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 […]

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 […]

June 20, 2013

Designer TV Update

This past week has been a big one for Design TV….And where have I been?  Sewing in my studio oblivious to all the goodness that has somehow taken over HGTV Canada.  It was once the worst channel of all….you know,  filled with nothing but House Hunters and Holmes on Everything…but it seems those days are […]

November 7, 2012

Flipping Out – New Season

Jeff Lewis is Back! I’ve waited patiently and filled the void with other nonsense TV shows. But this one’s the real deal. Season 6 starts in Canada Thursday Nov 8th at 6 PM PT on Slice. I heard he ‘s threatning to fire Zoila! (Pic is the link as usual)

November 1, 2012

American Beauty

Oooh a new book by one of my favourite interior designers, Thom Filicia,  is coming out Nov 13th.   This book covers the decoration of his house at Finger Lakes, NY and captures his modern and classic American style beautifully. CANT WAIT!   This might be an early holiday gift for myself.  Are you getting […]

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 […]

May 6, 2012

Interior Therapy – Season 1 Starts Wednesday

Everyone’s favorite obsessive-compulsive house-flipper is moving in with his clients. Bravo’s Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis follows Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos as they move into someone else’s home and Jeff does what he does best — judge their flaws and redesign their space. He’ll observe the homeowners, diagnose their problems, and then take over […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 15, 2011

Friends with Benefits

I know I know, I’m a little obsessed with Million Dollar Decorators, but it’s been a slow couple months and I need entertainment!  I’m not so interested in Mary McDonald’s work, but I’ve decided I want to be friends with Nathan Turner so he can decorate my *fantasy* simple yet elegant Spanish style beach mansion…   […]

July 13, 2011

6 Things

6 Things Bravo should do to make Million Dollar Decorators more interesting. 1. Allow the assistants, helpers and moving men to have their own  monologue opportunities during which they can trash talk their boss(es). That would be entertaining! Focus more on the canine companions of these Diva’s. Show their dog loving and compassionate sides…quick!! 2. Kathryn’s Greta […]

June 27, 2011

5 Things

5 Things Million Dollar Decorators Taught Me. 1. Decorating IS a service industry, but insiders try to keep this on the down low. 2. Using three names, or punctuating your name with your middle initial, is essential. 3. Sometimes boys are prettier than girls. 4. Temper Tantrums and Thunder Stealing are totally acceptable behavioural characteristics among the […]

June 6, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators

So the Canadian premier of Million Dollar Decorators was on last night, did you catch it? It’s on the “W” channel.  The premise is, of course, that they don’t work with a budget less than a cool million. I’ve blogged before about my affinity for the designs of Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland and Nathan Turner […]

March 30, 2011

Modern Family

OK, So it’s Wednesday and that means Modern Family is on tonight.  If you are like me you notice the set design of your favourite TV shows and movies, and so I thought you might appreciate a walk through Phil and Claire’s house.  The set directors for Modern Family describe the house as a Pottery […]

March 28, 2011

Ojai Ranch – Two Looks

I read that Reese Witherspoon got married this weekend. She’s cute enough, although I wouldnt say I’m necessarily a fan. But the news of her nuptials, and particularly the location, did trigger a memory in my mind, and that is that Reese bought the house/estate that Kathryn Ireland remodeled for her book “Creating a Home” in Ojai California. […]