October 31, 2011

Pattern Parlance Part I

I’m knee deep in fabric and carpet research and I thought I’d share some of the pattern names with you.  Before I began really immersing myself in design I would just wing it in the stores when describing what it was I wanted.  “You know that squiggly line sorta thing intersected by the thing and […]

October 24, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Example No. 3. Magnifying Wall Sconce This magnifying wall sconce is a throw back to the days before electricity. They look cool and actually throw enough light to fill a small room.  Imagine if the power went out or you were trying to create a “mood”…anyway this sconce was purchased at the Langford flea Market […]

October 20, 2011

Snack Attack

Crispy Curried Chickpeas This yummy recipe is from Covet Garden, one of my FAVOURITE design magazines and blogs.  Make it this weekend! (Pic is the link as usual) 1 can (540 ml) chickpeas 2 cups sunflower oil for frying 3/4  tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp cumin (ground) 1/2 tsp coriander (ground) 1/8  tsp masala 1 […]

October 17, 2011

Watch for this…

Local Design Happenings! A new show.   Design District Trailer from Kevin Scromeda on Vimeo.

October 13, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Example No. 2. Japanese Glass Float I picked up this Japanese float at the Langford Flea Market on Goldstream and Veterans for $15. It is in perfect condition and has the original rope netting affixed to it. I knew these collectables were gaining popularity last winter when I saw them on Nate Berkus’ show used […]

October 11, 2011

Flea Market Finds

With Market season winding down I am reflecting on some of the items I picked up over the summer.  If you have a good eye you can really find some great stuff at a fraction of the price in popular decor stores. Some of my friends and family have also made some great buys with […]

October 6, 2011

Mix Master

Designer Thom Filicia may be best known for his role in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy where he transformed the sad spaces of clueless dudes across America into swanky pads.  Thom’s been doing pretty well for himself since then, and I have become a huge fan of his cheerful & sophisticated approach to design.  […]

October 5, 2011

First Furniture

Last weekend I commented that was disappointed that I didn’t see any First Nations exhibitors at the Interior Design Show.  I saw a display by Sabina Hill, a Vancouver based designer who is inspired by First Nation motifs…and I certainly noticed this stunning chair… …but I didn’t write about it because I’d rather write about […]