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Roman Blinds Anyone?

Roman Blinds Anyone?As we are continuing our discussion about window coverings we really can’t miss chatting about the roman blind. Roman blinds have been around for many years in many incarnations. They can be timeless if fabric and style are chosen well.What is a roman blind? Essentially, it is a fabric shade that can be raised or lowered with a pulley system. Roman blinds can be made out of many different fabrics-even sheers- so there really is a look for...

Turkey 101: It’s Time To Think About Thanksgiving!

Turkey 101Its time to start thinking about that Thanksgiving turkey. And Christmas is just around the corner so another turkey will need to be in the oven! I know for me, and many of my friends, I turn to Google to look up “How to Cook a Turkey” if it is my turn to cook the turkey.  Because I only cook turkey once a year (someone else from my family will cook the other one) I usually will have to...

September Musings and Updates

September Musings and UpdatesI can’t believe September is here in full force already. Where did summer go? I know we had a busy summer and had lots of fun in the sun but wow, did September ever sneak up on us!Designers Collective has had a pretty packed few months and we have some exciting news to share with you. First of all, we moved offices. We are so excited to have our little studio in The Armoury Design District. We...

The Happy Kitchen Project: Recipe for A HAPPY KITCHEN

Day 30: The Happy Kitchen Project: Recipe for A HAPPY KITCHENTake a measure of fresh food,  mix with a full cup each of comfort, warmth and cheer, sprinkle with laughter, add plenty of love and personality, and fold in the memories!IngredientsAn abundance of beverages such as lemonade, tea, coffee or wine and spirits A plethora of nibbles for hungry guests Use Fresh Herbs whenever possible. Add a touch of warmth with an area rug or floor mat Blend...

Happy Kitchen Project: Kitchen Accessories

Day 26: Happy Kitchen Project: Kitchen AccessoriesWe are on to the final week of our “Happy Kitchen Project” which means we are down to our final few posts about “happy kitchens”. We’ve talked about many different ways to inject that “happy” vibe into your space and many different recipes and ideas to turn your kitchen into your favourite room where you can gather to create memories with family and friends.The final touches to any space are the accessories. This is...

The Happy Kitchen Project: Decorating with Flowers

Day 24: The Happy Kitchen Project: Decorating with FlowersNothing says happy more than flowers! Fresh flowers bring new life and energy to any space and remind us that we are all beautiful, living beings. Flowers always delight the senses, while adding colour and fragrance to any kitchen.Flowers are inviting and welcoming and always evoke a positive emotional response.So brighten up your space with fresh-cut flowers for that Happy Kitchen vibe we have been working towards.Flowers also add a personal touch!...

Happy Kitchen Project: Floating Candle Fun

Day 22: Happy Kitchen Project: Floating Candle FunA really cute and easy way to make your kitchen happy is to use good ole mason jars, some floating candles (from the dollar store), some water and a bunch of colourful objects that make you or your children happy. Mix them all together and viola you have instant happy. Use the mason jar as a mini art gallery for your imagination. Think about what adds colour and interest to your table, both...

Happy Kitchen Project: Painting Ombré Chairs

Day 20: Happy Kitchen Project: Painting Ombré ChairsSo far on our month long “happy kitchen project” journey we have had recipes and colours and accessories and how to shop for your pantry and tea towels and vintage finds…Well, you get it- we’ve covered a LOT! Check it out here if you haven’t yet.But what about furniture? Last February Tina and I went to Victoria for a media workshop run by @moonrisecreative. We had the pleasure of visiting Leslie Shewring’s studio...

Happy Kitchen Project: Placemats Anyone? DIY

Day 18: Happy Kitchen Project: Placemats Anyone? DIYWe’ve been blogging about the Happy Kitchen Project this month, and are having so much fun collaborating with Mandi from @chewsylovers. We’ve been alternating days for a month long blogging stint about how to inject your kitchen with that happiness vibe we all crave.So how do you set your happy kitchen table?Placemats can be a great, fun and creative way to express your individuality. We came across these amazing placemats made by a...

Happy Kitchen Project: The Beloved Apron

Day 16: Happy Kitchen Project: The Beloved ApronSo? How have you been enjoying our #happykitchenproject collaboration with @chewsylovers? We’re having so much fun coming up with ideas and DIYs on how to make your kitchen the best and happiest room in your house! Sure hope you’re having fun! Gotta say I was loving Mandi’s ideas in her last post on easy breakfast potatoes. I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next.For our post today we’re going to...