Making Space

Spring-cleaning usually brings to mind cleaning behind the stove, vacuuming under the couch and washing the drapes in order to be fresh and dust-free after months of winter hibernation! But in order to really refresh our home and give us that light, bright feeling of space and renewal, we have to address the issue of clutter…

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Blending Masculine & Feminine Decorating Styles

Couples can often disagree about how to decorate their home because they each have different tastes and styles – but for the good of your relationship and the harmony your home, it is important to find the balance! Carefully bringing together contrasting elements creates a blended aesthetic and a space in which you both feel comfortable and represented.

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Simple & Elegant Christmas Decor

We had a lot of fun styling this beautiful home for this CTV Morning Live segment that we filmed with Terri Apostle! We chose to mix natural elements – greenery, berries, pinecones – with some sparkling metallics, warm plaids and a few splashes of red! This mixture is actually very simple and relaxed, but also refined and elegant – a combination of traditional themes and some modern glitz!

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Creating a Welcoming Guest Room

The holiday season heralds all sorts of gatherings, feasts and festivities that bring family and friends from near and far. Its so much fun to get together and catch up and celebrate, but guests also need space for privacy and to decompress – or sleep off all that turkey! We want to make sure our loved ones have a home-away-from-home that is welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Here are our ideas for creating the ideal space…

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Add a little cozy!

The leaves are beginning to turn, the mornings are getting a little cooler and the season of Pumpkin-Spiced everything is upon us! Fall is actually my favourite time of year… the beautiful colours, warm fuzzy sweaters and that nostalgic back-to-school feeling of excitement and promise! And, of course, the opportunity to bring “cozyness” (invented word!) into our homes for those wonderful feelings of warmth, welcome and wellbeing! Here are a few ideas that we love for adding some cozy touches…

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Outdoor Living – Soothe Your Senses

Places and spaces that make us feel relaxed and happy usually provide pleasant sensory experiences – the two go hand-in-hand. Think about the aroma in your favourite coffee shop, the soft sheets on your bed, a stunning view from your hotel balcony, the sound of the surf washing up the beach, the delicious flavour of your favourite ice cream! We can enjoy so many wonderful things, so why not bring these subtle layers into your space to soothe your senses and create the perfect haven for relaxing by yourself (what a treat!) or with friends and family. Take a look below for some ideas… Continue reading