November 25, 2017

2017 Design Projects

Pinch me…Another year already? What a cool year it has been. So many great 2017 design projects and some exciting career events for me outside of design too! My Government gig took a major turn in the right direction this year when I landed in a unit filled with smart funny generous people that I […]

May 22, 2016

Pillows – New In Store

This current crop of cushion fabrics I am loving are ALL Vintage.  I spent some time sewing this long weekend and here’s what I have to show for it. Shop Pillows: These beauties have all been added to my Etsy store. Check them out if you are looking for a little authenticity in your interior […]

August 21, 2015

New Pillows in the Shop!!

I listed a whole new crop of pillows in the Etsy shop this week.  There is a whole whack of vintage and vibrant colours.  Click any pillow and check out what we have in store! If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

August 9, 2015

Vintage Indigo Pillows

It’s kind of strange to admit that I’m passionate about pillows…but I am. I love’em. Big ones, little ones … you name it. I’m not content with just any old pillow fabric so I scour the internet looking for interesting and beautiful textiles to sew with.  I recently acquired some vintage indigo with embroidered motifs […]

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 […]

December 29, 2013

2013 A Year In Review

2013 A Year In Review – This year was filled with exciting projects and new directions for Nicole Scott Designs.  Here’s some of my design project highlights from 2013; it all happened so fast that honestly each of them feel like yesterday! I am SO looking forward to many more exciting projects and new client […]

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 […]

March 7, 2013

Inspiration in odd places

Every day me ‘n the dog hop in the car and go pick up the mister from work. He works in the vicinity of a huge recycling plant that crushes cars and other stuff….every couple weeks an empty barge shows up and over a period of two short days these guys on bulldozers Tetris these […]

February 27, 2013

One Room Challenge – Coffee Table Transformed

Thanks for coming back to check out my progress in the one room challenge! If this is your first visit (I’m so glad you stopped by)  click here to see the first three weeks of my girl glam apartment project.  This past week I tackled a coffee table that my client inherited from her parents […]

September 24, 2012

Attention Etsy Shoppers – Sold!

What a fantastic weekend! I got the Etsy shop running, had amazing support and feedback and even made my first sale!!  Sweet!   The Peppercorn pillow above will forever be my first:) But don’t worry I just made another one and I’ll list it on Tuesday when I’m back from Vancouver. Happy Monday Peeps. And Thank […]

September 22, 2012

E is for Etsy

Whoa! Today is the day. I’ve filled and fluffed and karate chopped some pillows and now it’s time to push them out of the nest.  I finally listed some pillows  Wooo hoo!  Here is the link to the shop. And, from now on you will find that little orange “E” in the follow me section […]

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 […]

September 5, 2011


I was a bit of a weekend warrior the last few days…. getting a little sun in my backyard workshop and adding to my freckle collection while using power tools…what could be better!!  I tackled my pottery barn inspired bar this weekend. Here’s how it turned out. First I lightly sanded it and wiped it down […]

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 4, 2011

Sweet Seat

Craigslist Rocks, that’s all I can say. And if you have the skills to bargain and the means to get an item home…all the better! I recently hauled two heavy wood chairs home for a steal and when I got them home K-Man was quite interested in the new smells. Yuck, who knows what was on […]

April 2, 2011

Foto Frame Up

Even for those of us who are confident about our design abilities the assembly of a gallery wall can be intimidating…You know it could be cool, or a total mess.  I posted awhile back on the technique and here is my first attempt this weekend.  Note** that I had several other pieces set aside for this project […]

February 20, 2011

How I Painted My Cabinets

Disclaimer – This is not an easy job… or a weekend job. I spent two weeks on the process and then two more days to re-install and put on the new hardware. Not for the faint of heart! If you’re game then here are my suggestions and steps for success! Take a bad before shot (the […]

November 24, 2010

Oops I did it again……

I made another light fixture, this time for my master bedroom. Chandelier style fixture (Rona $29), Lamp Shade (Winners $16.99). Be sure to get an up-light style so you don’t have to look at the bulbs. Why isn’t everyone doing this???

November 7, 2010

Before and After – Desk

I finally finished my Desk Project last weekend and got around to photographing it this morning! I’m really pleased with the results. Recap: Old Ikea Desk, Inspiration from Pottery Barn Desk Series, 2 Old oak file cabinets from Craigslist, Some Paint and lots of time! Wall Colour Benjamin Moore CC-90 Natural Linen Desk Colour Benjamin […]

October 27, 2010

Dining Room Light

Another -Look What I Did – Project Drum shade fixtures are modern and beautiful. I wanted one, but was not able to pay $400-600 dollars in a retail store. So, as usual I made one myself.  First I went to Winners and bought the biggest drum shade I could find in white. ($15) I measured the […]