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Front Doors in Toronto

Yellow Front Door

I'm here in Toronto leading one of my Specify Colour with Confidence™ Trainings and I was walking by these two front doors and had to show you. You know what's cool about front doors? Because they are an accent colour and you want them to be noticed, they can be brighter and cleaner than usual. I tried to guess what the… Continue reading

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Thanksgiving or Christmas: Which is Your Holiday?

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Better Homes & Gardens Since Canadian Thanksgiving happens in October I'm always a little impatient for American Thanksgiving to be over so that we can get on with Christmas! Mostly I'm envious that your Thanksgiving is almost as big as Christmas, AND  y'all have Black Friday too! source Have you ever seen a blue pumpkin? source I am so thankful… Continue reading

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Decorative Pillow Giveaway

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Many of you know that I never design a room without toss pillows, I truly believe they are one of the most important accessories in a living room. There are so many beautiful ways to make a pillow. Pillows by Dezign is hosting a giveaway of their beautiful toss cushions and one lucky readers will win a gift certificate for $200 each! Enough for almost 4 pillows for your sofa to freshen up your look. Continue reading

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One More Day Before the Launch

Okay, tomorrow is the day. . . the day my site will go live. This is me, waiting without a lot of patience! Pinterest It will happen sometime in the afternoon if all goes well. We are still working on last minute issues with transferring all my blogger posts over to WordPress. See you next on my new site! Download… Continue reading

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How often do you buy Flatware?

Vintage is really the prettiest (source) So I have a confession. Call me unsophisticated but I had no idea cutlery (which is what I thought it was called) or silverware is actually called flatware. And I'm pretty excited because on the way home from Seattle yesterday we stopped at Crate and Barrel and bought a new set. This is the… Continue reading

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Colour me Happy and Penelope Trunk

Here I am in Madison with Penelope Trunk! We emailed back and forth months ago and she invited us to come and visit her and the farmer on the farm in Wisconsin.  The cornfields go on and on here in Madison! We took a walk on the property to find the cows. Along the way, Penelope asked what I thought of the… Continue reading

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Statement Necklace Giveaway

  This necklace just needs a pretty dress (source) I am hosting a rare and beautiful giveaway from Sheyna! The value of this necklace is $189.00 and all you have to do is post a comment. If you do not have a google account, please post your email address so that I can reach you if you win. Iolite and… Continue reading

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What do your Books say about You?

Anytime I find myself standing in front of a bookshelf in someone’s home, I’m always fascinated by the titles that I see. It gives you insight into who that person is don’t you think? Well the library in the home of my friends in Toronto was wonderful and cozy and filled with lots of books to curl up with. pinterest… Continue reading

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Custom Colour Mixing; Yay or Nay?

A designer emailed me the other day asking whether taking a few drops of red out of Muslin would give her the perfect colour she needed for a clients bathroom. It's been so long since I tried to 'tweak' a paint colour for a client, I forgot that I used to think it was a necessary component of specifying colour.… Continue reading

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Outdoor Spaces – Is it Summer yet?

Interior Design by Suzanne Kasler Here in Vancouver, we have had 50 days of rain out of 60 in the past two months, everywhere you go, everyone is talking about it! So I’m wistfully looking outside at my patio and wondering when I’m ever going to get to sit outside for dinner! Interior Design by Maria Killam It’s time for… Continue reading

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