All Blog Posts Tagged 'decor' (64)

“I love fall home décor! As much as I’d love to buy all new pieces every year, that just isn’t in my budget. What are some fall trend ‘staples’ I should invest in?” Fall home décor is great! So many …

“I love fall home décor! As much as I’d love to buy all new pieces every year, that just isn’t in my budget. What are some fall trend ‘staples’ I should invest in?”

Fall home décor is great! So many colours, textures and patterns that are beautiful in your home. Where to begin?
It’s always super fun to stay on trend with the seasons.. but that can be pricey. In order to freshen up your décor without breaking the bank, try adding a few ‘trendy pieces’ into your…

Added by Kristi Blok on September 23, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

9 Things Stylish People Have at Home


Added by Melissa Tylor on August 28, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

We Answer Wednesday - Monochromatic Decorating At Home

"I don't love bright colour.  I know lots of people love colour in their space but it's just not for me.  How can I make my space look great without big, bold colour? I don't want it to look boring."

Colour can do a lot for a space and we often tell clients to think - colour, pattern, texture and shine as the 4 key elements in a space to keep it visually interesting. But not everyone loves colours and that's OK.  You can definitely have a chic pace with little to no colour…


Added by Kristi Blok on August 5, 2015 at 5:55pm — No Comments

We Answer Wednesday - How To Style My Bedside Tables

"My bedroom is beautiful! I love the furniture and the bedding but my night stands are cluttered and it really makes my room look messy.  I need some help with my night stands - help me make them pretty, please!"

That's a common problem for most of us.  Our bedside tables become an area for clutter - books, hand lotion, tissues, magazines, note pads, lip balm and more ....We still need these items , they…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Hot Colours For Fall 2015

These 10 colours are the predictions from Pantone.  We have seen some of these tones in recent years or similar tones like Amethyst Orchid, Cadmium Orange and the Biscay Bay are very similar to Radiant Orchid, Tangerine and Emerald.  

This colour palette is a great blend of some summer hues and richer fall hues.…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 21, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

How To Add Reclaimed Wood into Your Home Decor

We love the look of reclaimed wood. So many people are styling their homes with a more rustic look these days and we’re all in! There is nothing cozier than the addition of warm tones throughout your home. While this may not be to everyone’s taste, those who like it, like it a lot! So how do you add this look to your home without re-vamping your whole décor?…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

How To Style A Bookcase

So many times we go into homes where the bookcase is an eye sore, when it should be a beautiful showcase of beloved items and treasures. Many people collect books, which is wonderful, but overcrowd their shelves. A bookcase is a fantastic place to create a focal point in a room and show off beautiful accessories, photos as well as of course, books. Here are some tips on how to create a stylish…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 20, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Shades of Grey : 7 Rooms in shades of grey

Grey has been on the rise and not just in accessories and wall colour.  Grey is trending in cabinetry, hardwood, tile and more....Grey had a bad rep for while for being cold and impersonal.  But grey has come a long way and it is so versatile, it works with any style of decor and in any room.  Take a look at some of our favourite rooms and ways that you can use grey.

Sherwin Williams : The 10 Best Gray and Greige Paint Colours - Kylie M Interiors

This deep, dark charcoal wall painted in…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 19, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

We Answer Wednesday - How to Decorate with Glass Furniture

dining room

“I love the look of glass in my home but I’m not sure where the best areas to use it would be. What are your suggestions for using glass to its full potential?”
Great question!

We’re with you on that one! We love decorating with glass! One of the great things about glass is the…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 15, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Home Decor: What to do when something's off....

If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn't look bad, it just doesn't quite sing. It's missing something, and you can't put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn't coming together like you thought it would!

The best thing about this photograph is those brass shelves. I garbage-picked them two weeks ago. Rug, pillows and stool are all Nate Berkus from Target.

1. Compare it to your inspiration

Whether you tried to copy a room you saw on…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

House Rules: How to Hang Art Work

Sure anyone can bang a nail into a wall and hang their art but to get the perfect look in your space, these are the tips and numbers you want to remember next time you are hanging your art

What’s the best height to hang artwork?

  • Art should be hung at eye-level with the center of the picture positioned between 56 – 60″ from the floor.
  • When hanging one picture directly above another, treat the two a…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

9 Great Gallery Wall Ideas

“I love the look of gallery walls. I’m in the process of creating one in my own home right now but I want to add more than just photos. What are some suggestions for adding other pieces to the display?”
Great question! Creating a gallery wall is a fabulous way to personalize your space to exactly what you want. Since when you are making a gallery wall, pretty well anything goes, there are…

Added by Kristi Blok on July 8, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How To Mix Patterns

"I love my home but slowly I have been making decor updates.  In Interior Decorating magazines and TV shows, I always see designers mix different patterns and prints.  I love the look but I have no idea how to mix patterns, can you help me get that "designer" look?'

Great question and yes, designers and decorators are always mixing different prints, patterns, textures and colours - by doing that you completely elevate the look of any…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Best Props To Stage Your Home

When it comes to home staging - yes, there are a number of items that must be removed from the home such as personal photos, collectibles and of course, excess or bulky furniture.  But there are certain props that really enhance the look of the home regardless of the age or decor style.

These 6 DIY props can add memorable details and welcoming feelings to buyers and just help to set the…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How To Create A Welcoming Entry

We all know that the exterior of your home when maintained really creates a welcoming atmosphere but as your friends, family and guests enter your home that inviting feeling should also transfer into the entry. Also if you are staging your home for the real estate market, you will want that inviting feeling as soon as buyers walk in!  Make that first impression from the curb last and carry through to the…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 5, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

10 Secrets About Staging Your Home For Resale

Realistic or not...every home buyers dreams of purchasing a home that belongs in the pages of a magazine.  Staging your home or making it look it's best, is one of the first steps to putting it on the market.  Since many eyes will be on your home during showings, open houses and all through marketing and promotional materials, this is why you will want your home to look show room ready!  Many…


Added by Kristi Blok on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

More Playroom Fun

I'm sick.

Like knock you on your butt, sick. What started out as allergies, has quickly escalated to bronchitis....Hello mucus. Needless to say, I've been very unproductive this week. The couch, a box of tissues, and I have become best friends. I high-fived myself this morning for getting two whole loads of laundry done....just five more to go!

The only good thing about this is that we have been able to give the "new" playroom/rec-room a spin. There is a closet across from the…


Added by Ashley Sieker on May 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Crossing Over To The Dark Side

When we first moved in and I was contemplating paint colors for our master bedroom, I had all pale colors in my mind. Something light and airy, and calming. So color me surprised (no pun intended) when I decided to go with a very dark navy.


I've said before that I really am trying to get out of my color-picking pattern and have a little more fun with color. I want to incorporate…


Added by Ashley Sieker on March 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

How to Incorporate Pantone's Color of The Year "Marsala" Into Your Life

Pantone has named "Marsala" the Color of the Year for 2015. It's a shade of red that we haven't really seen much of so it's FRESH! Marsala is a warm, mood-shifting color for me. See how I have incorporated Marsala into my life: …


Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on January 22, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

My Son's Turquoise Room

What color is your kid's room?

It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.

Blue Cottage House Tour: Landon’s Turquoise…


Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 14, 2014 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

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