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The Palette Project #1: Jack Poole Plaza

Today marks the first day of our Palette Project!  It all started like this: back in April, we collaborated with our friend Heather Ross to host a workshop on colour. We had a great time discussing colour palettes, why some things work and others don't, and making palettes of our own. One take-away from that workshop was that inspiration is quite literally everywhere—but choosing what colours to use can be tricky...

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...

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...

IDS Vancouver: A Well of Inspiration

Hello again!This year, September was absolutely full of design events and projects! Conveniently, this means we are immersed in inspiration before the holiday season takes off and we have lots of opportunities to include our favourite design elements in dining tables, new interiors, seasonal decoration, parties, the list goes on! Sometimes the hardest part is refining what you love and translating it from a showroom, magazine page (or blog!) to your own space.A standout on our calendars was the Interior...

What’s Right With This Room?

What’s Right With This Room?It’s time again for What’s Right With This Room. We’ve done a few blogs now about What’s Wrong With This Room, but have only done one about What’s Right. So, let’s delve into some photos and see if we can see what really works in these images.I like this image below. The board wall that has been painted out, adds a nice rustic feel but has a contemporary vibe because it has been painted white. The...

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: DIY Ombré Tea Towels

Day 4 Happy Kitchen Project: Do it yourself Ombré Tea TowelsWe have been talking about a “happy kitchen” and how to achieve that. We’ve talked about colour and how colour can infuse a space with a lot of personality.Once you have your inspiration and colour palette decided on, try implementing some of the projects and ideas we have come up with. We love this project because it is simple, and you could do it with kids or make them for...

Why Do These Rooms Work?

Why Do These Rooms Work?Rather than point out why a room is not working, this time around we thought we would do a little photo analysis to determine what actually makes a room work? If you can look at an image closely and imagine yourself in the space then you can find out what will work for you. Pictures can be used for more than just eye candy-we can use them to help us understand how a space works in...