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November 16, 2014

Holiday Decoration Tip #2 – One Thing You Love

No matter what your style, and no matter which holiday traditions you celebrate, there are items that we cherish during special times of the year.  Sometimes it’s a new shiny thing you fell in love with in a shop, and sometimes it’s an heirloom piece that you have loved forever. Either way, my holiday decoration […]

November 1, 2014

Holiday Decoration Ideas – Tip #1 Berries

Every holiday season I get lots of requests for holiday decoration ideas and I simply LOVE helping clients decorate their homes for the holidays.  Did you know that I can help with everything from tree placement and colour choices to arranging beautiful vignettes using your existing decorations?  In addition to my in home design and […]


October 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Lineup for Design TV shows

If you’re like me and you are bored to death with the home improvement line up on TV ….you need to check out my picks for fast paced, rude, crazy & even sexy real estate and interior design TV shows that I love watching all winter. Thumbs Up – Genevieve’s Renovation – If you blinked […]

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October 10, 2014

New Look for a Little Nook

I recently designed this little nook in a small vacation condo for a tween girl.  She knew she wanted it to be white on white with fluffy bedding and not too much colour. The nook is dark without any windows, or a door for that matter, so it was a tall order to make it […]

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October 6, 2014

The Hero Work Program – 2014 is Complete

It’s not really possible to communicate how much satisfaction you get from doing something for someone else…a total stranger that you will probably never meet. But knowing that every thoughtful detail, decision and sacrifice will make a difference for a youth that is at risk makes all the hard work worth it.  If you’ve been […]

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September 24, 2014

Design By Donation for the Hero Work Program

You may have heard by now that I’m knee deep in an amazing project for the Threshold Housing Society of Victoria that is being undertaken by The HeroWork Program.  Hundreds of Amazing organizers and volunteers all working toward a common goal – to provide safe housing for youth at Risk. I could not be more […]


September 2, 2014

The Dark Side – Be Fearless With Your Walls

Lately I’ve been looking at dark paint colours for a client project and I am totally in love…so much so that I’m considering painting a room in my own house DARK.  Be fearless and bold in your own space and try a dark colour – it doesn’t have to be stuffy or traditional.  These are […]

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August 30, 2014

Progress at the Union in Victoria

Sometimes the smallest apartments present the biggest challenges. This 700 sq foot 2 bedroom + den condo in Chinatown is a casual, family friendly place for my clients to hang out in Victoria. I used a custom sectional to fit the tiny footprint and kept the major pieces light with youthful accents. More updates to […]


August 7, 2014

Moss St. Basement Suite – Before and After

I’m happy to report that my project on Moss St. is almost finished.  This basement suite was a complete gut job and I was hired to make it comfortable, casual and durable enough to work as a rental property. When I first saw it , it looked like this… I knew I needed to lighten […]


July 27, 2014

If you can help…please do

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 […]


July 16, 2014

And a Hero Come’s Along – Herowork in Victoria

I have a really exciting announcement about a new project I’m involved with! In 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 […]

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June 23, 2014

Eclectic Living Room in the Gorge

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 […]


June 10, 2014

Do You Tulu?

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. Antique Tulu carpets are known for their funky […]


May 18, 2014

My Pillows are Back

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 […]

April 29, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

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 If you want some help making the place you […]


April 18, 2014

Star Chart Goodness

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

April 17, 2014

Used Victoria – Twitter Party

Join 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.

April 15, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Pick of the Week

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 […]

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April 9, 2014

Art for the Guys Home Office

I’m working on a guys home office. He loves his dog, music, gaming and cycling….pretty well rounded activities that I can draw inspiration from…Sorry ladies he’s married:) I found these rock art posters while researching another project and I knew I had to get them for his space! Etsy never fails to inspire and impress […]

April 8, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

This week on Used Victoria I spotted a crazy good deal on a little brass and glass table with wheels. If you are trying to achieve a glam look on a budget these are the kinds of pieces you need to find. I have shown two good examples of how a versatile piece like this […]

April 1, 2014


This week I have some custom and DIY projects on the brain. I need some reclaimed fir and voila!! UsedVictoria.com to the rescue. If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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March 30, 2014

