7 Tips to House Viewing Etiquette: Viewing a Home

It’s not often that I have a guest blog on my site as blogging is something I love to do.  This week however, is a guest blog post by my good friend Maria Doll with Leadership Matters.  Maria is an etiquette expert and she’s sharing with us her 7 tips when viewing a home to potentially purchase it!  Enjoy. Purchasing…

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My 3 Pieces of advice for handling trades: How fussy should I be?

This past week I was called to a client’s home to give my opinion on work that was being done by a specific trade.  I wish to point out right away that the trade in question is not one of my trades that I use.  My clients are managing their own renovation and they have a guy that is working on…

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3 things you should know about managing your own renovation!

When I work with clients to design a space and help them choose all the pretty to go with the design, I also offer project management.  What that means is that I will bring in my trades that I know and trust and take that paper design and turn it into reality.  For some clients, they are extremely happy to…

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Renovation Costs: What’s It Going to Cost Me?

When I meet potential clients for the first time to discuss an upcoming renovation, I typically get asked about renovation costs.  I get the following question:  “So what is this going to cost me?”   While I would love to just toss out a number, there are so many variables and factors that it simple isn’t as easy to just…

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Preparing for an entire home renovation

Well – the time has come!  I have been working with a lovely family for just over a year in preparing for an entire home renovation project.  When I met with my clients, we discussed their wants, wishes and dreams.  Throughout this entire process, we have looked at a lot of different scenarios and design plans.  We have looked at actually…

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Master Bathroom: Wants, Wishes and Dreams

This past week I was working on a master bathroom design plan for clients.  My clients were great in letting me know some wants, wishes and dreams for their new space.  Here is the process I worked through with them to give you an idea of what it is like to work with an Interior Design Professional. Master Bathroom: As…

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So where exactly do you start when designing a space?

I am currently working on a couple of design plans and I was recently asked, “Where do you start when designing a space?”  I thought that was a great question, so here’s my answer. Designing a Space: Where to start? Typically, when I start to work with clients, I get to see their space.  When I’m doing a walkthrough, I…

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Reach for the Sky: Main Floor Renovation Results

I am super excited to share this renovation with all of you as it not only is stunning, but it definitely was a work in progress.  What do I mean by that?  What I mean is that the first conversations that I had with my clients were in April of 2015!  Yes, that is not a type-o.  The process I worked…

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Managing Your Renovation: 5 Advantages

This summer is shaping up to be my busiest summer ever and for the most part, I am managing the renovations to go along with the design.  This past weekend I shared a scenario I ran into with a great group of designers.  I love having a design group to bounce ideas off of and learn from each other.  It…

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Home Refresh Project: Getting a Plan Put Together

This past week I was delighted to be referred to a new client.  When I received the phone call, the lovely lady on the other end was in a bit of a quandary. You see, she already had a designer in her home to help her chose a new cabinet colour.  The result?  A hot mess! The colour that was…

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