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Designers Collective Blog

LOCAL LOVE Launches

Local Love Launches and it's PartytimeWell! Last night we had the launch to our SECOND foray into the Pop Up market. We held a Pop Up in November of last year, (did you miss out on that? Click here to read about it) and it was such a success we decided to try our hand at another one in the lead up to Valentines Day.We approached Ian Tan of the Ian Tan Gallery to see if he might be interested...

Powder Room DIY On The Fly

Powder Room DIY On The Fly;With all our kids now university age or older, we are at that awkward stage of wondering if we should downsize, with the intention of relocating to a more affordable home , or stay put and do some much-needed renovations. My husband, Graham, is also an architect and we would love to use our skills to build or renovate another house.But sometimes the biggest impetus for action comes out of left field. Designers Collective was...

Creators Vancouver Interviews Designers Collective

Designers Collective is pleased to be featured on Creators Vancouver Magazine. Read it below or on the Creators Vancouver website here: http://creatorsvancouver.com/dhillon-hatfield/When you chat with professional creators, you hear some common themes:1) It can get lonely spending so much time working on your own. 2) Finding new customers is tough. 3) Retail spaces are expensive and managing them is enormously time-consuming.Architect Tina Dhillon and Interior Designer Brooke Hatfield have a deep understanding of these creator themes. Designers Collective is the firm that these...

Timeless Holiday Style: 6 Items Straight from your Closet

Timeless Holiday StyleHo ho ho, the holidays are here! T’is the season to be merry and fashionable. But wait, do you really have the time or energy to go out shopping for yourself? Well, luckily we’ve compiled a list that will allow you to shop your own closet this year without racking up the credit card or wasting your precious energy. Get your own timeless holiday style with these 6 items you can pull straight from your closet. A Mid-Calf Length...

Christmas is just around the corner…

Christmas is just around the corner…I love Christmas. I always have and probably always will. I love pulling out the decorations year after year and seeing the old ornaments my kids have made over the years. I get to relive for a short period, all those delicious childhood memories, both my own children’s and mine.My favorite decoration of all is a Paper Mache Santa holding onto a swaddled baby. I love this for a couple of reasons. First of all,...

Designers Collective: A Collaborative Passion

Designers Collective: A Collaborative Passion Between Brooke Hatfield & Tina DhillonI have known Brooke for nearly two decades. Our kids were in the same swim club and we often talked about our creative interests to pass the time.My daughter Scarlett, and Brooke's son Sam are on the far right with medals around their necks.Brooke was a practicing nurse, and my husband and I, were residential architects. Brooke approached us to do a major renovation on her home and, from the...

Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Host and Hostess Gift Ideas-These are a Few of Our Favourite ThingsThis time of year brings about lots of socializing, and with that we often are invited into our friends homes for a party or celebration. What do you give for a host or hostess gift?Here are a few ideas we have come up with to help you hit just the right note for your next party.Vancouver Candle Company has many different scents to choose from. They have a different...

Holiday Gift Ideas by Tina

Need some holiday gift ideas for the special people on your list? Here are my 2015 gift suggestions! I'm happy to say all these gift picks are gender neutral making it so easy for you to give them to anyone on your list. Here we go:1. A ScarfA personal favourite is any scarf by Paul Smith. Paul Smith is a British designer, whose business and reputation is founded upon his men's fashion with a special focus on tailoring. He is...

LOCAL: Curated Pop Up Shop

LOCAL: A Curated Pop Up Shop - An updateWe told you about our plans for a pop up shop and it’s now we are well into it, and are excited to update you. Not only has the shop been busy but we were interviewed on Round House Radio to inform its large local audience on the concept of the Pop Up shop.Despite some construction setbacks we managed to complete just before opening. Our launch party started at 5 and Brooke...

What’s Right With This Room?

What’s Right With This Room?It’s time again for What’s Right With This Room. We’ve done a few blogs now about What’s Wrong With This Room, but have only done one about What’s Right. So, let’s delve into some photos and see if we can see what really works in these images.I like this image below. The board wall that has been painted out, adds a nice rustic feel but has a contemporary vibe because it has been painted white. The...