DIY Magazine Rack

Tired of stacks & stacks of magazines on the coffee table or in the magazine rack beside the chair in the corner of the room that you forget about? Here is a wall version that I think is super awesome and not difficult to do. It was in the family room at the Princess Margaret […]

Bringing Glam to the Bedroom

We love it when we get the call “I’ve lived in my condo for a year & still don’t have it looking the way I want.” Music to the ears. One of the rooms our client wanted to transform was the bedroom. She lives in a beautiful Yaletown condo in Vancouver with stunning views of the […]

The Wonderful World of Drapes

Drapes in my opinion are luxurious. They complete a room & give it that finishing touch. They add warmth as well as texture and can be made using beautiful fabrics that tie in the rest of the colours in the room. If you love that darkness you get when you stay in hotels, that is […]

Furniture Facelift

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 […]

Can You Use a Cowhide in a Contemporary Setting?

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 […]

Tips for Painting Your Ceiling

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, […]

How to Update Your Kitchen without Replacing the Cabinets

Not every client wants to tear out their kitchen & start over, especially when they have just gone through the stress of selling the old house, packing & moving. This West Vancouver condo owner was just that client. He wasn’t happy with the existing kitchen, but wanted to keep the existing cabinets. Although this kitchen […]