With Spring here and Summer just around the corner, wedding season has officially begun. I received my first wedding invitation of the year yesterday, and I’m thrilled to be able to attend.
This is my small urban front porch. It used to be a space that my husband and I would avoid, but now it’s a favorite spot to enjoy a cup of coffee on sunny mornings. Once I took the time to decorate my front porch for summer, we were keen to start making the most of it during the warmest months of the year.
Whether you’re buying expensive or lower priced pictured frames, it’s very frustrating to discover nicks or scratches. That’s when Sharpies come to the rescue.
Finding the perfect height to hang any artwork can be a challenge. But when it comes to a child’s room, the rules change again. Remember, your kids’ room is for them, so make sure to hang pictures, bookshelves, black boards etc…at their level, not at yours.
All these hats used to sit on a shelf in the front closet of our family cottage. In addition to taking up valuable space I was afraid they might get damaged so I decided to create a hat wall.
A dining room is the perfect place to hang art. There’s usually at least one long wall to hang a piece or a group of pieces to create the right dining ambience. Since it’s a place for your family and guests to gather to enjoy a meal together hang something interesting that will spark a conversation and that is pretty to look at too.
Finding something fun and interesting to hang above a headboard can be a challenge sometimes. In this case, I chose a grouping of round mirrors to create a playful display and relaxed atmosphere.
Sometimes all a room needs is a fresh coat of paint to bring it to life.
Our contractor thought I had completely lost my mind when I said I wanted to paint EVERYTHING white in our cottage’s main living space. Everything, including the ceiling, walls and all the trim.
We gave a basic builder grade powder room some much needed love.
It’s that time of the year again, post holidays, when you might be considering getting a gym membership to get a fresh start on the New Year.
I just love starting the New Year with a new calendar. This year I bought an oversized stylish wall calendar that plays double duty: it keeps track of our family’s schedule and acts as a piece of modern art on our walls. This is the kind of calendar you don’t want to hang behind the pantry door […]
If you have only a few minutes to decorate for Christmas, hang a holiday wreath. It’s a simple and easy way to add instant holiday cheer to your house. They come in all styles, shapes and colors so you’re guaranteed to find one to match your décor or holiday theme. According to Elle magazine, these are […]
With party season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to brush up on etiquette to avoid any embarrassing moments. Those table manners our parents taught us are always good to review when we’re rusty, and to share with children too. They’re life skills that come in handy not only for parties, but for business […]
Since we eat with our eyes first, I always like to create a good first impression by dressing up my dining table with an eye-catching centerpiece. I also like to keep things simple, so creating something that doesn’t require much work is always a priority. Here’s a quick and easy Christmas centerpiece idea that can pulled […]
Have you ever received a present that was so beautifully wrapped that you didn’t want to open it? It’s a wonderful feeling to know that as much attention was given to the wrapping as it was to the gift itself. That’s why I thought I’d share some easy gift wrapping tips to kick off the […]
I love this time of the year when stores are all decked out for the holiday season, it gets me in the mood to get my house holiday ready earlier versus later. So here are a few of the things that caught my eye this November while shopping. Let’s get festive!I took this picture at […]
I walked past this multi-colored barnwood vignette admiring its blue gray repurposed wood finish, but as I got closer I realized it was self-adhesive removable wallpaper. It completely fooled me from a few feet away; that’s how real this faux reclaimed wood pattern looked.When shopping in Montreal at Item Maison, a trendy furniture and accessory store […]
In a perfect design world, a toilet would never be the focal point of a bathroom. But sometimes plumbing issues or other building challenges get in the way and you end up with less than perfect results. That’s what happened in my teeny bathroom at the cottage where I had to use art creatively to […]
Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be complicated. Even if you’re a busy person who can’t be bothered with carving a pumpkin, you can still use pumpkins in your décor.