Urban Secrets and Hidden Treasures

I bought a little happy birthday to me gift a few weeks ago and I just got it framed.  This awesome and gritty photo of  three Buffalo Gals will grace a wall of my new home office (if I find the time to move in!) and I could not be happier with the way they […]

March 22, 2014

American Dream Builders – Sunday

I have been looking forward to this new show and this weekend is the premiere. It’s called American Dream Builders, on NBC. This new reality series showcases the talents of the most accomplished designers and home builders in America by pitting 12 worthy contestants against one another in a high-stakes competition designed to push everyone’s […]

March 20, 2014

Another Design Plan – Nailed It

Every time I meet with a new client I am so excited to get my ideas down and share them ASAP.  You can imagine me at the consultation…arms waving around…heart pumping…I really do LOVE my job!  And it’s so amazingly rewarding when I hear back from clients that they loved it.  I recently met with […]

March 17, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

This week on Usedvictoria.com I spotted another modern marvel for my tUSEDay VICTORIA Pick of the week. I like this vintage teak desk as a bedside table because it’s only 29 3/4″ high. A simple basket below, or may a dog bed?  depending on the size of your best friend of course. Pic is the […]

March 14, 2014

Traditional Townhouse – Before and After

Well, it’s done, this colourful , book filled townhouse I’ve been working on for months is complete… and wouldn’t you know it…it’s for sale!  I thought I’d share a little Before and After action this weekend. Everybody loves that! This one is pretty dramatic. The amazing interior painting in this home was done by Aaron […]

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March 13, 2014

Artist Wes Lang

I don’t exactly have my finger on the pulse of the art scene in New York and LA, but I sure wish I did because I would have found Wes Lang allot sooner. I actually have a Grateful Dead T shirt that I love with this first image on it and I didn’t know who […]

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March 6, 2014

Industrial Console Table by Trade Roots

I don’t often get to work on my own place but when I do I’m a pretty happy camper! A few months ago I started to discuss an idea for a long (6ft) industrial wood and steel console table for under our TV. Christos is one of the owners of Trade Roots and he helped […]

March 5, 2014

Rustic Modern Bedroom Concept

I’ve been working hard on several exciting new projects lately. This rustic modern master bedroom concept is one of them. If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help! Did you know I create plans like this design board complete with paint colours and a shop […]

March 4, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – pick of the week on Used Victoria

This week my Used Victoria pick was going to be a purchase for my own house. I found a cool mid-century desk and was all set to go get it on Sunday but the seller changed her mind before I could come see it. Lame – but that’s how the cookie crumbles.  So, my plan […]


February 28, 2014


It’s been awhile since I had the time to make pillows. Sure, Ive taken some custom jobs here and there but those were for other people. I make pillows like my little pets and I love them and take care of them until they are adopted by a nice family:)  So, I’m happy to announce […]

February 25, 2014

Kilim Rugs – Krushing

Can I just say that on Tuesday night when I unwrapped and unrolled this new Kilim carpet for my clients living room…. I fell in love a little.  We’re not ready to decorate yet but we wanted to peek, and I’m sure you do too. So here it is. My latest Kilim Krush.  The Kilim […]

February 24, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Pick of the Week from Used Victoria

This week on Used Victoria an oil painting caught my eye. I’m not an art aficionado – but I like what I like and and I liked this one.  It’s called Chilko Lake. Check back next week and see what else I can’t live without from Usedvictoria.com.  Pic is the link If you want some […]

February 18, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

This week my tUSEDay VICTORIA pick from UsedVictoria.com is a set of nesting tables perfect for a chic living room.  I love placing nesting tables in opposing directions like this instead of a single coffee table. Pic is the link. Beautiful Living room pic is from Lonny Magazine If you want some help making the place […]


February 8, 2014

Twins Room – Double Take

Here’s some pics from an install this weekend for twins. These 4 year old cuties didn’t really see the need for their bedroom to change, and on reveal day I heard one of them say, as the family walked with anticipation up the stairs to see the results, …”I hope it looks the same.” LOL […]

February 5, 2014

Pretty Pillows

I’m obsessing over pretty pillows and little girl bedrooms at the moment. This weekend I’m doing another install of a little girl bedroom and I want the sheets and pillows to play nice together. This pic from John Robshaw’s line is pretty fantastic and totally something I would choose for a girls room… My client […]

February 4, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

This week on tUSEDay VICTORIA I found a mid century teak cabinet that will be perfect for laying accessories and art. I am inspired by this pic from Thomas Obrien, one of my favourite New York designers.  Pic from Elle Decor. Click onto UsedVictoria.com and score something for yourself!


