Masculine home design plan

I have recently been working on pulling together elements for a bachelor.  I have to admit, this client is my very first bachelor that I’ve worked with. With all of my other clients, there has been a Mrs., who for the most part, has been the decision maker.  Not only is this particular client a bachelor, he has been out…

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Honey I’m Gone: Honey Oak Transformation Reveal

This past week, I was overjoyed to be able to bring my photographer, Ruth Skiffington Photography, to a home that has gone a complete honey oak transformation. Honey Oak Transformation The Big Picture When I first met my clients, they were ready to rid themselves of the honey oak that was all over their home.  Not only were they ready…

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See why having an interior design renovation plan can save you money

My business is so funny sometimes.  I seem to go in waves when it comes to designing spaces for clients.  This past summer, my head was involved with bathrooms.  Four to be exact!  You could say I had my head in toilets for about 3 months.  This fall, my head has been in kitchens and I am currently working on 5…

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Bathroom Layout: Swinging Single

I was fortunate and blessed to be able to work with my clients for a second time – this time getting their master bathroom updated.  When I started to work on this bathroom layout project, I immediately started brainstorming what I would call this project (as I do like to name all my projects).  With the wishes for the new…

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You’re not ready to pick out tile when…

Last week I was shopping for tile for a couple of clients.  I visited three of my trade tile sourcing stores and in all three stores, there were people shopping who were sent by their contractor to pick out tile for their space(s). I always find it interesting when I go sourcing and run into people who are trying to pick…

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Trendy vs Timeless: Your home is not Las Vegas

Last week, I was actually on holidays.  This past summer was full of renovations and a summer holiday was just not in the cards.  When thinking of where to go for a quick break in October, Las Vegas was on the top of my list.  Although Hawaii is my absolute favourite destination to holiday, Las Vegas is perfect for a…

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Coastal interior design: Pulling this renovation together

For a couple of months now, I’ve been working with a great client in helping her pull together all of the items for her renovation project.  Her entire main floor, sunken family room, powder room, back entrance and laundry room were going to be getting a major overhaul and the look and feel she desired is the casual, beachy, coastal feel….

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Is Your Home Going Through a Mid Life Crisis? Time to fresh your home

There’s a lot of things in this world that we do not have control over. As much as I’d love to control the weather, it just isn’t going to happen.  As I’m writing this in the wee hours of the morning, I sure wish I had control of the thunder, lightening and hail (and this all happening at 4:30 am)….

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Updating a built in bookcase: See my top 2 Options

This past week I have been involved in a discussion about updating a built in bookcase.  It just so happens, I’m also working in a home where a built in bookcase is getting a major facelift.  When it comes to updating a home, and you happen to have a built in bookcase, here are 2 possible options to update it. Updating…

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3 Tips to creating flow in your home

If you follow my blog, you all know how much I love Hawaii.  The islands, for me, hold a very magical place in my heart.  So much so, that I wrote a blog about how the aloha spirit and how I embrace it in my business. So what does Hawaii and creating flow in your home have to do with…

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