When I started planning my bathroom renovations, what I kept in the back of my mind was this presentation by the Co-founder of Waterworks, Barbara Sallick which I posted about five years ago. Barbara says the best baths happen when you set out to create a total experience. You have… Continue Reading →
The perfect bath starts with an inspiration starting point like this mirror. When Jan and I were business partners, we renovated a few kitchens together, so when I managed the renovation of my kitchen five years ago when we bought the house we’re in, I was comfortable, I felt like… Continue Reading →
Jan Romanuk and I were business partners years ago. If you are building or renovating a home (anywhere on the North Shore in Vancouver) and need a designer to choose everything or a project manager, she is the one. There’s very little that Jan doesn’t know about the world of renovations in… Continue Reading →
So I’m pressed for time, the demolition of both my main bathroom and master bathroom starts on July 10 and the electrician is coming July 12 to do all the wiring, this means I need to order my lighting ASAP. I’m installing wall sconces with shades in both bathrooms because I… Continue Reading →
Waterworks faucets I’m actually afraid to write this post because I know y’all will post all kinds of links to faucets that I love that might be even better and I just placed my order this week, I just haven’t had time to write this post sooner. As many of you… Continue Reading →
Oh wow, this morning, I went to make some coffee and the spout of my bridge kitchen faucet came right off. I am OVER IT. Over putting PRETTY over FUNCTION. Okay, well I’m not really over having a pretty faucet, but I wish I’d done more research (well even any research) into… Continue Reading →
This Spring I partnered with Lowes Canada when I planted annuals for my white-on-white garden that I installed 3 years ago. See the post I wrote for them here. Here are 3 lessons I learned along the way: Before the garden was installed. Go here to learn how to choose the… Continue Reading →
via Traditional Home So last year at this time I said I would renovate my bathrooms in the Spring but then it didn’t happen. I got busy, did not have a contractor and that was the end of that plan. It was a client living here in Chilliwack (who I’ll… Continue Reading →
Take a walk with me through my house for a real-time example of how to create perfect colour flow in your home.
I have received a few emails asking how my garden looks in the winter, so I thought I’d show you some pictures, along with a few of the before photos thrown in. Can’t resist those!
This yard has undergone such a transformation from just two years ago, when MaryAnne White found me and helped transform the ugliest landscape on the street into one of the prettiest.
When we moved in, this was the walkway to the front door:
I’m so delighted to have my entire house which was featured on the cover of Style at Home this Spring spotlighted again in the September issue of Small Spaces, Big Ideas Magazine! For those of you who haven’t seen the ‘before’ photos when we started the renovation project a little over… Continue Reading →
It’s fascinating to have a Perennial garden designed like mine. There’s always something that takes turns blooming, so finally when my white Shasta daisies along with my white hydrangeas were looking their best, I had my photographer Tracey Ayton come out to take photos. She also photographed a summer house… Continue Reading →
Thank you everyone for your condolences the other day. I didn’t know how comforting your words would be until you wrote them! I so appreciate you!! When MaryAnne White designed my major landscaping project last year (long distance from New York), I trusted her to specify almost everything. One of… Continue Reading →
You know when you finish decorating or designing a room and the after photo is so pretty you think “Darn, I wish I had that exact same angle for the before photo?!!” Well, today, I have it for this angle on my back deck. This was part of the collection of… Continue Reading →
I planted my white tulip bulbs last year in November and December. And then I worried that they wouldn’t be in the ground long enough and wouldn’t come up. It’s funny, when I first ordered 300, that number seemed like an incredible amount but then when I started planting, well… Continue Reading →
We have lived in our new house in the country for exactly two years now. We took possession in the middle of April in 2012. First, we renovated the interior and replaced the kitchen. Then last Spring at the end of April 2013, we totally ripped out the front and… Continue Reading →