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Bedroom Inspiration Design

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Did you know…


… there is a store in the Ottawa area that carries HGTV Home products? It’s called Ottawa Brand Source!

It is worth the trip to Belfast road to check out the HGTV Home Collection.

The collections include some great pieces and every six months new products will be showcased in the store. This will usually take place around February and September.

When I saw the Blue Raffia Chest from the Caravan Collection, I was inspired to create an Inspiration Concept for a luxurious bedroom design.

I love the curved, nail-head detail on the chest and selected a headboard, chair and side table to compliment those lines.

I feel that this colour palette –blue and grey, with a rustic orange accent – provides a masculine touch in contrast with the feminine lines.

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Can We Really Trust Contractors?

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Handyman with a tool belt. House renovation service.


You just need to be smart about hiring the right contractor or renovation company for your project and with whom you feel comfortable working.

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

5 Must Do Steps When Hiring a Contractor

  • Do your research
  • Get a few quotes
  • Reference check
  • Sign a contract
  • Watch out for RED FLAGS

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Coastal Style

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It’s finally here!



After what felt like a long and cold winter, it is fantastic to have hot sunny weather.

No complaining that it is too hot…

Now that the hot lazy days of summer have arrived here in the Ottawa region, think about how you can bring that fresh outdoor feeling into your home.

Coastal and nautical themes seem to be popping up everywhere this season.

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Clever Jewellery

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I happened to come across this fabulous jewellery collection at an Ottawa Craft Show this past spring.

I immediately fell in love with the balance collection – probably because I’m a designer and loved the idea of incorporating a mini bubble level into jewellery.

What a fantastic gift for a fellow designer?  Or anyone in the design industry for that matter!

I had the pleasure of meeting Judi Patson, the creator of Even Design. You can tell just by speaking with her that she loves what she does and it definitely comes across in her amazing creations.

Here are just a few samples of my two favourite collections – Balance & Community:

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