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The new work office – How to make your space comfortable, productive and aesthetically pleasing

The new work office – How to make your space comfortable, productive and aesthetically pleasing

You can make the room productive and aesthetically pleasing by including the right touches. Do you have a home office that’s an afterthought, provides function but has little thought to aesthetics? That happens to most of us at some point in our lives. Why not upgrade your home office into a personalized workspace that’s embellished with beautiful furniture, colour, artwork,…

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Which Fabrics Are the Most Pet Friendly?

Which Fabrics Are the Most Pet Friendly?

Some materials stand up to pets much better than others. If you have a pet, you’re probably all too familiar with shedding, chewing, scratching and stains. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have great looking furniture and window coverings. Although no material is completely pet-proof, here are some of the most durable fabrics that can stand up to your pet’s…

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My Laundry Room Renovation

My Laundry Room Renovation

Last September I wrote a blog post about my modern kitchen renovation. You can read about it here if you missed it. I wanted to share the photos of the laundry room renovation in a separate blog post so that you would really appreciate the before and after. What started out as a small 6 ft x 5 ft box…

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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 a distraction from the daily drudgery that is dishwashing. 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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Urban Aesthetics Update Regarding COVID-19. During this time we are offering virtual consultations via Zoom or FaceTime. Our purpose is to help you enhance your home so whatever you need – contact us, and we’ll see how we can help.