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 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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Feature Walls are Trending and Here’s How to Do It Right

Do you have a feature wall in your home? If you don’t, you’re missing one of the easiest ways to add some life to a room. When most people think about a feature wall, they think about a wall painted differently from the others. That’s one way to create a feature wall, but not the only one. Wallpaper, wood, stone and or even a gallery wall, will add interest 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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How to Pick Exterior Paint Colours

It’s spring and that means it’s exterior painting time. In Calgary, the majority of our homes are painted stucco. Just like the inside of a home, exteriors need to be freshened up. They start to show their age and colour palettes change. It’s not hard to drive through a neighbourhood and know when the homes were built just by the exterior colours. In one community, where…

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