July 24, 2015

Langford BC Living Room

Who says that the suburbs have to be boring?  This builder home layout is repeated throughout the clients westshore development but changing up its tired palette and predictable layout has made this house totally unique.  I switched around the location of the living and dining areas and had an electrician add a junction box for […]

April 15, 2015

Everything I Didn’t Know About Cork Flooring

I was at a consultation the other day and I was asked if Cork floors were an ethical product choice….Hmm you know we’ve all heard these stories about how the world is running out of cork so the wine industry has adopted the screw cap right?…Well it got me thinking because I didn’t know 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 […]

June 19, 2013

Girl Room No. 2 – Projects and Products

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

November 29, 2012

Book It

If someone on your list is obsessed with Interior design like me (and probably like you too) here’s a couple books that have recently come out that are sure to please. Nate / Thom / Steven / Eric / Salvage Secrets / Rough Luxe

August 30, 2012

Closet Case

I don’t bill myself as an organizer per se, but I am a hungry designer looking for chances and challenges. So I’ll take that closet case and make it fan-frickin-tastic! hmmm…. where to start, cuz it doesn’t look like this folks! (seriously who has this?)   It is actually pretty modest, but this helps keep […]

August 23, 2012

I’m a Guest at Amanda Forrest Design Group

Hi peeps.  I’m so happy to direct you to a new post (hopefully a series) on the Amanda Forrest Design Group Blog!  I’m taking incredible interiors and sourcing all the goodies here in Victoria and Vancouver just for you! Well, and me too. Hop over and show some love so maybe I can stick around […]

March 22, 2012

Candice Olson for Benjamin Moore

Everyone likes to paint and refresh in the spring, check out this selection of Candice Olson’s favourite colours from Benjamin Moore. (pic is the link as usual)  The colours are not new…it’s just a peek into a designers bag of tricks. Of course, I love that she likes some of my favourites such as,…niveous, edgecomb […]

February 9, 2012

Open Concept

This week I am researching contemporary open concept living – dining – kitchen spaces for a potential client and I knew just where to start to collect the most awesome inspiration photos….Jeff Lewis Design. I’ve been a fan of Flipping Out from the start and one of his best flips on the show (IMHO) was […]

December 15, 2011

Coastal Coasters

This Holiday Season I’ve been searching for just the perfect gift  for clients… Something practical, beautiful, natural, local, one of a kind and priced reasonably.  Is that too much to ask?   Well I finally found it!  Yay!! Now don’t get too excited because this is going to be a gift for future clients because […]

December 3, 2011

Eat In Envy

Today I had the pleasure of styling the mantle and display area in a sun filled eat in kitchen and it was soooo much fun. It turned out like this….. …But started out like this…I always ask my clients to put out all their stuff so we can play around… My amazing client Angela has […]

November 17, 2011

Bedroom Make-Over

If you’re like me you’re always thinking about how things could be improved…tweaked or re-arranged.  I am usually happy with my creative results in terms of decorating…. but I am also always thinking and learning and being inspired by the world around me and the result is that I mess around with my own house […]

October 6, 2011

Mix Master

Designer Thom Filicia may be best known for his role in Queer Eye for the Straight Guy where he transformed the sad spaces of clueless dudes across America into swanky pads.  Thom’s been doing pretty well for himself since then, and I have become a huge fan of his cheerful & sophisticated approach to design.  […]

July 28, 2011

Table Talk

This week after Million Dollar Decorators the blog world was abuzz over Jeffrey’s purchase of an occassional table instead of a coffee table for his sun room. Gasp…I know…riveting. I think this angle is played out and I’m actually more interested in the provenance of the table itself anyway.  Over a year ago I copied this […]

March 21, 2011

Open A Window

This weekend the sun shone on the west coast in a way that it hasn’t for months and I officially welcomed Spring!  Seeing this open window in a series of pictures from House Beautiful evoked a strong desire in me to air everything out and eagerly await the warmer weather. The symbolism, beyond the promise of […]

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 […]

January 28, 2011

IDS 2011

Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2011 is happening this weekend!  Check out what’s new in Canadian design and catch up with all your favourties like Sarah Richardson, Allegra Hicks, Darryl Carter and Kelly Deck!

January 27, 2011

Designer Living – Modern Loft

Seeing how designers live in their own spaces is so interesting….it really is a reflection of their pure uncensored creativity with greater risks and BIG pay offs in terms of style.  Here is what I hope will be the first of many glimpses into designer minds and interiors. What a great way to start; I simply LOVE […]