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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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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 13, 2015

The Union Building Victoria, BC

I recently completed another job for out-of-town clients who purchased a condo in the Union Building in Victoria.  This little 732 sq ft condo in the historic Union building had some challenges but I used creative solutions like a murphy bed, built in bench seat with storage and a custom mounted wall lamp above the […]

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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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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 […]

December 29, 2013

2013 A Year In Review

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 […]

April 2, 2013

Victoria Home Show April 19-21, 2013

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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March 29, 2013

Benjamin Moore – Back Then

  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!

March 7, 2013

Inspiration in odd places

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 […]

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] […]

February 15, 2013

Home Show This Weekend

  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.

February 7, 2013

Furniture Designer to Watch – Oliver Scott

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 […]

February 5, 2013

tUSEDay VICTORIA

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 […]

January 25, 2013

On Target for More Shopping

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 […]

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 19, 2012

New Thrift Store in Victoria

OK, if you know me you know that  I’m a hound for a deal…lucky for me my good friends suffer from the same affliction and this week my amazing girlfriend Sandy escorted me to a newish thrift store downtown on Blanshard and Fisgard. It was pouring rain like nobody’s business….and since the world is busy […]

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 26, 2012

Take a Coffee Break – Local Coffee Gift Ideas

I love everything on this post today, the only thing it needs is some vanilla sugar and it’s darn near perfect! How’s your shopping going? I hope these local lists are helping you get creative and SHOP LOCAL:) Sources mugs / tamper / Salt Spring Coffee / knockbox / Breville /

November 25, 2012

Picking Pictures

My two worlds collided recently when one of my clients inquired about historical photos and whether we could find some for her place. (you may or may not know that I am both a professional historical researcher AND interior decorator extraordinaire) I said “Uhhh YEAH!”   So, I have been spending a little more time in […]

November 7, 2012

My Chintz Wish List

I have a serious crush on a few pieces at Chintz & Co right now.  Which reminds me,  did you know about the insane sale happening there right now? Walk don’t run peeps! serious! Check out these lovelies …. the tall dark and handsome Meurice Lamp and the Madison Console where I could mix up […]

October 10, 2012

DIY Workshop at TRADE ROOTS Victoria

I’m happy to spread the word that I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite local stores TRADE ROOTS to bring you an interactive, hands on, vintage subway sign workshop on Sunday Oct 28th.  RSVP to carla@trade-roots.ca and save a spot today!

September 10, 2012

Tuft Love

If you’re looking for a little something extra for your living room this fall and winter why not consider a tufted ottoman? A tufted upholstered piece adds texture and warmth to any space and has a timeless quality whether found on a modern or traditional form. Check out these local lovelies… Sources: Cube persimmon, Square […]

August 23, 2012

I’m a Guest at Amanda Forrest Design Group

Hi peeps.  I’m so happy to direct you to a new post (hopefully a series) on the Amanda Forrest Design Group Blog!  I’m taking incredible interiors and sourcing all the goodies here in Victoria and Vancouver just for you! Well, and me too. Hop over and show some love so maybe I can stick around […]

August 1, 2012

One Room Challenge – Week 6 Final Reveal

If you’re reading this … then we made it! Another successful One Room Challenge under the old suspenders.  I’m proud (am I proud? yeah I guess I am) to introduce you to my new design studio / office.  In the past six weeks (thanks to Linda from My Crafty Home Life and the 18 other […]

July 26, 2012

Missoni Homewear

This Miss – Oni Need One of these to be over the moon happy!! Check them out from Provide in Vancouver     Did you know that Missoni’s first fashion collection appeared in Milan in 1958?   In 1981 Missoni collaborated on their first textile and home collection which was the beginnings of the Missoni […]

July 15, 2012

Bad Dog – Good Market

  This weekend my husband and I took advantage of the lovely weather and sat outside on Saturday evening with the neighbors. Meanwhile the dog remained in the house having been walked, fed and watered.  We figured what could go wrong?…Apparently he thinks we have one of these (see hydrant) at the top of the […]

June 29, 2012

Vintage Market July 15th

Vancouver Island Mavins Handmade and Vintage Sale is July 15th! If you love vintage furniture, decor, and one of a kind accessories you should check it out! July 15th 10am – 4pm – Point Ellice House & Gardens 2616 Pleasant Street, Victoria BC $5 Entry or $3 with non-perishable donation to the food bank (pic […]

June 13, 2012

Extreme Makeover

Local hero Paul Latour is spearheading another extreme makeover project for a deserving non profit organization.  This time the recipient is the Mustard Seed which assists more than 7000 Victorians each month. His idea is based on social media support driving the business community into action. Watching his video and tweeting or sharing his messages […]

June 1, 2012

Shop Local Week June 1-10th

Mayor Dean Fortin has declared June 1-10 Shop Local Week in Victoria. Support local business owners and Victoria’s economy by choosing homegrown shops over the big boxes! Let me know if you find any gems out there that we should know about.   Have a great weekend!

