CANDY tray

Written by on 3rd November 2012 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

This weekend I dumped most of the Halloween Candy into my fancy new tray (There is still an obscene amount that didn’t fit…but I didn’t want the neighbors to get the wrong idea about me…so I’ll keep it discretely tucked away under my bed in the cupboard.)

If any of my personal trainers past/or present happen to see this I want to tell you it’s for the kids… OK, just look away.

More uses for my gold tray coming up…check back soon!

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Quick Fix

Written by on 2nd November 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

In decorating, like in fashion, there are certain pieces that you cannot go wrong with. A white shirt, black dress or a gold tray.  Pier1 sent out a nice little coupon today and featured this Gold tray that I think is a winner. I’m gonna pick one up and it’ll be my quick fix for the weekend. I have several ideas for this little gem…

…I pledge right now to show you how versatile a piece like this can be by using it several different ways between now and the holidays.  Click here and Print, the Coupon for yourself too! Have a great weekend peeps.

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American Beauty

Written by on 1st November 2012 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

Oooh a new book by one of my favourite interior designers, Thom Filicia,  is coming out Nov 13th.


This book covers the decoration of his house at Finger Lakes, NY and captures his modern and classic American style beautifully. CANT WAIT!


This might be an early holiday gift for myself.  Are you getting your shopping done early this year??

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New Fabrics Arriving

Written by on 31st October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

Fabrics are arriving! Very exciting!

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Written by on 30th October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

This week I was drawn to the inset pulls on these two bedside tables..Add some corners and you’d have some gorgeous campaign looking pieces.

Corners at Lee Valley

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DIY Sunday Night

Written by on 29th October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

Let me tell you how much fun I had with a bunch of peeps last night down at the Trade Roots Store on Herald Street! The owners of Trade Roots, Carla and Christos,  and I hosted a fantastic and fun workshop where we all made DIY subway style signs using local street names and neighbourhoods.  I’ll get some pics of the final products to share with you soon. But this is how it went down!

Set Up

Paint and then break for snacks and drinks! Yes please!


Peel …

…and Peel some more…

to reveal a super cool sign that YOU made.

I ll post some final shots of some of the signs after next weeks workshop…don’t want to give away too many secrets before the next one!  Will you be joining us on Sunday?

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Earthy and Colourful

Written by on 25th October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

Check out my latest design proposal for a basement project influenced by the clients love of South American Art and travelling. I hope they like it!

 See you at my workshop this Sunday!!

Contact me if you would like some help making the place you live a place you love!

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Written by on 24th October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

So here’s the thing. My husband is an amazing wonderful supportive guy. He’s my driver, my navigator, my assistant, my manager and my biggest fan.  We drove all around town yesterday just so I could get these two Foo Dog Lamps. Loved Them for a project I’m working on!

Upon arriving home, and while the Mister fumbled with his keys at the door…the unthinkable happened. Yep. The lamp separated at the point he was holding it and crashed to the ground. Broken.

Sad. Back to the drawing board…Of course I’ll try to fix it…I actually think I can…but this is the first installment in my Design Disaster Tag series.  Help me feel better and tell me one of your disaster stories!!

This is the awesome ecard he just sent me….He knows about Chinoiserie!!

Hope you’re having a better day!

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Written by on 23rd October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

My pick on Used Victoria this week is an awesome pair of FOO DOG Lamps! Switch up those shades and you have a winner. LOVE THESE!

I actually pitched these to a client this week. I wonder if she’ll go for it?

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Closet Case

Written by on 22nd October 2012 in Blog POSTS with 3 Comments

This weekend I had some time for myself…so of course I emptied the contents of our closet onto the guest room bed and went to town. Isn’t this what all sane women do for fun?

The closet was Full and Dark and BAD.  Truth is it was also 90% my husband’s clothes.  You see in my quirky mind I have always thought that since he has an office job his clothes need organization and hangers more than those of a lowly consultant.  But now! Now that I’m working with clients and generally out there doing my decorating thang we both agreed it was time for me to graduate from clean folded (OK not always folded) piles in the laundry room to my very own section of the closet. Woohoo.

Here’s how it looked Saturday morning. (Embarrassed – but this is how it really looks)


I used paint left over from another room and a light fixture that didn’t sell in my garage sale. I will still look for a better light – but it works in the meantime. I re-used the closet rod and bought one extra to add a new one. Total cost $22.00 + tax.

Saturday Evening!

Reality Checks:

  • Smells like Paint in there!!
  • I didn’t have much funds for this so I recycled the paint and light fixture. Closet rod supplies cost $22 plus tax
  • There are still  tools on my bedside table
  • I love patterns and scarves and patterned scarves!
  • I have 10 hoodies (ridiculous) none of which are allowed in this closet. I’m raising the bar on myself!

Despite the fumes and the hard work … I swear I fell asleep with a smile on my face.

Organization is a beautiful thing.


Contact me if you would like some help making the place you live a place you love!

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