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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wood Floor Tiles – A Great Flooring Solution

I am happy to report that we have made some good progress this week!  We’ve been busy little bees, sourcing lighting, flooring and other home decor goodies.  Slowly but surely, we are pulling together the final details for our rapidly approaching bathroom renovation.  As I spent time researching for this phase of our reno, I […]

IKEA decor

10 Most Popular IKEA Decor Products

Who out there doesn’t love Ikea?  Its super affordable, easy home decor and simple storage solutions are pretty commonly found in most of our homes.  Let’s be honest, who hasn’t had something from Ikea in their home at some point in their life since college?  Interior designers and homeowners alike, love IKEA decor. Admittedly I […]

fireplace design

Top Fireplace Design Ideas

Hello fellow design lovers!  Outside my window today there is some winter-like weather raging.  It is cold and miserable and windy…summer is definitely over for this year.  I, however, am hunkered down inside, staying cozy and warm with the fireplace blazing.  Watching the lovely dancing flames got me to thinking about fireplaces, fireplace designs and […]

how to choose the right sofa

7 Quick Tips to Choose the Right Sofa

When designing any space I tend to start with the big decisions (the costly ones) and work from there.  In your living room that means thinking about your sofa or couch selection and using that to anchor the design for the rest of the room.  A good quality sofa, like the one in the above […]