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 […]

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 […]

November 25, 2013


This week on Used Victoria I spotted these two tub chairs. Everything’s better in pairs and I have a sort of Emily Henderson dream living room in mind that requires two chairs. I would re-upholster them of course – ….unless you beat me to it:)  Here’s the link If you want some help making the […]

November 13, 2013

Vintage Eclectic in Victoria

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 […]

October 20, 2013

Fun Facts – Antimacassar

Sunday I put together an IKEA recliner chair for a client and commented on how old fashioned it was that they include arm covers and a little doily to rest your head on in the packaging. Of course, my clients are all very wise… (I mean, they hired me after all:) and she knowingly responded […]

July 30, 2013


This week, I can’t take the credit. One of my new clients spotted this one on Used Victoria because I suggested this chair in black for their dining room. Authentic vintage! Great price and no tax….this is a deal for the real Carl Hansen. I wish I had a spot for them. Pic is the […]

July 22, 2013

Another Weekend Flew By!

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? If you want […]

June 28, 2013

Chair-y On Top

As the plans for my living room slowly develop I like to imagine the mister and I sitting and swiveling  while enjoying the view out our window in style…I just know that two of these chairs from Muse and Merchant would work ANYWHERE and I do love them so.  In reality he would be attempting […]

June 24, 2013


Ummm OK,  I found this chair on Used Victoria and I am really struggling and thinking…what would Emily Henderson do?  help! Pic is the link as usual If you want to make the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

June 18, 2013


This week I didn’t find too much on Used Victoria, although right at the the last minute this morning I spotted this..Recovered in a great fabric or Leather it would an amazing vintage piece. I’m dreaming in shades of green…maybe If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me. […]

June 10, 2013

Sweet Seats

I’ve been working on a few dining room / dining area plans lately and thought I’d share some sweet seat options that I’ve been recommending to clients. These options are good looking, easy to wipe down, durable and budget savvy – just what the families I work with are looking for. First, classic Tabouret french […]

May 7, 2013


This week on Used Victoria I spotted these 4 chairs. Pic is the link as usual They remind me of a favorite round dining room table and leather chair combo by designer Chris Barret If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me. I can help!

April 25, 2013

Desk Chairs – Girls Rooms

If you’re following along with my progress on the kids rooms I can happily say that we had some great weather this past week and my client and I have been busy painting the beds and the desks with chalk paint. An update with pics on that soon!  In the meantime the fabric has arrived […]

April 15, 2013


This week on Used Victoria I’ve got my eye on a danish modern chair.  I just don’t have a place for it :/ Pic is the link as usual In other Used Victoria news…I bought a bed frame and 2 desks this week from some lovely folks around town. I’ll be painting these pieces and […]

March 19, 2013


Classic and Cool. You gotta love the Tolix Chair. Read here about the history of this chair…and click here to get one for yourself! Pic is the link too

March 8, 2013

Schoolhouse Style – Classic & Cool

Picture a set of these around the dining room table. Is it possible to love a chair too much?  Pic is the link as usual It reminded me of one of my favourite eat in kitchens by Designer Chris Barret

January 22, 2013


OK, technically it’s Wednesday  but I was out of town yesterday and just had to bring you a bargain for the week. How about this pretty little tub chair for $60. At this price maybe getting it re-covered wouldn’t be so bad? Pic is the link as usual