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Our principal designer Heather shares her interior decorating + design tips and tricks along with the before, during and after previews of our projects.

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Making Red Oak Trim and Cabinets Feel Updated and Chic

Making Red Oak Trim and Cabinets Feel Updated and Chic

This post is for everyone who loves their wood trim and doesn't want to paint it! It's funny to me how the default it simply to paint everything white these days.  Right now we are seeing an insurgence of wood -- particularly white oak -- at the forefront of trends...

The Transitional Lakeside Hangout

The Transitional Lakeside Hangout

Do you want to see how we transitioned this space into a gorgeous transitional lakeside retreat? Now, depending on when we see this post or when this post goes up, you might have already seen the reveal pictures for it over on our social media channels, but I think...

Creepy Basement Turned Modern Family Hangout

Creepy Basement Turned Modern Family Hangout

Do you want to see how we transformed a creepy, old basement that was made of concrete block into a super stunning basement with a laundry room, a playroom, a games and hangout space, and a living area?  As we recorded this, the project is under construction, and the...

Art Deco Kids Room

Art Deco Kids Room

Hey there! I'm going to walk you through another project reveal! Now, this is a condo design that we were working on in Toronto. This one went through a number of iterations because the client changed their mind and design direction, so it was really fun to see all of...

The Modern Monochromatic Main Floor

The Modern Monochromatic Main Floor

Let's talk about how we have designed and transformed this home! So we're going to look at the main floor, the main living areas of this front floor. We can see that we've got lots of arched windows to play with here. And we do have this really large living room. So...

Colourful Basement for the Kids AND Adults

Colourful Basement for the Kids AND Adults

Do you want to see how we transformed this basement into a space that the kids aren't taking over anymore (but still really lends itself well to the kids)?  As you can see, this basement has some challenges. First of all, it feels dark. Second of all, we have this...

The Cozy Retro Cabin Bathroom

The Cozy Retro Cabin Bathroom

Do you want to see how I designed this family bathroom? Let's dive in right into it. We defined this design as the cozy retro cabin. That was kind of the direction for this house. You can see that we have some of the chocolate wood trim. That was staying. It was all...

Solving a Challenging Corner Fireplace

Solving a Challenging Corner Fireplace

Let me show you how I designed this space into something that felt traditional, felt cozy, felt a little bit artsy, and help to balance out this big behemoth of a fireplace with this super tall mantle. Let's dive right into it! Let's look, first, at the colour scheme...

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