THE DESIGNER LOOK - The bold and beautiful farmhouse kitchen

Let’s get bold and beautiful! We were invited in to give a major face-lift to a three bedroom rancher in Langley, British Columbia. Designed for an empty nester we wanted to create home that would be welcoming for her sons to visit with her future grandkids, family birthday parties and a place to foster memories. We started the design process getting to know the home owner, how she lives, her habits and the overall feel she wants to have when she opens her front door every day.

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WHAT'S NEW WITH COUNTERTOPS - the top 3 trends in surfacing

What’s happening in surfacing these days? It is no secret that Caesarstone is the industry standard in quartz countertops all over the world. They are an innovative company that is always keeping up with the trends and styles of the interior design industry. They offer many different finishes, textures & prints for all the styles we bring to life in our office. If you are creating a countertop, backslash, piece of furniture stay tuned for some new trends in the amazing world of surfacing.

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5 DESIGN HACKS - FOR THE PERFECT LAUNDRY ROOM

I don’t know about you but my idea of a perfect time isn’t spent in the laundry room, but there are ways to make your experience a little better. These spaces have been neglected with design over the years, take a look at some of our favourite trends popping up in laundry rooms across Canada. The laundry room like any other room needs to be thought out for function, use and style, we have put together a short list of things you should think about when renovating a laundry room space.

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HAPPY CANUCK D-AAY

Our national flag is all around meaningful. The colour red of the two vertical bands on the hoist and fly ends; symbolizes prosperity and hope, while the colour white of the larger middle band, represents peace, tranquility and impartiality of our nation. The distinguishable red maple leaf represents Canada’s heritage and the beautiful natural resources found within. Our national flag is all around meaningful. The colour red of the two vertical bands on the hoist and fly ends. Happy Canada Day.

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JAMIE'S TOP 5 - patios to visit this Canada Day

Finally, we are only days away from summer! For the underage population that means no homework, sleeping in on weekdays, and beach day is everyday. For most of us grown-ups on the other hand -- we’ll do our best to make a staycation happen whenever possible. Whether you are visiting, or a fellow citizen of our beautiful province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to present you with some special dining spaces.

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WHAT'S NEW WITH FLOORING - the top 3 go to products for designers

What’s new in the flooring works? A question commonly asked! “What is the perfect flooring product! With so many products, styles and finishes on the market, where do you start? Possibly a solid hardwood, an engineered wood product, hard surface like time, or even a luxury vinyl product… and the list goes on. To be fair not one choice is the perfect fit for all homes and all users.

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5 DESIGN HACKS - Adding charm + personality using mouldings

We are always looking for simple cost-effective ways to update a space new or old. There are many ways to do this, however one of our favourite ways is by adding moulding to walls & ceiling applications. Currently we’re LOVING Metrie’s Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap for both these reasons. We are LOVING Metrie’s Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap for the east of application with so many styles of design!

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THE DESIGNER LOOK - How to create a designer bathroom on any budget

Always wanted that hotel chic bathroom? Wait no further, we’ve got the latest tips and tricks to achieve a designer bathroom on any budget. Did you catch Jamie on Global BC + Global Calgary this weekend? We wanted to share the Calgary Segment and share some of the samples from the design table. We love using Ann Sacks tile and stone and other fun finishes and how to add that designer touch.

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THE DESIGNER LOOK - Entryway & Mudroom inspiration

We're kicking of the month with some of my favourite inspo images from the last month. Below is a collection of Entryway/Mudroom inspiration photos that we've shown different clients over the past month. Let’s dive right into it, why do I love Entryways & Mudrooms? It’s the first thing you see when entering your home, so it can make a big statement about your personality and how you live. It’s the first impression of the overall feeling & experience of your home.

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DIY WEEKEND'S - How to add some personality using Shiplap

We are always looking for simple cost-effective ways to update a space. Currently we’re LOVING Metrie’s Complete Pre-Painted Shiplap for both these reasons. Metries’s Shiplap comes pre-painted so all you need to do is measure, cut and its ready to install! It’s as simple as that it’s such an easy way to transform a space in just one day!  Shiplap can be fairly versatile, it can be used on walls, ceilings, installed horizontally or vertically depending on what look you’re going for.

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