April 2014 archive

Homes We Love: Mini-Renovation, Mega Improvement

Today I’ve got a little before and after to share from one of my recent client projects. This kitchen had been completely renovated several years ago, but the homeowner called me in to help her change a few things that weren’t working for her. There was an awkward corner cabinet on the back wall, an […]

Found in Ottawa: Small Space Toy Solution

There’s something about Spring that makes me see all the clutter, the dust and the cleaning that needs to be done. I would have thought that winter hibernation would have made me more aware of the need to de-clutter, but I guess it’s the awakening that only rays of sunshine shining through dusty windows will […]

Design Lesson: Harmony

A few weeks ago, Mere mentioned to me that she loves when I do “design lesson” posts and share some of the knowledge and skills I use in my day job. I aim to please, so I’ve put together a series on the elements and principles of design. Why do certain rooms sing and others […]

Sunny Projects & Rising Waters

Who else has been watching the tides rise from their own yard this week? We’re still winning the war against the rising water levels, but it’s been a big effort on my husband’s behalf. Apparently since our water pipes froze in the winter, water likes to hang out at our house full time now. Some […]

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Easter Goodies!

I spent a bit of time at the Mud Oven┬áthis morning with my 2.5 year-old son. It’s a ceramics shop on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South where you pick your pre-made object and paint to your heart’s content. My good friend asked us to join her and her son. Her sweet little guy is […]

Friday Fun: Before & Afters

I don’t know about you, but some weeks I feel like Friday should be re-named “Fried”-day. As in, my brain is fried. This is one of them. It was a good, but busy, week and I’m ready for a little weekend fun starting NOW. I put together a bunch of before and after photos from […]