Choosing Cabinet Hardware for Your Space

Choosing cabinet hardware is like accessorizing your outfit with the right jewellery. Whether repainting a chest of drawers or building a new kitchen, the hardware can make or break a piece or the entire space, so choose thoughtfully and carefully. Repurposing Furniture I love nothing better than reusing a piece of furniture for a different … Read more

How to Use Repeating Elements in Design to Achieve a Cohesive Look

A recent vacation at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel in Punta Cana, featuring photo-worthy Greco-Roman design, inspired me to write about repeating elements in design. I also became slightly obsessed with the gorgeous limestone walkways and iridescent tile surrounding us in this beautiful resort. That was most likely because those are elements that we cannot … Read more

Using Asymmetry in Home Design

Many experts tout the need for symmetry in design, whether it’s used in graphic design or home design. However, many spaces do not naturally lend themselves to symmetry, so in these cases, using asymmetry in home design makes more sense. Why Use Symmetry? You can’t go wrong if you use symmetry to design your spaces. … Read more

Three Vital Tips to Organize Your Home in the New Year

The start of a new year can be a great time to recommit to having a more organized, functional, and beautiful home. Many of my clients avoid a much-needed decluttering, renovation, or redecorating project because there is just too much confusion in their homes. They feel their life, in general, is chaotic, and they don’t … Read more

10 Ways to Organize and Repurpose a Fine China Collection

As a Professional Organizer with 20 years experience, I have been asked many times what to do with the china collection that has never been used. After all, it’s a collection and those aren’t actually meant be touched at all, are they? Well, that’s an ongoing debate if you are trying to become more organized … Read more

Ten Tips for Better Lighting in your Home

Who knew there was so much to learn about lighting? What does that have to do with organizing and design, you might ask? A lot, actually! Proper thought, planning, and choosing the right lights and lamps can make or break your space. You know how much I love lists, so here are ten tips for … Read more

Three Decorating No-Nos and How to Avoid Them

There are three decorating no-nos I suggest you avoid in your home if you want to make it feel more pleasing to the eye, more cohesive, and more comfortable. Interestingly, I have this conversation with almost every client I work with, whether it’s decorating or organizing their space. Choosing Paint Colors Paint colour, in my … Read more

Design Inspiration from a Toilet Roll Holder

Yes, it’s true. Really.  I am finishing up a project with a client who asked me if I could design their powder room around a toilet roll holder.  Now that’s a first and perhaps a last.  However, there is nothing I enjoy more than an unusual challenge. As you can see, said “inspiration” piece is … Read more

Organization Should Inform Design

This blog post was inspired by a conversation I had with a client a few days ago.  She and her husband have been working on a DIY reno of their house for months and months and months . . . However, they did hire a cabinet company to design and install their kitchen. Good news. … Read more

Wallpaper Envy

I love receiving the newsletter from Prime Walls because they feature gorgeous mural wallpapers. Some designs are so inspiring that I immediately post them on Instagram and Facebook. Naturally, I did more research to see what else was new in the wallpaper market. And now, I have wallpaper envy. Many of the large floral print … Read more

Minimizing Holiday Clutter

As you open your trunks, boxes, and storage bins of holiday décor this month, take this opportunity to look at your inventory and consider minimizing holiday clutter. Perhaps this year is your chance to finally get rid of the things that are broken, unused, unloved, and unwanted. Holiday Clutter to Instantly Minimize boxes of items … Read more