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A simple, uncluttered space can have a calming effect

Just because a room doesn’t have vivid focal points doesn’t necessarily mean that the space is without interest or character. Sometimes we need to get back to basics and home is a good place to begin the process. The photo shows the calming attributes of a monochromatic, simple space. There are no colours, patterns or […] Read more

Focal Points And Decorating Dilemmas

I want to address some common decorating problems that many may have to deal with at one time or another. From awkward, narrow spaces to cavernous, wide-open plans, here are some simple ways to combat common decorating dilemmas. There is a very distinct focal point in the living room photo. A strong punch of colour […] Read more


Space — The Final Frontier

If you don’t have room for a dining table, consider a coffee table that has a lift top. Living in a small space can be a challenge. Finding a place for everything you need is a constant struggle, but there are tons of great ideas and products available to help if you’re in cramped quarters. […] Read more

Cottage-Style Kitchen Perfect For Rural Living

Updating a kitchen doesn’t always have to be costly. If the cabinets are sound then a little paint and elbow grease may be all that’s needed. This cottage kitchen was updated with some leftover paint and a little ingenuity. WHAT WAS DONE There are several budget-friendly ideas here that you may be able to use, […] Read more


Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Christmas Day is fast approaching, so if you’ve been procrastinating sprucing up the place to get ready for company, there’s not much time left. Give your home a once-over before guests start arriving and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy visiting. I know that with all of the seasonal rush, shopping, baking and plain […] Read more

Use Books As Accessories

Books are a great décor accent. Whether they are featured in a built-in bookshelf or placed on an accent table for effect, books make a room complete. Their varying sizes, colours and textural qualities make them great finishing items and a room without books can feel incomplete. BOOKSHELVES Book lovers know how quickly a collection […] Read more