Why September is really the Start of the New Year

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Well I don’t know about you, but to me September has always been the start of the new year. Back to school, back to routine, back to order.

We had a great summer and I was sorry to see it end. Our family enjoys every minute of being outside, late bedtimes, morning swims and bonfires until the wee hours.

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This summer included a pig roast with our neighbour, a week visit from the eldest son’s friend, baking lessons, two trips to Toronto (unfortunately not me), antiquing, fishing, a bake sale and time just chilling.

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Now it’s time to embrace structure and routine. It’s probably not a bad thing. And this is why for so many of us, September is the start of the new year. Kids are back in school, lessons and courses have started up, we live by our calendars and the days have a controlled feel to them.

And by the amount of calls we get towards the end of August wanting to set up September appointments, I know that lots of you too think of September as a fresh beginning.

We’ve just finished up a remodel of a family home and have spent the last few days doing the final styling. Here’s a few pictures of the styling process. It starts off messy and then it all comes together.

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Stay tuned for more pics of our finished projects. And if your summer was filled with outdoor fun and you missed reading some of our blogs, here’s a visual list with links.

One of our popular posts was on a new gift store we found in Grand Marias. See why this is a favourite day trip from Thunder Bay, ON.

Upstate MN gift shop in grand marais minnesota

Gift Store Teaches Lesson About Subtlety in Decor

The blog on these historic cottages was one of our all time most popular posts. Silver Islet has a fascinating mining history and is now home to well loved cottages.

Cottages Brimming With History

Cottages Brimming With History

If you’re like me and want to squeeze out the last few outdoor days, this blog gives some quick and easy tips to extend the life of your patio.

rustic lanterns are perfect for transitional season decor

End of Summer Outdoor Ideas

There’s something universally appealing about flowers and the Dutch Masters of the 16th Century captured their beauty perfectly.

Hip Interior Design is Embracing Dutch Masters

Hip Interior Design is Embracing Dutch Masters

See the updates to this twin guest room. We love how a touch of Canadiana is worked in, yet it doesn’t look too theme-like.

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

Before and After: Twin Bedroom Gets an Update

If you’re a fabric lover, then you must take a look at these stunning fabrics by Schumacher and see why they show up in movies, the White House and in the homes of celebrities.

Schumacher Fabrics Will Bring your Home to the Next Level

Schumacher Fabrics Will Bring your Home to the Next Level

So Happy September New Year to everyone.

If you’re thinking of doing a renovation, call us first for a consultation. Getting some advice from a professional BEFORE you start saves a lot of trouble after.





Karen Fron Interior Design is a Calgary based design firm. We believe that a well functioning and beautiful home makes life better. It's not about how much you have, it's about using what you have to create beauty.


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