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January 7, 2015

Finding the Right Carpet

It’s a big purchase and it can stress some people out, so I often get the call to help Victoria area families in finding the right carpet for their home.  This week I have the great pleasure of finding a few carpets for a cool mid century reno of an older house in Oaklands.  I […]

January 30, 2014

Need a Desk? Use a Table

I did it, and so can you!  Just google “office desk” and see how uninspired some desks can be.  Then cast your gaze on these great examples of tables turned desks and you’ll be a believer too. I love this one, a little modern and a little glam! Danish Designer Malene Birger. love!  And a […]

January 7, 2014

Obsessed With Layered Rugs

It’s dangerous when I have lots of work to do and all I REALLY want to do is look at rugs online.  It’s true I am obsessed and this  time it is with layered rugs.  Over the holidays I spotted a little design goodness in the form of layering rugs…that is, laying out two similar […]

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.

October 22, 2013

Custom Console Table – Progress Report

If you missed it, I’m having a custom console table made for my living room. It’s 6 feet long and it’s being crafted by the good people at Trade Roots in Victoria, BC.  I brought them a photo and dimensions a couple months ago and they are turning my idea into beautiful reclaimed/industrial reality. If […]

September 5, 2013

Bedroom Shop List

I love finding deals, but it’s not easy and requires allot of shopping combined with good instincts. I knew what I wanted for a recent bedroom design so I set out locally to find a few great pieces – and just cause I’m nice like that… here’s my bedroom shop list and sources so you […]

July 5, 2013

Gone Custom

If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…Contact me, I can help!

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!  […]

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 […]

June 19, 2013

Girl Room No. 2 – Projects and Products

Here’s a breakdown of the products and projects for the Girls Room No. 2.

June 10, 2013

Sweet Seats

I’ve been working on a few dining room / dining area plans lately and thought I’d share some sweet seat options that I’ve been recommending to clients. These options are good looking, easy to wipe down, durable and budget savvy – just what the families I work with are looking for. First, classic Tabouret french […]

May 4, 2013

New Project – Boys Room

Lately I’ve started a new project for a Boys room. I love the cool blues and relaxed feeling we are going to create by using casual industrial style pieces with art and accessories that are a nod to his interests. Stay tuned for updates on this project! Sources: 1. locker, 2. Painting, 3. Lamp, 4. […]

April 25, 2013

Desk Chairs – Girls Rooms

If you’re following along with my progress on the kids rooms I can happily say that we had some great weather this past week and my client and I have been busy painting the beds and the desks with chalk paint. An update with pics on that soon!  In the meantime the fabric has arrived […]

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 […]

April 2, 2013

Bargain Hunter Blues

One of the most frustrating things about my commitment to bargain hunting for my projects is the fact that I encounter limited quantities and discontinued items all the time.  Sure, I tell you about my awesome scores and highlights.  But truth is, since I shop in the clearance and sale sections allot, I tend to […]