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August 1, 2015

MCM Chair Compare – One for Every Budget

Sourcing chairs for a mid century modern (MCM) kitchen dining area this week and had to share some of my best finds! A little healthy competition among these sweet seats is a good good thing for you and me!  In this case I’m shopping for new reproductions – but don’t forget to check out the […]

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July 24, 2015

Langford BC Living Room

Who says that the suburbs have to be boring?  This builder home layout is repeated throughout the clients westshore development but changing up its tired palette and predictable layout has made this house totally unique.  I switched around the location of the living and dining areas and had an electrician add a junction box for […]

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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 […]

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June 20, 2015

Modern Dining Chairs

At the moment I’m shopping for modern dining chairs for an amazing mid century house and my awesome client and I agree that different coloured chairs would be really fun. So, her expensive taste settled right down on a $1600 Saarinen chair like this one… ….we had a chuckle over how ridiculous it would be […]

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June 20, 2015

Boys Room – Paper to Reality

I get asked all the time about my process, how I work for people, and I’m happy to share.  After I get to know you and your wish list for a space I develop a plan within your budget that includes a mash up of product images I have carefully selected to fit within all […]

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May 10, 2015

A week of Etsy

You may be aware that I’m working hard developing creative and beautiful spaces around town for a crew of amazing and diverse clients. I almost always infuse colour & quirky into my work and this is usually achieved through art. Some of my clients have amazing collections that make it easy and others are just […]

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May 1, 2015

What I’m Do’in These Days

The new crop of clients this Spring is Ahhmazing and I’m more inspired and excited than ever to scour the earth looking for great pieces.  I have some really great stuff happening like a backyard art studio, iddy biddy boy/girl twin bedrooms (Yay!), some great master suites and living rooms that I’m really excited about […]

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April 11, 2015

Condo before and after

I promised to share some condo before and after shots and details from my recent project. So here you have it… my global hi/lo condo on a budget. A global inspiration mixing High and Low items… The entire place was green. I painted it Benjamin Moore Pale Oak in order to create a nice backdrop […]

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April 8, 2015

Blue Crush Bedroom Ideas

My clients don’t have to worry about making a mistake because I walk them through the process step by step and make sure they are comfortable with the choices we make along the way.  I’m working with some past clients on their master bedroom now and step 1 was finding a great headboard.  The wish […]

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April 2, 2015

Global Inspired Decor

I recently finished a condo project for an out of town client who likes classical design styles but also appreciates my love for mixing high/low …..so this is what I came up with. He travels allot, and I’ve never met him so I had to make some leaps of design faith and I sure hope […]

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March 17, 2015

Fireplace Wall Design

Wow Victoria, there is a real reno and real estate buzz in the air right now, and thanks to you my email and phone are busier than ever!  I’ve been getting allot of casual inquiries lately asking about how I work with clients, and for all of you who are on the fence and don’t […]

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March 8, 2015

Interior Design Victoria BC

Every year around this time the world of Interior Design in Victoria BC gets a little crazy.  I have several interior design projects lined up in Spring 2015 … but I am careful to keep the number of projects I take on in check so I can deliver great service to everyone. I don’t have […]

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February 1, 2015

Masculine Master Bedroom

A new masculine master bedroom concept for a client. Global, masculine, moody and sophisticated. If you want some help making the place you live a place you love….contact me, I can help.

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January 27, 2015

Website Under Construction

You may notice some changes over the next couple weeks as I transition from this web format to a new style of website.  Same URL and still me…just a fresh look.  Sorry for the inconvenience.   If you want some help making the place you live  a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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January 8, 2015

Indigo Pillow Covers – Hemp

Last year I ordered this cool vintage hemp fabric and I finally got around to making it into some lumbar style indigo pillow covers.  Such a beautiful blue is achieved through this indigo dye process and a cool geometric relief pattern too.  These will be in my shop by the end of the week but […]

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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 […]

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December 2, 2014

Two is better than One – Coffee Tables

When it comes to coffee tables and small spaces I really believe two is better than one. I’ve been wanting to do tandem coffee tables  for awhile…some of my past client’s reading this might even recall my valiant attempts to sway them:) Recently one of my client’s agreed and two little square glass lovelies arrived […]

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November 23, 2014

Holiday Decorating Tip #3 – Songza

My tip this week is to select some great tunes to get you in the mood to decorate. I’m obsessed with Songza (a free Music site) on my computer and my iPhone and I can tell you that the xmas playlists they have ARE the soundtrack to my holiday season! If you’re like me you […]

