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  • emily CARR house

    emily CARR house

    Emily Carr, Canadian Artist, Writer and Adventurer – a National Treasure.

  • sweeping VIEWS + local art

    sweeping VIEWS + local art

    Views of English Bay, Vancouver’s North Shore and Spanish Banks, this terraced garden sprinkled with exquisite BC Native sculptures + art.  A highlight of the Heritage Vancouver annual fundraiser garden tour where 13 gracious hosts opened their gardens for a worthy cause. Azure infinity pool seems endless as it connects to Vancouver’s English Bay. Al…

  • 12 GARDENS 5 hours – heritage Vancouver garden tour

    12 GARDENS 5 hours – heritage Vancouver garden tour

    Heritage Vancouver (heritagevancouver.org) has hosted a fundraiser Garden Tour for five years, people generously open their gardens, this is my third time enjoying.  From the grand to cottage, there was much to love about each. Here is a small sampling of the day. A 1927 House with a garden 30 years in the making, a welcome garden gate.…

  • VHF HERITAGE home tour

    VHF HERITAGE home tour

      1912 The Crescent, Shaughnessy – converted to 3 townhomes in 1989 with the addition of a coach  house as a 4th home as well as parking garage. View from upper floor of center unit – overlooking added coach house + garden to city. 1936 Barber Residence – early Modern Architecture in Vancouver and first known…

  • 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′…

  • office DESIGN + new BIZ center

    office DESIGN + new BIZ center

    office design

  • A memorable evening in a 100 year old Shaughnessy Home

    A memorable evening in a 100 year old Shaughnessy Home

    A special evening in the beautiful Disher House on Angus Drive, Shaughnessy Vancouver. Most Memorable.

  • rennie MACKINTOSH glasgow

    rennie MACKINTOSH glasgow

    Architect and Artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1868 – 1928 Born in Glasgow he has become one of the most celebrated architects of his generation.  He is celebrated for his use of space, light, colour and treating the whole room as a complete work of art by also custom designing the furniture, fixtures, fireplaces for that…

  • the MACKINTOSH house

    the MACKINTOSH house

    Ok, I was so excited I made the effort to see this Mackintosh House in the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow.

  • GLASGOW city chambers

    GLASGOW city chambers

    Built in the 1880s in George Square, the City Chambers is the headquarters of council serving the City of Glasgow.  Enter through a loggia and be met with a mosaic of the city’s Coat of Arms. This mosaic style referred to as Keramic, is found on other floors as well as the ceilings. It is…

  • 17th century VILLAGE Little WOODHAM

    17th century VILLAGE Little WOODHAM

    My uber talented and creative cousin in England is always involved in the most fascinating projects. During our very quick visit, she told me of her involvement as a volunteer for a preserved 17th century village run by the Gosport Living History Society.  As a living history interpreter, dressed in period costume, they give visitors…

  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show shopping

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show shopping

    Sorry this 3rd post is delayed, lack of good wifi :)’hope you enjoyed the pix of the Great Pavillion and the Show Gardens earlier this week. Sue With many large vendor booths and over 100 smaller artisan booths there was some amazing shopping at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Upon arrival through the front gates…

  • RHS Chelsea FLOWER show gardens

    RHS Chelsea FLOWER show gardens

    Each year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Show gardens are a feature designed by designers from around the world featuring the latest is in gardening ideas, hard escaping materials, and plantings. Winning an award at the show is a highlight for a designers career and prestigeous A Perfumers Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane.  Sentebale…

  • RHS Chelsea FLOWER show GREAT pavillion

    RHS Chelsea FLOWER show GREAT pavillion

    I was very fortunate to attend the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower show, something I have wanted to see a long time. I was in England visiting family and managed to squeeze in attending the day arrived, with only 8 hours in London. The Great Pavillion is larger than two football fields and is the centrepiece…

  • historic HOME of England Tour May 2016

    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.

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