5 Recommendations for Sourcing Home Office Furniture

During the past 20 years working as a Professional Organizer and Interior Decorator, I have decluttered and designed dozens of home offices. Having a functional and beautiful space to work from home is absolutely crucial whether you are working for someone else, running your own business, or managing your household. If you enjoy being in … Read more

Ten Things To Do Before You Start a Renovation

Having worked on dozens of renovations with clients over the last 20 years, I can share with you these ten things to do before you start a renovation that should help you avoid the pitfalls and bring your project to completion on time and within your budget. The key components of any renovation project are … 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

How to Get Your Very Own Minimalist Dream Dwelling

If you are embracing a minimalist lifestyle and are obsessed, like I am, with tiny homes, small spaces and living with less, this post will definitely be of interest to you. After all these years working in design and helping clients declutter and organize their lives, I know that less definitely gives you more. More … Read more

The Six Best Ideas for Staging Your Home for Sale

I am not a professionally trained home stager, but after 20 years of helping my clients move, I do know that decluttering your home is the first step to preparing it for sale. Even if you’re not selling, you can implement my six best ideas for staging your home for sale to see how it … Read more

Merging Two Households Into One

Merging two households into one can be challenging. I have worked with dozens of couples over the years who have come together later in life after living in their own homes. And I did it myself, just one year ago! If you’re planning on moving in together, consider the points below. They will help make … Read more

Planning Your Move to a New Home

Are you thinking of moving and getting super stressed about where to start? During my career as a Professional Organizer,  I have helped dozens of clients prepare for their move, unpack, and set up their new homes. With that experience in mind, here are four things you should consider when planning your move to a … 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

Finding the Right Container Isn’t Easy!

Finding the right container isn’t easy! Even after 20 years of helping my clients organize and design their homes, picking the best storage solution is still challenging. I believe that if your space is functional and beautiful, you will be far more likely to keep it tidy and organized. So, it is very important to … Read more

Don’t Be Afraid of Color Outside

In my last blog post about kitchen design one of the things I shared is not to be afraid of adding a little color or a lot of color. Well, I must tell you I saw some fabulous color while on vacation in Prince Edward Island last week. At the suggestion of my dad’s girlfriend … Read more

What I Learned While Exploring the History of Kitchen Design

I have just finished reading the most fascinating book simply entitled The Kitchen by John Ota.  The book is a series of stories about the authors’ tour of kitchens across Canada and America not only in search of design ideas but also to fulfill his love of cooking.  As an architect he has a keen … Read more

Designing Storage Solutions is Not Just About Tidy

One piece of advice I always give anyone who is planning to organize and/or redesign a space is, “store and organize things the way you use them”.  Think about the things you use most often and store them in the most accessible spot.  The goal is to find what you need and put it away … 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

Lessons from Combining Households

It’s done. The move is behind us.  Moving is one of the top three most stressful events in your life.  I don’t know how some people move over and over and over.  We are absolutely exhausted and don’t want to do it again any time soon, that’s for sure. There are so many moves in … Read more

Small Space Design on a Budget

Two years ago my boyfriend moved into a 500 square foot apartment after selling his four-bedroom house. It was meant to be a temporary stopping point for a year to re-think his next steps. The only thing he took from the house was a double bed and mattress and a bunch of bins and boxes … 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