May 21, 2017

Design TV Heads Up

Technically Million Dollar Listing New York (MDLNY) is a real estate reality show – but the properties and the design are so incredible this show a design home run for me.  I’ve been a fan for years and this season a new hot realtor, Steven Gold, has joined the show and is sure to heat […]

September 3, 2015

Autumn Inspired Interior Design

Warm up your interiors with some fall friendly design elements…This is a collection of some autumn inspired interior design ideas that I’m crushing on lately…some classic and some on trend. You decide! It’s important to distinguish between seasonal decor and inspired design…these elements are intended to be subtle and stylish so you will notice there […]

January 8, 2015

Indigo Pillow Covers – Hemp

Last year I ordered this cool vintage hemp fabric and I finally got around to making it into some lumbar style indigo pillow covers.  Such a beautiful blue is achieved through this indigo dye process and a cool geometric relief pattern too.  These will be in my shop by the end of the week but […]

October 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Lineup for Design TV shows

If you’re like me and you are bored to death with the home improvement line up on TV ….you need to check out my picks for fast paced, rude, crazy & even sexy real estate and interior design TV shows that I love watching all winter. Thumbs Up – Genevieve’s Renovation – If you blinked […]

July 3, 2013

Rejuvenation at West Elm Vancouver

A few months ago some of my blogger friends in the states paired up with Rejuvenation to promote their amazing selection of lights &  I’ve been trying to get one in a client’s home ever since.  Yesterday I stumbled across a little known fact that might make this easier for me, and for you too!  […]

May 16, 2013

Kool Kitchen

I’m obsessed with a ‘new to me’ blog called Domaine…this feature of fashion designer Kaelen Haworth’s kitchen stopped me in my tracks. Very cool! Pic is the link as usual Such great architectural features,…and the light! Beauty!

April 24, 2013

Bryk House on HGTV

I’m totally loving a new show on HGTV Canada called Bryk House (for my American cousins it is A Bryk At A Time on DIY/HGTV US). The show follows new designer and mom, Danielle Nicholas Bryk through the trials and triumphs of running her own design business. She’s adorable and talented and I’m hooked! Here’s […]

March 23, 2013

Crib Crush – Emily Henderson Does it Again

This weekend as I browsed some of my favorite blogs I came across one of the talented Emily Henderson’s latest projects. It’s a colourful, cheerful and collected space that I just adore. Take a look! What do you think? I would love to have a client that loves this as much as I do. Anyone […]

March 16, 2013

Wow! Wildlife

I am working on a gallery installation in my downstairs living room and so naturally I went looking for cool Buffalo art…as I do. (Buffalo has been my totem forever – it signifies abundance in my life) I was literally stopped in my tracks by a photo of a Bison the other day…it has totally […]

January 4, 2013

Rug Obsession

It’s a good thing I’m going away for a few days because my obsession with this rug is bordering on unhealthy…how many times a day is too many to look at a rug online? …..wait don’t answer that.

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 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 […]

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 […]

June 20, 2012

My Top Ten from New Robert Allen Collection

Here’s my top ten picks from the New Robert Allen Naturals Collection. Check out the Robert Allen Naturals Pinterest contest that starts today in which they are offering a spa prize for the best incorporation of these new fabrics in an interior. If you need some help…you know who to call! (pic is the link […]

May 18, 2012

Muse & Merchant – Grand Opening

I’m going to check out the new Muse & Merchant furniture store at Millstream in Langford, BC this weekend.  Maybe I’ll see you there? Update: I checked it out. They have some nice things, large scale pieces and an industrial edge. I liked it and the prices were not bad. I ran into an old […]

January 5, 2012

Dropbox App

My most used App for design projects last year…and definitely this year is Dropbox!!  As I move around from job sites and projects I am always eager to document each step of the way in photos.  I simply use my iPhone to take pictures when I’m on the go and drop my pics into Dropbox […]

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 […]

June 24, 2011

Pizza Pot Pie

Lunch – Saturday – New Favourite? Definitely! (click image for recipe) If you don’t follow Oh Joy, you really really gotta!

