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The Colour Post

In 2018, I was invited to colour two very different homes. One; a small, time-worn, Nova Scotia vernacular coastal farm house and the other; a modern, Don Roscoe-designed, multi-level and angular, passive solar home. Both clients’ comfort level with colour differed from one another as much as their homes did. …

Thrive In Your Place

I’m excited to announce that by the end of May, I’ll be a Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP). This program blends the best principles of aging in place, accessibility, and universal design to make all homes accessible, comfortable and safer for everyone. The Living In Place Institute was established …

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 …

Lighting Design : Challenge at the House by the Falls

Build an all wood interior, put windows on only two sides, set it in the forest, raise the ceilings to 12 feet, and you’ve got a fabulous one of a kind home that would be extremely dark and gloomy if it weren’t for professional lighting design. It takes a whole …

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 …