Master Bedroom

The Magical Art of Closet Organization: Before & After


Okay I know I'm late to the party on reading this book because I'd heard lots about it for months. It wasn't until I saw my lovely client Lisa in New York this past Spring that my life started getting magical. The book came up in one of our conversations and Lisa said, "I've read it so you are welcome… Continue reading


Master Bedroom in Serenity; Pantone's Colour of the Year | Before & After


I emailed my client Barbara and asked if she had painted her bedroom yet (the room was finished but just needed the new wall colour). She replied "Yes, I have the bedroom painted  … AND …. it looks fabulous!   Love Love Love it!" Here it was before the transformation (above). We needed an area rug, a new duvet and… Continue reading


Tour My House: Learn the 6 Best Ways to Transition Colour


Take a walk with me through my house for a real-time example of how to create perfect colour flow in your home. Continue reading


How to Work with Bedroom Carpet You Don't Like


Recently, I had a consultation with Lori who wanted help with her great room, paint colours and her bathrooms. She walked me through her house and we created a furniture plan for her great room, chose colours throughout and discussed her bathrooms. In the first bathroom we were able to make the room look new (and save her brand new granite countertop) just by choosing the perfect… Continue reading


Aimee's Happy Home Makeover: Before & After

Ottoman Vignette

This weekend Irene's sister, Aimee experienced a makeover so big that by the end of the day Saturday, she said to Irene "I never understood the term 'eye candy' until this happened to my house. Now, everywhere I look, there's something pretty to look at."
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Which Mattress is the Most Comfortable?

Which Mattress is the Most Comfortable?

Princess and the Pea, that's me right now! For a while now, every morning when I get out of bed and bend over in front of the sink to wash my face, my back screams with pain. Then shortly after I've been walking around for a while, I'm fine. But I notice it's tender. We have a mattress called Contour… Continue reading


5 Ways to Transform your Bedroom Right Now!

Santorini Bedding

For years and years, every time I have tried to source off-the-shelf bedding for a client, I walk away from the stores, pretty much uninspired. So I end up getting custom bedding made or I'll suggest a white or cream duvet cover with custom shams. All of that has changed with this really fun bedding I found recently. Since the master… Continue reading


How to Choose Carpet Colours: Before & After

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When you don't have carpet in the master bedroom, the floor is freezing in the middle of the night! So finally, I narrowed it down to these three. Never, ever choose carpet from the tiny little sample you get on the boards. Always ask for a bigger sample, it usually takes about a week to get them in. So the… Continue reading


How to Find the Right Colour for your Bedroom in Minutes

Colour Boards

Colour Boards Debbie, one of my lovely readers sent me this email the other day: 'I asked my husband to order your color boards for my Christmas present last year.  Before they arrived I was sure that Wickham Gray was the right color to paint my master bedroom.  When the color boards arrived I discovered that Wickham Gray made my… Continue reading


I Hate My Closet Contest & Maria's New Closets

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Photos by Maria Killam (partial view from my living room) Chris Isfeld from the Designer Closet Guys arrived the day before we moved in last week to install our closets! He had everything packed in his designer truck. Here's all the boxes, ready to be installed. The orange closet is Cloverdale 7983 or SW 6661. Chris arrived at around noon… Continue reading


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