Sometimes we adopt furniture pieces that we don’t exactly love when we get into a new relationship where we either get married or move in together. It is often a struggle when two people try to blend their furniture, as often they are very different styles or one of them doesn’t like their spouses furniture at all. This particular client, who is based in Burnaby, BC was distraught at her living room. She and her husband had been together for 10 [...]
The answer is absolutely!!! I had suggested to a client recently that she might consider adding a cowhide rug in her living room, to go with her black leather sofa & black swivel chairs, both modern in style. She said, “isn’t a cowhide too country for that?”. I said absolutely not & backed it up with the photo below. Styles of furniture & accessories can absolutely be mixed, this makes it eclectic & much more interesting in my opinion. The rule [...]
Nothing brings music to my ears more than a nice email from a client that I have worked with. This client was a little perplexed on how to get the furniture placed properly, the artwork hung on the right walls & at the right height, and advice on what finishing touches still needed to be purchased. Here is what she had to say….. “Thank you very much for your warm and professional decorating & design you completed for our new condo. [...]
Yesterday Suze Interiors helped a new homeowner with the finishing touches of moving into their first condo. Everything was unpacked, but there were little stacks of photos and artwork leaning against the walls & sitting in small piles throughout the space. The first thing that needs to happen before you hang the artwork, is to properly place the furniture, we only want to hang the art once, avoiding unnecessary holes in the walls. The next thing we want to do is to [...]
Most ceilings are painted white, to match the trim & doors of a space. If your ceiling is stucco, then by all means paint it white. Otherwise, in contemporary spaces, why not use a tint of the wall colour, either at 25 or 50%. This will visually heighten the sense of space in the room, by blurring the division between the wall & ceiling. It’s also a wonderful trick if there is no crown molding, because the line between the wall [...]
Suze McCart of Suze Interiors turned this 80’s bathroom that was filled with gold fixtures & trim to a more up to date contemporary look. We added a granite counters, a vessel sink with brushed nickel faucet, had a custom mirror made, a new light fixture & added some handles to the vanity. This small reno didn’t break the bank, because we left the original tile flooring & vanity.
What better way to bring Spring indoors than with the infusion of colourful & vibrant throw cushions. They can bring new life to the winter blahs of your bedroom and living room. Many throw cushions are like works of art, with gorgeous details and beautiful colours.Here is a list of great places to shop for this Spring’s latest styles. Chintz & Company –www.chintz.comThe Cross – www.thecrossdesign.comPier 1 Imports – www.pier1.comPottery Barn – www.potterybarn.ca And for the more budget conscious:Home Sense – [...]