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west elm – calgary

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

While I was visiting Seattle last month, I stopped by West Elm.  I fell in love with the whimsy of the Dapper Animal Plates.  The combination of a moose or a llama in a cozy sweater was just too much for me to pass up. I created a casual look by using my Blue Willow plates as chargers and placed them on top of crisp, oversized napkins.  The runner is my...

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guest room with a british influence

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013

I re-designed the guest room at my parent’s place.  It’s the room my sister and I use and eventually, when my nephews are older they’ll sleep there during their visits.  Our intent then, was to create a room that would work for all of us.  It is a playful room though with lots of little things that grab your attention. Here are some...

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deck makeover

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013

My Mom came down for a nice long visit to help me with several projects around my house.  One of the biggest projects we tackled was re-staining my back deck.  Here are some before shots from when I bought the house: I wasn’t a big fan of the colour of the deck stain or the unstained lattice. It’s hard to tell from these photos but the original...

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family room – sneak peek

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013

My family room is really coming together nicely.  The addition of my new drapes and some furniture rearrangement has completely changed the feel of the room.  It’s such a bright and comfortable space.  I’m still hunting for a coffee table, a new media console (maybe?), lighting, incorporating more artwork and making a cushion for my window...

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craft room – update II

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013

I finally wallpapered the wall behind my desk with pages from an old set of encyclopedias.  I previously discussed different projects I was planning with these books here. These encyclopedias are pretty unique as they contain pictures rather than a lot of text.  I spent several nights leafing through all five volumes and selecting pages that include items...

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craft room – update I

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013

Sneak peek There has been a lot of progress in my craft room (see my plans here).  A huge part of this project also included painting my stairwell and the trim along my staircase and I am really happy with how it’s turned out.  Here is what the space looked like before: My first step for this project, was to rip off all the trim around my doors and...

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