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 […]

Five points to hit for a fabulous outdoor space!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

1. Choose the right furniture. Don’t leave a blank slate. “Furniture is probably the most important thing, so you can start using the outdoor space even before you get the plantings figured out,” Freda told The New York Times. Create a space for lounging, for example, with just simple chairs and small drink tables. 2. […]