Before the green vibrancy of Spring, there is the dirty, salty and brown phase – and if you have pets, children or grandchildren, this also gets tracked into the house! In fact, no matter what season, they often find a way to spill, smear or wipe something on the couch cushions – that’s just how it goes! But can your furniture handle it? Some fabrics don’t stand up to wear and tear, sunlight exposure and cleaning efforts – but Sunbrella fabrics do! Continue reading
Barrymore Design Studio
We are excited to announce that we now carry the Barrymore custom upholstery line! We have a number of beautiful Barrymore pieces in store for you to see and feel the comfort and quality of their time-honoured, hand-crafted construction. Our designers can help you select from over 200 styles of sofas, sectional and chairs; specify any custom adjustments or options if you’d like; and choose from the huge array of fabrics and leathers to create a custom piece that is uniquely yours. We love supporting and working with great Canadian companies!
Trends come and go, but a classic look is always in style! There’s so information and inspiration available these days – in magazines, on TV, on the internet – it’s tricky to know which ideas will stand the test of time and which will look dated fast. We came across a great article by Jennifer Barger of the Washington Post and we thought it was worth sharing, so here are seven tips for creating a classic look at home!
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…
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.
The Pantone design gurus have selected Ultra Violet as the colour of the year for 2018 and it’s an intense blue purple! This non-conformist hue is both calming and uplifting – the colour represents optimism, ingenuity and visionary thinking for the future… it is mystical, spiritual and enigmatic… but don’t worry, its also just purple!
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!
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…