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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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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Dental Office Gets Modern Update with Fresh Colour, Bold Wallpaper and Cheeky Artwork

Just like homes can use a little refresh now and then, we often get called into commercial spaces to do an update. Furniture gets worn, colours and accessories look dated, and the whole effect just isn’t cutting it. We were called in to breathe some new life into a dental office waiting room. When working on a commercial space, it’s important to understand exactly how a…

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Get your Cowboy On…Stampede Inspired Decor Ideas

  Howdy Partner!!! It’s Stampede Time in Calgary. That means it’s 10 full days of western hospitality. The party has started and everyone is invited. Storefronts are painted and decorated, there’s hundreds of free pancake breakfasts and everyone is decked out in plaid and cowboy hats.  Stampede attracts over 1 million visitors a year and features the world’s largest rodeo. There’s good reason why it’s called the Greatest Outdoor Show…

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10 Things We Are Grateful For

It’s Thanksgiving weekend already. Wow, that crept up quickly. Where did September go?? We’ve had a beautiful Autumn season in Calgary,(except for that wicked snowstorm in what was technically summer), and the weather has been gorgeous. Debbie and I have been working on lots of projects and meeting a lot of new people. As we’ve been driving around Calgary, (she drives, I’m suppose to navigate, but…

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