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 […]

Farmhouse Modern Renovation Progress

Snapped a few pictures at our final meeting about the finishing details of the kitchen design- Bar stools and backsplash.
We want something simple but with a bit of shine to give the feeling of a nice clean kitchen but without looking too busy.

This is what we started with in the kitchen- yikes! ┬áHeavy and […]

Wreath Workshop 2015

The wreath workshop was an awesome success! Unfortunately, I was so busy this year that again, pictures were the last thing on my mind.
So this is all I have!
The calm before the creative storm.

A huge thank you to everyone that came out!!

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 […]

$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 […]

Top Trends of 2014

The trends for this year are very “Parisian Chic”…lots of architectural detailing with white, or black walls, and subtle hints of pastel colour along with luxe metals like copper and ‘gold modern’ or ‘gold vintage’ details.

As I already mentioned in my previous post, pastel colours were one of the top trends of 2013 […]


Just got home from a great week long trip to Runaway Bay, Jamaica. I never thought I’d go to a hot destination in Spring but Winter seems to be here to stay for now. So I booked a trip to leave dreary Manitoba behind, and onward to clear blue skies and hot tropical sun.

The […]