Day Trip to the Countryside to Choose Exterior Selections

Last week Debbie and I went on a day trip and had an amazing time. No it wasn’t the shopping-dining-sightseeing kind of trip you might expect. It was a drive out of Calgary to the beautiful Alberta countryside. We were going to view the progress of our client’s new home. Alberta doesn’t get called ‘Big Sky Country’ for nothing. For the entire two hour drive, there wasn’t a moment that…

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See this Design Solution for a Family Room

It’s always interesting when we get calls because a house doesn’t feel right anymore. The colours and finishes are dated and the homeowners need help to ‘make it pretty’. We certainly can do that, but we believe good design is more then looking beautiful. A space has to function well and solve problems. That’s why understanding the way our clients live is so important to us. When…

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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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How to Save Money by Hiring a Designer to Pick Your Colours

  Sometimes I think people just assume any grey or beige will be a good neutral. They go into a paint store, grab a few minuscule paint samples, bring them home, hold them up and pick their colour. Easy Peasy all set…Except it’s not. I’m not saying that somebody somewhere doesn’t get the colour right. Somebody somewhere wins the lottery too. But it’s not most people. Colour is…

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