

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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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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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5 Chairs that Changed the Design World

Some weeks are crazier then others. This past week we’ve done styling for two photo shoots, met with 2 new clients and continued working on the kitchen job as well as the dental office, plus attended a custom furniture seminar. I’m not complaining about being busy, not one bit. But something had to give…and this week it was the blog. So….I hauled out one of my…

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West Elm Grand Opening Party…We Share Our Pics

  Our last blog was all about West Elm and their new store in Calgary which officially opened this morning at 10:00. Last night was the Grand Opening Party and Taegan, one of our team members, had the pleasure of attending the event. Both Debbie and I were out of town, so we were really glad that Taegan snapped all these great pics. It seems that Mount Royal Village…

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A Visual Design Lesson…What’s good and what’s not

It’s so nice to come home. We live in Calgary now, and while I do love my adopted city, nothing beats the feeling of coming home for a visit. Every summer we make our way to Thunder Bay and get our fill of  Lake Superior, persians, Bay Street and Chippewa Park Melodrama. I love driving in this city because everything is so close. And I laugh when…

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