Tag Archives: Light(s)

Vintage Eclectic in Victoria

Written by on 13th November 2013 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

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 laying down, my assistant Kelly and to Leanna Rathkelly, the talented photographer who captured these great shots!  These Pictures also mark the official beginning of my professional profile on Houzz - so be sure to check that out too.

Nicole Scott Interior designSome custom Subway Sign Art that I made for my clients…

Nicole Scott Interior designThat pendant looks like a delicious red candy apple. I love it.

Nicole Scott Interior designVintage furniture surrounded by special things. Doesn’t it just say RELAX ?!

Nicole Scott Interior designA mix of photos and found objects creates a cool and unique personal art gallery…

Nicole Scott Interior designUsing objects and furniture that are meaningful to my clients is a key part of my process as a designer.


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Rejuvenation at West Elm Vancouver

Written by on 3rd July 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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!  In the West Elm Market store on Granville Street in Vancouver they have a small selection of pendants from Rejuvenation for sale… This is a coup peeps because we do not currently have a Rejuvenation store in Canada.  Stop in and check them out..they are like “eye candy apples” all red and shiny. LOVE!


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One Plus One

Written by on 29th May 2013 in Blog POSTS with 3 Comments

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 :)

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Get the Look Local

Written by on 27th March 2013 in Blog POSTS with 3 Comments

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 just that cool..

emhen mash

Shop List

  1. Blue Couch – Full House Modern
  2. Gold Cocktail Table – West Elm
  3. Colourful Assortment of pillows – Etsy
  4. A La Plage, A La Piscine collection by – The House of Gray
  5. Antique Brass Bar Cart – Crate and Barrel
  6. Flying Pig – Urban Barn
  7. MCM Leather chair – Used Victoria
  8. MCM Dining chairs – Used Victoria
  9. Blue Lamp – Target (or a can of spray paint)
  10. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree – Garden Centre
  11. Leather Pouff – The Cross
  12. Light Fixture - CB2
  13. Ben Ourain Rug – West Elm - or see my DIY tutorial here

 Inspiration: Emily Henderson’s recent LA Project.


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Light it Up – The Basement

Written by on 22nd March 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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 electrician required.  These antique brass fixtures I have sourced are fun and, of course,  local! Flush-mount: Rona, Picture Light: Home Depot and Torch Light: Chintz & Co.

Basement Lighting Tips:

  • In a large room you should try to use fixtures that have 2 or more bulbs in them…this way when you want it bright, you can actually achieve the level you desire;
  • In a large room like a basement you might need two or three fixtures so cost is important! Save your splurge for furniture or art if you can;
  • Know your clearance? We are tall folks around here so a flush-mount in the basement is necessary..always keep your clearances in mind;
  • Illuminate what you love (books or art etc) and try to achieve balanced lighting with a mix of lamps and sconces in addition to ceiling fixtures;
  • Install a dimmer for the ceiling lights.

These options I have chosen are on trend with antique brass and a little retro vibe, but the rest of my pieces are classic. Adding inexpensive details like these that have a bit of funk is an easy swap if I get tired of it later on.

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Bling it On!

Written by on 28th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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 was a girly girl.


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Style Spotting – McLaren

Written by on 16th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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]

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Cloche Encounters of the Design Kind

Written by on 17th January 2013 in Blog POSTS, Design & History with 2 Comments


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 the lights are packed away until next year and I am left asking..what do I do with this thing?    As with all conundrums I asked the internet and here’s what it told me…

cloche /klōSH/ Noun 1. A small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants. Or 2. A woman’s close-fitting, bell-shaped hat.

As I suspected, it has its origins in science, botany to be exact, and I admit that there were a couple heated discussions around our holiday table this year as to whether it was a terrarium, or not, and what the hell its purpose was…mystery solved.


…The internet also showed me that you can put one thing in, or allot…(note how I am totally ignoring plant material as an option.)

cloche book
They are well suited to seasonal applications…
cloche valentine

And, incidentally I just saw a medium and large cloche at the vintage store on Goldstream near the cinema. I think they were $6 and $8 bucks if you’re in the market.  My pal Sheila wrote a great post on Cloche’s too. Check her out.

I loved the way the cloche looked  illuminated at Christmas so I think that is the direction for me. I should note though that without some venting you should not use regular light bulbs as it heats up quickly and would likely explode…so be smart if you’re DIY’ing it peeps. I’m totally smitten with some amazing examples of vintage cloche lamps and design darling cb2 has a lamp out now too!

cloche lighy
When I mentioned to my husband tonight that I was thinking about transforming it into a lamp he said two things….”so you’re basically thinking about building a bomb” and second….”in this instance, I think you should go buy one”
He’s on the record!
Do you have one? What’s in it? I’d love to know!:)
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The Lamp Post

Written by on 16th January 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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. Who knew!

Here’s a look at the versatile lamps that I’m loving lately…And of course, I have to mention that I am a deal Hunter…if you hire me I won’t stop till I find the best piece at the best price. I promise:)

Lots of warm metals and similar styling…at least I’m consistent right!?!

Lamps Post


What do you think of this pharmacy style lighting?

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Lights Out – See you in a few days

Written by on 22nd December 2012 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

rejuvination cranbrerry


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