February 2, 2014

Living Room – Royal Bay

This weekend I finished a casual living room / TV room in beautiful Royal Bay.  The homeowner wanted a sophisticated west coast style that could stand up to her busy family including twins and dogs!  We added the panel detail to the wall behind the TV for architectural interest and to tie into the paneled […]

January 31, 2014

Pipe and Board Shelving

It’s no secret that I have a design crush on Trade Roots on Herald Street. I love them cause they make awesome custom pieces at an affordable price.  For instance, right now I have a client wanting pipe and board shelving in the living room. So of course, I think of them to build it […]

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January 30, 2014

Need a Desk? Use a Table

I did it, and so can you!  Just google “office desk” and see how uninspired some desks can be.  Then cast your gaze on these great examples of tables turned desks and you’ll be a believer too. I love this one, a little modern and a little glam! Danish Designer Malene Birger. love!  And a […]

January 28, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

This week, my Used Victoria pick is purely based on cool factor. I don’t have a spot for it, or a client looking for one… But man…if it’s not the coolest, bad-ist, rad-ist, longest Pew that you ever saw!   I imagine the story behind this piece is worth the drive to Cowichan.  Hope you’re having […]

January 21, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

This week my search of Used Victoria was a little self serving because I’m hunting for a stump table for a client’s living room.  These Nootka Cypress stumps caught my eye for their colouring and patina and are the perfect fit for this weeks tUSEDay VICTORIA blog series.  Don’t just think of them as side […]

January 16, 2014

Houzz Likes Blueprints Too! – Check Out My Featured Post

Guest Picks: Plan on Blueprints for Cool Art Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨From Shabby Chic home accessories to contemporary furniture and wall mirrors, browse thousands of decorating ideas to inspire your next home project.As you revamp your house, browse photos for inspiration on everything from fireplace mantels to crown molding and wainscoting.

January 13, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

  I haven’t posted any great finds from Used Victoria since before Christmas. It’s definitely time to get my MOJO  back! (Pic is the Link) This mid century roll top desk is just what I needed, or maybe just what you need?.  I think it would be great in my husband’s office. Lots of little […]

January 7, 2014

Obsessed With Layered Rugs

It’s dangerous when I have lots of work to do and all I REALLY want to do is look at rugs online.  It’s true I am obsessed and this  time it is with layered rugs.  Over the holidays I spotted a little design goodness in the form of layering rugs…that is, laying out two similar […]

December 29, 2013

2013 A Year In Review

2013 A Year In Review – This year was filled with exciting projects and new directions for Nicole Scott Designs.  Here’s some of my design project highlights from 2013; it all happened so fast that honestly each of them feel like yesterday! I am SO looking forward to many more exciting projects and new client […]

December 16, 2013

Billy Loves Books

A few days ago my clients books were finally released form their cardboard prisons and found a new home in this enormous new book shelf.  This particular project is still a work in progress with some final painting and library style lighting to do… but as I slow down a bit for my Christmas break […]

December 9, 2013

Pepper Mill Party Post

Is there anything more fun than painting and drinking wine at the same time?  This weekend I had a few new friends and some old friends over to my studio to make some personalized gifts for Christmas in the form of custom painted pepper mills. Now,… I won’t tell you who’s who’s just in case […]

December 4, 2013

Wicked West Coast Style

It’s pretty cool to find something new and exciting right in your own backyard.  The Autonomous Furniture Collective is doing some great things with local reclaimed woods and acrylic that I thought you should see. I love this modern twist on west coast style. Check them out. Pic is the Link as Usual.