barn door handle

Barn Door Handle Inspirations and Ideas

My design decision for the week…choosing a barn door handle.  Seems simple enough, right?  During our renovation, we’ve hung two new interior barn doors.  One in our living room and one in our master bedroom.  Choosing the hardware to hang the doors was fairly straightforward, but choosing the door handles is taking considerably more time […]

living room lamp

How to Choose the Perfect Living Room Lamp

Lamp shopping for your living room decor, or really any room of the house, can be frustrating.  There are hundreds of lights in dozens of stores to choose from…but where is the lamp for you?  Like many other home decorating details, finding the right light can take considerable time and patience.  (Are you working through […]

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 […]

drapery selection

How to Choose the Right Curtains or Drapery Selection

As renovations move along you might find yourself asking…is this ever going to end? Thankfully, one of those “light at the end of the tunnel” moments that we’ve been longing for, finally came around this week.  It feels great to finally make decisions on some of the finishing touches!  One of those details that I’ve […]

modern farmhouse paint

Modern Farmhouse Paint Colours

We just can’t seem to get enough of this modern farmhouse style trend.  It’s everywhere these days, reaching to the far corners of the interior design world.  Whether it’s on magazine covers or HGTV…my personal network obsession… Fixer Upper type shows are on the rise.  Throughout our renovation process, it’s been interesting to see my […]

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, […]

renovation project

10 Tips to Keep your Renovation Project on Track

Anyone who’s lived through a renovation project knows that they are a lot of work.  A lot of mess, a lot of money and a lot of work!  Sometimes once you are knees deep in the chaos and debris, you can lose your sense of excitement.  It’s easy to get lost, feeling overwhelmed and disheartened.  […]

laundry room

7 Top Laundry Room Essentials

It’s renovation crunch time around here!  This week we are packing up and moving out for a few weeks while most of the serious renovations get underway.  (Check out our Renovation Planning Guide here).  Ceilings are being re-textured first and by the end of next week, the kitchen will be out.  We are not messing […]