Here’s A Trend That Everyone Should Follow

You probably can’t believe that I have a blog saying to follow a trend. My regular readers know that I usually recommend to NOT follow the trends, like I do in the Un-trendy List. But this is one trend that’s showing up everywhere this season and it’s really worth following. The trend is…drumroll please…Using Plaids and Tartans. Yes, suddenly the world is going mad for plaids. From…

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Hip Interior Design is Embracing 16th Century Old Dutch Masters

There’s a trend developing in the design world that started last year at hipster flower shops. Well… it didn’t exactly start there. As a matter of fact, it can be traced all the way back to 16th century paintings. Young, hip urbanites are borrowing from the Dutch Masters and embracing this artfully imperfect style. Flower arranging was once considered an ‘old ladies’ past time. Nowadays its all the rage and the…

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Family Reunion Leads to a Guest Room Refresh

There’s nothing like knowing company’s coming to make you want to freshen up your guest room. We’re having a family reunion this weekend and my mother-in-law decided that she wanted to spruce up her bedrooms and add a few little touches to her place. Since it was a rainy morning, I thought I’d head to the shops, make up her beds and then be back and in my gardens by after lunch when…

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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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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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