Ensuite Bath Renovation

  My clients Cynthia & Keith are thrilled with their ‘new’ bathroom. A few weeks ago I told you all about the details of the choices we made for the finishes in this renovation.  I hope that gave you some insight into the basics of what’s involved in creating a cohesive & amazing space. Now that it’s complete, you can see how those … [Read more...]

Updates, Thoughts, Kijiji….and some crying

[facebooksimplelike] Well, the only thing that’s been going on around here lately is work....that bathroom reno I told you about last week is headed to the finish line, and I’ve been Staging like crazy. And did you ever read my post on Manly Decorating?  Well, that milkshake is bringing the boys to my yard because I’ve had 2 projects decorating … [Read more...]

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS – Buh-Bye 80’s

[facebooksimplelike] My lovely client has 2 bathrooms that are so, so tired. They’ve worked so hard for many, many years, asking so little in return....they’ve been there for kids growing from toddler to teen... it’s where family dogs were bathed.....dramas took place, there was laughter & tears (ok, you get the point). These 2 bathrooms … [Read more...]

Vanity, Serendipity, & Anaglypta

[facebooksimplelike] Welcome to this very tiny space between the Master Bedroom & the EnSuite bath. I’m pretty sure that at some point in history this was a regular closet, the ‘his’ side, because it’s opposite the door to the walk in closet.  Some previous owner probably removed sliding doors and created a vanity/dressing area space. This … [Read more...]

I LOVE Accomplishment

[facebooksimplelike] The planets have definitely aligned lately, The Mister & I have been able to complete quite a few of the quick-ish projects for the Master Bedroom.  I’m walking you through several all in one post, either A) because the Tutorial is very brief, or B) because I followed someone elses … [Read more...]

Halfway

  And what I mean by ‘halfway’, is that I have no completed & gorgeous dressers to show you, accompanied by riveting & informative tutorials. No, I do not, but I am halfway done. So, given the fail on this timeline, I thought we’d just share some time together this week, sorta just hang, look at some pretty, maybe chat about your … [Read more...]

Why yes, That is crazy

  Here's how this particular episode of crazy began.....recall my post about our “New-ish” Night stands necessitating “New-ish” dressers? Leading to round the clock surveillance of Kijiji to find the perfect pieces? Well, we brought the new dressers home Tuesday – it is possible that they are the heaviest dressers ever made in the … [Read more...]

New (ish) Night Stands

We needed night stands. With a king size bed, the night stands needed some heft, some size, some scale.  Not being a fan of the ‘matchy’ bedroom sets, the world was our oyster in selecting bed side tables...it only took about 3-4 weeks of obsessive Kijiji & CraigsList stalking to find these beauties: Finding 2 tables/stands that were at … [Read more...]

Goodbye Christmas…..

F**king glitter & pine needles EV-ERY-WHERE. We un-decorated yesterday.  Not that we had a choice really, because the entire mantle display decided it could offer nothing further and slid to the floor in despair.  THAT was fun.  And then the vacuum died. Of course.  Though if I was the vacuum I would’ve taken a look at all that and committed … [Read more...]

….And Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas….

Even though I do this for a living, I think it’s easy to become overwhelmed with design ideas on how to Holiday Up your house....I follow so many amazing blogs with such talented & creative decorators/DIY-ers, the inspiration is endless. Between my blog pals and Pinterest, it could be noon before I’m even dressed. Don't ever tell anyone … [Read more...]