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 […]

Bathroom Renovation – Tales From the Ensuite

Goodness, it’s been quite the busy week around here!  There’s been dust flying, hammers banging and yes…a few expletives thrown in for good measure there too.  I mean, it is a construction zone after all!  I am super happy to report, however, that we have made some great progress on our ensuite bathroom renovation. In […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

How To DIY Beadboard Paneling

Looking to add some character to your home? This article explains how you can, with this beautiful beadboard paneling profile. This easy DIY project can make a big impact to the look of your bathroom or hallway in just 5 simple steps.

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 […]

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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.