October 2014 archive

Design Dilemma: Tracy’s Master Bedroom Makeover

Tracy is one of our awesome readers looking for advice on her master bedroom. (If you missed it, we put out a call for decorating dilemmas on Facebook.) I love Tracy because she wants to incorporate some grey in her room…a woman after my own heart. Her bedroom walls are painted a gorgeous green called […]

One Room Challenge Week 4

Um, where did the past week go? I feel like I’ve been running all week – in fact, I literally sprinted through the airport to make my connection at Dulles on Sunday. I spent Monday and Tuesday touring my favourite supplier showrooms at High Point Market and saw SO MANY pretty things. Once I get a […]

One Room Challenge Week 3

Can you believe it’s already the halfway point in the One Room Challenge? I’m playing along and FINALLY tackling my master bedroom decor plans. So far, I put together a mood board for making the space warm and cozy, and gave the walls a fresh coat of Para paint (as a member of the 2014 […]

Chez Newb: Harvest Table Gets An Industrial Makeover

Three years ago when my husband’s grandmother moved, she handed down her handmade harvest table to us. We love that it was made by Nick’s grandfather and it was so nice to have something with history in our house. It’s a great size for our small dining room. The only problem is that the way […]

One Room Challenge Week Two

Last week I took the plunge and decided to show you how I’m taking my master bedroom from a totally blah room to a warm and cozy retreat, week by week, as part of the One Room Challenge. The final reveal is scheduled for November 6, just in time for hibernation season to start here […]

Ask Mere & Sue: Finding Neutral Ground

Welcome to “Ask Mere & Sue”! We get lots of questions from family, friends, and readers about their design dilemmas, so we thought we’d start a new series where we can share some ideas and inspiration based on real-life decor challenges. We’re kicking it off with a plea from reader Marcella to suggest a colour […]

Get This Look: The Set of Homeland

Homeland is back! (I haven’t watched the first episode of season four yet though, so no spoilers!) I’ve been known to indulge in a Homeland marathon or two over the past three seasons. I love watching the whole season again one-right-after-another and spotting all the clues, cast or hints that I missed the first time […]