I first learned the term 'ceramic architecture' when the VP of Waterworks gave a presentation and I wrote this post afterwards about perfect vs. perfectly nice bathrooms. When I searched 'ceramic architecture' on google, I was fascinated that absolutely nothing comes up with regard to tile layouts. As many of you know, accent tile has a bad rap on this blog and… Continue reading
When I was a brand new designer, it scared me to choose tiles. There were so many of them. Thousands of clients and years later, I realized that 80% of tiles, shouldn't even be in the store. Most of them are bad and ugly, it's the pretty tile that I want to teach you to see. It's such a permanent decision! It's… Continue reading
Thanks to all of my generous readers, we raised over $12,000 for Irene's sister Aimee and her 5 children, read the full story in this post.
All the furniture arrived a few weeks ago and I'm hopping a ferry to Port Alberni (above) today where I'll be hanging pictures and styling the house for the rest of the day and Saturday!
I picked all the colours on-line and they turned out amazing (So this means I can keep my day job, haha) I'll post photos next week so stay tuned!
Aimee has no idea how she's about to feel in her house by end of day Saturday, I can't wait!!
In the meantime, here are some of my favourite tablescapes and vignettes for inspiration: Continue reading
Maria's Master Bedroom We have a new mattress. Every time I wake up at night, I'm immediately present to how comfortable I am. When I think about going to bed in the evening, I look forward to the experience of laying down on our new mattress. After I've been gardening all day, this mattress (seriously) heals my back at night. When… Continue reading
My white eBook is coming out soon, it always takes longer than I think it will to get it done and done and edited. It's going to take the world of whites and make it so much easier to understand. I've divided whites into white, off-white and cream. Because that's all you really need to know to choose a white. I've… Continue reading
I once helped a client decorate her guest room. She wanted everything NOW. The painting had to happen IMMEDIATELY! The furniture, delivered YESTERDAY.
In my experience, there are two types of clients who want furniture that fast.
When you move into a new house and you don't have any furniture to sit on, that has people get pretty impatient for new stuff, RIGHT NOW.
Second, the client who cannot decide. They don't want to make a mistake so they wait.
And put up with old, bad, and cheap for a very long time. Continue reading
My favourite unsolicited advice Since I started posting 3 times per week on my 'Fix your Colours' series on Facebook, I have noticed that when I don't comment on every single part of the room in question, people start asking "What would you do?" Last week, when I posted a link to a step-by-step tutorial on How to Mess up your Kitchen… Continue reading