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cozy contentment – Autumn arrives bringing more HYGGE

All of these simple enjoyments in life are encompassed in the Danish concept of HYGGE (pronounce hoo-ga) which does not have a direct translation to one word but rather a broader feeling of contentment and well being.  It is an important part of Danish culture and national identity.  

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 […]

COUNTRY holiday decor

Officially 2 months til Christmas, and here is a little visual inspiration for a festive season.  I am offering a unique seasonal decorating service by combining my talents with those […]

Tuscan Thanks & French Appreciation

Abundance.  In appreciation of the abundance of natural beauty and a wealth of enjoyment, here is a collection of my favorite travel pictures in honour of Thanksgiving in Canada.  It […]

Design Muse Kelly Hoppen

British Designer Kelly Hoppen is all about texture, east meets west, neutrals and loves buddhas, crystals and black wood. Famous for her ability to mix vintage with rustic with modern […]

Porches, Patios & Decks ~ Oh My!

Pictures of the 2009 PNE Prize Home Exterior.  Decorating outdoor space has most of the same considerations as indoors… making it functional and beautiful.  As an extension of living space, […]