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Pretty Pillows

Written by on 5th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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…

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My client has a softer side, and she’s going for the soft and pretty look – like these linens from Restoration Hardware.

resthOf course, she’s the boss so we are definitely going pretty and soft, but I’m mixing in some patterns and a little colour too…you know,  just to keep things interesting.  My foundation piece for the linens is this pale violet duvet cover from Restoration Hardware.

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Come back next week and see if I was able to pull it together?

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

Written by on 4th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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!

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Living Room – Royal Bay

Written by on 2nd February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

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 walls in the dining room and front entry.

IMG_4915 x 600Shades of Gray Blue and Cream blend together urban chrome accents with natural west coast elements. The overall effect is both casual and sophisticated.

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Pipe and Board Shelving

Written by on 31st January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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 and then my thoughts turn to Kyle Schuneman’s awesome living room (BELOW) utilizing this DIY shelf goodness for inspiration. It’s one thing to build it, but another to fill it properly. And that’s where I come in!

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I think it’s tres importantay to make sure your shelves are spaced to show off your things in a balanced and collected/cool sort of way.  It’s easy to do it wrong, so I figured I would show you some examples of filling this style of shelves to their best advantage. Think about shape, colour, size left to eight and back to front. Utilize the whole shelf. It’s totally finE to have some accessories from HomeSense tossed into your mix but it shouldn’t all be new stuff especially with this sort of vintage industrial look – You will probably have to hit the Vintage stores cause mixing is Key!

pipes mashI like a fuller look, so I want to see books and stuff, and YOU when I take a browse over by your bookshelf. So represent yourself well and display all the weird and wonderful things that make you unique. Measure some of your tallest books’n things to make sure they’re gonna fit.

suspipeYou can consider painting the wall behind your pipe and board too. This black backdrop looks great and adds to the industrial feel.

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Need a Desk? Use a Table

Written by on 30th January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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!

 3. Malene BirgerAnd a little closer to home, a home office design that inspired my little studio by Emily A. Clarke

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

Written by on 28th January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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 a great week! Pic is the link

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

Written by on 21st January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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 tables. Two or three grouped together instead of a coffee table looks amazing! Try it. Pic is the Link

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Houzz Likes Blueprints Too! – Check Out My Featured Post

Written by on 16th January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

Written by on 13th January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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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 cubbies for his S%$^#$ (stuff). Yeah, that’s what I said. Could you use it?

 

Check back next week for another great tUSEDay VICTORIA score. Did you know I shop for people just like you? If you’re looking for something specific you should let me know…I might just find it for you!

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Obsessed With Layered Rugs

Written by on 7th January 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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 looking carpets to make one large and totally awesome one! Umm genius! So, although I should be reading for a research contract about summer frosts and root crops in 1881….. I bought this instead. Is that bad? I have issues.

ARDABILThe actual inspiration for this Tuesday night procrastination is that I am going to layer rugs in one of my client’s homes and I’ve been playing around with pictures  and figuring out why sometimes it works – and other times not so much. Check out these examples below…it’s really not rocket science, and when you think about it it’s cheaper than buying a large rug… and more versatile too. You can move the small guys around much easier.

So, I have step one complete on my journey to a  layered look with this new Iranian beauty and I will be on the hunt for a suitable companion in the weeks to come.   For my client’s place I am layering a Persian on sea-grass…it is going to be fab!

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