Give yourself the gift of confidence

When faced with so many images of beautiful homes on TV and in magazines, it can be easy to lose faith in one’s own ability to know if something is a good choice.  But it’s quite simple.  If you love it, it’ll work!   Sometimes a creative approach or a new purpose is …

A Slob Comes Clean

I’ve been thinking a lot about clutter – about how it can stress us, immobilize us, keep us from being social, and from moving forward with our lives.  Mostly, I’ve been considering the usual methods for dealing with clutter.  There are a lot of de-cluttering systems out there and plenty …

Layering in colour, texture and personality

Michelle and Ken dreamed about transforming their main living and entertaining space from their tried and true traditional style to modern.  They stripped away everything, moving some items to their family room and giving the rest away. On went the new neutral paint colour and in came beautiful, neutral, modern …

Lighting Design : French Shore – Lighting With Panache

With a flair for decor and a husband who builds, Gabrielle had most of her project well in hand.  What she and husband, Flav, needed was a lighting professional who could embrace their design goals and create functional solutions to the lighting challenges inherent in all homes with dark colours …

Interior/Exterior Design and Lighting Design :  Colourful Home in Pereau

New home construction – interior and exterior finishes, hardware, lighting, plumbing fixtures, furnishings, layout, cabinetry, mill-work, and colour for a young family in Pereau, Nova Scotia.  Please see below for this client’s review of my design contributions to this relaxed modern farmhouse. [wds id=”1″] Home in Pereau – Deborah took our …

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Gaining much needed retail space

Jane’s Again Boutique in Wolfville, NS Popular, but tiny consignment boutique, Jane’s Again, became much larger with its recent renovation. With careful space planning, specific colour placement and furnishings that accommodate and showcase merchandise, there’s so much more room in this little shop. Not a square foot was added, yet …

Benjamin Moore 2019 Colour of the Year - Metropolitan

One Step Ahead

What fun! Interestingly, it seems that I’m often ahead of the pack in selecting colour palettes for my clients. We’re just finishing painting a townhome condo in colours I selected with my client on September 29th and here we are, on October 11, being presented with the new 2019 colour …

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Home at Hunt’s Point.8 – connecting spaces

One of the visual characteristics of my design work is the definition of each space that I create through colour, pattern and finishes. Depending on the personal design style of my client and the space, the contrast may be strong or subtle.  Regardless, the transitions are always in harmony with …

Home at Hunt’s Point.7 – opening up an ensuite

An ensuite bathroom can feel calming and spa-like without needing to go for tried and true watery blues.  In keeping with the decor style of my client and her new home, black and white elegant curves create a nurturing, yet lively, safe-haven from which to enjoy the beautiful ocean-side landscape. …