Jul
04

Warmth of Wood

Posted by Peter Brooks in Inspiration, Interior design on Jul 4th, 2014

Wood is a natural material that comes in a variety of warm tones and different visual textures. From ancient era to modern age, wood has been a part of the interior homes for functional or decorative purposes. Whether it’s utilized as furniture, flooring, wall or ceiling patterns, the characteristics of wood infuse our interior space with a sense of comfort, peace and a sensation of luxury. We love wood for its timeless and appealing elegant appearance.



Jun
25

The Dividing Door

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Inspiration, Interior design on Jun 25th, 2014

A dividing door between two interior spaces is a threshold between your favourite spaces or between your privacy and activities. Sometime it functions as a transitional element that creates flow from one space into another. Other times it functions as a visual entrance that creates an interesting passage experience. The door between spaces can also be a creative and useful surface that let you unleash your thoughts or a way to save some rooms in your space. A dividing door is a way to create ambiance, flexibility, and organize functions between spaces.



May
06

Interiors Through The Decades

Posted by Peter Brooks in Furniture, Inspiration, Interior design, Trends on May 6th, 2014

There are certain design trends we would like to lock up in the vault such as carpeting the bathroom (yuk) or popcorn ceilings, and on the other hand there are many classic design elements we draw inspiration from and use in today’s designs. I really love sifting through the decades of interiors and seeing the design trends that were popular back then. Here are some photos from the 1940’s all the way through to the 1990’s, which some of us would like to forget all together, I’m sure :)




Apr
28

New Press Release

Posted by Bedford Brooks in Press on Apr 28th, 2014


Nov
28

Gift Ideas

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Shops on Nov 28th, 2013

It’s that time of year when the stores are buzzing with Christmas shoppers and finding parking is a nightmare! Figuring out what gift to get for your family, friends and colleagues is a challenge on it’s own. So we thought we might help out with some great gift ideas for this upcoming holiday season.

Anthropologie has a great assortment of interesting ornament!

West Elm is our favorite shop for fun and quirky kitchen items!

CB2 has great contemporary accessories for any part of the home!

Zara Home recently opened a store location in Yorkdale mall, with many fabulous types of linen to select from. But the item I went crazy over is their selection of his and hers slippers. So challenging to find a nice pair and now we know where to get them!



Nov
19

Start Decorating

Posted by Peter Brooks in Uncategorized on Nov 19th, 2013

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start decorating! We wanted to share some fun, easy and inexpensive ways to decorate your home for this year’s holiday season. Enjoy!



Nov
13

Colour Me Bold

Posted by Peter Brooks in Furniture, Interior design on Nov 13th, 2013

When selecting a fabric for a sofa, our natural instinct is to select a neutral colour. It’s safe, timeless and easy to change up with a couple of toss cushions. But once in a while, there is a great desire to go bold! Sometimes the sofa needs to the statement piece in the room, especially if it is located in a neutral setting. These fabulous sofas are sure to catch your eye!



Nov
05

Lounge Act

Posted by Peter Brooks in Interior design on Nov 5th, 2013

Sometimes, you just need to have a lazy day; in my case, a whole weekend! Lounging on the sofa catching up on all the missed episodes of Mad Men is just “what the doctor ordered.” For a while my brain seemed to stop working but it starts right up again when I look around at my living room with a sudden urge to change or rearrange something. So now I’m seeking inspiration for the living room, so that someday I can have the ultimate “lazy day.” What would your lazy day entail?



Oct
28

Kitchen Delight

Posted by Peter Brooks in Interior design on Oct 28th, 2013

With holidays fast approaching, I know I will be spending most of my time in the kitchen, preparing for those family dinners and get together with friends. The kitchen is where the magic happens. So for this season, I thought I would share some inspirational photos with you. Enjoy!



Oct
22

To paint or not to paint? That is the question!

Posted by Peter Brooks in Interior design on Oct 22nd, 2013

When decorating or designing older homes, the question that always comes up is, to paint or not to paint the trim and wainscoting? The sight of wood is appealing, but can make a space feel enclosed and dark. Most of the time it depends on the type of wood used in the space with the finish applied and scale of the space. So how does one know? If its rich woods like mahogany in a room with plenty of natural light, you do NOT need to paint it. If the ceilings are low or the space is small in scale, then DO paint it. Here are some examples.