1821
Nov
18

‘Cottage Chic’ Design Tips for the Home

Posted by Bedford Brooks in Design Tips on Nov 18th, 2014
Cottage chic as a style is gaining in popularity. Since arising in Britain as a way for professionals to recapture the comfort of their grandparents’ cabins, it has swept across the ocean to become a craze among the young and hip in Canada and the United...

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1818
Nov
07

What is Minimalist Interior Design?

Posted by Bedford Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design on Nov 7th, 2014
Minimalist interior design is the reduction of rooms to their functional elements- no clutter, no unnecessary items. source:houzz.com In a minimalist home, everything has its place and stays there when not in use. Lines are clean, straight, and long....

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1812
Oct
02

Thanksgiving Table

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Inspiration, Interior design, Trends on Oct 2nd, 2014
We recently had the pleasure of attending a special event hosted by Style At Home and Thermadore. with Special guest Chef Devan Rajkumar. Inspiration filled the room as Chef Devan shared his tips and recipes fit for entertaining a crowd and Editor-In-Chief...

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1762
Sep
20
FOLLOW THE ‘DO’S & DONT’S’ AND YOU WILL CREATE THE PERFECT BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL LIVING SPACE 1. Not Hiring a Professional to Help How did you know that this would be my first piece of advice?  It is so important to hire a professional...

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1710
Sep
07

The Passion of Design

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Inspiration, Interior design on Sep 7th, 2014
We’ve all heard the term ‘Passionate about design’. I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received from fresh Interior design degree graduates looking to join an exciting Interior Design firm. Almost each applicant begins by letting me know...

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1692
Aug
28

Pretty Pottery

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Inspiration, Interior design, Shops, Vacation on Aug 28th, 2014
Shopping at the charming pottery workshops in our neighbouring village, Mantamados, is always on the itinerary when travelling in Lesvos, Greece. Most of the décor in our home is made up of items picked up during our travels and I always encourage this...

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1638
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...

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1559
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...

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1470
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...

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1458
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...

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