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Design Lesson: Yes or No to Accent Walls?

Design Lesson: Accent Walls

There is a lot of resistance of late to accent or highlight walls. While they seem to be out of favour these days, I personally think they are the one of the best ways to transform a room with minimal effort, but with one proviso; they must be done properly.  Accent walls can give rooms personality, they can ground a room, they can highlight artwork, and define space while creating dynamism and drama.

How to Downsize: Travel Edition

Travel can be a challenge… between planning itineraries, organizing transportation, and finding accommodation it takes a lot of prep to get that vacation off the ground. We know travel season is in full swing, having just come back from our design tour in LA and finalizing our tour in Baja (in addition to family vacations!) so we love a good travel tip. But what about an extra travel challenge? Have you ever gone on an extended trip without checked luggage?...

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...

Spring Style

Spring StyleAs Spring is here, it is not only time to change things inside our homes but it is time to put away our winter woolies and break out the tee shirts and lighter wear. We have pulled together some choices for casual wear that we think suit this change of season. It is quite warm already but we are including outer wear and long sleeves for the chillier days but we think these outfits could morph into summer wear...

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...

Mother’s Day: Say It With Flowers

Mother’s Day Flowers Always a Beautiful Gift to ReceiveToday I went over to have a visit with Hilary Miles and her amazingly talented staff. The store was a buzz with customers and many different projects on the go. With Mother’s Day just around the corner we wanted to see just what is inspiring the floral world. I must say I learned a lot in my visit and now hope to have some of these beautiful blooms in my home soon!Peonies...

What We Will See: Los Angeles Home Tours 2016

LA Home Tours: June 25, 2016Exciting news! This year our Los Angeles home tours will take us to the trendy Eastside/Hills area. Our limo driver will brave the insane traffic that is Los Angeles, just so we can view amazing architecture and interiors. There will be lots of beverages and snacks to keep us going. Bring your camera and an open mind to capture all the innovation and inspiration.Architecturally and culturally significant, LA's Eastside is made up of small, trendy...

Friday Fun: Design Influences

Design InfluencesAs a designer, I know that everything that surrounds us is influential. None of us design in a bubble. It goes without saying that the more you experience the world, the more design will factor in your life. Influences and inspirations can come from a variety of places as you can see below. They can come from architecture, holidays, food, fashion, the environment, nature, and the list goes on.  Sometimes it is hard to determine what came first, the...