emily CARR house
Emily Carr, Canadian Artist, Writer and Adventurer - a National Treasure.
3 BATHROOMS – before + after
My recent renovation project in South Surrey, BC for my clients was for the entire house, but people always seem to enjoy seeing before + afters. Here are the three […]
historic HOME of England Tour May 2016
Cottages, castles, royal palaces and other architectural gems viewed with a Blue Badge guide throughout the Tour. This is a small group of 16 on a private bus for transportation staying at four star hotels in London, Bath and Royal Tunbridge Wells.
when there are literally 1000s of options in product .... having a design concept
home in a converted 1600s barn
I was fortunate see inside a very unique barn space that I am excited to share with you. This amazing living space is created with a 1640s barn structure from Portsmouth, England. The […]
Hycroft Vancouver Heritage Edwardian
Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers evening lectures at the beautiful Hycoft Manor in Shaughnessy. I attended one this evening featuring master gardener and local author Christine Allen. Here are some of […]
happy chinese NEW YEAR – 8 room tribute
Chinese New Year celebration begins on January 23rd – which is the night of the New Moon. The Chinese calendar is Lunar based as opposed to the Solar calendar we use […]
make an ENTRANCE in your home
nine inspirational entrance halls
is it TREE DAY for you? my visit to a favorite nursery.
this wreath was my favorite
SIGHTLINES – what can you see?
It is important to consider the line-of-sight from one room to the next. How does a doorway frame a room, as above? What do you see? How can you enhance […]
exotic INSPIRED rooms (not theme room)
seven examples of exotic elements well incorporated into the decor. Finding the mix is key...
large scale LIGHTING
Pairs or triples. Over islands. Over dining tables. Over a sitting area. The lighting is large and making a statement. One large paper lantern low over a coffee table is […]
DECORATING by marie antoinette
over 200 years after Marie Antoinette's death, she has become a part of popular culture, as shown on the cover of Vogue magazine. Fashion and home decor inspired by Marie Antoinette 2 centuries later!
INSPIRATION statement fabric
Beautiful. Bold in Colour. Bold in Scale. Not for the faint of heart... A statement fabric can make a room