November 13, 2013

Vintage Eclectic in Victoria

I’m super excited to share the new pics of a finished project in Victoria, BC.  This one is full of vintage treasures and has a modern eclectic vibe  that suits the young family who lives here perfectly.  I loved working on this place.  Many thanks to my amazing clients who totally got what I was […]

July 3, 2013

Rejuvenation at West Elm Vancouver

A few months ago some of my blogger friends in the states paired up with Rejuvenation to promote their amazing selection of lights &  I’ve been trying to get one in a client’s home ever since.  Yesterday I stumbled across a little known fact that might make this easier for me, and for you too!  […]

May 29, 2013

One Plus One

This week I’m shopping for entryway lighting and I’m still enamored with the great options over at Rejuvenation. So imagine my surprise when 2 of my fave pendants morphed into this beauty from Home Depot. Not too shabby If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can […]

March 27, 2013

Get the Look Local

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So here’s a shop list for those of you #yyj mid century loving decoristas who want to create this Em Henderson look locally for…ehem…ALLOT less. See below for the thrifty shop list (cause that’s how I roll) and a single shot of the inspiration pic again cause it’s […]

March 22, 2013

Light it Up – The Basement

If you like to spend time in your basement, lighting is a key to maximum enjoyment.  I should qualify that and say lighting on A DIMMER is key!  I am working on a lighting plan for my own basement project and I’m working with what I’ve got in terms of junction boxes and outlets, No […]

February 28, 2013

Bling it On!

I’m supposed to be writing… but I had to take a break to source some lights for a pretty Paris inspired  home office project I’m working on. Undaunted by a tight budget I knew overstock.com would come through…and boy did they. Check out these lovelies dancing around the $200 limit.  Sometimes I soooo wish I […]

February 16, 2013

Style Spotting – McLaren

I’ve been looking for two light fixtures for my basement and got totally distracted by these glamorous Harlow beauties at local lighting mecca McLaren Lighting… I don’t have the ceiling height down there for the chandeliers but the sconces are definitely going to be part of the design. LOVE [Pics are the links as usual] […]

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 […]

January 16, 2013

The Lamp Post

As it happens I have three projects that require a floor lamp…and since each space is completely different you would think I’d be looking at very different specimens…not so. In fact, I’m suggesting a really similar set of options to the Glam Downtown Apartment, the Eclectic Living Dining Room and the travel inspired Media Room. […]

December 4, 2012

Pop Up Shop – Industrial Treasures

My dear readers, I know you’re wondering where’s tUSEDay VICTORIA? It’s here, just a little ways down,  mixed into all this vintage industrial chic. Stay with me. It’s cool. You’ve all heard about Pop-Up shops right? It’s a temporary shop that pops up to sell a discrete collection of goods for a short period of […]

November 20, 2012


This tUSEDay I spotted a designer light for sale on Used Victoria. It’s a beauty by Designer Tom Dixon. If you’re looking for a light for your entryway, a powder room etc. This would be a great choice. It does retail for $641 + tax locally so it is a bargain if it is in […]

August 31, 2012

Kid Stuff

One of my most exciting projects at the moment is the re-decoration of a newborn baby boys room and that of  his toddler sister.  As often happens, Baby Mamma and I started out talking about the boys room ,looking at some options and then we added the girls room to the project too. I love […]

August 11, 2012

Fixture Fixations

A couple years ago I was fixated on the Thomas O’Brien Hicks Pendant and I didn’t rest until I got that bad boy up in my dining room…here’s a pic, I still love it!  I’m sensing a pattern…it’s starting again… because these days I seem to be fixated on a few new lovelies that I’m […]

June 5, 2012

Light Fight

The struggle to find just the right light for a hip home office continues.  I’m partial to these options under $300 … mclaren west elm  

November 16, 2011

My Friends Foyer

When my husband travels (like he is this week) I spend a little more time than usual at the old computer.  Tonight I was checking out lighting at Home Depot and as usual I see things I think would look fab in my house and the homes of my friends and family…so what the heck…here […]

July 14, 2011

Summer Please!!!

I was caught in a downpour last night in the inner harbour.  It  was especially annoying because I had taken the time to blow out my hair straight..grrr.  maybe I should have had this lamp from Only Human with me? Looks like an essential west coast home decor accessory!

June 16, 2011


I’ve been researching kids rooms again for some upcoming projects and have found some nifty lighting options at Urban Outfitters that are cute enough to share. One catches moonlight or dreams, the other captures the sun. Charming way to keep a light on with no baby nightlights in sight! I love these circus looking letter […]

February 26, 2011

Handsome Fella

This happens to me all the time….I’m looking in a magazine or online for inspiration or confirmation of my design choices and then something in an image grabs me, speaks to me “Hey you,”  “Yeah you, look at me!”  This week it happened as I searched for kitchen tile and came upon a house with a […]

February 16, 2011

Score! – Pendant Light

This has been a great week for sourcing lighting. My decorating is in full swing and on the weekend I found an outstanding and unique leaded glass pendant light for my kitchen.  The kitchen is tiny so one light over the sink is all I have room for…  This is alot of pressure for one little […]