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Category: decorating

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.

design concept

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 […]

Traditional Home Photo

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 […]

Alda Pereira

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!