HGTV HOME Makeover 2013

. . HGTV HOME Makeover is all about the fun discovery of something that’s going to turn the design world upside down. Meg Caswell, host of HGTV’s Meg’s Great Rooms, is tasked with making over a family’s living room using only products from the HGTV HOME collection. This is a light-hearted, energetic family who wants…

Exploring Trends: Burlap

Burlap is the perfect material to mix into rustic and vintage inspired looks! popping up all over weddings and event decor, burlap is making its way into homes. Small accents, like the throw pillows below, feel causal and relaxed. Place mats are a chic way to add personality with burlap. Simple on its own or…

The Trend That Won’t Slow Down…… Coral!

Bright and punchy, coral has been hot through 2012 and well into 2013. What started in fashion, like bauble necklaces and bright handbags, has translated its way into home fashions. There is not stopping this bold and warm hue, as fun prints and interesting textures collide to make this colour vibrant and interesting. Not quite…

Summer Projects, Get Your Stain On!

Arborcoat is the newest Exterior Stain line from Benjamin Moore, using advanced waterborne technology. All finishes are easy to apply and offer superior protection of exterior wood while enhancing its texture and grain. It’s available in a wide variety of opacities and colours including a unique transparent and semi-transparent staining system. Visit our stain experts…

Top Ten Prints We Love!

10. Plaid 9. Stripes 8. Damask 7. Floral 6. Lattice/Trellis 5. Gingham 4. Chevron 3. Animal 2. Ikat aaannnnnnndd…… 1. Greek Key Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns. Have fun and play with the scale and the colours! 1. & 2. http://www.decoist.com/2012-10-31/room-decorating-with-stripes/   3.http://cdn.decoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/small-horizontal-stripes-on-the-wall.jpg  4. http://torontodesigners.com/2012/decorating-with-stripes/ 5.http://gemmydesign.com/blog/?p=48  6. http://www.rubbishrehab.com/tag/damask-chair/  7. http://www.tapja.com/fabrics-interior-decoration-home-attractive/flower-curtains-living-room-look-charming/  8.http://blog.click4interiors.co.uk/2012/05/fabulous-florals/  9.http://www.houzz.com/photos/36728/beach-bungalow-8-houzz-tour-eclectic-dining-room-los-angeles  10.http://www.houzz.com/photos/1105252/Megan-Cadogan-traditional-powder-room-atlanta …

Luxury: Black and White

Black and white will always be a classic colour combination, transcending generations and morphing itself through the ages. From black and white checkered vinyl in the 1950’s, to the current high gloss chandeliers and moody wallpaper, it opens itself up to be quite adaptable. Look at the sleek and sexy living room above. The monochromatic…

DIY Friday

This room is an example of what a little bit of bargain hunting and a little bit of time can do for a child’s room! As children grow up and their tastes change, they tend to love one colour, then hate it a week later. We didn’t want to commit to a paint colour for…

Soft Yellow

Pastels are already exploding on the market in soft blush and fresh mint tones. Yellow is making a comeback as a buttery and calm colour that is uplifting and relaxing! Used on walls for a great backdrop, it acts as a pseudo neutral with more warmth and character than a beige or grey. Yellow can…

Warming up our Metallics

Heading into 2014, we are going to see a waning of the cold metals- stainless steel, brushed chrome, and silver finishes.          Instead, warmer metals that have been tossed to the side for the last decade will be making a comeback- but not just as you remember them! Copper and bronze are going to be hot,…

Product Watch – Eramosa Tiles

Hard and contemporary lines are softening to more organic scrolling patterning with some movement and life. Tierra Sol’s new tile, Eramosa, has arrived in our showroom and the whole line is just stunning. With colours ranging in the cream, grey, taupe and charcoals, it a lovely new collection. Sized in the 12″ x 24″ size…

Area Rug Winners!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the draw! The design that got the most votes was the Contemporary Chic- looks like a lot of Edmontonians like the fresh greys, polished metal and purple accents! Our three lucky winners were Sandra K., Eleanor M., and Selena F.  Congratulations, here is what they went home with:…

Passion for Purple

Purple will be a prominent colour in interior design this year, and with shades ranging in the pastel mauves to rich eggplants, there is room to play with this vibrant and lively colour. Check out this luxurious living room, with rich deep walls and elegant shapes of furniture, this screams luxury and refinement. Pair purple…