December 31, 2012

2012 – Year in Review

Happy New Year Peeps! I’m ready to get the new year started and I’m so excited to share some new interior design client projects with you and some great plans for my own house too. Stay with me…it’s going to be a great year! Refresh your memory, or check me out, by clicking any of […]

December 19, 2012

New Thrift Store in Victoria

OK, if you know me you know that  I’m a hound for a deal…lucky for me my good friends suffer from the same affliction and this week my amazing girlfriend Sandy escorted me to a newish thrift store downtown on Blanshard and Fisgard. It was pouring rain like nobody’s business….and since the world is busy […]

December 18, 2012


Holy Bar Cart! Pic is the link as usual

December 17, 2012

BC Wine Selections – Local Love

This week I asked my good friend Tracey, who is incidentally a Sommelier in training in the Okanagan, to hook us up with some great BC wines to carry us through the holidays and New Years!  Wine is a great hostess gift and a virtual necessity at dinner and appy parties so take a sec […]

December 12, 2012

Trying Tribal – DIY Rug Idea

Like most design enthusiasts I have a mad crush on Moroccan everything and in particular a style of rug that originates from the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco; the Beni Ouarain. These wool carpets are named after the Beni Ouarain Berber tribe who make this distinctive diamond and geometric pattern on natural ivory sheep’s wool. […]

December 11, 2012


  This week on Used Victoria I spotted a marble top table that could easily find a home next to a chair or a bed or a… Marble is very expensive…consider this one peeps! The price is insane. Pic is the Link as usual. Race ya!

December 10, 2012

Sneak Peek – 2013 Pillows

Did you know an exclusive line of my decorator pillows is available at Trade Roots in the Design District?  Give the gift of style this year with designer fabrics you wont find anywhere else…all my pillows are made, by yours truly, in my Victoria BC studio and are stuffed with feather inserts for that satisfying […]

December 7, 2012

DIY Xmas Decor

I have two words for you. TARGET & CLEARANCE.  These chunky funky trees were painted red and green but I could see the potential and scooped them up right away. Originally, I painted them black…meh too boring … so yesterday I got out the metallic craft paints and went to town. I used antique gold, […]

December 6, 2012

Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Check out these great gift ideas for the gardener on your list. Bogs /Lee Valley Gift Card / Garden Therapy E-book

December 4, 2012

Pop Up Shop – Industrial Treasures

My dear readers, I know you’re wondering where’s tUSEDay VICTORIA? It’s here, just a little ways down,  mixed into all this vintage industrial chic. Stay with me. It’s cool. You’ve all heard about Pop-Up shops right? It’s a temporary shop that pops up to sell a discrete collection of goods for a short period of […]

December 2, 2012

West Coast Weekend Update

Yesterday I was busy visiting clients and giving advice on holiday decorations all over town…it was a dream!  One of my stops was in Sooke to start the decoration of a cottage by the sea. It is so adorable it’s crazy…more on the cottage later. I needed to simply and tastefully decorate for xmas, choose […]