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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]