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 […]

design secrets

6 Easy Design Secrets to Master your Interior Design

Whether you’re tweaking what you have or stripping things down to start fresh, decorating your home can be a challenging but rewarding process.  Many of us are so used to the decor we have, it’s hard to add a new twist.  Part of the benefit we’ve seen during our own home renovation project, has definitely […]

Top 5 Best Grey Paint Colours

Spring time seems to inspire renovations.  After a long, chilly winter, many of us are ready for a bit of a refresh.  Trying out a new paint colour on your walls is definitely the quickest way to make a big impact on your space.  With grey paint colours still being the predominant trend in neutrals, […]

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 […]