January 31, 2011


Ever see a piece of art that just grabbed you?  Artist Jeff Lewis has that effect on me.  His artistic influences inlcude Pollock, Miro and Warhol. His work is so alive and vibrant; perfect pick-me-up for a West Coast winter day.   Jeff Lewis : “My painting process is rooted in abstract expressionism and the New York […]

January 29, 2011

The Dish on Bowls

When decorating your home or office don’t overlook the dog beds and dishes that are usually in plain sight.  These items are WELL used in our home and they look it. My dog is a big guy and he has a little bench with bowls in our front entry which is functional but a little sad looking. Same […]

January 28, 2011

IDS 2011

Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2011 is happening this weekend!  Check out what’s new in Canadian design and catch up with all your favourties like Sarah Richardson, Allegra Hicks, Darryl Carter and Kelly Deck!

January 27, 2011

Shameless Self Promotion

My desk project is featured on the Ikea Hackers site today! Check it out!!!

January 27, 2011

Designer Living – Modern Loft

Seeing how designers live in their own spaces is so interesting….it really is a reflection of their pure uncensored creativity with greater risks and BIG pay offs in terms of style.  Here is what I hope will be the first of many glimpses into designer minds and interiors. What a great way to start; I simply LOVE […]

January 26, 2011

The Right Light

My latest decorating challenge is finding the right light for my dining room, and as my husband has grown tired of looking at photos and hearing about the difference between chrome and brushed nickel I’ve turned to the blog to express myself once again….:) I want something different, something cool and something that will strike the […]

January 24, 2011

Hackers Rejoice!

If you like DIY projects, then you have probably modified an inexpensive piece of something from Ikea.  Allow me to introduce you to your people….the website www.ikeahackers.net features DIY “Ikea hacks” from around the world that are hit and miss in terms of my taste but certainly inspiring to see all the creative hacking.  Check […]

January 19, 2011

Comparison Shopping

A few people have commented and asked about the nickel pendant lights I chose for my sister’s coffee shop.  I found them at Rona. Check out this comparison the Rona light is $78 the other is from lampsplus.com and is $299.  Can you tell which is which?

January 16, 2011

i so happy

I got my iphone this weekend…thanks Chris!  How’d you like a stylish charger like this palm of your hand piece of art?  Look forward to my reviews of design apps and cool uses for my new toy.

January 13, 2011

My Take

My process is usually to drool over some photos and then hit the streets (or the information highway) and find comparables so I can re-interpret the look. I’m so inspired by the home in my post below (Ryan Brown) that I am sharing my ideas of where to get some of the elements. Drapery Fabric […]

January 10, 2011

Flipping Out

If you know me, you know I love Reality TV AND Design shows so when I found Bravo’s “Flipping Out” three years ago it was my instant fave. I thought I’d share some great shots of Ryan Brown’s LA Home from the LA Times. Jeff Lewis is the star of Flipping Out and Ryan is his […]

January 9, 2011

Updated – Ask Me

Hooray for Kaelynn! She took my advice and here is the compromise that she and her husband have made. Excellent choice! He got the TV and she got the entertainement unit. Well done!  See the ‘Ask Me’ section of this blog for her question and my shopping advice!

January 8, 2011


Im obsessed with Text as Art…It’s not a new trend but I’m still loving it. Lots to choose from and a great DIY Project too.  Dont be surprised if I try it!!  The anthropologie chair below DID inspire a DIY chair project that I will tackle in February. Update on Jan 8th – if anyone is interested I just […]

January 7, 2011

Seeing Red

My inspiration(s) are constantly changing. This week I want to bring red back into the sitting room. I love this Atlanta home’s use of red accessories without looking obvious.  Watch for updated photos of my sitting room where my husband and I just finished the floors and I am inspired to add red…hope it looks as cool […]

January 6, 2011

Fabric Fanatic

Lately Ive been craving bright bold shots of colour. Maybe it’s the weather but Ive been scouring the net for some fabrics that are sure to brighten up the gray-est January day. My guest bedroom is crying out for some colour!!

January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Starting off the new year without a job isn’t exactly how I pictured things, but there it is. Good news is that I am commiting myself to some serious blogging in the months to come and I will try to focus on my passions and the things that make me happy.  This is my daring […]