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The Palette Project #14: Tofino

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Last week we travelled to Atlantic, so this week we decided to hop across the country and visit the Pacific. Tofino is a dream for everyone from surfers to storm-watchers to seekers of that perfect instagram post. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island it boasts a rugged coastline, old growth forests, and a picturesque community that make for...

Fall Style Picks

As the weather shifts from the radiance of the summer sun to the darker rainy mornings of October, we recognize our wardrobes need a shift as well. So what to wear? We have a few ideas to spur your own creativity and imagination with your attire.    Weekend Getaway by brooke123-817 featuring avon shoes Cut loose top 27 CAD - zaful.comAvon shoes 31 CAD - avon.comCÉLINE pocket tote 3,180 CAD - shopunder.com  Weekend tank tops and flip flops have to be retired for another year as our soft cozy sweaters make their way...

The Palette Project #13: Prince Edward Island

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. For this week on the Palette Project we're heading east to PEI. The smallest of the Canadian Provinces, Prince Edward Island is home to rolling hills, charming communities, iconic red beaches, and of course Anne of Green Gables. Our inspiration photo comes from Cavendish Beach in PEI National Park-- though it looks gorgeously wild (and it is!) we were lucky...

Anne Carson Design: A Tale of an Accidental Business

Today we are pleased to have our friend and collaborator Anne Carson join us on the blog! On October 27 we will be hosting Anne's pop-up shop at our Mackenzie Heights studio-- we cannot wait to see her latest collection and want to make sure you don't miss out! When I open my weekend pop-up shop at Designers Collective on October 27, it will mark the 15th anniversary of Anne Carson Design, or as I think of it: my accidental business. When...

The Palette Project #12: Science World

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Expo '86. For the city of Vancouver, back then a moderate city with big aspirations, hosting Expo was the event that marked it's transformation into a modern and quickly developing metropolis. Science World is an iconic piece of architecture that is part of the Expo '86 legacy. Sitting on False Creek, the geodesic dome is lit up at night creating...

Lauren Morris, our Creative Therapist

Art plays a huge part in design-- it inspires and complements what we do as interior designers. From paintings, to sculptures, to photographs done by family members and professional artists, we love working with art in our client's homes (such a great way to add a personal touch!). Over the past few weeks we have been lucky to work with Lauren Morris, a local Vancouver painter, to host painting workshops at our studio in Mackenzie Heights. We first worked with Lauren...

Some Last-minute-no-problem Thanksgiving Touches

It’s only a few days away to Thanksgiving and we bet your fridge is filling with the makings of a hearty feast. It’s usually during this crunch time that a few last-minute things pop into our head and begin to stress us out… not enough plates?! What about an extra vegetable course?! I forgot Aunt Sara is gluten-free…! My table looks pretty blah…Deep breaths. Well, we may not be able to help you with all your decisions (but if you’re...