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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...

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...

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...

Design Tips – How to Showcase Collections

Today's design tips: How to Showcase Collections. Showcasing collections can be a challenge. Tina is a real collector and her home demonstrates that. She has many collections around her home and all of them are interesting because she knows how to display them.Since 1952, these KLM houses have been given out by the airlines to their international business travelers. Tina's collection started when her Dutch friend Yvonne gave her 6 houses. Here are a few tips about collections: Using The Whole Collection...

Design Tip: How to Add 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?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 and smaller pink ones....

Design Tips for Apartment Living

Today it’s all about Design Tips for Apartment Living.  Apartment living can be a challenge to personalize but with a few tips you can make the space your own with a small budget.DO update hardware in a tired kitchen. It can change the whole feel of a tired kitchen with little investment. This one is from Home Depot and is only $2.22.DO paint or wallpaper one accent wall. It is a small job to repaint that one wall when you...

Design Tips: Transform Your Home Like A Professional

Today I’m going to go over some basic Design Tips to transform your home like a professional.  These are what we keep in mind when planning and delivering a project.Some may be old hat to you but hopefully some will be new and enlightening.Do let paint be the last item you choose in the room. There are only so many fabrics and carpets to choose from so start with those items first. Choices for paint are pretty much limitless so...