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...]

Oh Just Spray Paint It…..

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  [facebooksimplelike] If you’re immersed in the world of design/decorating blogs, an avid DIY-er, an obsessive Pinner, (or all of the above) it's easy to forget that not everyone is. Quite often during Consultations, I will recommend a re-purposing of certain pieces - new area, new use, some altering, and of course, painting or spray … [Read more...]

Oversize Dining Room Lantern

Lantern Fixture

[facebooksimplelike] Our love affair began in a parking lot. Not the most romantic of beginnings, seedy & cheap almost. Fitting, because I could see she had 'A Past' - sitting there in all her brassy boldness. But it was like a magnetic energy that pulled us together.  You know that feeling when all your nerve endings go on high alert and … [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...]

Updates, Thoughts, Kijiji….and some crying

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[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...]

Vanity, Serendipity, & Anaglypta

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[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...]

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...]

A Lighting PSA

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  One of the things I address so frequently when I’m assisting Home Owners to ready their home to sell is LIGHTING.  Part of the ‘art’ of Home Staging is knowing how & where to make high impact changes and improvements affordably and relatively easily. Lighting impacts every aspect of a space – let's face it, it doesn’t matter how … [Read more...]

New (ish) Night Stands

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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...]

Pinspiration in Action

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  So with Pinterest being the greatest time sucker inspiration zone ever, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve actually DONE some of the things that I've "pinned"!  Here’s the low down on those projects.  Fabric wrapped panels – I’ve been using these for years for Home Staging.  A couple Pinterest links recommend wrapping fabric around plywood, … [Read more...]