Master Bathroom Renovation: Gold Option

Master Bathroom Renovation When my clients were looking for a master bathroom renovation plan, they were not exactly sure what they could get. With so many choices out there, it was a task they were looking to get help with. Before The images below was what their master bathroom looked like. The Plan Their wish was to gain storage, remove…

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Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover Imagine…you enter your home through the attached garage, the kids take their shoes and coats off and drop their backpacks. They run into the house leaving you wondering where the heck all this stuff is going to go! Enter my clients. Their boot room/laundry room was a duel functioning area that was a standard size. Not too…

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Exterior Colour Choices: Simple Elegance

This past week, one of my projects has been working on specifying exteriors for a multi unit senior housing project.  Not only will I be specifying the exterior choices, I will also be putting together 4 interior selections (cabinets, counters, flooring, carpet, tile and paint).   Each unit is an attached bungalow home that has no steps, no stairs and no basement….

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Picking the right paint for your space

I recently had a request from my painter.  She had a client that was wishing to move her home in a forward direction (with colour) and had chosen a deep yellow (while her current walls were a bright yellow).  When my painter saw that, she suggested I help with the process.  She told her client that I knew how to pick the…

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The Academy Awards and Renovations

Has it ever occurred to you that there are parallels between The Academy Awards and choosing fixed elements for a renovation? The Academy Awards and Renovations When it comes to pulling together aspects for a renovation, there are so many choices out there that it can paralyze you very quickly.  So how can you get it right the first time? My mentor and friend, Maria…

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Painting Wood to Transform This Space

It’s not uncommon for me to go to a consultation and see dated, wood panelling and the client wanting to freshen up the space.  When I see homes like this, I often hear one of two things: The clients are willing and excited to start painting the wood or The clients do not wish to paint over the wood but still…

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White kitchen

White Kitchens are NOT boring!

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take part in the Calgary Home + Design Show.  The big draw this time was Brian and Sarah Baeumler.  Although I didn’t get a chance to hear either talk, I heard they were very funny! This was the area that I was in and that was called ‘Ask An Expert‘.  I had such a…

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You Want to Ignore What?

This past week I went for a colour consultation for an office. I was called in strictly to choose an interior colour for the entire office. In my discussions with the redesigner, the plan for this new renovation was to go very modern (sleek white cabinetry, natural wood desk tops and grey furniture). Nothing speaks modern like white and gray…

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Go To Paint Colors

I see this a lot on Pinterest     Image credit   It’s such a great headline grabber who wouldn’t want to know?  Here’s the thing: while that may true all for some homes and properties, there are many homes and properties that these colors will not work!  On a side note: the blog article that was written for the…

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September is a Great Time to Fall In Love With Your Home

When I think of September I think of the season of Fall/Autumn.  And what better way to start September than to fall in love with your home. Fall In Love With Your Home Fall Decorating I’m a huge fan of yellow (as that is my favourite colour) so it’s no surprise that I love the colours in fall.  Although I dread…

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