July 29, 2011

Stroke of Genius

Last spring I challenged my husband to select a piece of art from 20×200 because I didnt want to dominate our walls with my own selections.  One of his choices was this one by artist Jorge Colombo, but the intersting part is that he painted it on his iphone using the Brushes App. The great […]

July 28, 2011

Table Talk

This week after Million Dollar Decorators the blog world was abuzz over Jeffrey’s purchase of an occassional table instead of a coffee table for his sun room. Gasp…I know…riveting. I think this angle is played out and I’m actually more interested in the provenance of the table itself anyway.  Over a year ago I copied this […]

July 27, 2011

Console @ Work & Play

Thanks to Jenn’s question, Ive expanded on my console table post to include some great ideas for the use of console tables in your space. A console behind the couch is a pretty traditional use … but these examples are a little left of traditional and so they made the cut… Ever thought of putting one […]

July 26, 2011


I reached 40,000 unique hits since January 2011. Thanks Everyone! whoever you are!!

July 25, 2011

Console with Soul

Shopping for a console table is sometimes a little boring, they can be pretty basic… most having four legs and a top and not much more.  Looking for something a little more exciting  is my specialty and you’re in luck because a few local gems have broken through the four legged fog and grabbed my attention lately. Of […]

July 23, 2011

Impossible – My Take

Another Design interpretation/inspiration from a song and music video that I can’t stop loving.  Check out this look it’s kinda creepy/sexy. Pop me an email if you want shop details for any of the items.  

July 22, 2011

Not Your Grandma’s Attic

Did you know that Chintz & Co have a virtual attic full of treasures and fabrics just waiting for you!  I make a trip to the Victoria store a couple times a month to visit my favourite chair and to fall in love with new things…. but I just recently spotted the “Attic” on their website where […]

July 21, 2011

New Zine

I like this one! It’s not all frilly and frou frou like some of the others. I don’t always LOVE modern decor, BUT I am totally into GUTS! Take a peek…it wont take long   Open publication – Free publishing – More blog

July 19, 2011

What’s the Difference?

When discussing design choices with clients I often encounter confusion between the styles of furniture they are looking for. Most of the misconceptions centre around contemporary vs modern furniture styles so I thought I would highlight a few examples of the various styles that are likely to stay with you as you shop and discuss […]

July 18, 2011

Do White Right

Some people are afraid of colour, but if I had to pinpoint a design scheme I shy away from…it is white. It may be my big lovable (and sometimes dirty) dog or my penchant for eating grape Popsicles in bed but I’ve never had white jeans (well except that brief stint after seeing Dirty Dancing […]

July 15, 2011

Friends with Benefits

I know I know, I’m a little obsessed with Million Dollar Decorators, but it’s been a slow couple months and I need entertainment!  I’m not so interested in Mary McDonald’s work, but I’ve decided I want to be friends with Nathan Turner so he can decorate my *fantasy* simple yet elegant Spanish style beach mansion…   […]

July 14, 2011

Summer Please!!!

I was caught in a downpour last night in the inner harbour.  It  was especially annoying because I had taken the time to blow out my hair straight..grrr.  maybe I should have had this lamp from Only Human with me? Looks like an essential west coast home decor accessory!

July 13, 2011

6 Things

6 Things Bravo should do to make Million Dollar Decorators more interesting. 1. Allow the assistants, helpers and moving men to have their own  monologue opportunities during which they can trash talk their boss(es). That would be entertaining! Focus more on the canine companions of these Diva’s. Show their dog loving and compassionate sides…quick!! 2. Kathryn’s Greta […]

July 12, 2011

Yes, I Wood

Would you like some wine, cheese and bread?  Check out my latest acquisition…a fab serving platter/chopping block with a natural edge.  The warm colour of the wood and the organic shape make it the perfect accessory for my slightly retro right angled kitchen. Next Stop Charelli’s on Foul Bay Rd for some amazing local cheese […]

July 11, 2011

Bowl of Art

I saw these on facebook this morning (thanks YAM!!) and they really caught my eye.  The Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay is featuring the glass art of Mel Munsen…check it out.

July 6, 2011

Buffalo Roundup

You know how etsy does a roundup…well here’s my take resulting from my semi-regular searches of etsy for unusual and cool (to me) art pieces featuring my animal totem…the buffalo.  Be sure to check out etsy and your local art sales for affordable art pieces that mean something to you!

July 5, 2011

Heart of Gold

Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. It’s a favourite!! This weekend I took a sad looking large size canvas I bought on discount at Winners (Good tip: there’s no way you could get such a large canvas for so cheap at the art supply store) and decided to re-invent it.  I used mod podge all over it to […]

July 4, 2011

Housing and Homes

When I was in University I worked as a community living support worker in a residential home for individuals with special needs. Recently Ive been looking at community living settings in Victoria (out of curiosity) and I stumbled upon  the Pacifica Housing Advisory Association. The association works with the Downtown outreach Services office and is supported […]