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Designers Collective Blog

In the garden: assemble with style

In design, it's all for nought if it doesn't look good.There are many parallels between creating indoor and outdoor spaces-- how we look at colour, texture, sight-lines, and functionality can be applied to herbs and grasses in the same way as they are to architecture and wall colours.  Gardens (from a single pot to a large yard) are a visual feature, thus they are another opportunity to showcase your style.Last week, our first “In the Garden” post was a pep...

Our Designer ‘Eat Pray Love’ Moment

Our Designer 'Eat Pray Love' Moment [caption id="attachment_6592" align="alignleft" width="865"] Meet April Tidey[/caption]Every once in a while you meet someone who shakes up your preconceptions and makes you see possibilities you had not even considered. So was my meeting with Vancouver Interior Designer, April Tidey. I have never met anyone like her before, and feel so grateful for the introduction by our friend Heather Ross.Brooke and I, along with Heather Ross of Natural Eclectic, went on a reconnaissance trip to Los...

Discovering Colour, Inspired by Nature

Last weekend we packed our studio with material samples, inspiring objects, and a gorgeous floral bouquet or two in preparation for our sold out workshop "Discovering Colour: Nature as Your Guide". For this workshop, Brooke and Tina had the pleasure of collaborating with the multi-talented Heather Ross to take our participants deep into into the world of colour and coach them on how to look critically at colour and how to develop harmonious palettes for their design projects.  Armed with...

Alt Summit in Palm Springs

Alt Summit in Palm SpringsAs our time in Palm Springs comes to a close I am reflecting back on all we have seen and learned this last week at Alt Summit. Alt Summit is mainly a women’s entrepreneurial/bloggers conference that caught our attention a few years back after Tina took some online Alt courses. For the last several years it has been held in Salt Lake city but this year they changed it up and it was held in Palm Springs. The...

My Year of De-cluttering, Styling, Selling, Downsizing, Moving and Renovating

My Year of De-cluttering, Styling, Selling, Downsizing, Moving and Renovating Holy Cow what a year I have had! I finally feel ready to share how this whole saga went down. As many of you know, Graham and I decided the time was right to downsize. Not just to reduce our house size, but also the size of our debt, our overhead - our whole operation. We sat down one day and realized there was way more to life than what we...

Styling the New Year

2017 is well underway. For many of us the new year is a wake up call to get things done and take on new projects. No matter where you look this time of year, you'll probably see words like 'fresh!', 'revitalize!', 'new!', 'better!'-- even in the design world. Now that the fog of the holiday season has lifted and the magic touches of festive decor are packed away in boxes some living spaces may be looking more hum drum than you remember...

Downsizing with Designers Collective

Downsizing with Design Coaches, Brooke and TinaWe are so pleased with the way our Olympic Village Design Coaching project has turned out.This project is a great example of how “coaching” can work in design.  Our clients had sold their large Dunbar family home and were moving to a much smaller condo in Olympic Village. They were in a dilemma about how to manage all their furniture and how best to go about deciding what would fit and what they would...