rent me

Are you one of those people that comes across the perfect place to rent? The photographs are beautiful and the space is great. However, once you actually move into the place is nothing like you thought it would be. There is old tiles, paint is chipped and everything seems to have a thin sticky film…

hanging 101

Finding that perfect layout for art work can be a difficult task. Follow these few steps and that difficult task will actually be one of your favourite elements of decor in your home. A) Many people believe that gallery walls have to be two dimensional....uhhh...well...no. Mix that wall up with two and three dimensional elements.…

shoulda woulda coulda

Trying to figure out what you can and cannot do in a space can be beyond difficult. I know the feeling of not thinking you know anything and anything that you do know, does not seem to work. So not to worry, here are a few do's and don'ts of designing a space. Do change…

Quick Tips

I have been searching on the internet to find a few quick and easy designer tips to spruce up a space. I found the top styling design tips from various blogs I have come across. I have taken a few of their ideas, and have combined them with my own tips and tricks. Take a…

Modest Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. That's life. Before you make those annoyingly obvious interior styling mistakes, read this. Mistake Number 10 Clusters of Clutter Image from Pinterest Less is always more. A grouping of small items together looks like clutter, not pretty. When looking for accessories for a room, remember this key factor: less is more, big is better. Small accessories…

Dominate the Dorm Room

It's that time of year again when you or your children fly the coop. The high school graduates gleefully pack-up all their belongings and head off to post-secondary education. Upon arrival, you can tell that the rooms give off a very dull and cold design. Not to worry! This year, take that blank canvas and…

Scraping The Summer Away…

I have spent the last week of my summer scraping and painting the outside of my cottage to the point that all I am able to see is Benjamin Moore Tudor Brown with sandstone accents. I will admit, it is better than the 1957 pale pink with white accents and the 1972 Tudor Brown and…

Out With The New, In With The Old.

Vintage can be defined as nothing more than to insinuate an identifiable period of time. Whatever you can do to invoke your chosen time period is basically fair game. It is a formed impression, but not one particular piece of the puzzle. This basically defines my life. From a young age, I have always seemed…