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My Master Bedroom – From Fugly to Fantastic!

I did something last year that most people hardly ever get around to doing in their home.  I know it may be hard to believe, but this is so true of many homeowners.

When we decorate our homes, we concentrate on the main living spaces, which makes sense right? We need the hubs of our homes to function, especially the kitchen and other rooms that we use the most with our families and where we entertain in with friends.  But what about

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Why This Benjamin Moore Colour is My Favourite

You know the saying “You wear 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time?”  The reason why many of us do this is because we understand what works for our body types, with our skin tones and our preferred style sense. Believe it or not,

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What You Need To Know When Using Hardwood Looking Tile

Have you wanted to use a ceramic tile that looks like hardwood in your home design but aren’t sure how or where to incorporate this fabulous material?  There are so many interesting shapes, patterns, tones and styles available today that it can be difficult to decide which is the best choice for you. Here I will giving you my expert advice on this topic to share everything you need to know

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Interior Decorator?

Would you like to understand the costs and benefits to hiring an Interior Design Professional to help you with your renovation or decorating project?  There seems to be so much mystery around the costs associated with hiring professional design services and because every designer works differently, this can add to the confusion for many home owners looking for assistance with their renovation or decorating project.

I break it all down for you in a video today as I found it easier to say it, than to write it.  So let’s do this!

If you want to Love Where You Live, contact me to hep you with your upcoming renovation or decorating project, I’d love to help!  905-581-0776 or info@creatingcontrastdesigns.com.

 

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How To Choose the Right Paint Colour

The biggest mistakes I see in residential design are related to colour, hands down!  Whether it’s incorrect choices in the undertones of paint colours, mismatched colour tones in counter and flooring, or home owners trying to introduce the now popular cool grays with their fixed elements of warm and beige finishes, I’ve seen it all.

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Subway Tile – Patterns and Grout Options

When designing with subway tile for your next home renovation project, not only do you need to look at the sizes and finishes as I did in my posting last week, but it’s also important to consider the pattern in which you want to layout your tile and grout colour options to choose from.

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How To Choose Subway Tile

Subway tile is by far one of the most popular tiles I see in residential design today for kitchen back splashes and bathrooms.  I recommend them often to clients and always with satisfying results. However, there are so many things to consider when choosing the right subway tile for you and the application in which you are using it.

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Basement Design Living Space & Pool Table

We have come to the last post in my Contemporary Basement Design series, thanks for hanging out with me!  In this post I show you the unbelievable stair construction by the Baeumler team.  As well, I reveal the other half of the living space that includes a custom media unit with a 6 foot fireplace, concrete hearth, lots of pops of colour and a pool table area.  So, let’s do this!

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Basement Bar & Poker Room Design

We are nearing the end of the series in my clients contemporary basement design, I hope you have enjoyed it so far!  In the final two posts, I take you on a tour of the main living space in this spectacular basement.  Today, I am focusing on the modern custom white bar cabinetry with it’s colourful & bold backsplash as well as the moody, yet oh so sexy poker area

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Hidden Bookcase Door Reveals a Secret Room!

We are more than half way through my clients basement reveal series and I hope you are enjoying all of my posts on this truly spectacular renovation project.  Today’s post is dedicated to a room that you could easily miss altogether if you were not aware that it existed within this basement.

I was so excited when my clients asked me to incorporate a bookcase with a built in door  that lead to a ‘secret’ room.  

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