February 28, 2013

Bling it On!

I’m supposed to be writing… but I had to take a break to source some lights for a pretty Paris inspired  home office project I’m working on. Undaunted by a tight budget I knew overstock.com would come through…and boy did they. Check out these lovelies dancing around the $200 limit.  Sometimes I soooo wish I […]

February 27, 2013

One Room Challenge – Coffee Table Transformed

Thanks for coming back to check out my progress in the one room challenge! If this is your first visit (I’m so glad you stopped by)  click here to see the first three weeks of my girl glam apartment project.  This past week I tackled a coffee table that my client inherited from her parents […]

February 26, 2013


This week I’m engaged in a search for headboards…If I’m the one to recover and tuft them I’ll be sure to share the process on my blog.  This one is a double,…a great candidate for a tween girls room…Pic is the link as usual

February 25, 2013

More Ikat for Spring

A new addition to my Etsy shop for Spring!    

February 21, 2013

Design Therapy – Downstairs Living Room

I had “one of those days” yesterday..everything went wrong…And I’m the first to admit that I may have a tendency to embellish a story now and then…but this was an incredibly rough one and I hated it!…a pity trip to Dairy Queen was entertained but not acted upon…Instead I went to my happy place and […]

February 20, 2013

One Room Challenge – Tufted Bench

Welcome back to week 3 of the One Room Challenge! 20 Bloggers, 20 Rooms and tonnes of creativity & fun!  This week I’m crossing the tufted bench off my list.  My client found it for $120 on Used Victoria and we selected a teal Chenille from Chintz & Co. to re-cover the damaged black velvet.  […]

February 19, 2013

Spring Ikat Pillows!

How Happy are the colours of this fabric? This pillow is called Roxanne…Available now  in my Etsy store.

February 19, 2013


I have a new project, a home office, so I’ve been trolling Used Victoria allot lately.  I saw this and had a flashback of making my pottery barn knockoff desk a couple years ago.  I can’t use it in my job…but maybe you can?  This one is really similar to what I used and since […]

February 18, 2013

Vintage Poster – Beaver Fever

I was browsing online this weekend and Emily A Clark featured a website that offers free Hi Res Vintage Posters. Yeah, you read it right!  Free!  I downloaded a couple cuz I’m thinking about re-jigging one of my gallery walls soon. You should check this out!  I think this ca 1918 WWI propaganda poster one […]

February 16, 2013

Style Spotting – McLaren

I’ve been looking for two light fixtures for my basement and got totally distracted by these glamorous Harlow beauties at local lighting mecca McLaren Lighting… I don’t have the ceiling height down there for the chandeliers but the sconces are definitely going to be part of the design. LOVE [Pics are the links as usual] […]

February 15, 2013

Home Show This Weekend

  If you’re planning any Reno’s to your house this year, you should check out the builders show this weekend. It’s a great place to get some savings on decking, landscaping, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.  Find the details here.

February 13, 2013

One Room Challenge – Not Sew Easy

Hi Peeps thanks for coming back to check out my ORC project! I’m working on a girl glam apartment… This week the dining room is done, and I’m moving on to some other DIY projects in the living room. Here’s how it looked Saturday morning after I styled it a little…cute right!!! When the quote […]

February 12, 2013


This week I’m looking for sideboards…and hey I found an awesome one….This handsome  fella has great lines, respectable hardware and a decent price. What do you think? (Pic is the link as usual)

February 10, 2013

Obsessed with Overstock

It’s a glorious long weekend in British Columbia…The first annual “Family Day” to be exact.  And to celebrate I spent a great deal of time with family on Overstock.com developing an unhealthy obsession.  Here’s the result of an hour wasted of research. See you Tuesday…  

February 7, 2013

Furniture Designer to Watch – Oliver Scott

I want to introduce you to a new talent in the Victoria design community; his name is Oliver Scott (no relation) and he is a phenomenal wood worker and furniture designer with a new local company… Caledonia Silva.  His style is a fresh mix of Danish Modern and Arts and Crafts which you can see […]

February 6, 2013

One Room Challenge – Downtown Apartment

Woohoo! It’s happening again peeps…The One Room Challenge is back and this time is more exciting than ever because we are moving on out of my house and into a client space! Follow along for 6 weeks and you can see how I work and maybe take away some inspiration to complete a room in […]

February 5, 2013


This week on USED VICTORIA I was admiring my very own pillows (Shameless Self Promotion) that are for sale at my favourite local furniture and decor store TRADE ROOTS.  The store has an exclusive line of my  feather filled pillows that you won’t find on my Etsy store or anywhere else.  Check them out at […]

February 4, 2013

6 Week Makeover Coming Up!!

Announcement!!! I’m so excited because this is week No. 1 of a SIX week design challenge where I’ll tackle a client project and document the whole thing here on the blog (STARTS Wednesday FEB 6TH). It’s called the “One Room Challenge” and it’s the brainchild of my good friend Linda who writes the awesome blog […]

February 3, 2013

Basement Project Update

This weekend I made some more progress on a basement project that’s been in the works. Since progress is soo exciting I thought I’d share a sneak peek. So here’s what I updated 2 weeks ago… And here’s some more recent shots…pillows a la moi and the teeny tiny beginnings of a gallery wall that […]