July 1, 2015

Filling a Family Home Part1

Even when it’s hot, I have to be on my game. So, when some awesome new clients purchased a big ‘ol house in Langford this past May, I had to kick it into gear to help them find some budget & kid friendly furniture ASAP.  Once they got possession we started the Paint and flooring […]


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 […]

October 6, 2013

Bathroom – Weekend Update

A few weeks ago I set out to paint one of my bathrooms over the weekend. It was the builder peach/beige since we moved in and I couldn’t take it anymore.  I knew white was right and chose BM Snowfall White OC-118 for the walls and although I didn’t have the budget to swap the […]

September 3, 2013

Bedroom Before and After

I finished a bedroom design project yesterday in Victoria, BC  that turned out really great.  I was on a budget and had an existing Persian Rug to work with. My client and I picked the wall colour, Benjamin Moore Waterbury green HC 136, by using online photos of the rug. That was a little risky […]

July 22, 2013

Another Weekend Flew By!

I’ve been so busy I hardly have any time to blog! This weekend I continued Rug hunting, attended a cool Vintage sale in a beautiful garden location and painted an en suite bathroom (walls and ceilings) applause :).  Next step is decor and lighting. What did you get up to this weekend? If you want […]

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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!

March 6, 2013

One Room Challenge – Dresser DIY

Hi again, so glad you came over to check out my progress in the One Room Challenge! What is it? It’s 20 design bloggers finishing a room start to finish in 6 weeks. You can catch up on my posts here. Holy Cow! It’s getting close to finished. The Girl Glam Apartment is totally coming […]

January 21, 2013

Neutral Ground

My wonderful clients said “arrivederci” red and “nice to see you” neutral this past week and their basement is starting to take shape. New paint, rug, sectional and end table are in place and ready for some great reclaimed furniture pieces.  We are decorating the  room with artifacts and photos from their travels and I […]

July 11, 2012

One Room Challenge – Week 3

Hi! And thanks for coming back to check in on my progress in the One Room Challenge (ORC).  (ORC is 6 weeks, 20 bloggers/20 rooms and Lots of action!!) If this is your first glimpse of my project you can check out weeks One and Two right here.  This past week I made my requisite […]

March 22, 2012

Candice Olson for Benjamin Moore

Everyone likes to paint and refresh in the spring, check out this selection of Candice Olson’s favourite colours from Benjamin Moore. (pic is the link as usual)  The colours are not new…it’s just a peek into a designers bag of tricks. Of course, I love that she likes some of my favourites such as,…niveous, edgecomb […]

January 15, 2012

Beam Me Up

My most recent project has been a home where the hardwood floors were replaced and we painted the entire house. (pics of that to come soon).  The fireplace was in need of an update and the client chose a charcoal coloured slate to replace the old multi-coloured slate tile. My client also had a beam […]

April 29, 2011

Peaceful Bedroom – My Take

A couple months ago I promised a virtual house tour with local shopping tips so here is the second instalment…a bedroom.  This bedroom seems so peaceful and the bed so welcoming that I thought it deserved to be recreated. There are a couple things about this room that make it special. First it has carpet whereas […]

February 20, 2011

How I Painted My Cabinets

Disclaimer – This is not an easy job… or a weekend job. I spent two weeks on the process and then two more days to re-install and put on the new hardware. Not for the faint of heart! If you’re game then here are my suggestions and steps for success! Take a bad before shot (the […]

November 7, 2010

Before and After – Desk

I finally finished my Desk Project last weekend and got around to photographing it this morning! I’m really pleased with the results. Recap: Old Ikea Desk, Inspiration from Pottery Barn Desk Series, 2 Old oak file cabinets from Craigslist, Some Paint and lots of time! Wall Colour Benjamin Moore CC-90 Natural Linen Desk Colour Benjamin […]

October 29, 2010

Colour App for iPhone

Here’s one for the techno designer in you!  The ben Colour Capture iPhone app lets  you capture any colour that catches your eye and instantly find its match from Benjamin Moore’s thousands of colour selections! It’s easy. Just… Snap a picture of your colour inspiration, tap on the image and instantly reveal the closest Benjamin Moore […]