Spring fever has many Canadians ready to spruce up their dwellings. While magazine spreads and blogs can provide great inspiration for home décor ideas, finding the perfect look for your home from local retailers can often prove to be a challenge. So how do we get that picture-perfect, on-trend look without spending a fortune?
Let's pay some homage to the garage. The one room that we tend to fill to the brim with everything under the sun -- sometimes never to be found again. The garage typically gets demoted to the bottom of the pile in terms of design, organization and priority. You don't need a professional organizer or designer if you follow these simple steps.
My living room poses a bit of a layout challenge. After arranging and re-arranging the seating area at least a half-dozen Type A times, I finally decided that what's missing is a focal point. Something to draw the eye in. I decided that what I needed was a tall, faux fireplace mantle. Here are my top five tips to style a fireplace mantle.
An interior design refresh can be for many reasons; including a change in season, the need to better reflect our personality, or moving into a new home. Home staging can increase the desirability (and value!) of a home by helping potential buyers visualize themselves and their furniture in the space.
Franca and Pat both come from big Italian families that love to cook -- and eat! But the couple rarely entertained at home -- it just didn't cut it in a family where everyone takes turns hosting dinners, and where get-togethers of 25 are the norm. I had to start from scratch in this room, so I got set to cook up one big "gastro lounge" for Franca, Pat and all of their relatives.
In order to shorten their extremely long commute to and from work, Barb and Evan moved out of the suburbs and into the city. To save money, the intrepid couple decided to don their safety glasses and sledgehammers and renovate the new, smaller, older place themselves. But after a year had gone by, they realized they had bitten off more than they could chew. Their house was still in shambles and they had run out of money, ideas and patience. That's where I came in.