Home Decor

My Modern Kitchen Reveal

My Modern Kitchen Reveal

My kitchen reveal is finally here! Approximately 3 years ago, my husband and I started the renovation of our rancher-style home. We added a garage, created a larger laundry room with a side door entrance, extended our kitchen out into the backyard and renovated the main bathroom. Let’s just say the renovation, which took months of hard work, sweat equity…

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Fireplace Renovation with a New Custom Cabinet and Floating Shelves; Before and After

Fireplace Renovation with a New Custom Cabinet and Floating Shelves; Before and After

My client’s family room had a red brick fireplace that dominated the space and she wanted a change. Because of the odd size and the lack of a mantel, the fireplace seemed out of place and unfinished. And since the client wanted to upgrade to a remote-controlled energy-efficient gas insert, this was the perfect time to redesign the fireplace surround.…

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Use wallpaper to add style to your home; Before and After

Use wallpaper to add style to your home; Before and After

Wallpaper today is not your grandma’s wallpaper. It’s now trendy to use wallpaper as a way to add style to your home in a way that’s unique and pretty cool. Add style to your plain white walls Recently I helped a client find wallpaper for their downtown condo. The boring builder’s white walls did nothing for this modern space. We looked…

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Seven Stylish Treatments for your Kitchen Sink Window

In my childhood house, the kitchen sink had no window over it, only a mirror. Even at a young age, I imagined how much better it would be to have a window with a view, providing distraction from the daily drudgery that is dish washing. Clients usually ask me for ideas for their kitchen window coverings that have unpleasant aspects…

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PowerView Motorization – coming soon to a window near you

The next step in the window covering motorization technology is coming soon to a window near you. It’s called PowerView by Hunter Douglas and it’s all about two-way communication between you and your window coverings. More details will come in July when it launches in Canada, but yesterday, along with other authorized dealers, I saw a preview of how it works and…

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Hire a professional to help you deal with an unexpected mishap in your home

There’s no such thing as a good time for a burst pipe or any other unexpected disastrous mishap in your home, but when you hire a professional decorator to help and assist in the recovery process, you can save time and stress! Let me give you an example: Recently, a long-time client of mine woke up to flooding caused by a…

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Gold award for 398 Square Feet of Winning Style!

An important professional challenge of mine earlier this year was decorating and creating a furniture layout plan for a 398 square foot show suite inside a new development in Surrey, BC.  I was hired by the developer’s marketing company to decorate and set up a display suite to show potential buyers how the unit could be furnished.   My goal in…

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