April 17, 2012

Home Show 2012

    Don’t miss Victoria’s biggest home and garden show April 20-22nd at the Juan De Fuca Rec Centre located at  1767 Island Highway. (Pic is the link as usual)  

April 9, 2012

Trade Roots – Victoria, BC

There is another great reason to head down to Victoria’s Design District! Trade Roots, is an industrial antique furniture and decor store located at 545 Herald Street featuring one of a kind pieces you are sure to love.  Local owners, Carla and Christos Koulas, are breaking through the existing French, English and mid-century antique market […]

April 2, 2012

Sagers Outlet Store

I was in one of my favourite local stores, Sagers Home Living,  this weekend and noticed advertisements for a clearance outlet location. Hellooo!! They are located at 2809 Quesnel Street and open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm.  The Outlet carries showroom samples and discontinued items.  Guess where I’ll be on Saturday? I have to check it […]

March 29, 2012

Vintage & Retro Show and Sale April 8

Hi Peeps, I’ve been called away to do some work so haven’t had time to post.  But I wanted to tell you about an upcoming vintage fair that might be interesting. Pic is the link as usual

March 9, 2012

Design District Studio – Open House

Last night I did something I’ve wanted to do for awhile, I went to the Design District Studio at 1826 Government Street. I wanted to check it out but I admit I wasn’t quite sure what to expect ….so I went with an open heart and the first smiling face I encountered was that of […]

February 24, 2012

Farewell Blue Bridge

As I’m sure you know, the historic Johnson Street Bridge is being dismantled this week.  You can follow the progress here.

February 20, 2012

Canadian Home Builders Association Show – March 9th-11th

Wow, I can’t believe it has been a year.  Peeps if you are contemplating a renovation this year then you should make your way to the CHBA Show March 9-11th at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre.  I attended this show last year so I could scoop up deals on counters, tile and other building […]

February 2, 2012

“Best Buy” and “Must Have” of the week

You know I shop all the time…for me, for you, for anyone who asks me to really. And in my travels I come across some great stuff and some great deals. Best Buy – This week I thought that the insane sale over at nood was worthy of mention, and this bench, in particular, is […]

December 28, 2011

Mirror Image

Ever covet the Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror?                       Chintz & Co has a comparable mirror…on sale of course                     Contact me if you want some help making the place you live a place you love.

December 19, 2011

Size Doesn’t Matter

  The Christmas Small Art Exhibition is on now until Jan 2, 2012 at the Victoria Massey Gallery. Over 60 artists are displayed and the original pieces sell for between $100 to $150 dollars.  Find a Unique Local Christmas gift and support the arts!   I adore using small pieces to create a gallery wall […]

December 15, 2011

Coastal Coasters

This Holiday Season I’ve been searching for just the perfect gift  for clients… Something practical, beautiful, natural, local, one of a kind and priced reasonably.  Is that too much to ask?   Well I finally found it!  Yay!! Now don’t get too excited because this is going to be a gift for future clients because […]

December 3, 2011

Eat In Envy

Today I had the pleasure of styling the mantle and display area in a sun filled eat in kitchen and it was soooo much fun. It turned out like this….. …But started out like this…I always ask my clients to put out all their stuff so we can play around… My amazing client Angela has […]

November 29, 2011

Porte Française

Ever want to put in a french door instead of your basic builder door? Ever think “oh they are probably really expensive” and give up on the idea? Well I’ve been doing research….like I do…and thought I would share my Victoria French Door results…cause I’m nice like that.  These prices don’t include milling (which just […]

October 17, 2011

Watch for this…

Local Design Happenings! A new show.   Design District Trailer from Kevin Scromeda on Vimeo.

October 13, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Example No. 2. Japanese Glass Float I picked up this Japanese float at the Langford Flea Market on Goldstream and Veterans for $15. It is in perfect condition and has the original rope netting affixed to it. I knew these collectables were gaining popularity last winter when I saw them on Nate Berkus’ show used […]

October 11, 2011

Flea Market Finds

With Market season winding down I am reflecting on some of the items I picked up over the summer.  If you have a good eye you can really find some great stuff at a fraction of the price in popular decor stores. Some of my friends and family have also made some great buys with […]

August 30, 2011

Stack Attack

Saw these unusual drawer pieces at nood.  You can buy them individually and stack’em. Something a little different.  

July 25, 2011

Console with Soul

Shopping for a console table is sometimes a little boring, they can be pretty basic… most having four legs and a top and not much more.  Looking for something a little more exciting  is my specialty and you’re in luck because a few local gems have broken through the four legged fog and grabbed my attention lately. Of […]

July 22, 2011

Not Your Grandma’s Attic

Did you know that Chintz & Co have a virtual attic full of treasures and fabrics just waiting for you!  I make a trip to the Victoria store a couple times a month to visit my favourite chair and to fall in love with new things…. but I just recently spotted the “Attic” on their website where […]

July 12, 2011

Yes, I Wood

Would you like some wine, cheese and bread?  Check out my latest acquisition…a fab serving platter/chopping block with a natural edge.  The warm colour of the wood and the organic shape make it the perfect accessory for my slightly retro right angled kitchen. Next Stop Charelli’s on Foul Bay Rd for some amazing local cheese […]