Tag Archives: Vintage / Flea Markets and Sales

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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Bathroom Betterment

Written by on 16th August 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

A quick  facelift for my en suite bathroom is underway and the vintage soap label I ordered from eBay arrived last week. I framed and matted it with some black behind it because it is a teeny weeny little thing. Looks very cool though and begs you to lean in and check it out.  More on this project in a week or so…

026Here’s the close up


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Bathroom Wall Art

Written by on 26th July 2013 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

I’ve been working on my master bathroom …and just like you, I labour over decisions and slowly make choices for the shower curtain, lights, fixtures etc.  I spent some time on eBay and Etsy this week and wanted to share my picks for vintage wall art that is more than suitable for the often small wall spaces we have in our bathrooms.

I’m a little obsessed with soap advertising and LOVED these…what’s not to love. The colours, the graphic nature of the whole thing and the fact that it is vintage soap…Perfect.


I actually pulled the trigger on this Japanese label…


And I am sorta drawn to the cologne label too…


I love this vintage advertising too. I’m thinking the basement bathroom might need to get an overhaul next…


So there it is, some vintage label art for the bathroom. Big pops of colour against my newly painted white walls is going to be fab. They are small and inexpensive so it’s easy to do a collection and not break the bank.

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Another Weekend Flew By!

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

I’ve been so busy I hardly have any time to blog! This weekend I continued Rug hunting, attended a cool Vintage sale in a beautiful garden location and painted an en suite bathroom (walls and ceilings) applause :) .  Next step is decor and lighting. What did you get up to this weekend?

weekend update

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Weekend Update

Written by on 1st July 2013 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

Happy Canada Day!! It’s still holiday time in Canada land and although I made time for a few margarita’s it has been a busy working weekend:)

Here’s what I’ve been up to…

weekend projects

1st. A Bench slipcover for Josee and Murray from the Housse

2nd. Sunday morning Swap n Shop in Langford to snag this great wood crate for my client Danielle – it will be a wall shelf in a bathroom design we are working on. score.

3rd. This one’s for me – it is a 1920′s (I think – still have to do some research) wood bead salesman’s sample card – also from the Swap – I’m going to frame it.

4TH – A new client family with a living room and dining room concept in the works.

What are you up to??

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Girl Room No. 2 – Projects and Products

Written by on 19th June 2013 in Blog POSTS with 4 Comments

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

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Girls Room – Product Guide

Written by on 4th June 2013 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

Here’s some of the decorating projects and products used in this room…


Products: Annie Sloan Chalk Paints from French Vanilla and French Touch on Oak Bay Ave;  Stool – IKEA; Pillow Inserts and Duvet – IKEA; Fabrics – contact me if you would like a colour story of fabrics developed for your project; Large clothes Pins – Michaels; Bed and Desk – Used Victoria $20 and $75 respectively; Hardware – Lee Valley; Lamp – Wal-Mart; Accessories – Clients

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King Kong Says ‘Sign Up Now’

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


OK Peeps,

Last Chance to register for my Subway Sign class this Saturday at Trade Roots. Come join us and check out all the cool new things in the store! All the details here.

Some of our participants are using street names from foreign countries they have visited, and some are using a meaningful mix of street names from Vancouver and Victoria! Some are making baby and anniversary gifts using the dates, names and special places – what a great keepsake!  What are you going to make?? Contact me or register here…I’ll accept late name submissions cause I’m nice like that:)

Speaking of Vintage Art…Look what is being stuck in a tube and shipped to me right now! It’s officially time to get a little less serious around these parts…It’s giant (as it should be) and I’m slightly worried about it and slightly crazy in love with it at the same time.

King-Kong-Vintage-Movie-PosterIf you want some help making the place you live a place you love contact me, I can help!

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Little Girl Room No. 2

Written by on 17th April 2013 in Blog POSTS with 3 Comments

So I have finished my concepts for the two rooms and my fabric order has been placed. yay! One room is a little more bright, and the other a little more pink.  To save money I have used some of the same fabrics in both spaces, and we are using the same chalk paint but on different pieces. If you’ve ever had two little girls, you must know the importance of having everything equal, but different….it’s not easy. But I think I accomplished it.  Painting furniture this weekend!! Keep following along with the progress and email me if you have any questions!


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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..

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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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