Natures Color Inspiration

Natures Color Inspiration

Walking with my Siberian husky, Mr. Taz the wonder dog and my i-phone, I captured this picture of the moon in an illimitable morning sky bordered by a receding fence line and a snow-covered track heading into the wild blue yonder…     Our eyes perceive different colors based on which light waves in the… Read More

‘Behind the Scenes’ of a Custom Sectional

‘Behind the Scenes’ of a Custom Sectional

What exactly is inside the sofa, chair or sectional you are sitting on?  Welcome to the custom design world of bench- made furniture .   Let me take you through a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour. The starting point for designing this custom sectional, was to visit my clients at their home to get a sense of… Read More

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Gallery of Christmas Decorating Inspiration for your holiday home… Happy Holidays!

Christmas Magic

Christmas Magic

What was your favorite Christmas memory when you were a child?  Mine was when I was 5 years old…  I have two older brothers who I would follow totally into the many adventures we would come up with on our rural property in Cape Breton.   It was Christmas Eve day 1960 when my oldest brother… Read More

Trends 2013

Trends 2013

We are all influenced by Trends!   From industrial design, to color, textiles, furniture and fashion, your world is shaped by a very specific group of forecasters.  They often are naturally intuitive, but in addition to their natural talent they are researchers who study the current state of the world, what has happened in the past… Read More

RONA Baywest, Victoria – Before and After

RONA Baywest, Victoria – Before and After

The initial design request  by the client was to provide an Exterior Paint Palette for a spread out and color-dated building housing three distinct businesses; one a high profile retail corporation with specific brand requirements.  The focus was to develop a color palette integrating the different areas of the building and better fit it into… Read More

Staging Your Home For Sale

Staging Your Home For Sale

Where do you begin???!! The first step in getting your home ready for sale is to have an independent assessment of  how well your home presents itself.    Designers and Home Stager’s are experts in their field; they bring their “outside of the box” perspective; view your space with a trained eye, and will give you realistic… Read More

Marina Way 2, Sydney BC

Marina Way 2, Sydney BC

Warren and Lorraine had recently moved from Calgary and had pared down their belongings to the essentials they knew would fit into the floorplan of their new home.  After visiting her neighbour [Marina Way 1],  Lorraine went home and mentioned to Warren she liked how Glenda’s designer had decorated their home.  They decided to contact… Read More

“Inspired Easter”

“Inspired Easter”

Holidays bring out the “Inner Child” in me!  This Easter when I saw these cute fuzzy ‘topiary green’ bunnies I just couldn’t resist!  I formed a stand from the wire they were attached to, placed them in bright orange treat bags, filled the bags with chocolate eggs + bunnies, then tied green raffia and brown… Read More

Fun, Easy, Festive Easter!

Fun, Easy, Festive Easter!

Easter egg hunts, colorful decorating, and Chocolate!!!!   Easter is the time for color, chocolate, and fun.   Here are some pictures from my 2011 Easter.  The chocolate and bunny table centre piece was a last minute idea, but to my surprise it was very well received!  But then who doesn’t like chocolate, and being… Read More