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It’s Christmas time!
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Five things I love about our new sofa!
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My five favs: Table lamps
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A little glimpse into our home
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Cozy up for fall
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A calming colour scheme for a modern house

It’s Christmas time!

I love this time of year! I find myself staying up later because our living room is so cozy. We keep things fairly simple around here. We have a nice tree we take out every year and we deck it out with memory-filled ornaments. It’s not a designer tree by any means but I love seeing the kids (husband included), discover their favourite ornaments every year.

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Five things I love about our new sofa!

We’ve been wanting to invest in a nice quality sofa for years and when our placeholder sofa bit the dust, the time was right. It really elevates the room and I can see now why everyone (myself included) recommends getting the best quality sofa you can afford.

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My five favs: Table lamps

So now that it gets dark at 5 o’clock it’s time to think lighting! There’s nothing like the warm glow from lighting placed strategically around a room.

One of my favourite ways to spice up a room is a great table lamp. They are not only functional, but beautiful too! I’ve rounded up a few of my fav table lamps that I’ve come across in my browsing lately.

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A little glimpse into our home

I think it’s time to give you folks a little tour of the main floor of our home. Like most decorators, my first client was myself. I knew that I loved decorating ever since my husband and I moved into our first apartment together. I have to say though, now that I am working with a variety of clients, I love the challenge of working with other styles and tastes. There’s nothing like the thrill of helping people make their house into a home.

I had some beautiful photos taken by Amy Symes a few months ago, right after we had our home painted. Our home isn’t finished by any means, but I kind of like it that way. It’s fun to tweak it as our needs evolve and our budget allows. Every change or update makes me fall in love with our home all over again.

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Cozy up for fall

With the cooler fall weather here to stay, I would like to share a few easy changes that I make (or need to make) around my home to get it all cozy.

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A calming colour scheme for a modern house

I trust everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We sure did! I have so much to be thankful for – family, friends, beautiful weather, an awesome job, pumpkin pie :)

When the nice fall weather is here it’s easy to be outside appreciating the outdoors. I don’t know about you though, but I love hibernating on the rainy days just as much, catching up on a book or playing Go Fish with the kids.

As the weather gets colder we tend to spend more time inside, and now is the time to get your place all cozy for those drearier months. With the days getting shorter, we also need great lighting for function as well as enveloping your space in warmth and comfort… but that’s a whole other post.

Today I want to share with you a beautiful and calming colour scheme that I put together for a client a few months ago. They have a stunning new home that has a very modern aesthetic, and had already made some great decisions that I was able to use to come up with a scheme. Their front door was a rich blue and their floor was going to be a natural hickory. They had showed me a lot of fun, bold choices as well, such as dark charcoal tile in the ensuite and a cobalt blue sink in the main bathroom.

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