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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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Considering Hiring an Interior Designer? Read This First.

Considering Hiring an Interior Designer? Read This First.

Hiring an Interior Designer is one of the most personal decisions you can make.  Whether you're building, remodelling, or redecorating, your designer will be working closely with you on creating the most intimate spaces in your life for months, or even years. You may...

Fixing A Dated Looking Entryway And Staircase

Fixing A Dated Looking Entryway And Staircase

Charlene reached out to me on Facebook needing help with colour and styling in her entryway.  This is a newer build home in a cookie-cutter neighbourhood with lots of builder's beige. She has recently painted out the banister in a contrasting dark and white but was...

Raised Ranch Living Room Before And After:  The “Mom Cave”

Raised Ranch Living Room Before And After: The “Mom Cave”

The client on this project definitely makes the list for top favourite clients of all time.  She came to us because her and her husband had just purchased a new raised ranch style home just a few blocks away from their current home in the same style. It's a bit...

One Room Challenge-The Double Parlour Low Budget Makeover Reveal

One Room Challenge-The Double Parlour Low Budget Makeover Reveal

Today is the day that all of us One Room Challenge Guest Participants get to reveal our completed spaces.  I'm so excited to finally show you the completed double parlour.  I think it's simply amazing what a stunning transformation we were able to create on such a low...

Our Top Modern Bedroom Furniture Picks

Our Top Modern Bedroom Furniture Picks

Where do you relax in your home?⁠⁠For most, it's in the bedroom. The bedroom is such a personal place. It's a room of rest and relaxation.⁠⁠When you go on vacation, often a hotel room has just a bedroom and bathroom! It's truly all we need to maximize our chill when...

ORC Week 7: Styling Our Chatham Double Parlour

ORC Week 7: Styling Our Chatham Double Parlour

We got the photos back from our double parlour and I'm SO excited to share the full room views with you next week for the One Room Challenge reveals!  It's been a long and challenging process with suppliers shut down and extremely slow shipping I wasn't sure we could...

10 Best Paint Colours For Your Living Room Accent Wall

10 Best Paint Colours For Your Living Room Accent Wall

Paint colours are always on the top of the list of questions that I get as an interior designer.  Every time I visit a client in Chatham or Windsor we get to talking about paint and often the topic of accent walls come up: Are they a good idea?  Sure.  As long as it's...

The 7 Best Kitchen Cabinetry Colours That Will Remain Timeless

The 7 Best Kitchen Cabinetry Colours That Will Remain Timeless

It's not a secret that kitchen renovations can be a huge investment.  Our cabinetry partner in Chatham, Ontario says the average cost of cabinetry ranges from $15,000-$50,000 depending on the size of the kitchen and the bells and whistles you put in.  That's not...

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