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Written by on 27th July 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

You may have heard that I am planning the renovation of an apartment in Victoria for the Threshold Housing Society in partnership with the Herowork Program. This 2 bedroom unit will be a safe place for some young people in need and I am committed to making it into a home. This is where I need your help…If you have a chair, or a table or anything else on my list that you think I could use send me a pic in an email and we will figure it out :) . If you follow me you already know that I love to up-cycle and score great deals so this project is right up my alley!  I will update the list as I collect what I need. My email address is nicole@scottdesigns.ca

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from my friends and clients but we have a way to go yet…take a look… can you help?  If you would like to donate funds so we can buy some of what we need that can also be arranged with tax receipts etc. And if all you can do is spread the word and share these posts believe me…Every gesture is appreciated!!

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How to Make A Bed – Cute

Written by on 23rd July 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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And a Hero Come’s Along – Herowork in Victoria

Written by on 16th July 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

I have a really exciting announcement about a new project I’m involved with! herowork logohomelessIn addition to servicing my amazing group of clients in Victoria I am also taking on a very special project this fall through the Herowork Program. I will be decorating one of four apartments along side three other designers that will be used by the Threshold Housing Society of Victoria.  This tremendous organization is committed to providing safe housing for local youth at risk of homelessness and this project will be a great help.  Some amazing benefactors have come forward to help jump start this renovation and even more amazing local businesses are stepping up to donate time, expertise, supplies and funds to this very worthy cause.  I’m really lucky to be a part of it and I hope you will follow along and even participate if you can. A call for Herowork volunteers in Victoria will be coming soon!

 

 

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Eclectic Living Room in the Gorge

Written by on 23rd June 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

It’s not an urban legend…it does happen from time to time….YES! you can decorate a space without shopping! I recently styled this eclectic living room using only my clients existing accessories and art. Now, of course, these clients have allot of treasures collected over the years so that made it easy to create a warm and layered look using their stuff. A new couch and console table under the TV were introduced and the rest was all there in storage and in other rooms of the house.  It didn’t hurt that I share their affinity for West Coast First Nations art and boldly mixing antiques with more modern pieces ….so it all came together rather quickly one sunny Victoria afternoon.

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Here’s how the place looked when we started…

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And here it is today…

DSC_0380 resizedI love leaning frames and creating interest with objects at varying heights. This fireplace and mantel are huge and required a few large pieces but I kept a common theme in terms of content and colours so that although there are many pieces up there – it is interesting instead of visually chaotic.

c1ed5b14-e155-499a-9120-13d6251fb55b_zpsd0f2a82eAs usual, I am a sucker for a vintage Persian rug mixed with both modern and antique pieces. I knew I liked these guys as soon as I saw their rug:)

DSC_0393 resizedStyling this console was fun. Strategically placed books and frames can hide the mess of cords.

Simple, Stylish, Comfortable and Personal. Just Right.

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If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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Do You Tulu?

Written by on 10th June 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

The original shag carpet from the middle east , known as a Tulu,  fits perfectly into the urban bohemian interiors that so many of my clients are loving right now. This picture from ABC carpet and home featuring rooftop Tulu rugs captures the bohemian girl trend perfectly.

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Antique Tulu carpets are known for their funky colour combinations and irregular shapes. Think of them this way… Fuzzy Fraggle meets Kilim rug.

tulu kilim dotcomThe weaving technique is characterized by the tufts of wool that are left out to insulate against cold temperatures.

tulu 3There are some neutral examples of Tulu rugs too. These two black and white beauties could work almost anywhere..Rugs from Kilim.com

tulu 5If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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My Pillows are Back

Written by on 18th May 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

My client work has kept me so busy lately that I haven’t had time to photograph and upload any pillows. I got up early Saturday morning and set up my photo booth in my backyard so I could snap about 25 specimens.  I estimate I have about 10 more to do. Phew!  I’ll share a few this week in no particular order. Check out my Etsy store if you want to see them all.

indigo frontVintage Indigo Dyed Hemp fabric from Thailand, Hmong Tribal pattern 20×20

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If you want some help making the place you live a place you love….contact me, I can help.

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

Written by on 29th April 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

Every week I scour UsedVictoria.com looking for stylish bargains. It’s not difficult:)  Sometimes my picks are for you and this week the search was for one of my design projects where I need a dresser. This handsome highboy is a great option. Pic is the link

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Star Chart Goodness

Written by on 18th April 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

My Constellation Star Chart is up and looking marvelous.  Don’t overlook maps and charts as art. They’re graphic, usually inexpensive and best of all…BIG!

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Used Victoria – Twitter Party

Written by on 17th April 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

ReUsedRevampedTwitterParty-1Join me and the other guests  for the  monthly Twitter party with UsedVictoria.com on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. PT. We’ll be exploring the endless upcycling opportunities for the home.

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Pick of the Week

Written by on 15th April 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

This week on Used Victoria the Bar is Open! The warm weather has everyone clearing house and there are a million great things on UsedVictoria.com right now.  It was hard for me to choose a pick of the week but I settled on this groovy bar cart! Check out its twin sister styled real pretty in this photo so you can see just how awesome it could be. Styled Bar cart photo source.

bar-cart-fullIf you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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