July 2, 2016

Little Girls Room

I recently decorated a Little Girls Room for two sisters. I helped their mom create an upbeat & sweet room that will take them through the renovation days ahead.  This room will be painted later with the rest of the house. So, until then they have a cute little corner they call their own and […]

September 5, 2015

Schoolhouse Style

Back to school season is here, and there is a welcome slow down to the frantic pace of summer renovations!  When I think of school I think about schoolhouse style and although some of these enduring elements have been with us for awhile, they are still high on my list when decorating eclectic interior spaces […]

June 20, 2015

Boys Room – Paper to Reality

I get asked all the time about my process, how I work for people, and I’m happy to share.  After I get to know you and your wish list for a space I develop a plan within your budget that includes a mash up of product images I have carefully selected to fit within all […]

October 10, 2014

New Look for a Little Nook

I recently designed this little nook in a small vacation condo for a tween girl.  She knew she wanted it to be white on white with fluffy bedding and not too much colour. The nook is dark without any windows, or a door for that matter, so it was a tall order to make it […]

February 8, 2014

Twins Room – Double Take

Here’s some pics from an install this weekend for twins. These 4 year old cuties didn’t really see the need for their bedroom to change, and on reveal day I heard one of them say, as the family walked with anticipation up the stairs to see the results, …”I hope it looks the same.” LOL […]

February 5, 2014

Pretty Pillows

I’m obsessing over pretty pillows and little girl bedrooms at the moment. This weekend I’m doing another install of a little girl bedroom and I want the sheets and pillows to play nice together. This pic from John Robshaw’s line is pretty fantastic and totally something I would choose for a girls room… My client […]

September 21, 2013

Some French Elements

I recently started a bedroom and playroom design project for twin girls….I know! Lucky right!  The scheme is a light and pretty french inspired look with lots of soft colours, painted furniture and a generous amount of linen.  My approach to this room incorporated the need for excellent beds that the girls can grow into […]

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.

June 15, 2013

Little Big Girls Room No. 2

This is the room for the older of the sisters…her colour palette is a little more bright  than pastel…but she’s still girly.  In this room we painted the thrifted bed and desk with chalk paint, used a vintage window, Chinese lanterns and some random frames and a wooden box to create some interest on the […]

June 4, 2013

Girls Room – Product Guide

Here’s some of the decorating projects and products used in this room… 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 […]

June 3, 2013

Go to Your Happy Place / Room

Kids are Cool.  This weekend I had the pleasure of using my decorating skills to make a little girl very happy and guess what…it made me happy too! If you’ve been following along there is a second room too. But I’m not finished yet – so I’ll reveal that one in a week or so.  […]

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 12, 2013

Girls Room – One Down, One to Go

If you’re following along with my design of two girls rooms, I have an update.  Progress is being made on furniture purchases (Thank you Used Victoria!!) and we now have two wood frame beds, two french inspired desks and plans to paint them with chalk paint in the next couple weeks (Come On Sunshine!! We […]

April 10, 2013

Little Girls Rooms = Lots of Fun!

If you’ve been thinking about decorating your little girls room you should stick with me this spring. I am just starting a project for the  two cutest sisters and I am SOOO excited!!  As usual I am sourcing inexpensive fabrics and preparing to take on some DIY projects that mom and I can work on […]

September 7, 2012

Poster Perfect

I have two girls bedrooms on the horizon so I’ve been tucking away ideas. Loved these retro posters by Megan Romo from Logophilia. The Princess Bride is the older of the girls favorites! I love it too! The site even had a great Zombieland option for my husbands office re-decoration project that I plan to […]

August 31, 2012

Kid Stuff

One of my most exciting projects at the moment is the re-decoration of a newborn baby boys room and that of  his toddler sister.  As often happens, Baby Mamma and I started out talking about the boys room ,looking at some options and then we added the girls room to the project too. I love […]

August 21, 2012

Nursery – Take II

Baby Mamma wants a little less Brown and Orange and a little more of the colour mix from the folded blankets pictured below.   Just goes to show you that inspiration comes from anywhere! Requirement for this little dude’s room is still soft and  mellow…we are gettin there!  

June 16, 2011


I’ve been researching kids rooms again for some upcoming projects and have found some nifty lighting options at Urban Outfitters that are cute enough to share. One catches moonlight or dreams, the other captures the sun. Charming way to keep a light on with no baby nightlights in sight! I love these circus looking letter […]

May 9, 2011

Play Room Perfection

This fabulous playroom was deigned by Jeff Andrews and featured in the premiere issue of Trad Home in April. I immediately sent it to my clients and friends with kids and have done a mood board and shoplist for anyone who would like to re-create a room using it as inspiration.  Of course you can always […]

February 27, 2011

Baby Talk

My favourite baby is little miss Ellie and I can’t wait to see her on our visit this week! She has been referred to as the little giraffe because she’s so long and as a result the giraffe theme really took off! I am hopelessly unqualified to blog about all the necessary gear that the baby needs, […]