LIVING ROOM

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What's Your Colour Comfort?

Putting a lot of colour in just the centre will start to look awkward, so you'll need to make sure to put it on your surfaces as well. Drapery is an excellent way to bring colour to your walls without committing long term. You can also add art, or paint your picture frames, and include a colourful accent rug to bring life to the floor

A Multi-Function Space for Work and Play

Cal is an animation artist, director and teacher -- and a first time homeowner. Cal wanted his live/work space to function on a variety of levels -- as a modern kitchen, as a professional office and as a cozy lounge area. And he wanted it all to be hip, creative and modern. So I got set to transform his home's main floor and give him a fashionable and functional space that fits his lifestyle.

A Prize-Winning Living Space for a Family of Boxers

Kim and Rey moved into a charming bungalow and started to renovate, but were stumped when they got to their main living space -- a long, narrow living and dining room. The room was empty, uninspiring and full of flamboyant colours chosen by the previous homeowners. She wanted this space to be a warm, welcoming and livable room for family and friends. And with some paint and a vision, I made it happen.

Baby-proof Doesn't Have To Mean Style-Proof

Most new parents will understand that it doesn't happen overnight when you have a baby. How did we get to this point? A decorated home stays intact with a newborn. It's once that babe gains some skills that you may need to rethink your home as a whole and get down to the brass tacks of baby-proofing.