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DIY: Holiday Wreath

Happy December! We've already seen the Christmas lights go up, mall Santas are arriving from the North Pole, and the holiday parties have begun! Whatever you celebrate this time of year, there is a consistent feeling of togetherness and cheer that really makes this, as the songs say, the most wonderful time of the year.One of our favourite ways of decorating for the holidays is with a wreath. What could be more west coast that bringing a little bit of the...

Brooke’s European Adventures Continue

Our European adventures continue! We arrived mid afternoon after a near miss of having my luggage stolen on the train-luckily my partner, Randy noticed and confronted the fellow who easily relented but needless to say we were a little more cautious after that. We took the metro to our hotel and the very first sight we saw when getting off the metro was Gaudi’s Battlo house! I couldn’t wait to get started! Getting around Barcelona was fairly straight forward- we...

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...

The Spring Clean- 10 Ways to Get your Dirty Clean

The Spring Clean- 10 Ways to Get your Dirty Clean We are right smack dab in the middle of spring, and summer will be upon us before you know it. NOW is the time to do our deep cleaning so we can then sit back and enjoy the summer.What’s on your list to really get clean this year? I’m going to start with my kitchen and bathroom cabinets. In fact, how I knew it was spring cleaning time was the other...

Spring Container Planting- It’s time!

Spring Container PlantingRecently I went to our local nursery looking at plants for my deck planters. A lot of how we decorate or design for the home can be carried out in the garden as well. We still need to look at scale, texture, colour, composition, balance, and working in odd numbers works just as well in the garden as it does in the house.I love the look of this one in the old rustic container. You can plant in...

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...

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...