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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Kitchen Design Options

I am currently working on a number of kitchen designs and I thought I would share one particular home where I am providing two kitchen design options. Kitchen Design Options When I meet with clients to discuss a new kitchen design, I like to learn as much as I can from them.  I typically ask: What do you like about…

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My Renovation Goal For You

It’s always a risk to post images on Social Media.  You’ll get some lovers and you’ll get some haters.  Case in point, I love to share my renovation projects with everyone.  It is my hope that people will be inspired to get ideas for their upcoming renovation projects and hopefully hire me to help them make confident decisions. I recently…

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Designing an Office Space: How I’m Pulling Together This Space

I have the pleasure of designing an office space for a retail store here in Calgary called Bratopia.  The words sleek, sexy and hip are all adjectives that I’m working with to pull this design together. Designing an Office Space Inspiration When I first visited the office space it was honestly, quite ugly.  And by ugly, I mean fugly!  Dreary beige walls,…

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An unexpected renovation delay

This past week I received some disappointing news regarding an unexpected renovation delay.  I want to state right off the bat, this post is not a ‘blame-game’ post.  What this post is about is letting you know about this entire scenario, what options were given, and what my advice to my clients was.  You just never know when you might stumble upon…

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Women Build: A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

One of my favourite days of the year is Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Day.  This initiative started in 1991 and is a great opportunity to get involved.  The Women Build Week is held over three weekends here in Calgary.  This event invites women to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. “Any woman who wants to learn…

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