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 [...]


Oct
03

The last item on the list

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on Oct 3rd, 2013

The hallway isn’t always the first thing on the reno list or on the list at all. It’s a space that doesn’t seem to get noticed yet we use it every day! Perhaps it’s not so much forgotten as it is a challenge to tackle. It can be narrow and dark with low ceilings or [...]


Sep
25

A fabulous solution for any bathroom

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design, Renovations on Sep 25th, 2013

When starting a bathroom renovation, before sourcing any of the tile or shinny fixtures, it’s all about the layout. Most of the time, our clients are seeking to expand their bathrooms which means a completely new layout, but finding additional space to fit in a 4 piece bathroom (common on the wish list) can be [...]


Sep
19

Closet Fever

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on Sep 19th, 2013

As the weather begins to cool, our attention turns towards our closets as we start digging for sweaters and jackets that have been tucked away in corners. It’s a time when I start tucking away my summer sandals and reorganizing the closet. It’s important to go through our seasonal items and toss or donate items [...]


May
02

LOOK UP!

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on May 2nd, 2013

For thousands of years, ceilings have brought architectural and artistic interest to buildings and homes. They’ve told stories, but now they are mostly simply blank and forgotten. Add character to your ceiling to draw the eye up! By doing so, this will create a visually appealing space from top to bottom (literally).
There are countless ways [...]


Apr
25

Never Forgetting the Moments!

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design, Trends on Apr 25th, 2013

Photography is perfect for capturing those special moments in life. With today’s technology it’s easy to transform those moments into works of art for your home. A constant reminder of the good times and beautiful things on earth. Get inspired from some of these cool photo displays!


Apr
02

A Grand Statement

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on Apr 2nd, 2013

I always say, “If you are planning on making a statement, it better be grand!” There’s nothing better than hearing someone say “WOW” after having their breath taken away. Enjoy these graphic rooms with their fabulously impactful statements! (it doesn’t always have to be in green, it just happened to be a green moment!)


Mar
20

Every Inch Matters

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on Mar 20th, 2013

Every time I purchase a new book or accessory, I always think about how I will display the item or worse, where the heck I will store it?! There always seems to be little space left in drawers or on shelves. It’s a constant challenge, so it’s time to think out of the box and [...]


Mar
05

Emerald isn’t just for Oz anymore…

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design, Trends on Mar 5th, 2013

Emerald isn’t just for Oz anymore. Hot off the runways, emerald green is deemed the next big colour trend for 2013. Its vibrancy adds depth to any room whether a focal colour or an accent. Below, the velvet chairs create an elegant yet fun dining setting without feeling too stuck up. The emerald greens walls [...]


Jan
21

Country Retreat

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on Jan 21st, 2013

Sometimes city life can get the best of us. A country retreat is the perfect getaway that reconnects us with nature and peace of mind. It’s a change of pace and lifestyle…at least for a few days.  There’s something warm and cozy in the use of natural materials (stone, wood, sand, etc.) that makes a [...]