October 31, 2010

My Top 5 Design Styles

Here are my favourite design styles…  What are yours? Old World Modern Country Hampton Chic   West Coast Modern Transitional

October 30, 2010

Just Give’n’er

I like to think of myself as generous and even charitable, but recently I found out about a man named Paul Latour who is a total inspiration!  He organizes extreme home-makeovers (among other things) for people in need and has a vision for cities everywhere to embrace the concept of community caring and responsibility.  I couldnt […]

October 29, 2010

Colour App for iPhone

Here’s one for the techno designer in you!  The ben Colour Capture iPhone app lets  you capture any colour that catches your eye and instantly find its match from Benjamin Moore’s thousands of colour selections! It’s easy. Just… Snap a picture of your colour inspiration, tap on the image and instantly reveal the closest Benjamin Moore […]

October 27, 2010

Dining Room Light

Another -Look What I Did – Project Drum shade fixtures are modern and beautiful. I wanted one, but was not able to pay $400-600 dollars in a retail store. So, as usual I made one myself.  First I went to Winners and bought the biggest drum shade I could find in white. ($15) I measured the […]

October 26, 2010

Cone Head

I recently sifted through christmas magazine’s and photos and decided that I wanted to go a bit more rustic, a bit more back to nature with my holiday decorations this year..and yes a bit more ‘not from the store paying the big bucks’.  And so I know it’s early to think about Christmas and holiday decor, but […]

October 26, 2010

It’s Scary

It’s a Pig, …..It’s a Dog,….Oh wait, It’s Nicole with too much time on her hands…Scary

October 23, 2010

Sunday Dinner – Raclette

Sunday Oct 17, 2010 FLASHBACK – The 1970’s raclette and fondue craze has hit my house with force this season. We had an awesome Raclette dinner on the weekend which is a healthy alternative to the hot oil fondue and which was a wonderful birthday gift from my freind Jeffie! Thanks Jeffie it was so […]

October 20, 2010

She’s so Racy

I’m sure you are dying to know how the run went, and I am happy to say VERY WELL INDEED.  Of course I came in 2054th place overall in my race – but that’s not too bad for a slightly overwight polish girl with a bumm foot and recovering from a cold. As usual I […]

October 9, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and I am lucky to have family coming to the island to visit. I cant think of anywhere else I would rather be than with my huz, my dog and our family for the holidays. It is an amazing time for us, a time in which I am truly thankful.  My […]

October 4, 2010

Fireplaces – Stone Finishes

Finishes:  Beyond the location and style of the fireplace the finish is also VERY important.  My home is located in an area with lots of exposed rock face and protected forests and similarly I am drawing my inspiration for the fireplace from my surroundings.  If you live in a city highrise perhaps a high gloss ceramic is more your speed, […]