Easy Design Ideas for Renters

Everyday I come across at least one article that depicts the new reality of Millennials in Toronto’s red-hot real estate market. If working people can’t afford a home, how can they possibly afford to design their space into something they can call their own? I may not have all the answers to Toronto’s real estate […]

How to Add Flowers to Stay on Trend

I was working with a photographer shooting a recently completed design project. Everything looked pristine and camera-ready. He mentioned to me while he was shooting that he would never shoot a room without flowers in it. Luckily, we had beautifully arranged cut flowers in the room, but I understood his thought process. The difference is […]

Finally! New Flooring Finish Helps End Shopping Fatigue

  People are often surprised at the scope of work a designer takes on with every project. Many have confessed they initially thought I shopped for a living, but quickly learn it’s so much more than that. Along with drawing comprehensive, scaled floor plans, we often work with clients, builders, architects, contractors, manufacturers, and the […]

7 Ways to Add a Custom Look to Your Home

When we hear the word “custom” we tend to think of the words, “high-end” and “expensive”. This may be true, but in life, we generally get what we pay for: a cheap vehicle probably isn’t as sturdy, or well-built as one that’s higher priced. The same can be said for furniture. A sofa built using […]

How to Improve Your Lighting at Home

We have a great design studio location, but I have to confess, the lighting isn’t perfect. (Yes, even designers can become used to inefficiencies around them.) While reviewing different lighting options, I thought to myself, there must be lots of people who have great design style but could elevate it with the right lighting. So, […]

What’s the Deal with Backsplashes?

The backsplash is an important part of your kitchen that often goes overlooked … until it comes time to complete it! You should not underestimate its importance to the kitchen —where visual beauty and functionality can come together to make or break the beauty of your kitchen. Are you tired of your basic, all-white kitchen? […]

6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Home for Spring

Although Canadian weather can be very unpredictable, to me the month of April signifies we’re in the midst of change! The spring season not only means the reduction of snowstorms and frigid temperatures (can you tell how much I dislike winter?), but it also signals to me it’s time to spruce up your home. Painting […]