Renovation Expectations – What Are Yours?

I am not going to make excuses for what I did.  I am not going to lose any more sleep.  I am not going to stop eating due to being sick to my stomach.  I am not going to regret what I did.   What exactly did I do? I fired a client.   In the

Colour of the Year

Last week, Sherwin Williams recently announced their colour of the year for 2016 – Alabaster. Beach Style Dining Room by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Beth Webb Interiors In October, Benjamin Moore announced their colour of the year for 2016 – Simply White. Traditional Kitchen by Washington Architects & Building Designers Donald Lococo Architects Colour of

Designing A Dream Home

I am so lucky to be working with an amazing lady in designing a dream home for her and her husband.  I met Betty (her real name has been changed) at the Calgary Home + Design Show.  The minute Betty and I (and her daughter) started to talk, I knew we would be a good fit.  We

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

The Power of Paint

If you’ve been reading my blog, you will know that my dear friends recently sold their acreage and are downsizing to the city.  They found a beautiful home in the same community that I live in and I’ve been very fortunate to help them transform this house into their home.  When looking at refreshing their home the

Navigating Your Renovation Budget

When considering a renovation, there typically comes a time when compromises need to be made.  Unless you have an abundant supply of money to renovate,  there is only so much you can do.  This held true for our recent home renovation.  My mantra throughout this entire renovation project was: This is not my forever home.

Are You Ready To Shed This Spring?

Just after my hubby and I got married, we built a very small bungalow (our very first home) and soon after that, our first child was born. When I say we didn’t have a pot to pee in, we really didn’t have a pot to pee in! New house, new baby, both of us working


Have you ever caught yourself buying something because it was on sale?  A sale so good you couldn’t afford NOT to buy it?  Then my friend, you are suffering from  Bargainitis What is Bargainitis?  Have you ever found yourself getting sucked in  – buying something because it was on sale and it was just TOO

Respecting Other People’s Time

  I grew up in a home where being late was not an option.  If we had to be at a certain place at 3:00 p.m., then we were at that certain place at 3:00 p.m.  For a short time, I believed that everyone was like that.  I believed that no one was late, that

The Cost of Keeping Things – A Hoarding Story

October 27, 2011 Well, as many of you know we have been working on a hoarding home for quite some time now.  Here’s a quick review: We were called in July to help with the downsizing and de-cluterring of a home. The home owners moved into a retirement home and no one was living in