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Design By Donation for the Hero Work Program

Written by on 24th September 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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 proud to be a part of it, and I thought I’d share a little of my behind the scenes process for decorating the living and dining areas in the Threshold apartment I’m working on.

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Furnishing and decorating an apartment by donation is a tricky business but I can honestly say that being creative and scouring via Used Victoria are two things that come easily to me so it worked out rather well.  I accumulated the big pieces first and then developed a plan around them. First I got some dark IKEA bookcases, a dining table and a bonded leather couch donated by some of my design clients and vendors. What would I do without them? Amazing!

slide 1Next I tried to figure out what rug I could use to, as the Dude would say, “tie the room together” and I settled on a large red Persian rug that I had at home. I then decided that an eclectic and edgy look with mixed art mediums and some reclaimed wood was going to be the style direction. I found a few inspiration pics to help solidify the layout and the remaining pieces that I needed.

slide 2With this concept in mind I have been busy collecting books and art work, lamps and accessories in order to make the space feel like a home.  I’m excited to see how it turns out…until then you can use your imagination…here’s what it looked like a few weeks ago before the reno began.  Expect to see new paint, re-finished floors and a whole lotta awesome in less than 10 days!!

DSC_0461 re sizedI spotted this pic on Facebook, …with lots of Volunteers hard at work last weekend whoo hoo Guys Great Job!!! I’m pretty sure it’s the same apartment I’ll be working in

10682261_10153030269365166_4521073188232086173_oVolunteer today – Next weekend the sun will come out and I hope to see you there!

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Moss St. Basement Suite – Before and After

Written by on 7th August 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

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.

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When I first saw it , it looked like this…

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I knew I needed to lighten up the wall colour and I was inspired by all the beautiful green outside.

livThe kitchen eating area is tiny but functional. In my usual way, I sourced an awesome bench seat on Used Victoria for 50 bucks. The cushion for it is still in progress, but this little dining space has all you could need complete with a star chart to gaze at over your morning coffee.

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94dfe2f6-4c68-468a-88fe-ef7e09ee252d_zpsca152f59As with many of my projects, I made the throw pillows using a mix of African inspired prints.

f8278cbb-646d-49bb-8865-dd2943d25cab_zps661db023A vintage poster in shades of green was my inspiration and as luck would have it, I found great Green bottles all over this summer. They have a cool vintage quality that I love.

143a9dd2-29e6-4905-9e9b-6f03a34d1a68_zpsb5b50e2eExtra storage is found in a wooden Box used as a side table, and the fantastic Glass lamp was a score from Target.

7382dbf2-00b5-4f57-9f9e-90b06bb68e3a_zpsb0425effThe Murphy Bed is expertly made and installed by my friends at Murphy Wall Beds of Canada. A perfect fit in an imperfect old house…Love those guys!

721b50f7-5d63-4c09-8833-b7d9e02a4297_zps15a6d633The exposed brick is a great feature of this little suite. I highlighted the vintage feel with a retro inspired transit blind that I custom made with Victoria neighborhoods.

aa627abb-d315-48b2-986c-834a5760f7b3_zps86723d0fI love infusing West Coast First Nations Art into all of my projects. This black and white Clinton Work Print was a splurge, the others are art cards that I framed.

4807e3e6-dc55-4843-891a-15348fa43ee5_zps2731cbe2This is the vintage poster that inspired the whole concept of the room.

47cba904-b0bb-45ac-8b6a-4d6d7323b60f_zps0a991db4And here was my client proposal a few months ago…

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I could do it for you too. If you want some help making the place you live a place you love, contact me….I can help!

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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.

 

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

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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…

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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.

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I actually pulled the trigger on this Japanese label…

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And I am sorta drawn to the cologne label too…

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

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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?

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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…

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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

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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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