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.

August 13, 2013

Fab Finds in the Northern Wilderness of BC

I just got back from a super relaxing vacation in Northern BC. Getting there by car is no joke. A cool 1500+ km (or 932 miles) – Each Way –  is enough to make most of us shudder, but it is beautiful country and hey, who could pass up days on end without Starbucks stuffed […]

June 29, 2013

Stinking Fish Artist and Studio Tour 2013

Have you checked out his homegrown – right in our backyard – artist tour yet? Strange Name…Great Idea. Click the pic for the details.

June 22, 2013

Local Love – The Frugals

  Ever looked at the shipping rates for IKEA from Vancouver? Ouch!  I discovered a local business last year that makes living and shopping on Vancouver Island a breeze. You can order IKEA, Pottery Barn, West Elm etc through them and boy will they deliver.  For someone like me, who shops for others…this is an […]

May 9, 2013

May 25th – Subway Sign Workshop

Join me and the gang at Trade Roots on Herald Street downtown on Saturday May 25th 5-8pm for our Subway Sign Workshop. This is a pic of one that I hung gallery style…I love the local flare – Next week I’ll post pics of a couple signs I made for two kids rooms. Really fun! […]

April 18, 2013

Local Etsy Shopping – fave shop No. 1

Lately I’ve been seeing some fantastic shops on Etsy that are located right here in Victoria, BC. So, I figured I would dedicate a few posts in the next week or so to showing you some of my favourite local Etsy shops and maybe you’ll see something you like too?! My first favourite is called […]

February 15, 2013

Home Show This Weekend

  If you’re planning any Reno’s to your house this year, you should check out the builders show this weekend. It’s a great place to get some savings on decking, landscaping, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.  Find the details here.

December 17, 2012

BC Wine Selections – Local Love

This week I asked my good friend Tracey, who is incidentally a Sommelier in training in the Okanagan, to hook us up with some great BC wines to carry us through the holidays and New Years!  Wine is a great hostess gift and a virtual necessity at dinner and appy parties so take a sec […]

November 9, 2012


Remembrance – By Andy Everson

September 28, 2012

Hodge:Podge – I’m So Canadian Today

How sweet is this? The lovely Barbara (who I met during the One Room Challenge this summer) from the stylish Vancouver Blog Hodge:Podge invited me to join her esteemed list of Canadian bloggers and designers in a series she writes called ‘So Canadian, eh?’  I love reading this series about some of my favourite Canadians! […]

September 19, 2012

Spruce Collective

A cool new store just opened in Abbotsford, BC and I had to tell you about it.  5 cool chicks who get their kicks from vintage finds have opened a collective called SPRUCE.  Their grand opening will be later this month so check back with them if your obsessed with finding treasures…like me….and apparently… like […]

August 23, 2012

I’m a Guest at Amanda Forrest Design Group

Hi peeps.  I’m so happy to direct you to a new post (hopefully a series) on the Amanda Forrest Design Group Blog!  I’m taking incredible interiors and sourcing all the goodies here in Victoria and Vancouver just for you! Well, and me too. Hop over and show some love so maybe I can stick around […]

May 24, 2012

Where’s my Keys?

These cute wall mounted Key wranglers are practical and make a style statement in any front entry! Check them out, they come with a little key you attach to your ring! Available at Dear Home Decor

October 5, 2011

First Furniture

Last weekend I commented that was disappointed that I didn’t see any First Nations exhibitors at the Interior Design Show.  I saw a display by Sabina Hill, a Vancouver based designer who is inspired by First Nation motifs…and I certainly noticed this stunning chair… …but I didn’t write about it because I’d rather write about […]

September 10, 2011

IDSWest 2011

Has it been a year already?  I’ll be attending Saturday.

July 11, 2011

Bowl of Art

I saw these on facebook this morning (thanks YAM!!) and they really caught my eye.  The Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay is featuring the glass art of Mel Munsen…check it out.

June 28, 2011

Stinking Fish

I am always encouraging people to include local and First Nations Art and objects into their interiors.  I like that they make a room feel authentic and most often the piece has a story behind it / memories attached which elevate it to special status in a home. There is a great oppotunity this summer to acquire your […]

April 11, 2011

Creative Art

As I decorate and furnish this big old house I am always searching for inexpensive ideas and design solutions.  My most recent online hunt involved some art/photography or anything creative that was somewhat related to our life past/present/future.  I started with the obvious (Beautiful BC), and to be honest I didn’t range far from this […]