colour palette 2019

Spring is in the air (almost!) and I’m feeling so inspired by this fresh and modern palette from West Elm and Sherwin Williams. Whether you’re picking the perfect neutral, refreshing tired trim or adding a bold accent, these are beautiful hues for inside and out! Receive great designer pricing on …

Interior Design: Lunenburg AirBnB

A year ago, I was given the great privilege of designing seven AirBnB suites in an early 20th century home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The nature of this project gave me the opportunity to let my creativity run a little wild.  I planned the suites to each have their own …

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. Home in Pereau – Deborah took our project on …