Category: home

  • CLOVERDALE kitchen

    CLOVERDALE kitchen

    Recent kitchen project in Cloverdale – I love the Navy, White and Gold combination.   Brilliant Brizo faucet, Blanco sink, Cosentino quartz counters and backsplash with a feature hood cabinet.   Limestone floors and industrial stools finish the kitchen.  Pug photobomb. Celebrating with client – she made this lovely spread and popped a bottle of bubbles. …

  • cozy contentment – Autumn arrives bringing more HYGGE

    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

    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 bathrooms of the home… Main bathroom complete. All new tile, cabinets, paint, toilet, sink… Main bath before. En-suite bathroom complete. Previous layout had a 3′…

  • loving all of the grande french CHANDELIERS

    loving all of the grande french CHANDELIERS

    I saw  s o o o  many gorgeous chandeliers touring the Chateau on my trip to France, I am sharing a few with you today. Versailles Hall of Mirrors or Grande Gallerie – 18 in total replicas of the originals from the 1700s. Versailles. When you have a house of mirrors with ceilings this high,…

  • make mantles MERRY

    fireplace inspirations

  • Luxe London Apartment

    Love the starburst mirror. Mirror on Mirror

  • 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 of floral designer Lynne Woods.  All the trimmings or A la Carte – nature inspired Winter Wonderland to Glamourous Modern Luxe so you can relax…

  • 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 is harvest season… grapes, chesnuts, olives.  Grazie & Merci!!! I feel so very blessed to be on this wonderful trip but I am Thinking of…

  • Design Muse Barbara Barry

    Classic. Timeless. Ethereal. Elegant.

  • 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 — truly a master of eclectic. Kelly Hoppen’s Golden Rules of Design are in her book “Kelly Hoppen Style”.  Other books are “Kelly Hoppen Home”,…

  • West Coast Design @ IDS west

    West Coast indeed

  • 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, continuing the feel and flavour from what is happening inside is key.  As a PNE Prize Home decorating sponsor of  the exterior spaces,  I chose…

  • BC Home Magazine & 2009 PNE Prize Home

    Hot off the press… BC Home Magazine featuring the 2009 PNE Prize Home, just in time for the fair opening today!  View virtual magazine here ~ I am partial to page 30! The cover is a fantastic loft makeover by local Vancouver Colour Expert Maria Killam.

  • Portland ~ Home to America’s Largest Antiques & Collectibles Show

    The Facts… 1500 Booths 700 Dealers from more than 15 States 240,000 sq’ of space It just simply does not get any better than this if you like antique or vintage anything.  This is the place to be and the list of items is endless ~ definitely something for everyone and no junk.  This is…

  • Style ~ distinction, originality & character in any form of expression

    I bought a book titled “the Power of Style” in 1994.  The authors combed through archives of fashion and culture magazines from the past 100 years and chose the style icons of the era.  Style for these fifteen women was standard setting in fashion, decorating and entertaining.  These women exemplified style and their style permeated…