Tag: Decorating

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So You Don’t Have The Perfect Kitchen

Me neither!  And no…this is not a photo of our kitchen! Let’s talk reality. We probably won’t have the “great” kitchen unless our lotto numbers come up and we move!  My dad once told me that I cooked wonderful meals without one!  Thanks Dad!  Still… I know, I know, we all stare with envy at the glossy photos and fantasize about […]

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Piano, Piano – aka Slowly, Slowly!

That’s how our kitchen renovation is progressing! One wee step at a time! Good thing we started this process in November! A pricey custom kitchen would be wonderful to have and if this were twenty years ago, would be well worth it! So, we opted to go for an IKEA kitchen only to discover the Swedes […]

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Decisions, Decisions!

  Hot off the presses: kitchen renovation update! Not so small steps towards bringing together the whole project. Last week the final selections were made for the countertop (Caesarstone), backsplash (porcelain tile) and…here’s a big news flash…we have even selected the grout!   There was a glitch with the chimney style fan. We thought it […]

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A Gustavian Themed Bedroom

I fell in love with this “headboard” when I saw this photo in a decorating magazine a few years ago. Not being a fan of “country furniture,” I was surprised how much I liked it! It appears to be a reclaimed archway that would have been over a rather grand entrance. When I found the […]

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Time To Re-decorate? Part 5

For a printer friendly version of this blog, click here. A question often asked is “how do I combine fabric patterns?”  One of my totally favourite things is choosing fabrics. I could and have spent hours and hours finding interesting mixes; what fun! In a room use one large, one medium and one small print […]

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Time To Re-decorate? Part 3

For a printer friendly version of this blog, click here. Lots of us are living in smaller spaces, moving into condos or townhomes perhaps because we want to downsize or make a lifestyle change. More and more, we find couples with young children living in the downtown core of Vancouver. A few guidelines when decorating a smaller space: It’s […]

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My Decorating Hints Part 1

I put together the following list in the hope that it would assist you in creating the designer finish you may be looking for. They are the basics/tools that we decorators/designers find help us a lot on a project. I hope that you too will find them useful. SOFA SHOPPING TIPS: Test drive a prospective new sofa. Sit, lie down, […]

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Favourite Things

A few years ago, while thumbing through a magazine, I came across a room that caught my eye. What jumped out at me from the photos were “those chairs”. I was in love. I had absolutely no idea how important they were or who designed them but I coveted those chairs and still do. I […]

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Don’t Let This Happen To You

Every once in a while my decorating friends and I have been known to share photos of something that may not have achieved an optimum result. We share some “war” stories or “horror stories” and even sometimes shake our heads wondering “what the hell happened”? After all, girls gotta have some fun! Near where I […]