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November 16, 2014

Holiday Decoration Tip #2 – One Thing You Love

No matter what your style, and no matter which holiday traditions you celebrate, there are items that we cherish during special times of the year.  Sometimes it’s a new shiny thing you fell in love with in a shop, and sometimes it’s an heirloom piece that you have loved forever. Either way, my holiday decoration […]

November 1, 2014

Holiday Decoration Ideas – Tip #1 Berries

Every holiday season I get lots of requests for holiday decoration ideas and I simply LOVE helping clients decorate their homes for the holidays.  Did you know that I can help with everything from tree placement and colour choices to arranging beautiful vignettes using your existing decorations?  In addition to my in home design and […]

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October 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Lineup for Design TV shows

If you’re like me and you are bored to death with the home improvement line up on TV ….you need to check out my picks for fast paced, rude, crazy & even sexy real estate and interior design TV shows that I love watching all winter. Thumbs Up – Genevieve’s Renovation – If you blinked […]

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October 10, 2014

New Look for a Little Nook

I recently designed this little nook in a small vacation condo for a tween girl.  She knew she wanted it to be white on white with fluffy bedding and not too much colour. The nook is dark without any windows, or a door for that matter, so it was a tall order to make it […]

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October 6, 2014

The Hero Work Program – 2014 is Complete

It’s not really possible to communicate how much satisfaction you get from doing something for someone else…a total stranger that you will probably never meet. But knowing that every thoughtful detail, decision and sacrifice will make a difference for a youth that is at risk makes all the hard work worth it.  If you’ve been […]

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September 24, 2014

Design By Donation for the Hero Work Program

You may have heard by now that I’m knee deep in an amazing project for the Threshold Housing Society of Victoria that is being undertaken by The HeroWork Program.  Hundreds of Amazing organizers and volunteers all working toward a common goal – to provide safe housing for youth at Risk. I could not be more […]

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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 […]

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August 30, 2014

Progress at the Union in Victoria

Sometimes the smallest apartments present the biggest challenges. This 700 sq foot 2 bedroom + den condo in Chinatown is a casual, family friendly place for my clients to hang out in Victoria. I used a custom sectional to fit the tiny footprint and kept the major pieces light with youthful accents. More updates to […]

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August 7, 2014

Moss St. Basement Suite – Before and After

I’m happy to report that my project on Moss St. is almost finished.  This basement suite was a complete gut job and I was hired to make it comfortable, casual and durable enough to work as a rental property. When I first saw it , it looked like this… I knew I needed to lighten […]

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July 27, 2014

If you can help…please do

You may have heard that I am planning the renovation of an apartment in Victoria for the Threshold Housing Society in partnership with the Herowork Program. This 2 bedroom unit will be a safe place for some young people in need and I am committed to making it into a home. This is where I […]

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July 16, 2014

And a Hero Come’s Along – Herowork in Victoria

I have a really exciting announcement about a new project I’m involved with! In addition to servicing my amazing group of clients in Victoria I am also taking on a very special project this fall through the Herowork Program. I will be decorating one of four apartments along side three other designers that will be used by […]

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June 10, 2014

Do You Tulu?

The original shag carpet from the middle east , known as a Tulu,  fits perfectly into the urban bohemian interiors that so many of my clients are loving right now. This picture from ABC carpet and home featuring rooftop Tulu rugs captures the bohemian girl trend perfectly. Antique Tulu carpets are known for their funky […]

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April 18, 2014

Star Chart Goodness

My Constellation Star Chart is up and looking marvelous.  Don’t overlook maps and charts as art. They’re graphic, usually inexpensive and best of all…BIG! If you want some help making the place you live a place you love….contact me, I can help!

April 15, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Pick of the Week

This week on Used Victoria the Bar is Open! The warm weather has everyone clearing house and there are a million great things on UsedVictoria.com right now.  It was hard for me to choose a pick of the week but I settled on this groovy bar cart! Check out its twin sister styled real pretty […]

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April 9, 2014

Art for the Guys Home Office

I’m working on a guys home office. He loves his dog, music, gaming and cycling….pretty well rounded activities that I can draw inspiration from…Sorry ladies he’s married:) I found these rock art posters while researching another project and I knew I had to get them for his space! Etsy never fails to inspire and impress […]

April 8, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

This week on Used Victoria I spotted a crazy good deal on a little brass and glass table with wheels. If you are trying to achieve a glam look on a budget these are the kinds of pieces you need to find. I have shown two good examples of how a versatile piece like this […]

