December 2013 archive

2013 Wrap Up: Mere & Sue’s Favourite Posts

Back in June, two design-obsessed writers took a leap into the unknown and claimed this little corner of the blog world. When we started Newberry Sykes, we were full of excitement and post ideas, big dreams and even bigger insecurities. Six fabulous months later, we’ve had 15,000+ page views and 5,300 unique visitors. And we were worried […]

Happy Holidays!

We’re getting ready for some serious family time today, but wanted to stop in and wish all our readers a warm and wonderful Christmas (for those celebrating today & tomorrow) and a very happy holiday season to all. May your homes be filled with laughter and love at this special time of year.   &

613 Holiday Special: Traditions

This post is the fourth and last in our Ottawa blogger 613 Holiday Special series for 2013. Follow five fabulous Ottawa blogs as we set our tables, deck our halls & try to survive the holiday season with style & cheer. Grab your eggnog and toast to the season with us every Monday until December 23. Happy Holidays! […]

For Sale During the Holidays? A Few Decor Tips

I have a few friends who are selling houses these days. With all the craziness of the holidays (and excitement of course!) it must be one of the more stressful times of the year to sell a home. To see if I could help anyone else with the stress, I asked my realtor & friend, […]

Saturday Shopping: Ottawa Citizen Style

Our Saturday Shopping mission for you this week couldn’t be simpler: buy a copy of today’s Ottawa Citizen. Got it? Now flip open the cover of the Life section: That’s us! We’re sharing our holiday decorating secrets and giving you a peek at how we’ve dressed our homes for the holidays. Bonus: Mere walks you […]

Chez Nous: Sue’s Tips For Easy Entertaining

  It seems to me that lots of us who love design and home decor also love to entertain. All the big shelter magazines include features on party themes and creating gourmet concoctions to serve your guests. My favourite ones even include wine pairings! I also enjoyed a feature on Houzz this week that boils […]

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