Yesterday I ventured out to grocery shop for my 86 year old mother and wheelchair-bound brother so that they would not have to. Let me tell you that if you want to pass 3hrs of your time, this is the way to do it! It was my first time out in public in over 3 … Continue reading Hope
What if I told you that there is a product out on the market today that will ensure you never have to wait in line for toilet paper? It is environmentally conscious in that it reduces the need for toilet paper at all. This product will make your Airbnb rental more appealing to renters as … Continue reading Never Have to Worry About TP shortages again!
Sorry, no reveal this week. The teen bedroom is in sight though! A lot has happened over the past 3 weeks, though not visibly. The room is still very much functioning as my office. If you are reading this blog for the first time, I have entered the One Room Challenge as a guest participant … Continue reading One Room Challenge – Week 6 – The Big Reveal
This teen bedroom is shaping up! We have fabric samples on order and our jumping off point wallpaper has been chosen and ordered. If you are reading this blog for the first time, I have entered the One Room Challenge as a guest participant and have chosen to make over my home office into a … Continue reading One Room Challenge – Week 3
Twice a year, April and October there is a challenge that us designers follow or attempt to enter. It is called, One Room Challenge. Click on the link to take a look at the other rooms in the challenge. The official media partner of the challenge is Better Homes & Gardens. 20 Designer Influencers are … Continue reading One Room Challenge – Converting An Office Into A Teen Girl Bedroom
Choosing window treatments can be a daunting task, but hire an Interior Designer to assist you and the process becomes easy peasy. Not only does the process become more enjoyable but a designer will bring to your project custom design options that can't be found at the retail level or in your neighbor's home. Step … Continue reading How to Work With an Interior Designer for your Window Treatments
I have something very important to share with you, I am a Holistic Designer. Uh-oh! I said a word that seems to be thrown about an awful lot lately… What exactly is a holistic designer, anyway? Well, let's take a look at the word “Holistic”. Holistic is derived from the Greek word “holos” meaning “entire” … Continue reading What is Holistic Interior Design, Anyway?
Canadian Designer and HGTV superstar Sarah Richardson, has partnered up with Canadian home furnishings brand, Palliser on her own line of furniture, rugs and throws. A very smart partnership as Palliser is the largest home furnishings manufacturer and supplier in Canada.
Black accents are the trend right now and I'm not talking about your '80's black. This black is done in simple additions, light backgrounds and mixed with natural wood tones and brass fixtures. White, wood, black and brass! That is where it is currently at! It can be difficult to get right though. I'm here … Continue reading Perfect Black Accent Bathrooms
This past week has gone by really quickly for me! Maybe not quick enough for my teenaged daughter though. If you have found my blog through the ORC site, I am turning my home office into a teen girl bedroom. I am participating as a guest participant in the Fall One Room Challenge. I should … Continue reading One Room Challenge -Week 2
I am not an appliance sales person. I will never pretend to be so please don't expect your appliance sales person to be your designer too. Kitchen design is a well thought out plan. Function, ease of use and aesthetics all play roles in how a kitchen is designed. First and foremost is function! A … Continue reading Why It’s Important to Consult Your Kitchen Designer BEFORE You Purchase Appliances.
I am often asked about the process involved in planning a kitchen and have laid it out so that you all can see what is involved. Initial Contact. This is where you, the client have decided that it is time to plan your kitchen. You call me and set up an appointment for us to … Continue reading Planning a Kitchen
A Barrie area couple sought advice on how to finish their Living Room. They had hired a professional designer (not me) to furnish their space but found that something was missing. Dear Kat, "We had the help of a pro designer for some of our choices but I can’t help but feel that our living … Continue reading Our Living Room Is Missing Something…
Absolutely! If you like and want a seamless look between rooms, then definitely install hardwood throughout your home, including your kitchen. This question is one that I am often asked by clients. Whether renovating or building, there are a lot of decisions that need be made in regards to finishes and fixtures. The decisions can … Continue reading Should I Install Wood Floors In My Kitchen?
Properly caring for your bedding.