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March 29, 2013

Benjamin Moore – Back Then

  I’m gonna get down to a little painting and gardening this weekend. Maybe even another re-upholstery task. What Can I say….The sun is shining and I’m motivated. What are you up To? Here’s a cool vintage poster (undated) from Benjamin Moore…You see! Peeps have doing this DIY thing forever!

January 17, 2013

Cloche Encounters of the Design Kind

I picked one up last summer…a cloche, that is. I Didn’t know what to really do with the thing and since I’m not exactly the gardening type it sat pretty on a shelf until this past Christmas when I filled it with lights like this. Not too terribly creative…but hey I was busy. So now […]

December 12, 2012

Trying Tribal – DIY Rug Idea

Like most design enthusiasts I have a mad crush on Moroccan everything and in particular a style of rug that originates from the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco; the Beni Ouarain. These wool carpets are named after the Beni Ouarain Berber tribe who make this distinctive diamond and geometric pattern on natural ivory sheep’s wool. […]

November 25, 2012

Picking Pictures

My two worlds collided recently when one of my clients inquired about historical photos and whether we could find some for her place. (you may or may not know that I am both a professional historical researcher AND interior decorator extraordinaire) I said “Uhhh YEAH!”   So, I have been spending a little more time in […]

July 26, 2012

Missoni Homewear

This Miss – Oni Need One of these to be over the moon happy!! Check them out from Provide in Vancouver     Did you know that Missoni’s first fashion collection appeared in Milan in 1958?   In 1981 Missoni collaborated on their first textile and home collection which was the beginnings of the Missoni […]

April 13, 2011

Oh Suzani

So what is a Suzani? It is an elaborate embroidered textile, usually cotton or silk that was traditionally used as a dowry gift to the groom on his wedding day. The Suzani tradition grew out of the ancient silk road textile trade and continues to represent popular themes of home, love and kinship through its designs. […]

March 3, 2011

Say it Right

You’ve been reading your magazines and researching your favourites but how the heck do you pronounce some of those names?  Are you a little shy to speak the words in a store or showroom?  I’ve heard a few pronounciations that I was sure were off, but who am I to say, right?  Well you and […]