Home Decor

Top trends in window coverings

The following blog post is taken from the Canadian Decorators‘ Association (CDECA) blog website which features decorating tips, how-to’s and advice from experts who are accredited members of this association. This blog post features yours truly as one of the experts answering questions about the top trends in window coverings. There are plenty of trends out there right now for people looking to spice…

Finding your decorating starting line.

For the past few months I’ve been working on several decorating projects with both new and previous clients. One of these jobs involved helping a client find new fabric to reupholster her living room furniture. Other clients purchased all new furniture –– their first time doing so in a couple of decades –– along with flooring for a new condo. The third…

Nancy’s pick of Design Apps for your mobile devices.

With technology and the accessibility of mobile devices, the selection of information that is available through apps is overwhelming, but also very exciting. App, a short form for “application”, typically refers to software used on a smartphone or mobile device such as the Android, iPhone, iPad or BlackBerry. And in the vast world of apps, there are countless categories and options available. So I…

The Art of Hanging Art

After a client has had the interior of their home freshly painted, the new wall colours usually inspire them to want to rearrange their artwork, and this is definitely the perfect time to do it. Over the years, I’ve been hired by my clients to return (after helping them choose their new colours) and help them hang their artwork. This is…

Styling an Autumn Themed Fireplace Mantel

This seasonal home décor project is how to style an autumn themed fireplace mantel with seasonal items. For me, fall decorating is all about bringing in natural materials and using found objects from in and around your home to create your seasonal decor displays. This mantel is only 5 1/8″ deep, which makes styling it a bit of a challenge…

Trend spotting – The Union Jack

The 2012 Summer Olympics are starting next week in London, England, and I thought it might be fun to source some decor items featuring the Union Jack. This iconic symbol is a globally recognized design and businesses are aware of it’s popularity and therefore it is showing up on all kinds of consumer goods. To have your own piece of…

How to be Trendy with Tangerine in 2012

The new “it” colour in design for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. This has been determined by PANTONE® which is the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries which ranges from fashion, graphic design, plastics, automotive and paints. I like what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, says about this year’s…