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Avoid DIY Disaster (It’s Easier Than You Think)

No matter what the task, project or goal, it’s no secret that when you have a plan in place you are more likely to succeed.  If you want to lose weight & you choose to just ‘wing it’, chances are you’re going to fail. If you want to try making a different meal, but don’t have a recipe or know what the ingredients are, it’s probably going to be disaster. So why would anyone

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Benjamin Moore Paint Colours – Whites

Grays move over, whites are where it’s at!!  Have you noticed the shift? Well, it’s definitely happening.  Whites are quickly taking over as the most popular neutral and it’s no wonder with the oh so popular Scandinavian design style that we see in all the magazines these days, not to mention the crisp, clean look that it offers which so many of us love.

Today I’m comparing three popular

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Kitchens And Baths – Before & After

Before and After photographs are so compelling for any Interior Design business.  People love to see how spaces can be transformed from Fugly to Fantastic!  This is especially true if you feel there is a space in your home of which there is no hope for and it’s almost impossible to see past it’s current state…the key word there being ‘almost’.

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Why Renovations Go Over Budget

Home Renovations can go over budget for a variety of reasons and this can make it very frustrating for many home owners to plan a renovation.  I lay much of the blame on networks such as HGTV which provide only ‘half truths’ to it’s audience about the projects they do.  Creating drama and good entertainment overrules educating viewers on the details of a renovation which can be deceiving & confusing for home owners.  But there’s also another reason…

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Revealed! Total Cost of This Custom Living Room

Thanks to TV programs like HGTV, most homeowners struggle with establishing a realistic budget for their renovation or decorating project.  Many people simply do not understand what everything will cost or the level of detail that’s involved in putting together

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My Outdoor Studio & Landscaping Project!

Bringing the ‘Indoors Out’  is a phrase we hear frequesntly these days. To connect with nature, feel a soft breeze in our hair and smell various fragrances from our gardens is a beautiful thing! This was a big part of what motivated us to undergo

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NEW YORK DESIGN CENTRE – 1st dibs

Whoever said that the Big Apple is the city that never sleeps weren’t kidding!  For the long weekend my Mom, daughter and 50 others (from my daughters Musical Theatre Group) headed to NYC for a fun filled weekend, jam packed with plenty of sites to see and places to go.

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A Basement & Ensuite Design…See the Virtual Tour Here!

One of the areas of a home that I love to design the most is…the unfinished basement!  That may come as no suprise if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time and saw my posts on the 3000 square foot basement that I designed last year for Baeumler Quality Construction.  The beauty of the unfinished basement is the potential I find within them for all that my clients desire!

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Teen Bathroom Makeover

For this ‘Teen Bathroom Renovation’, I once again had the wonderful opportunity to work with Bryan Baeumlers company, Baeumler Quality Construction.  Clients were looking to renovate their kitchen and part of the second floor in their Oakvillle Ontario home, so I was called in to create

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Built-in cabinetry in Living Room
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Choosing the Best Size Area Rug for Your Space

Can you believe that this is one of the most common mistakes that I see in Interior Design?  Many home owners often purchase

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