Saladino Inspired Front Garden

My client sent me this photo of her garden in the morning light a month after planting.


The garden is intended to evoke the french chateau feeling of the house. Everything chosen is drought tolerant and can be easily managed but will never look lackluster.
Russian Olive trees, pygmy pea shrubs enmass, Walker’s low Catmint, and […]

Contemporary cottage

The before of this particular project was sad and tired but there was definitely some potential. The worst house on a nice street.

I imagined the house as a cute white cottage with character and charm.. or at least as much character and charm as the budget would allow.

The first step was adding balance to […]

Chateau de Gudanes

These beautiful images are from a new publication, Evoke magazine that a client introduced me to. So dreamy!
Built in the 1700’s the chateau is located in a small village in the south of FranceĀ nestled amongst the midi-pyrenees.

What a dream it would be to get married here…

Purchased by an Australian coupleĀ in 2013, it is currently […]

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247- 4th St Renovation

This house needed a lot of work, but now is the perfect family home!
We adding cedar shakes and a new large window, garage doors, lighting, landscaping and a new driveway outside.
New drywall, paint, hardwood, kitchen, interior doors, as well we added a bedroom and bathroom upstairs, as well as a large mudroom inside. It’s […]

Naturalized Garden Design

That time of year is starting, consultations for landscape design while there is still snow on the ground! It is impossible to get inspired while I look out at the recent dumping of snow but thank goodness for Pinterest.

I recently started a plan for an acreage outside of Carman and because of the site, […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Giveaway!

As a huge thank you for a fantastically busy year so far, I am offering free design advice on anything and I mean anything! Indoors or out, big or small… all Thanksgiving Weekend long!! Starting….now!

Email or text me pictures with your questions, whether it be a new paint colour, countertop or even […]

Work Inspiration

As a new designer that decided to go out on her own… I deal with a lot of doubt. Doubt that I am doing what I should, that I am making the right choices in life and design. Without a design team backing you up, or a boss telling you the direction to go, […]

$10 Design Questions

My idea for the $10 design questions is to give an affordable option for design help. I have had so many small questions over the past year, about paint, tile, furniture, window coverings, pillows, bedding, rugs, styling… the list is endless.
So if you have a question, or are waivering over a design decision and […]

We got a house!!

After a long search for the perfect house we finally found one!! The house is amazing, the yard is amazing, I am just in love with the potential of this house…. so many ideas!
We move in next month and there is a long list of renovations to do to bring out the […]

Custom home plan on an acreage

This is a house plan I just recently finished, I am really pleased with how it turned out. The front of the house is unpretentious, with the entire front exterior built into the site, which slowly rolls down to a gorgeous 9’0″ walk out basement. This house is on a beautiful acreage with a […]