Righting the Wrongs…

Bathroom Renovation Design 2

  Given my field, I am in A LOT of houses….enough houses to realize that builders in the mid to late 90’s had some seriously bad ideas and taste. Like, seriously weird-ass taste.  And bad judgement. So though I wasn’t shocked at the plethora of WRONG in this bathroom at the initial consult, I was kind of expecting him to pop out … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Design Reveal

Master Bedroom Renovation & Re-Design 2

      If you follow me on Facebook, then you already know there’s a ‘’Reveal” coming.  After 2 months of renovation here & in their Ensuite, this stunning Master Bedroom was completed and given back to my clients.   This project was a pretty major overhaul – you can see here where we started.....when the … [Read more...]

Black Interior Doors

Upper Hall Black Interior Doors

    A couple years ago, the Mister & I ripped all the carpet off the stairs, added new treads, stained them dark walnut, poly’d them (3 coats), and painted the risers white.  The whole hallway was painted (Benjamin Moore) Revere Pewter, one of my all-time favorite neutrals. Every. Single. Spindle. was removed, primed, painted … [Read more...]

That 70′s Bath….

Vanity Room

    My clients live in a beautiful, sprawling bungalow, circa 1978.  The circa ’78 style brings with it many very cool features - vaulted ceilings, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, a gorgeous brick wall in the dining room.  Think Brady Bunch main floor and you’re on the right track. But it also brings circa ’78 … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom MakeOver

Guest Bedroom (2)

  [facebooksimplelike] This is the story of how a dreary & sad guest bedroom (that clearly didn’t even deserve sheets, poor dear) became brilliant and dazzling.  It was actually even drearier than this ‘Before’ pic, because before ‘Before’, it was still Builder Beige with bad carpet.           And now....  New carpet & … [Read more...]

Paint it Black

Foyer After (2)

[facebooksimplelike] When I posted about the treasures we found to decorate our Outdoor Spaces, you may recall my disgrace about the peeling porch paint.  And if publicly humiliating myself is what it takes to motivate me, then so be it. I painted the porch.  SW Black Fox, rolled on 2 coats, took all of 20 minutes. And that led to a fresh coat … [Read more...]

Our Summer Happy – Outdoor Decorating

Backyard Gazebo

[facebooksimplelike] When you only have 5-ish months a year of weather favourable to outdoor living, the goal is to spend as much time outside as possible.  We are so fortunate to have a backyard that lends itself to that.. We have a Cabana area and deck off the back of the house.  Here, we’ve created 3 zones, the bar, a conversation zone, and an … [Read more...]

Summer Happy – Outdoor Decorating Inspiration

Summer Happy

[facebooksimplelike] FINALLY I SAY! I have thawed, the sun is warm and wonderful and the time is here for living outdoors! We’re in the midst of "re-creating" our outdoor spaces a bit, I’ll show you what we’ve been doing around here soon. It involves spray paint, re-purposing, and color....just a few of my very favorite … [Read more...]

Choosing Wall Color

thumbnail--choosing a wall color

Choosing color in your own home really can be daunting and stressful; and unless (like me) you are actually happy about painting frequently, you want to make a choice you’re delighted with.  Some people find choosing color so intimidating that they just don’t choose anything....ever.  A friend of mine, I’ll call her Dawn (you can too, it’s her … [Read more...]

My “Must-Haves”.

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  As a professional Interior Decorator, Home Stager, avid DIY-er, and a compulsive somewhat serial Re-Decorator, there are certain tools that are absolutely crucial in my world.  I thought I'd share some of these with you, so that maybe you can add to your tool belt, or even learn a trick or two to make your life easier. Home Staging is the … [Read more...]