perfect grey

How to Pick the Perfect Grey

Grey has already been around as the new go-to neutral for a few years.  Its contemporary feel and neutral tone has made it a popular choice for many people.  It’s basically become the new beige for a lot of homeowners.  But there are literally hundreds of shades to choose from along the way to your […]

Light Colour Temperature

Choose the Right Light Colour Temperature

I was reminded again this week of how much of a difference lighting can make.  Now many people assume that to mean how much lighting you have in a room, the layering and location of the lighting.  While all of that is important, that’s a whole other discussion for another day.  What I’m actually referring […]

renovation guide

Renovation Planning Guide

Designing or redesigning your space should be fun and exciting.  It’s a chance to make improvements, fix deficiencies and stamp your space with your personal style.  Unfortunately for many of us, renovations usually become more stressful than exciting.  Even the smallest project, if poorly planned, can abruptly change from exciting to demanding to overwhelming.  What we need is a renovation planning guide to help keep things in check and on track.  Not only can your budget quickly disappear, but so can your motivation to finish the project.

Wood Floor Tiles – A Great Flooring Solution

I am happy to report that we have made some good progress this week!  We’ve been busy little bees, sourcing lighting, flooring and other home decor goodies.  Slowly but surely, we are pulling together the final details for our rapidly approaching bathroom renovation.  As I spent time researching for this phase of our reno, I […]

IKEA decor

10 Most Popular IKEA Decor Products

Who out there doesn’t love Ikea?  Its super affordable, easy home decor and simple storage solutions are pretty commonly found in most of our homes.  Let’s be honest, who hasn’t had something from Ikea in their home at some point in their life since college?  Interior designers and homeowners alike, love IKEA decor. Admittedly I […]

reasons to renovate

15 Reasons To Renovate Your Home

Love it or list it?  How many of us have asked that very question about our home?  I know we have many times over the years.  We went through a spell just a couple of years ago, when we really felt the push to move.  We even went so far as to list our house […]

girls bedroom decor

Girl’s bedroom decor DIY

Hello fellow design lovers!  Despite my best intentions, back to school this year has been CRAZY!  Between work, sports, lessons, parent-teacher conferences…it’s hard to find time for anything else.  My personal short term design goal for the fall was to redecorate my daughter’s bedroom.  It was supposed to be a quick, easy project to update […]

kitchen organization ideas

16 Amazing Kitchen Organization Ideas

The dreaded drop zone.  We all have one, let’s be honest.  I don’t mean by your front entrance, where you temporarily set things down as you’re coming in the door.  I mean in your house.  That spot…or spots…where good organization intentions come to die.  It’s that place you set things down and think “It’s just […]

fall decor ideas

Fall Decor Ideas and Easy DIY

Admittedly, I am a bit late to the fall decor party.  I’m not one to usually get caught up in the trappings of seasonal decorating…except at Christmas cause Christmas is awesome!  I generally prefer things to be neat and tidy and streamlined…pretty much all the time.  I don’t like all the clutter that seasonal decor […]

fireplace design

Top Fireplace Design Ideas

Hello fellow design lovers!  Outside my window today there is some winter-like weather raging.  It is cold and miserable and windy…summer is definitely over for this year.  I, however, am hunkered down inside, staying cozy and warm with the fireplace blazing.  Watching the lovely dancing flames got me to thinking about fireplaces, fireplace designs and […]