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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Why You Need to Visit this European Store at Christmas

If you’re looking for a store that is part home decor, part delicatessen, part German bakery, full of beautiful household items and every December, filled with authentic Christmas ornaments, then you’ve got to visit Calgary’s Edelweiss Imports. Located in the heart of northwest Calgary, visiting Edelweiss is like taking a mini trip to a European village. We heard about this wonderful store from our neighbour Vicki, who…

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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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