subway tiles

10 Stylish Backsplash Ideas with Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are a design classic.  I’m pretty sure that practically every interior designer out there has installed them somewhere at some point.  And why not?  Subway tiles are a super simple, often inexpensive way to finish off almost any space in your home.  Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms…they all have great potential for subway tile […]

shower niche

Bathroom Shower Niche Design

For most of us lucky enough to have an ensuite bathroom, we long for them to be relaxing, restful sanctuaries.  They are the space in our homes where we start and end our day, so they need to be functional as well as beautiful.  When we were redesigning our ensuite prior to beginning our renovation, […]

pantry design

10 Great Pantry Design Ideas

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and with good reason.  We spend a lot of time in our kitchens cooking, prepping and entertaining.  During our kitchen renovation planning, we really wanted to improve the function of our kitchen for our family.  We added things like a large built-in table […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.