July 6, 2016

Fireplace and Bench Design – Concept to Reality

One of my recent renovation projects required some creative ideas for a Fireplace and Bench Design concept.  I got to stretch my sketching muscles and translate what was in my head onto paper and then we hired talented trades to take my sketched drawings from concept to reality. This project is a Nicole Scott Designs […]

March 17, 2015

Fireplace Wall Design

Wow Victoria, there is a real reno and real estate buzz in the air right now, and thanks to you my email and phone are busier than ever!  I’ve been getting allot of casual inquiries lately asking about how I work with clients, and for all of you who are on the fence and don’t […]

December 16, 2013

Billy Loves Books

A few days ago my clients books were finally released form their cardboard prisons and found a new home in this enormous new book shelf.  This particular project is still a work in progress with some final painting and library style lighting to do… but as I slow down a bit for my Christmas break […]

September 14, 2013

Fireplace Facelift

This weekend I started working on a satisfying fireplace facelift for one of my clients.  This ugly little fireplace in a new townhouse HAD TO GO! I designed a new one flanked by bookshelves ….sure to make any book lovers heart sing. I searched on Used Victoria for a fireplace mantel with character and I […]

January 15, 2012

Beam Me Up

My most recent project has been a home where the hardwood floors were replaced and we painted the entire house. (pics of that to come soon).  The fireplace was in need of an update and the client chose a charcoal coloured slate to replace the old multi-coloured slate tile. My client also had a beam […]

April 26, 2011

Fireplace Facelift

Within weeks of moving in I wanted to re-do the fireplace, but these things take time…Here is the before shot – forgive the paint samples… First thing to do was remove the old tiles. Not difficult they were glued on, and not very well I might add! Check out my drywall repair job..sweet. Next we […]

April 20, 2011

Faux Pass

My Fire Place will be completed this weekend! And I thought I would take a little time to explain the process for any of you do it yourselfers out there. First I researched the materials. There are a number of faux stone products available through your local big box stores but I ordered a sample from […]

October 4, 2010

Fireplaces – Stone Finishes

Finishes:  Beyond the location and style of the fireplace the finish is also VERY important.  My home is located in an area with lots of exposed rock face and protected forests and similarly I am drawing my inspiration for the fireplace from my surroundings.  If you live in a city highrise perhaps a high gloss ceramic is more your speed, […]