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My Favourite Go-To Designer Fabrics

Maria's Master Bedroom

When I first started decorating and selecting fabrics for my clients, it took me a while to figure out the best upholstery fabrics to use. One day, I was in the Robert Allen showroom and one of the designers whispered that Orvis was her personal favourite. A great herringbone texture that comes in a multitude of colours. It's also really… Continue reading

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Update on Aimee's (Pink Beige) House!

Charlie & Snoopy

I just want you to know, Irene and I are so moved by your generosity and support for her sister Aimee's story and her children.  We wanted to give you an update on what their space looks like now, and what will soon be possible with our fundraising efforts! After all, now you’re all part of their story too! As… Continue reading

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The Key to Great Design is Contrast

Kelly Wearstler Surf Boards

I still laugh to myself when I think about the fact that I blogged for an entire year before I figured out exactly what 'my look' was. I started my blog in October 2008 and even wrote a post in March 2009 about what my Interior Design Style was but it wasn't until months later that I figured it out. Continue reading

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My SW Colour Boards are here + a Guest Post from True Colour Expert™ Claire Jefford

reason

I am very excited to announce that my Sherwin Williams colour boards are ready! They are called The Essential Collection and were designed to go with my new White eBook which will be ready to download in approximately 4 weeks if all goes well. Just to be clear MY EBOOK IS NOT READY YET.  My colour boards are though, and… Continue reading

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Exterior Trim: White is Nautical; Yellow is Heritage

Red house with White Trim

Getting your white right on the exterior and interior of your house is critical. For a blue or red house, it's the difference between your house looking nautical or heritage.   Red with White Trim   Red with Yellow Trim Blue with White Trim Blue with yellow beige trim That's my tip of the day! Off to enjoy my weekend,… Continue reading

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My Newest Bed Obsession

Wrought Iron Bed

This is what I see when I walk by my guest room every day. I picked up this print at HomeSense years ago and seeing the big flowers just make me happy. The vintage dresser is Terreeia's. The wall colour is SW 6422 Shagreen. I love the two small pieces of art on the middle of the wall on the… Continue reading

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Your Laptop is the New Mom & Pop Shop

This could be your office

I'm constantly hearing statements like "I should've started my blog when you did", or "It's too late now, look at how many new blogs are launched every day!".

So, just in case some of you thought you were off the hook, or fully believe it's too late, I'm here to tell you that the majority of people in the world are not even on-line yet. And three billion more will be by 2020. Continue reading

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Should your Great Room Fireplace Relate to the Kitchen?

Green & Blue

Yes it definitely should.

Here are some kitchens and great rooms that are not necessarily from the same house (actually only the first one is) but sure look like they could be: Continue reading

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Free Training Call: Three Ways to Guide your Client to the Right Colours, Even When They Disagree with You (it's Easier Than you Think)

Free Training Call

I'm really excited to announce a free training call for all design professionals, stagers, decorators, interior designers and architects: If you’re like so many of my clients, these situations may sound familiar: You don’t have a system to walk your clients through as they choose the different elements of their project, so you end up following their lead in your efforts… Continue reading

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My Living Room Inside Style at Home (Including the Befores)

Raspberry Drapes

Okay, here's the rest of the photos inside Style at Home's colour issue this April! Thanks again to everyone at Style at Home for including me in this issue AND on the cover! Here's my family room and this post has my kitchen photos.   Here's what it looks like in the magazine (above). Here's the REAL ESTATE PHOTO –… Continue reading

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