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My 10 Favourite Activities about Autumn

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It is hard to believe that it’s already fall. Another summer is official over [sigh]. I know that there are some of you that are excited that it’s the season of woolly scarves, colourful falling leaves and you can’t forget PSLs (pumpkin spiced lattes)…

If I’m going to accept that summer has come to an end, I’m going to embrace fall and spend the next few months doing my favourite autumn activities like…

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September Colour Alert!

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In this month of September, The Colour Marketing Group is celebrating the colour “Etnico”!

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“Rich in bold heritage and suggestive of legacy, “Etnico” is bridging culture and countries with earthy, heartfelt warmth. This deep orange color has inherent brightness, which represents the nations and ethnicities of the people of Latin America. Etnico transcends mere color to become a hue of pride” – The Colour Marketing Group

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3 Reasons to Hire an Interior Decorator

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Have you ever considered hiring an interior decorator to help decorate your home? A lot of people may think it is easy to completely redecorate their home. But – once you actually start the process, you may realize it is a lot more work that you anticipated.

There are so many design options available that you may become overwhelmed with all the decisions to be made:

  • Do these two items go together?
  • Is this sofa going to fit?
  • What paint colour do I choose?

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Funky, Modern & Colorful Girl’s Bedroom Design

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Decorating your daughter’s bedroom may seem like an impossible task. Your daughter is no longer a little girl, but she is not quite a teenage just yet! Plus you no longer are interested in decorating using pink and purple that is found in every girl’s bedroom. You are looking for something different.

Is this you?

A girls’ bedroom is her own oasis, a place that she can escape and is her space. The décor needs to reflect your daughter’s personality and at the same time provide a sense of personal space.

The best part about decorating a girl’s bedroom is that anything goes! The sky’s the limit. That being said, I can see how that can be overwhelming for any parent. There are simply too many options.

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5 Ideas to Create a Custom Headboard

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Do you feel that your bedroom needs a little change? A one-of a-kind headboard can make a bold statement which may be the solution you are looking for.

Not only does customizing your own headboard offer a low cost solution to updating your room,   it also makes a personal statement.

There are so many different ways to create a custom headboard. You can use fabrics, salvaged materials, paint, or found items. It all depends on your creativity, budget and your DIY capabilities.

Take a look at these 5 simple DIY headboard ideas listed below. I’ve also included some fantastic step-by-step tutorials.

Happy DIYing!

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5 Super Quick Ways to Bring Spring Into Your Home

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Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home to give it a fresh and updated look. After a long and cold winter, it’s always nice to add a few decorative touches that incorporate some of those beautiful spring colours (and scents).

Each spring I really enjoy making small changes or updates to my home. I may incorporate a new bold colour into my décor that I happen to love or I may decide to update my upstairs bathroom (which is exactly what I did this past April).

Incorporating spring inspired accessories can add bursts of bright colour into your space. Choose accessories with bold colours, energetic patterns that include lively springtime motifs. Just a few small touches using the right tones and patterns can effortlessly transition your home into a fresh, spring inspired look.

In today’s post I am going to give you a few tips on what’s hot for this spring. Below are 5 super quick (and inexpensive) ways that you can bring spring into your home.


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If You Have Limited Space You May Want To Consider These Gardening Ideas

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Small Space Garden Ideas

Small spaces can present some challenges when it comes to gardening. Most of us live in urban developments which have limited or no yard space at all.

Adding any type of greenery, whether it’s potted plants or your own little herb garden can brighten up any home. Plus, flowers make you happy!

If you are like me and have limited outdoor space, be it a small yard, shared courtyard or balcony, you can grow almost anything. It is possible no matter how tiny your outdoor space may be.

TIP:  All you need is a little space with lots of sun exposure.

I have provided some ideas below that can help you to transform your balcony, porch, or front step into a wonderful green space. I hope this inspires you to pull out those gardening tools and create your own outdoor oasis. Continue reading

Exterior Inspiration – Personalize Your Front Door

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Personalize Your Front Door

A painted front door is all about personality!

It creates a look that grabs attention and adds character to any home. Remember, the front door is also the first thing people see when arriving to your home.

This important feature is also something that homeowners tend to overlook.

Did you know that updating the colour of your front door adds to your home’s curl appeal? All that is required is one quart of paint, primer and standard painting supplies that you have at home.

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Urban Barn Spring 2015 Collection

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On Sunday March 7th, 2015 Urban Barn opened their new Barrhaven location!

If you love the downtown location, you’ll be happy to hear that Barrhaven actually carries the complete line of furnishings and accessories.

If you are looking to do a little shopping for your home or just need a little design inspiration, you should check out the new store.

The store is filled with lots of vibrant and colourful decor accessories that will definitely get you excited for spring. It is refreshing to finally see some colour. After this record-breaking cold winter, this is a sign that spring is just around the corner.

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Bathroom Trends Expected in 2015

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Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom? Having difficulty deciding what to do and where to start?

Why not look at the expected design trends for 2015 for inspiration.

When renovating a bathroom, you need to consider both style and function. In most cases, you have limited space; therefore you want to maximize the functionality in every square inch of that space.

Plus, you want your space to be stylish, on trend and timeless.

I would suggest before starting any renovation, that you look at current design trends and determine what design styles and elements you like and don’t like. This will help to give you great ideas and inspiration as to what style elements best suit your tastes.

Take a look at some of the latest design trends that will make a splash in 2015.

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