All Blog Posts Tagged 'decorating' (50)

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…

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

Condo decorating - our latest project...

We don't often post about our current jobs but this one has really 'caught our eye'. This was an interesting project and a bit of a challenge because we were hired to purchase furniture for one home but we had to use that same furniture to stage another - both properties are owned by the same client but they are selling one and moving into the other. 



The clients (a couple) both like an industrial style - she also likes a touch of retro and vintage and he likes some…

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Added by Kristi Blok on August 4, 2015 at 8:52am — 4 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…

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Added by Kristi Blok on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 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?…

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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…
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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…

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

We Answer Wednesday - How to Decorate with Glass Furniture

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“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…
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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…

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Added by Kristi Blok on July 13, 2015 at 9:00am — 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…
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Added by Kristi Blok on July 8, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 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…

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

Decorating - What is your home Decor?

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable…



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Added by D Marie Michael on July 16, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

That Year We Got the Biggest Tree Ever

I remember when Scott and I went to get our very first tree together. I remember buying ornaments and taking a zillion pictures of it decorated. It sent a thrill right through me to see our very first tree sparkling in the living room of the apartment we were renting. It almost made everything we were doing, building a life together, seem truly, truly, true. If you know what I mean.…

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Added by Mary Thomas on December 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

9 DIY Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas From Pinterest

Need some decorating ideas for Thanksgiving? Here are 9 I’ve gathered from…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 14, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

Simple Fall Decor: Fall Pumpkin Display (For Indoors or Outdoors)

Here is another simple fall decor idea, featuring artificial pumpkins! For more simple ideas, visit www.SimpleSolutionsDiva.com.

Added by Laura Morey on October 12, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Simple Fall Decor: Create an Indoor Fall Candle Display

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.…

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Added by Laura Morey on October 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Decorative Tips For Making Your Home Office Look Bigger

A home office can be great because it gives you a private space to work and keep work necessities secure and easy to locate. However, a small, cluttered home office can make you feel claustrophobic and lower your productivity, but there are ways to make a small room feel larger and make it a pleasant place to work in.

Choose your color scheme wisely

Pick a light color scheme of no more than three colors and stick to it. Use variations on the shades for different items. Paint…

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Added by Zoey Maldonado on June 28, 2013 at 11:02am — No Comments

BEACH THEMED BABY SHOWER

Warmer weather is just around the corner and the beach baby shower theme is perfect for the season.  We absolutely love a surf baby shower theme for both boys and girls! It is casual and fun, great for a couple’s shower or a mommy-to-be who loves the beach.  Turn your home or backyard into a tropical oasis and give the mom-to-be a relaxing day at the beach.  Is your guest list ready to hang…

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Added by Jamie Tatum on April 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Really Cool Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Special thanks goes out to Good Housekeeping for sharing these really adorable ideas for the upcoming Easter holiday.…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on March 23, 2013 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Dress up Your Home for the Holiday: Easter Decorating Tips

Easter Sunday is fast approaching. Not sure where to start to give your home an Easter twist? Take inspiration from things you like and admire and work them into your decor and scheme. Flowers are the easiest accent to transform your home into a bright re-creation of a garden – a look that’s perfect for Easter but doesn’t have to change post-holiday. Irises, lilies and grape hyacinths add brilliant pops of color to any arrangement. If you happen to have the actual bulbs, you can plant them…

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Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 20, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

Let The Season Begin

*NEW POST* http://www.thepiggytoes.com/2012/12/03/let-the-weekend-begin/

We started off the month with a jam packed weekend!  I knew it was December because of the amount of activities we packed into 2 days.  I’m still alive (and still prego) and all is well with our PiggyToes!  This…

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Added by Angelique Lorence on December 3, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

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