These ceramic tiles would look great in a Tuscan style kitchen.

Kitchen Savvy – part II

Countertops usually have us thinking about look, but practicality and economy are of equal importance. There was a time that laminate was the only real choice, but today…

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Kitchen savvy – part I

One of the most expensive and complex room renovations you can undertake is a kitchen remodel. It tops the list of upgrades that we are told sells homes…

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Transforming with colour

A simple change in colour scheme can dramatically change a space, creating an environment that is experienced in a completely different way. In a recent Architectural Digest story…

Brunschwig & Fils creamy and subtle botanical pattern fabric.

Best seat in the house

It all begins with the idea of a comfy single reading chaise and a great cup of tea.  It ends with a personalized, just-for-you, favourite place to sit…

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Stylin’

Styling vignettes is an important layer in carrying through a design theme. A finishing touch that adds interest and personality, changing out keepsakes and interesting art, objects that fascinate, candles…

Trumpet of the Dusk, 24x24, Acrylic + mixed media

Lessons we learn from art

When we think about the balance of a room-scape, the ways in which colour rolls over a space in a coherent storyline, it is very much like admiring…

Memories of my grand mother's Dorothy Draper chest.

Designer: Dorothy Draper and Hollywood Regency style

When I was very little I would occasionally spend a Saturday night at my grandmother Elsie’s two-story, impeccably styled home. Among the vivid memories I have of this…

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British design

When I think of interior design, I think of design in a wider context than a period style, line of case goods, colour theme or how a room…

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Staging on a dime or two

After a dozen years propping up an aging 1920s city home solo, I threw in the towel. I had upgraded and bought new the heating and AC, roof…

Klaus Haapaniemi ice flower wallpaper design.

Designer: The imagination of Klaus Haapaniemi

The first time I came across Klaus Haapaniemi’s stylized mystical imagery I stopped dead in my tracks. Something about this artist’s work seemed very familiar yet elusive, like a…