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Jan 2017

Pantone’s 2017’s colour of the year is “Greenery” and I have to admit, as far as colours go- this one is a no brainer.  There are literally 1000’s of ways to use greenery at home- just look at what Mother Nature did with it!  Nonetheless, we can all be stumped on how to incorporate such…

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Feb 2016

If you’ve never heard of vinegar and steel wool stain- you’re in for a treat!  When developing our basement we went with the reclaimed silver wood effect but quickly realized how expensive real reclaimed wood was!  After a quick pinterest search I was pleased to find this project that got my creative juices flowing.  Fast forward…

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Jan 2016

For the first time ever, Pantone released TWO colours of the year and how much fun are they?  Rose Quartz and Serenity, or baby pink and blue are the ON TREND colours for this year, but how do we use them?  Many of us are still suffering through the pain of the dreaded rose carpets…

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Apr 2015

Happy Easter!  If you’re one of those families who do Easter Brunch, here’s the perfect festive tablescape for you!  If you’re into this kind of thing, you’ll hear just about everyone tell you THIS is the time break out the fine linens (i.e.. tablecloth,) but I’m just not one to do the tablecloth thing.  If…

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Feb 2015

I love my husband, I really really do.  I’d take him over anyone, even someone who knows EVERYTHING about flowers (which I also love.)  But, he buys grocery store flowers.  I can’t complain, they’re lovely and I actually got flowers for valentines day instead of the “I don’t do Hallmark holidays” or “I don’t need…

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Dec 2014

Marsala!  This deep but subdued wine-red will make anything look rich and romantic!  Think luxe fabrics like plush velvet and quality leathers.  Pair it with antique brass or rose gold to make it extra lush!  Here’s a few ways to incorporate it into your decor.   

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Dec 2014

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!  I adore waking up to the scent of our fresh Christmas tree (almost free from IKEA!)  The scent is truly inspirational when Christmas decorating!  Here’s a roundup of our Christmas vignettes.

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Nov 2014

As a self proclaimed pinterest addict, I thought I’d start a new segment called “I pinned it and did it!”  Pinterest is crawling with the very best ideas for home decor, organization and improvement.  It’s also entirely user-based, so some of the very best ideas can turn into the most epic fails.  Follow me as…

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Nov 2014

During one of my many #Cathysdeals trips to Habitat for Humanity, I came across this chair and thought- zomg! $50!  This is exactly what I need for my living room.  It wasn’t exactly a vision of beauty but I just knew I could make this work. (I got so excited to rip this thing apart that…

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Oct 2014

One of my very favourite projects/places in the world is the closet.  It’s small enough to not overwhelm and filled with beautiful things like shoes and dresses and scarves!  Once when my *darling* son took it upon myself to cut his little sister’s beautiful long locks, I sat in the closet for 45 minutes “meditating”…

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