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Staging Your Home

Staging Your Home

The spring and summer real estate season is here and it’s moving in full force. If you are someone considering putting your home up for sale there are some things you should be considering… As a decorator I have seen a lot of home owners make the mistake of not presenting their home to its maximum potential because they think the market right now will hold its own… This way of thinking is not completely wrong, but why leave any…

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Growing Hibiscus

Growing Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a beautiful flowering plant that can be used as a great patio or terrace plant in the summer, but is also a great indoor plant all year round or during the colder months. Flowering plants love the heat and need sun in order to bloom, so make sure to pick the right spot for this wonderful plant. Once you have the spot picked out its time for the fun stuff… The shopping… I would suggest to start with…

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Re-Potting Your Orchid

Re-Potting Your Orchid

I don’t know about you, but I love Orchids. They are really easy to take care of and are an amazing indoor plant. Last year a friend of mine brought one over as a house warming gift, since then it has started to out grown its little pot it came in. So off the the garden centre I went to get a new pot… It is suggested to gradually increase the size of the pot, so I was sure to…

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Outdoor Heaters and Fire Pit Reviews

Outdoor Heaters and Fire Pit Reviews

There are tons of products out there and tons of places to buy them. Patio heaters and fire pits are a really popular addition to any outdoor space and decor. Here are a few I found as examples of whats available to you. Hampton Bay Patio Heater Overall Ranking: 4.5 stars Price: $198 Website: homedepot.ca INTRODUCTION This product has 45,000 BTU stainless steel burner. It has a powder coated finish and an elegant look. Assembled it stands 86.6″ high and 31.5″ wide. PROS/CONS…

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Ideas for Under the Stairs

Ideas for Under the Stairs

Looking for some ideas for under your staircase?? How about a play area for your kids, or a dog room for your furry friend, storage is a easy solution if you don’t have enough space in your home. Maybe you need some space for a book shelf, or a desk… you can really get creative and have a lot of fun creating something for your home under your staircase. Storage – I have seen some great examples of under the…

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Building the Perfect Closet

Building the Perfect Closet

The dream closet is something many people dream of. So why not turn that  dream into a reality… Like any project in your home, building the perfect closet is the result of a good plan. There are a few things to consider before you get started… Take an Inventory of Your Stuff, we all need a place to hide and store our stuff. For me its the endless pile of show boxes, for you it might be a colourful collection…

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Shade Loving Plants

Shade Loving Plants

Planning for the shade spots in your garden can seem challenging. We all have that area in the garden that gets neglected because we just don’t know what to do with it. I like a good challenge, and I’m hoping that we can discover some solutions for you here. I don’t know about you but I get excited when spring comes and I start to see all the garden centre’s open. When is comes to your garden, just like anything, it…

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Adding Metallics to Your Decor

Adding Metallics to Your Decor

When you think about metallics you usually associate it with Christmas, or tacky decor, when really metallics can add a lot of dimension to your everyday space. The most popular request by many clients when decorating there space is for it to feel open, and for there to be a lot of light. If you cant bring down walls and you don’t have access to large windows in the space, the next best thing to capture the light is a…

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Adding a Feature Wall

Adding a Feature Wall

When decorating a space there are so many creative options available to you to make a great impression. It’s not just a three step process… Pick your furniture, find a paint colour that matches, and then pick accents like cushions and ornaments to bring it to life. Yes you can do many things with those three steps, but why not take it a step further? One of my favourite ways to do that is to create a feature wall. A feature…

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The Spa Feel, Don’t Forget Your Bedroom

The Spa Feel, Don’t Forget Your Bedroom

  Decorating your home should be for you, not for other people. I find however that people tend to start with their main living spaces when decorating their home and forget one very important space… Your bedroom. I understand that people want their main living areas to look great, thats where you entertain and show off all your hard work to your friends and family. And thats great, you should be proud of what you have accomplished. But don’t forget…

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