"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
"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
￼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
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?…Continue
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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.
This deep, dark charcoal wall painted in…Continue
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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!
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
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?
Added by Kristi Blok on July 9, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
"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…
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
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…Continue
Added by Kristi Blok on July 5, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kristi Blok on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on May 6, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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: …Continue
Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on January 22, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments
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.Continue
This inexpensive and simple DIY project is a wonderful way to welcome fall into your home! Just tell the kids they can't eat the candy corn!!
For more simple ideas, visit www.SimpleSolutionsDiva.com.…Continue
Added by Laura Morey on October 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I know. I’m having a baby in less than 1 week and need/should stop but I just can’t. I’ve never been this uncomfortable during a pregnancy so since sitting and laying hurt, I’m standing. A LOT. And finding things to do around our home! I planned to leave all of the Valentine’s Day decor up until after the baby arrived but on…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on February 18, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments