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10 New Dos and Don’ts in Decorating

10 New Dos and Don’tsIt’s that time for another episode of Dos and Don’ts. We always get great feed back when we do these blog posts. Do you want to play? Basically, we post images of vignettes that we see that have something wrong in the picture and then you see if you can figure out what is wrong.Ready? Let’s do it!!The glaring misstep here, for me, is the height of the paintings. They are “floating” in relation to the...

The Reveal: DIY Powder Room Makeover

Tina’s DIY Powder Room RefreshThis powder room makeover and DIY, came about when American Standard asked us to use their new 'Speed Connect' faucets in one our projects. Tina’s powder room was the lucky winner of a little refresh. Read more about the “before” HERE.Our first order of business was to come up with a plan. What did we want to do? The floor was in great shape as was the toilet and sink. The counter and vanity needed some...

Adding Spring To Your Home

Today's Design Tip is how to add spring to your home! It’s April! How did that happen? Spring is here and it’s time to lighten things up in our home. So, how can you add Spring into your home? We show you how.I like to change out the cushions on my bed. In winter I like darker colours but come spring and I just want to lighten it all up. I’ve got larger light blue silk cushions on my bed...

Design Challenge: Style a Coffee Table

Last week we were invited to do a 'Design Challenge' on location for The Ladies of the Links, Wine Tasting night at Beach Grove Golf Club. We  challenged the women to style a coffee table! Once they completed the design challenge, they had to instagram their creations, and then their names were entered in a draw to win our home decor prize.We were very appreciative that Ambiente Gifts, Decor and Design from Tsawwassen loaned us several boxes of accessories so...

Design Tour Coming Up: Los Angeles

Designers Collective is taking a group of design enthusiasts to participate in a design and lifestyle tour of Los Angeles in June, and we are pretty darn excited about it.Why a travel design tour?Well it's because traveling is inspiring. It is a great way to discover new ideas and gives you time to think in a completely new context. We open our eyes a little wider when we are in a new place. Imagine, four days of design and...

Style: Athleisure Fashion Trends

Fashion Trends-AthleisureHave you heard of the fashion trend Athleisure? This is new to me. I thought people were just getting more casual with their day-to-day wear OR taking gym clothes out to the real world. Fact is, this is actually a THING! It seems Kanye West has this all figured out and now it is the latest fashion trend. So I thought we could explore what that looks like in OUR world and not Kanye’s.[caption id="attachment_4488" align="aligncenter" width="305"] Tina's son...

RECIPE: Easter Cookies with Royal Icing

Easter Cookies with Royal IcingEaster is coming up and we thought it was about time we got busy in the kitchen and tried our hand at something new. I had been on Pinterest and   Instagram and seen picture after picture of beautiful Easter baking and among all these beautiful photos, have been many of Easter cookies with royal icing. So I decided to make some Easter cookies with royal icing.Sunday was a very wet and rainy day around here and...

Choosing Artwork

3 Tips for Choosing Artwork Painting by Albert Oehlen, Germany 1954, From The Broad,Painting by Vancouver Artist, Lauren MorrisChoosing artwork can be the bane of a home dwellers existence. What on earth do we put on those blank walls? When we are first starting out, a lot of us don’t bring artwork into our new nest and we are faced with many blank walls. We get hand me down furniture and scour Craigslist for great finds but there is a whole...

Are you up for a Challenge?

Are you up for a Challenge?As I sit here warm and cozy inside, I am peering out at the still winter scape outdoors and am just wondering how to do a little home pick me up. It’s past Christmas and yet not quite time for spring cleaning or changing the season inside. I don’t want to spend any money either as, let’s face it, Christmas always ends up costing us more than we think it will. So, what to do??I...

Valentine’s Day Gift List

Valentine's Day Gift ListGift giving is very personal. With Valentine’s Day next Sunday, we thought we would take this opportunity to give you a few gift ideas that we personally would love to receive.First off, we love everything we have had in our Local Love Pop Up shop for the past couple of days, so naturally our participating artists are on the top our our list...