September 2014 archive

We’re {Almost} Famous!

Remember Mere’s awesome bathroom transformation? It caught the eye of a writer for Today.com and was featured in a roundup of 11 ways to make over your bathroom for $100 or less. Check it out – Mere’s stencil project is the second slide in the slideshow. Not to be outdone, I’ve also got some exciting news! […]

The One Where Sue Meets Bryan & Scott

Last weekend, I represented Newberry Sykes at BlogPodium, Canada’s premier conference for home, decor and lifestyle bloggers (if you’re wondering why Mere wasn’t with me, check out her Instagram feed for a clue…) I know most of you visit Newberry Sykes for decorating inspiration and not a recap of a blogging conference, but I feel […]

For Those of Us Embracing the Small Kitchen

If you’re living in despair of a small kitchen, check out some tips from this tiny (read: 90 sq ft) Ottawa kitchen reno. Choose compact appliances. European models tend to be smaller than US or Canadian ones. (I love this picture because my grand-parents had these same retro glasses. I still have one as a […]

The Great Accent Wall Debate

For anyone who’s been waiting for an update on my paint paralysis, here’s a sneak peek at the accent wall I painted in our bedroom on the weekend: It’s a deep, deep brown called Blackfoot Trail by Para Paints.* I wanted something dark and dramatic to minimize contrast with the headboard so that the whole […]

Decking Out The Yard Chez Newb

Hey there! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. Sue is getting the kids back at school today and my little guy is starting pre-school tomorrow. Yikes — the summer months flew by. At least we have this fabulous summer weather to keep us in a relaxed state of mind. (Right? ) To […]