barn baord

10 Unique Uses for Rustic Barn Board

Modern farmhouse decor has become a powerhouse of a design trend over the last couple of years.  Its charming mix of contemporary finishes and rustic warmth really seems to have struck a cord in many of us.  I am drawn over and over again to the mix of natural materials like barn board with crisp […]

barn door

Sliding Barn Doors – 15 Unique Ways to Love Them

One hot design trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, is the sliding barn door.  We just can’t seem to get enough of them!  As this trend’s momentum grows, it is inspiring a greater variation in creative door solutions.  Bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms…the applications for these stylish doors vary almost as much as their […]

Designer Tips for a Frameless Glass Shower

When designing a master bathroom, one of the major features to consider is the shower area.  The options that are available for your shower can vary considerably depending on the available bathroom space, layout and budget.  One of the most enduring and stylish bathroom trends for showers is without a doubt, the frameless glass shower […]

valance diy

How to Build Your Own No-Sew Valance DIY

Sometimes the success of a design is all in the finishing touches.  Something simple like adding window treatments to your windows can really help to finish off your space.  Having window treatments custom made, however, is expensive!  This has motivated me more than once over the years to make my own.  If you choose the […]

ensuite renovation

Ensuite Renovation- Bathroom Design Ideas

When you’re living in the thick of it, renovations sure seem to drag on forever.  The dust, the chaos, the planning…it can be exhausting. It sort of leaves you wondering…will it all be worth it?  Despite all of the constant cleaning and the second guessing, we are seeing some great progress in our ensuite renovation […]

cool grey

10 Best Cool Grey Paint Colours

My love affair with grey continues!  This year, this lovely neutral continues to dominate design schemes and shows no signs of slowing down.  As a result, paint manufacturers continue to pump out more and more grey colour options, further complicating the selection process.  If you’ve visited your local paint store lately, you know there are […]

master bedroom decor

Tips for Transitional Master Bedroom Decor

As we continue to smash and crash our way through the renovation of our ensuite, my mind has started to wander a little.  Being designated official ladder holder and tool passer, gives a girl some time to think, haha.  Thankfully we have the selections for the bathroom well in hand and are making good progress.  […]

herringbone pattern

Herringbone Pattern – 5 Ways to Love it

I love herringbone patterns and apparently I am not alone!  (featured image source: Dorsey Designs) Pinterest has tracked herringbone related saves to be up 131% and is listed on their top 100 trends to try in 2018.  (Check out my previous post on other hot design trends for 2018.)  So what exactly is a herringbone pattern […]

bathroom design trends

Top Bathroom Design Trends for 2018

Between both our bathroom design projects, I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about bathrooms.  I’m finally down to the finishing touches in our main bathroom, hanging artwork and the final decor pieces.  Somehow those always seem to take the longest!  In the main bath, we were going for a clean, modern look with […]

Easy Rustic Bench DIY

This week was a busy one!  Between repeat trips to the tile supplier and running kids back and forth to the hockey rink, there wasn’t time for much else in between.  Thankfully, we are slowly narrowing in on our next set of tile selections needed for our ensuite.  As an added bonus, I can finally […]