The first 5 improvements an interior designer makes!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

1. The colour and style of the home When I walk into a house, the immediate thing I get an impression of is the style of the home. What is the owner’s style of luxury? This can be demonstrated through various senses, both visual and tactile; from scent through to sound. I find that lush linen curtains, […]

Painting? Here are some tips from the pros!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Paint the Trim First, Then the Ceilings and Walls Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. That’s because it’s easier (and faster) to tape off the trim than to tape off the walls. And you certainly don’t want to tape them […]

Easily breathe new life into these four components of your home!

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Give Your Wood Furniture a New Finish After years of use and abuse, your precious wood furniture might start to look a little worn out. But the great thing about solid wood furniture is that it can nearly always be repaired. The first task is to assess the extent of the damage. If you’re only […]

The Pros and Cons of Quartz in the kitchen!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Pros: It’s low-maintenance. Unlike natural stone or wood, it never needs to be sealed. Just wipe with soapy water for daily upkeep. Surface stains can be removed with a gentle cleansing scrub. Avoid scouring pads, which can dull the surface, and harsh chemicals that could break down the bonds between the quartz and resins. It’s […]

Felling tired? Eliminate these things from your home!

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

1. YOUR CLUTTER Sure, you’re resting up by not cleaning, but that might be causing you to feel even more fatigued: A Princeton University Neuroscience Institute study found that a messy, unorganized environment causes you to expend mental energy on stress, which increases your exhaustion. 2. YOUR BLUE WALLS A study by Travelodge investigated bedroom colors in 2,000 homes and […]