Exterior Colours: You need to know why they HAVE to relate!

This past week I’ve been a bit out of commission and not feeling like myself.  You see, I have a bit of a pinched nerve in my upper back that has me with a tingling right arm and hand (my dominant hand at that).  So, it’s left me a bit cranky as this was certainly not ‘scheduled’ into my already…

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Decorating vs Designing

The idea for this post, Decorating vs Designing, originally came from a conversation I recently had with clients. I had just officially wrapped up a project with a final photo shoot and was talking with my client at the end of the shoot. Somewhere in the conversation, the topic of renovations came up and I had said that I much prefer the designing…

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A House Transformation from Cool to Warm Colours

When I first met my clients back in December of 2016, I was informed that they had recently purchased a home that had just been renovated however it was decorated in a way that was not appealing to them.  Their new home had an open floor plan which was going to be perfect for entertaining family and friends however the…

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Kitchen Faucet Love: My favourite kitchen faucet of all time!

For the past two weeks I have been helping clients pick out the pretty to go with their design of their kitchen.  When I take my clients to the showroom, The Ensuite, I love to show them choices, but I also love to show them my favourite kitchen faucet. Please note, this is by no way, shape, or form a…

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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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