Beauty is as Beauty Does

Kitchen Design After

  Sometime bad kitchens happen to good people.  It’s an all too common, sad but true, fact. Such was the case for my clients.  They longed for simple things - cabinets that matched, floor tiles that actually looked clean when they were, maybe a bit more cooking space - nothing lofty.   The original, white melamine … [Read more...]

From Square to Groovy Baby

Master Bath Renovation

  Have you added HomeTalk to your list of time sucking addictive websites for all things Home?  Go spend some time over there, it’s full of inspiring and creative ideas – you can find me here.   Waaay back in April I mentioned an upcoming client project - a master bath renovation - and promised ‘Before’ pictures that would blow … [Read more...]

Elevating the Ordinary

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[facebooksimplelike] Do you have a china cabinet full of items that almost never actually get used? A cupboard with crystal from your wedding that’s maybe pulled out at Christmas dinner? These are my favorite places to raid in homes I’m helping prepare to sell. Using these pieces in an unexpected place or way is Elevating the … [Read more...]

Bathroom MakeOver

DIY Crates Project

  I recently had a very special client with a vision for re-designing 2 bedrooms in her home; one was to be an actual bedroom, the other a TV room/lounge area.   Her wish was to create spaces that felt sort of 'cottage-y’ -  pretty & fresh, with a Cape Cod vibe.  She holds very special memories of summers there as a child, and wanted to … [Read more...]

Ladders & Ottomans, Oh My.

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[facebooksimplelike] Last week I told you about the old ladder turned blanket rack that I was going to be working on....I scored the old ladder on Kijiji.   I sanded off the ugly brown paint (well, most of it.  I tend to lose interest in these steps quickly). Then I just brushed on some very watered down white paint and wiped it off... It’s … [Read more...]

Brilliance

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Do you Pin?  I'm completely hooked....it's like having bookmarks all over the Internet.  I'm always inspired there, and I love the quick exposure to peoples pure brilliance.  You know, the things that make you wish you'd thought of that.  The things that are so simple, yet so very clever - and that somehow make your life So. Much. Better. Like … [Read more...]