March 20, 2014

Another Design Plan – Nailed It

Every time I meet with a new client I am so excited to get my ideas down and share them ASAP.  You can imagine me at the consultation…arms waving around…heart pumping…I really do LOVE my job!  And it’s so amazingly rewarding when I hear back from clients that they loved it.  I recently met with […]

March 17, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

This week on Usedvictoria.com I spotted another modern marvel for my tUSEDay VICTORIA Pick of the week. I like this vintage teak desk as a bedside table because it’s only 29 3/4″ high. A simple basket below, or may a dog bed?  depending on the size of your best friend of course. Pic is the […]

March 14, 2014

Traditional Townhouse – Before and After

Well, it’s done, this colourful , book filled townhouse I’ve been working on for months is complete… and wouldn’t you know it…it’s for sale!  I thought I’d share a little Before and After action this weekend. Everybody loves that! This one is pretty dramatic. The amazing interior painting in this home was done by Aaron […]

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March 13, 2014

Artist Wes Lang

I don’t exactly have my finger on the pulse of the art scene in New York and LA, but I sure wish I did because I would have found Wes Lang allot sooner. I actually have a Grateful Dead T shirt that I love with this first image on it and I didn’t know who […]

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March 6, 2014

Industrial Console Table by Trade Roots

I don’t often get to work on my own place but when I do I’m a pretty happy camper! A few months ago I started to discuss an idea for a long (6ft) industrial wood and steel console table for under our TV. Christos is one of the owners of Trade Roots and he helped […]

March 4, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – pick of the week on Used Victoria

This week my Used Victoria pick was going to be a purchase for my own house. I found a cool mid-century desk and was all set to go get it on Sunday but the seller changed her mind before I could come see it. Lame – but that’s how the cookie crumbles.  So, my plan […]

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February 28, 2014

Pillows…Finally

It’s been awhile since I had the time to make pillows. Sure, Ive taken some custom jobs here and there but those were for other people. I make pillows like my little pets and I love them and take care of them until they are adopted by a nice family:)  So, I’m happy to announce […]

February 24, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Pick of the Week from Used Victoria

This week on Used Victoria an oil painting caught my eye. I’m not an art aficionado – but I like what I like and and I liked this one.  It’s called Chilko Lake. Check back next week and see what else I can’t live without from Usedvictoria.com.  Pic is the link If you want some […]

February 18, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

This week my tUSEDay VICTORIA pick from UsedVictoria.com is a set of nesting tables perfect for a chic living room.  I love placing nesting tables in opposing directions like this instead of a single coffee table. Pic is the link. Beautiful Living room pic is from Lonny Magazine If you want some help making the place […]

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February 8, 2014

Twins Room – Double Take

Here’s some pics from an install this weekend for twins. These 4 year old cuties didn’t really see the need for their bedroom to change, and on reveal day I heard one of them say, as the family walked with anticipation up the stairs to see the results, …”I hope it looks the same.” LOL […]

February 5, 2014

Pretty Pillows

I’m obsessing over pretty pillows and little girl bedrooms at the moment. This weekend I’m doing another install of a little girl bedroom and I want the sheets and pillows to play nice together. This pic from John Robshaw’s line is pretty fantastic and totally something I would choose for a girls room… My client […]

February 4, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

This week on tUSEDay VICTORIA I found a mid century teak cabinet that will be perfect for laying accessories and art. I am inspired by this pic from Thomas Obrien, one of my favourite New York designers.  Pic from Elle Decor. Click onto UsedVictoria.com and score something for yourself!

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February 2, 2014

Living Room – Royal Bay

This weekend I finished a casual living room / TV room in beautiful Royal Bay.  The homeowner wanted a sophisticated west coast style that could stand up to her busy family including twins and dogs!  We added the panel detail to the wall behind the TV for architectural interest and to tie into the paneled […]

January 31, 2014

Pipe and Board Shelving

It’s no secret that I have a design crush on Trade Roots on Herald Street. I love them cause they make awesome custom pieces at an affordable price.  For instance, right now I have a client wanting pipe and board shelving in the living room. So of course, I think of them to build it […]

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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 28, 2014

tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Finds – Nicole Scott Designs

This week, my Used Victoria pick is purely based on cool factor. I don’t have a spot for it, or a client looking for one… But man…if it’s not the coolest, bad-ist, rad-ist, longest Pew that you ever saw!   I imagine the story behind this piece is worth the drive to Cowichan.  Hope you’re having […]