May 18, 2011

Bangle Wrangle

If there was ever any doubt that fashion and interiors draw inspiration from one another….. Check out these lovelies from Cassis   Contact me if you would like help making the place you live a place you love! nicole@scottdesigns.ca

May 11, 2011

My Cool – Six Pack

I often get asked what I like and although it changes I assembled six things or ideas here that I am really drawn to….or saving up for…at the moment. To me, these items or themes are current and cool but also represent good value as investments and timeless style that can be re-used in other areas of […]

April 13, 2011

Oh Suzani

So what is a Suzani? It is an elaborate embroidered textile, usually cotton or silk that was traditionally used as a dowry gift to the groom on his wedding day. The Suzani tradition grew out of the ancient silk road textile trade and continues to represent popular themes of home, love and kinship through its designs. […]

April 3, 2011

Totem-ally Awesome

Ive been eyeing these totem cups for awhile and Ive seen them in many stores, both here and on the mainland,… most recently in Rebel Rebel on Johnson.  If you know me, you know that my historical research interests are in Canadian First Nation history and culture, so these are a natural fit for me.  They’re made […]

March 27, 2011

Book Brag

I got a new book!! (Thank you Kelly!!) Undecorate is a new book celebrating the style and design sense of “regular”people.  It challenges the idea of designers coming into spaces and creating rooms for clients to move into, and instead highlights some well chosen interiors created by people with guts and a sense of personal […]

March 18, 2011

Robshaw and Lucky Brand

I don’t normally post on fashion, since I’m one of those reclusive nerdy types who goes out once a month. But….a few weeks ago I introduced you to one of my favourite textile designers, John Robshaw, and today I’m showing you the Spring 2011 line from Lucky Brand Jeans that he collaborated on. Nice! Makes even […]

March 2, 2011

Reveling in John Robshaw

Uh oh, I know I know not another fabric post! but I can’t help it. My heart beats faster I fall in love with these textiles and I feel like it’s my duty to share them with you and to convince my husband that more pillows and duvet covers are needed because…. While I work on […]

February 23, 2011

House Tour – Interior by Peter Dunham

Relaxed and Refined. Peter Dunham is another favourite designer of mine, and you might recognize some of the patterns used in the rooms below as he is not only an interior designer but he creates the most beautiful (and popular) textiles as well!  This family home was featured in Traditional Home Magazine. I love the […]

February 17, 2011

Designer Living – Kathryn M. Ireland

My admiration for textile and interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland borders on creepy but I thought I would come out of hiding and share some of my very favourite pictures of her interiors so that you too can gain an appreciation for her oh, so comfortable California style.  Known for her generous use of layers of colourful fabrics […]

February 13, 2011

LOVE – Dining Rooms

I hope that you are getting a sense of my personal style preferences, and that you like what you see!  This post covers dining rooms and while I am known to occassionally catch a bite in the car as I run around town, I am also terribly fond of my own dining table and the […]

February 12, 2011

LOVE – Living Spaces

Comfort, warmth stylish and personal. These are my goals when pulling together a living space.  I am inspired by the following rooms and modelling my own home decor around some of the common threads. Walls and large furnishings are neutral Wood Floors and area rugs (red tones) Dark woodtone furniture Hits of Red, lots of Accesories, books […]

February 11, 2011

LOVE – Bedrooms

I recently got some great advice to stay focused on the things I love about design and decor…By staying on track my personal style will show through my choices of subjects and pictures AND my blog will become more cohesive for you, my readers. So, in this month of LOVE and Romance what better time could there […]

January 31, 2011


Ever see a piece of art that just grabbed you?  Artist Jeff Lewis has that effect on me.  His artistic influences inlcude Pollock, Miro and Warhol. His work is so alive and vibrant; perfect pick-me-up for a West Coast winter day.   Jeff Lewis : “My painting process is rooted in abstract expressionism and the New York […]

January 26, 2011

The Right Light

My latest decorating challenge is finding the right light for my dining room, and as my husband has grown tired of looking at photos and hearing about the difference between chrome and brushed nickel I’ve turned to the blog to express myself once again….:) I want something different, something cool and something that will strike the […]

January 10, 2011

Flipping Out

If you know me, you know I love Reality TV AND Design shows so when I found Bravo’s “Flipping Out” three years ago it was my instant fave. I thought I’d share some great shots of Ryan Brown’s LA Home from the LA Times. Jeff Lewis is the star of Flipping Out and Ryan is his […]

December 18, 2010

Copy Cat Chic

This girl has a site and a facebook page where you post an expensive designer item you love and the community of super shoppers (not unlike like myself) give you less expensive comparables. SWEET! Wish I had thought of it:) Check her out!!!

October 31, 2010

My Top 5 Design Styles

Here are my favourite design styles…  What are yours? Old World Modern Country Hampton Chic   West Coast Modern Transitional