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Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor FurnitureToday we are going to talk about outdoor furniture.  Where does one buy it? How do you know which product to buy?  The questions go on and on.  Hopefully we will be able to answer some of those questions today.  Outdoor living has now taken on a new identity.  We used to just pull our old plastic furniture out of the garage and hose it off.  Now we have outdoor fireplaces and built in BBQs and fire pits.  We...

Friday Finds: Garden Crawl in Southlands

Friday Finds: Garden Crawl in Southlands Last Week was Heritage Vancouver’s 4th Annual Garden Tour. My husband Graham and I spent 2 days touring the unique and beautiful gardens that were part of this wonderful design tour. What a privilege to see the range of gardens that Vancouverites’ have designed and developed in their yards. Some are large and some are very small but each one tells a story about the homeowner. For today's Friday Finds, we are going to explore a large garden in Southlands,...

It’s Canada Day!

It's Canada Day! So it's that time of year again where we like to host our guests in our backyards or on our decks, enjoying the longer summer evenings and warmer temperatures. Whether you are hosting a large event or just having a few friends over for a last minute get together there are a few things to consider to make sure it goes off without a hitch.Contemporary Patio by Hermosa Beach Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers JDS OUTDOOR DESIGNSHaving...

Day 3 of Designers Collective’s LA Design Crawl

Day 3 of our Designers Collective's LA Design Crawl was a big day! So we don't overload you, we have decided to break up day 3 over a few different blog posts.We started Day 3 of our LA Design Crawl with the limo picking us up and taking us to South Bay to start the Dwell Home Tour.Dwell is a design/architectural magazine that hosts home tours in various cities. It's very generous of the homeowners to open up their homes to...

Details of our LA Design Crawl Day 2

The fun continues as we share the details of our LA Design Crawl, Day 2.On day two we started the day with a choice between two California extremes; a leisurely coffee by the pool or a 7:00 am spin class at the famous SoulCycle. Echoing solid endorsements from Oprah, our own design crawler and spin cycle instructor Francine was keen to have all of us mount up. Great music combined with a darkened interior allowed us to focus inward for a...

Day 1: Los Angeles Design Crawl

Details of Day 1: Los Angeles Design Crawl!!! We, Designers Collective (aka Tina Dhillon and Brooke Hatfield) just completed a 10 woman design tour, that showcased the best of architecture, urbanism and interior design in Los Angeles.¬† Conceived during the recent ALT Summit Bloggers Conference in Salt Lake City, this tour took weeks of planning and scouting to ensure smooth execution.The first step was finding the ideal ‚ÄėMelrose-Place-style‚Äô hotel replete with sunny courtyard pool.¬† This was ¬†to be our base of...

Designers Collective’s Annual Los Angeles Design Crawl

We just returned from our First Designers Collective's Annual Los Angeles Design Crawl and it totally exceeded our expectations!We toured Los Angeles’ coolest new modern homes, dined al fresco by the pool in West Hollywood and visited some of the most iconic architecture Los Angeles has to offer. This was interlaced with shopping in some beautifully designed shops along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Melrose Place and Robertson.Our goal from the outset was to balance a healthy dose of design education with...

Design Tips: Curtains – What Style Will Work For You?

Design Tips: Curtains, what style will work for you? A couple of weeks ago we had our first installment on curtains.  This is such a big topic we have had to divide it into three different blogs.  Today is installment two of what you need to know before investing in curtains. Headers There are a few different headers you can get on a curtain and each one will give you a different look.  (The header is the large hem at the top that...

Outdoor Living: Prepping Your Deck

Outdoor Living: Prepping Your Deck Whether you have a wood or concrete deck or patio it does take a little preparation and elbow grease to get it all ready for summer. The winter inevitably leaves its mark with algae and moss and we need to get rid of it in order to enjoy our time outdoors to the fullest AND to prolong the life of our deck.Contemporary Deck by Los Angeles Architects & Building Designers Hsu McCulloughContemporary Deck by Other...

Design Tips: Adding Curtains – Part One

Design Tips:  Adding CurtainsWindow treatments are a big topic. There are so many options out there from blinds that practically disappear to wooden plantation shutters. There are pros and cons for every installation. Where do you start? Setting aside personal style for the moment, function comes first. Today I’d like to focus on curtains. It may seem like a simple task to add curtains to your windows but there is actually quite a bit you need to consider.First of all,...