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Kitchen Inspiration

It’s official. I’ve bought a house and the entire kitchen needs to be torn out and rebuilt from scratch. Yay me! For the first time ever I get to design the exact kitchen that I want. And even luckier for me, my partner is a carpenter who specializes in kitchens and built-ins. I’m living the […]

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The 20 Minute Room Makeover

Are you the kind of person who gets bored with your decor? I am. I love all of my stuff but I get tired of looking at the same things in the same place every day. So in order to liven things up, I give my rooms regular mini-makeovers. Rearranging Furniture Every couple of months […]

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How to Style Shelves

I love styling my shelves. Is that weird? It’s just that I find it’s a great way to use a little creative energy and make my home look nicer at the same time. On any given day you can find me surrounded by a big pile of books and accessories, an empty bookshelf in front of […]

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We’re Coveting: The Perfect Entryway

In my current home I do not have an entryway. Or at least, what I do have is so small and cramped that it feels like I don’t have an entryway. In fact, the tiny entryway that I do have is so tiny and difficult to maneuver through that it would actually be easier to […]

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Interior Design Measurements

I’ve worked in the interior design industry for almost 20 years now, and in those years the same questions have come up over and over and over again. How big should my dining room fixture be? How high should I hang my art? What size rug should I get? Questions about sizes and measurements are […]

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Photo of the Day: Gold Powder Room

Hello lover. I took this photo at the Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto a couple of years ago and just stumbled upon it again today. The gold wall treatment wowed me then and it still wows me now. I wish – oh how I wish! – I could remember who this display belonged to. […]

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Christmas in New England

What is it about Christmas decorating that’s just so darn nostalgic? All it takes are a few wreaths and some twinkle lights and everything feels all warm and fuzzy. And if there’s one place that does Christmas nostalgia like no other it’s New England. From the charming homes to the general stores to the covered […]

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Pottery Barn Edition

I’ve worked in the interior design industry for a long time, and I have an admission to make. Something no one in the design industry is ever supposed to think, let alone say out loud. I want my house to look like the Pottery Barn catalogue. I know, I know. It’s too cookie cutter. There […]

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Nurseries Fit for Grownups

A little while ago, Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV’s Home Town revealed the nursery they designed for their baby Helen (you can read all about it on the HGTV site). I’ve never been one to get excited by nurseries, but this one caught me off guard. As far as I’m concerned it doesn’t look […]

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Dreaming of the Perfect Powder Room

Thanks to its tiny footprint, and the fact that so little time is spent in them, the powder room is a perfect place for taking big decorating chances – chances you might not dream of taking elsewhere.┬áBusy patterns, bold colours, and sparkling accents are perfectly suited to these intimate spaces. So ‘wow’ your guests and […]

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