See all the Details That Went into This Kitchen Renovation

Today’s post is all about the planning and custom touches that went into designing the kitchen above. Not only does it look beautiful, it functions perfectly for the homeowners and the way they live. If you missed the blog I wrote with the before and after photos of the kitchen, check it out here. When we design spaces, we approach it by addressing function first. If you’re working…

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You Have to See These Kitchen Before and After Photos to Believe Them

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then I’m going to give you thousands of words about our kitchen renovation that we did this summer. After creating the design concept and doing the cabinet design, we worked very closely with our contractor to create this homeowner’s dream kitchen. The Before Take note of the honey oak cabinets, sunshine ceiling, awkward work space, petite island and…

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The Right Lighting in Your Home Will Actually Make You Feel Better

So often lighting gets ignored when decorating. In our experience, it’s one of the most over-looked design elements. Good lighting is imperative for being able to see and also to create the right mood in a space. We’ve been in many bathrooms that don’t have strong enough lighting to be able to apply makeup or tweeze a brow. Then there’s the problem of staring up into a…

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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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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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