Do you remember birthday parties in the '80s and ‘90s? You’d invite over all of your school friends, play Dream Phone or Mall Madness and then pop in a VHS (Troop Beverly Hills or Clueless, maybe, depending on your year of birth). Younger kids played Pin the Tail on the Donkey on backyard fences … [Read more...]
Home Decor Ideas For Spring (And Not A Bunny In Sight)
Spring and Easter go hand-in-hand with one another. So, amidst all of the Easter baking and crafting, if you’re looking to spruce up your home without bombarding it with bunny sculptures and baby chicks, then look no further. Below are some doable design swaps to get your home looking fresh for … [Read more...]
Colin and Justin chats about their rustic escape to cottage country!
You just gotta love these guys! They are sooooo much fun and together they are non-stop entertainment. I've already been inspired by them but now the design duo (and city slickers) are taking their big ideas to the great white north! Finding their own cottage was an adventure in itself and it was … [Read more...]
How to Easily Declutter Your Home By 40%
You have too much stuff in your closet The feeling of being weighed down by possessions is palpable and affects us every day. It’s time to pare down your belongings. Most of us have at least one or two areas in our homes that could use a purge. The start of a new year puts people in the frame … [Read more...]
Light it UP!
When decorating or renovating, don't forget one of the most important aspects of every home! There are some things during a renovation that get little or no attention. We often talk about decor and design but one of the most important items is regularly left off of the homeowner's "To Do" … [Read more...]
Kitchen Renovation – Before to After
As most of you who follow my blog know, we have been living through over 6 months of a massive home renovation. One of the biggest and most demanding parts of the project was the kitchen. Looking at the pictures below from start to finish makes it seem like just a flash in time but it has been a … [Read more...]
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
With my newly renovated house almost complete I decided to go all out this year on the holiday decorating. Lucky for me, I have one very eager 10 year-old assistant. With most of our regular holiday decor covered in thick layers of dust in the yet-to-be-completed basement we decided to take this … [Read more...]
Kitchen Coordination, Like a Boss
People often say kitchens are the hub of the house, which is true - anyone who's hosted a party knows most of the guests end up jamming themselves together, cramming eats into their mouths, elbow to elbow, crowded over the dip. The smaller the kitchen, the more organised one has to be in order to … [Read more...]
Five Ways an Organized Closet Makes You Feel Like a Rock Star.
Anyone who opens a closet door to a wall of disarray, with items slipping off mismatched hangers into growing piles on the floor can tell you how utterly defeating and exhausting it all just looks, much less how crazy it can feel to start wading through it all, just in an effort to get dressed for … [Read more...]
Home Renovation: The Last 10%
We are at the point in our renovation where things seem to be moving really slowly. We are all tired of the whole thing and we just want it done. The last 10% of any renovation is the toughest. With all the little details left to be done, with people in your space for the last 6 months and … [Read more...]