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Hot Spring Paint Colours for Your Home

Posted by Courtney C. on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Hot Spring Paint Colours for Your Home Paint can imageFinally, spring has sprung! As you cast aside your curtains and crack open those windows for some long overdue fresh air, you’ll also be greeted by plenty of emerging colours. Lush green grass is beginning to surface once again, colourful flowers blossom under the sunlight, and natural pastel hues paint the sky – the signs of spring all point to one thing: new beginnings.

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Topics: decor, tips & tricks

Best DIY Christmas Decor

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

best-diy-christmas-decor-wine-cork-tree-featured-image.pngIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! There's so much to love about Christmas: the excitement, the lights, and all of the time spent with family celebrating the deeper meaning of the holidays. You can get into the Christmas spirit and express your creativity in many (affordable!) ways when it comes to holiday decor.

You may see more and more extravagant light systems and giant inflatables when you’re checking out all the yards in your neighbourhood, but consider some of these equally impressive options you can make yourself.

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Topics: decor, seasonal

Home Hacks: Fall Decor

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Aug 30, 2016

home-hacks-fall-decor-candle.pngThere are many Do-It-Yourself crafts and unique fall decor ideas that can make exciting additions to your home. Check out these “home hacks” that are both inexpensive and fun!

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Topics: decor, seasonal, tips & tricks

Then & Now: What’s Different In Our Homes?

Posted by Courtney C. on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

then-now-different-home-georgia-basement.pngHow times have changed! From the distinct architectural and design trends of the 1950’s post-war era until now, Canadian homes have transformed in significant ways.

To begin with, houses are bigger. Since the 1950’s, overall square footage of the average Canadian home has grown from under 1,000 to nearly 2,300 square feet by the mid-2000s.

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Topics: decor, interior design

How Much Money Should I Set Aside for Furniture for My New Home?

Posted by Courtney C. on Tue, Jun 28, 2016

money-for-furniture-for_new-home-furniture-show-room.pngBuying your first home is expensive, furnishing it doesn't have to be. Decide what you actually need and not what you actually want to begin with. You can buy gizmos and gadgets over time but initially keep your costs down by looking at our tips listed below. Remember, if you are on a tight budget, keep an eye out for stores having sales and don't worry if everything isn't brand new, used furniture can add a certain charm to your home and you can get some really good deals on Kijiji and Craigslist!

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Topics: decor, interior design, tips & tricks

How Much Do You Love Your Pets?

Posted by Jennifer G. on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

love-your-pets-featured-image.pngFor most of us with pets, we treat them as though they are one of us. But how far would you go to show them just how much they belong in the family? Would you make renovations to your home to accommodate their needs?

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Topics: decor, interior design, tips & tricks

Ask an Expert: Modern Granite & Marble

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

ask-an-expert-granite-kitchen-featured-image.pngWe're back with a brand new instalment in our "Ask an Expert" series. For this month, we spoke with Elaine at Modern Granite & Marble about the different options a person has when it comes to design with these kinds of products. It's not just for the kitchen anymore!

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Topics: decor, interior design, ask an expert

Our 13 Favourite Famous Homes From TV and Movies!

Posted by Jennifer G. on Tue, Nov 3, 2015

Downtown Abbey - Highclere castleThere are some iconic homes in the land of Hollywood: the front entrance of the "Fresh Prince of Bel-air" or the amazing mansion from the X-Men movies. Here's a list of some of our favourite famous homes!

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Topics: decor

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