Tag Archives: Victoria

Progress at the Union in Victoria

Written by on 30th August 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

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.

d0ac2b1d-7e0a-4cd9-b776-7112ac266b6e_zps23a466eeI used a custom sectional to fit the tiny footprint and kept the major pieces light with youthful accents.

DSC_0680 PIX 1000More updates to come from this fun project in the Union Building situated in our vibrant Chinatown!


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

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2013 A Year In Review

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

2013 A Year In Review – This year was filled with exciting projects and new directions for Nicole Scott Designs.  Here’s some of my design project highlights from 2013; it all happened so fast that honestly each of them feel like yesterday! I am SO looking forward to many more exciting projects and new client relationships in 2014. I hope you will be following along…and of course, Happy New Year to You!

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Victoria Home Show April 19-21, 2013

Written by on 2nd April 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

It’s April…that means it’s time for the Victoria Home Show. Here’s all the details. (Pic is the link as usual)



If you want some help making the place you live a place you love, Contact me…I can help.  Let’s go to the show together!

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Benjamin Moore – Back Then

Written by on 29th March 2013 in Blog POSTS, Design & History with 2 Comments



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!

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Inspiration in odd places

Written by on 7th March 2013 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

Every day me ‘n the dog hop in the car and go pick up the mister from work. He works in the vicinity of a huge recycling plant that crushes cars and other stuff….every couple weeks an empty barge shows up and over a period of two short days these guys on bulldozers Tetris these old cars and trucks onto the boat for a trip to god knows where.  I love to park here and wait where I can watch this process unfold week after week. I’m astounded at how many vehicles are always being loaded up, I mean we ARE on an island…how many cars can there be? Until I figure out the answers to these burning questions I thought I’d share a couple snaps I took a few weeks ago…

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I’m totally inspired by a client of mine who takes great local urban/editorial pictures and see’s inspiration everywhere she goes…so I thought I’d try to play photographer for a day until she lets me feature her work on the blog for you all to enjoy.

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What do you think? Cool. Weird? Cray Cray? I’m kind of loving the idea of framing one of my pics  in a white mat/white frame combo.

Crisp vs Crushed, Clean vs Dirty, New vs Recycled.

ribba-frame__39799_PE132825_S4If you want some help making the place you live a place you love, Contact me…I can help!

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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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Home Show This Weekend

Written by on 15th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment



If you’re planning any Reno’s to your house this year, you should check out the builders show this weekend. It’s a great place to get some savings on decking, landscaping, windows, kitchens and bathrooms.  Find the details here.

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Furniture Designer to Watch – Oliver Scott

Written by on 7th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment


I want to introduce you to a new talent in the Victoria design community; his name is Oliver Scott (no relation) and he is a phenomenal wood worker and furniture designer with a new local company… Caledonia Silva.  His style is a fresh mix of Danish Modern and Arts and Crafts which you can see in his portfolio projects here.  My favourite piece so far is the Honeybee sideboard…isn’t it awesome!

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Oliver moved to Victoria from Scotland about 4 years ago with a desire for a life change and a passion for furniture design.  His work pays homage to old world joinery traditions but has a cool modern sensibility and edge that make these pieces so appealing for contemporary living.

Oliver has several pieces available and is working on a line of furniture to launch next year. (Watch him take IDS West 2013 by storm) His goal as a designer and craftsman is to make his creations as accessible as possible without compromising on materials or technique; and trust me,  he is so approachable that you are welcome to contact him to see his work or to collaborate with a truly gifted wood worker & commission a piece.

When I met with him recently I found his Scottish accent utterly charming combined with a gracious and humble cast when asked about his many talents.  I wanted to know what he loved most about his new wood working venture and he effortlessly related that he loves problem solving and working with wood creatively but that the greatest feeling he gets is from designing a piece and having somebody really like it!

So hey, If you like his work, be sure to tell him:) He’s on facebook

I’m sure that as a new business there are many new projects on the horizon for Caledonia Silva, but as a decorator I am most excited about Oliver’s plans to start producing wood Barn Doors! Yes!! You read it right.  I’ll be featuring his Barn Door creations as soon as they are done…email him if you want to know more.

All the best to you Oli! You are a Designer to Watch!

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Written by on 5th February 2013 in Blog POSTS with 6 Comments

This week on USED VICTORIA I was admiring my very own pillows (Shameless Self Promotion) that are for sale at my favourite local furniture and decor store TRADE ROOTS.  The store has an exclusive line of my  feather filled pillows that you won’t find on my Etsy store or anywhere else.  Check them out at at 545 Herald Street in Victoria…and They’re having a SALE! Pics are the Links as usual




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On Target for More Shopping

Written by on 25th January 2013 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

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Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, you know that  Target stores across Canada are getting ready to open their doors and with that some big announcements were made this week to create even more anticipation among the masses. Target’s marketing is no joke, I mean who can forget the Jason Wu collaboration or the Missoni frenzy from a year ago…they love them some buzz and they’re good at it!

Hey…I’m not above any of it…and I admit I was happy to hear the news that Target Canada will be selling the home decor line assembled by cutie pie dream boat / celebrity Interior Designer Nate Berkus! It wont be long until we can go shopping here in Victoria with the Tillicum location set to open this spring  and the Hillside location is expected to open in Spring 2014.  If you live elsewhere in Canada, here’s a list of the store openings and their expected dates.

I’m looking forward to checking it out. Target has some great affordable options for the home and you can bet the bargain hunter and the decorator in me are ready to go. Start the Car!…contact me, we’ll go shopping:) Pics are the links as usual



Nate Berkus Collection for Target


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