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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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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New This Week: Cottages Brimming with History

It always fascinates me how our country’s buildings differ based on geographical location. Think sod houses, log homes, and the strikingly bright colourful facades of Newfoundland and Labrador. Canadians are resourceful people and we use what’s available to build with and to decorate with. A recent trip to Silver Islet, Ontario, showcased some beautiful decorating done with wood and rocks. The majestic scenery of Lake Superior provides a stunning back drop for…

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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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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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Use Floral Fabrics and Wallpapers to Create a Happy Home

April Showers bring May flowers…As soon as the calendar flips to April, I start thinking about flowers and gardening and everything green and pretty. And this year Calgary has been having such beautiful weather that things are starting to grow. On my walk in Fishcreek Park today I actually saw buds. Yay – Spring is on the way.  I’m a huge fan of florals. Maybe it’s…

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