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DIY Stenciling: Endless Possibilities

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DIY-Stencil-2(Source: Cutting Edge Stencils)

How are you surviving this winter? Everyone that I seem to speak with lately tell me they are already over the snow and the cold temperatures. If you are one of those individuals, just think, we only have a couple months left of winter.

If you like to hibernate during the winter months, then I have just the home project for you to tackle this season!

Are you looking for a simple solution to give a little extra oomph to your home decor? Maybe that piece of furniture sitting in the corner needs a facelift. Perhaps you want to add a focal point to your living or bedroom. Maybe you would like to switch up your tired accessories with new accent cushions and artwork.

What if I told you this solution is not only inexpensive but allows you to be creative and the possibilities are endless?

PERFECT, right?

Stenciling allows you chose your paint colour, how much paint you want to use, and how you want to use it. There are so many stencils out there to choose from – the only problem is which one do you choose.

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Possible Homes on the Water or in the Air

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Introduction

I am pleased to provide you with the final installment from Ottawa General Contractors’ 5 part guest blog series on “Homes of the Future” here at Simpson Design+Decor.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the guest post series from OGC.

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If you’ve been following our “Homes of the Future” blog post series, you’ve already seen some amazing innovations in the world of architecture and home gadgetry. In this edition, we’ve selected even more amazing examples of  futuristic homes that you just have to see!

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Welcome to 2015

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2014 In Reflection

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a great Holiday Season. Here’s to a fantastic new year.

A new year can sometimes be seen as a fresh start. An opportunity to try new things or finally get to the things you couldn’t quite fit into last year.

It’s also a time to reflect on the past year.

I had a great 2014. Lots of exciting things happened last year:

  • My sister got engaged! Whoo hoo! I’m in charge of making sure it looks gorgeous
  • I took a quick trip to Florida, went to Universal Studio and Islands of Adventure. I love amusements parks
  • I finally got to go to California! I can definitely see myself living there

Last year I decided to do something that was completely outside my comfort zone and it turned out to be such a wonderful experience.

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Blending Art with Functional Design to Create a Beautiful Home

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Introduction

I am pleased to provide you with the fourth installment from Ottawa General Contractors’ 5 part guest blog series on “Homes of the Future” here at Simpson Design+Decor.

Don’t forget to check back at the beginning of January…  I have some exicting things lined up in 2015!

 

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Until recent years, most home designs have been geared toward practicality rather than creativity or style. Such designs can be made more interesting through masterful interior decorating, but they are still no match for the power of innately beautiful structures. When looking at futuristic home designs, it’s easy to see that many are intended to be as artful as they are functional. In this edition of Homes of the Future, we’re taking a look at an amazing home that could double as a museum sculpture.

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Guest Post for Ottawa General Contractors

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Guess What?!

My first guest blog post is now up on Ottawa General Contractor’s website.

Three Things to Consider When Looking For the Right Contractor for Your Project!

Handyman with a tool belt. House renovation service.

 

Are you contemplating taking on a large home renovation?

You are going to need to hire a contractor or renovator, aren’t you?

It is very important for you to know that you need to be smart about hiring the right contractor or Renovation Company for your project. One that is not only excellent at what they do, but a company with whom you feel comfortable working in your home.

Today I’ll give you some great tips if you are looking to hire a contractor.

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Computerized Kitchens and Energy Efficient Homes

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Introduction

I am pleased to provide you with the third installment from Ottawa General Contractors’ 5 part guest blog series on “Homes of the Future” here at Simpson Design+Decor.

Did you see last weeks’ blog post…  I have some exicting stuff planned for you in 2015!

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 You don’t need to be a techie to know that the world we live in is changing – and fast. With so many outstanding technologies becoming integral parts of our daily lives, it’s hard not to notice. Whether it’s your tablet computer that you use to browse the web anytime, anywhere, or a GPS system in your car that helps you find your way around, such gadgets have a big impact on our lifestyle. This type of gadgetry is working its way into homes as well. In the past years, we’ve seen more and more homes that feature architecture or appliances with integrated advanced technologies. We’ve picked out some of the most exciting examples of these “Homes of the Future” to get you inspired when it comes to your own home’s design.

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Sleek Designs, Affordable and Easy to Use Technology for Your Home

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Introduction

I am pleased to provide you with the second installment from Ottawa General Contractors’ 5 part guest blog series on “Homes of the Future” here at Simpson Design+Decor.

Make some time to check out next weeks’ blog post…  I have some exicting stuff planned for you in 2015!

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 When you think of future homes, you probably think of sleek designs and seamless technologies that can be activated with a simple touch or movement. However, such things are already available today! Technology companies have been developing amazing gadgets and systems that are designed to add more luxury and convenience to homeowner’s lives. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most handy, affordable, and easy-to-use products.

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2015 Colour Trends

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Each paint company launches their own colour trends for 2015.

Today’s post showcases two colour trends from two of the most popular paint brands: Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.

Explore the upcoming popular 2015 paint color trends below:

 

Benjamin Moore

Colour of the Year

Guilford Green HC-116

“A neutral that’s natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything. No worries. No second thoughts. Just a brush, dipped in a can, whooshed on a wall, and a whole lot of happily ever after.”

–Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director, Benjamin Moore

 

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Homes of the Future (part 1)

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Introduction

I am happy to announce that Ottawa General Contractors will be providing a 5 part guest blog series on “Homes of the Future” here at Simpson Design+Decor.

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Home Renovations today to Achieve a futuristic custom home

Author: Ronald Mort

In recent years, the future we often see represented in science fiction movies seems to be getting closer and closer. With the advent of Google Glass and its self-driving car, as well as the development of internet-connected home appliances, the lifestyle of “The Jetsons” is becoming more and more realistic. Technology is changing and upgrading everything about our world, and notably, our homes.

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