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 tips that should help you avoid the pitfalls and bring your renovation to completion on time and on budget. The key components of any renovation project are to have a sense of humour, a lot … 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

Ten Tips for Better Lighting in your Home

Who knew there was so much to know about lighting. What does that have to do with organizing and design you might ask? A lot actually. Proper thought and planning and choosing the right lighting can make or break your space. You know how much I love lists, so here goes.  Below are ten tips … 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 No’s and How to Avoid Them

There are three things I suggest you consider in your home if you want to make it feel more pleasing to the eye, more cohesive and more comfortable.  I find myself having these conversations with almost every client I work with whether its decorating or organizing their space. Choosing Paint Colors Paint color, in my … 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

Looking Back to Move Forward

What a year it has been.  I don’t know about you, but never in my lifetime did I think I would see anything like a worldwide pandemic.  It has turned all of our lives upside down in one way or another.  We have had to adapt and change everything from the way we do business … Read more

A History Lesson at Charlottetown’s Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites

The historic Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is probably the most elegant, thoughtfully designed hotel I have ever stayed in.  From the moment you arrive to the time you leave; you feel the positive energy of the building and those who have taken care of it over the years. I … Read more