Archive of ‘Design Lesson’ category

Is a Furniture Deal Too Good to be True?

When Sue and I were having lunch the other week, we of course HAD to stop in the market to check out some cool shops (see what we liked on Instagram). While we were chatting Sue dropped such an interesting nugget of advice on buying fabric furniture and accessories that I couldn’t help but share. […]

Design Lesson: Picking A Paint Palette

Mere and I met for a “working” lunch on an absolutely gorgeous summer day last week. Sitting on the patio at Mamma Grazzi’s in the Market, we sipped San Pellegrino, enjoyed sinfully delicious pasta, and brainstormed new ideas for the blog. As we chatted, I mentioned that I had just come from a colour consultation appointment. […]

Ten Tips To Pick The Perfect Grey Paint Colour

If there were frequent flyer points for driving to paint stores, my aunt would be off to Hawaii for free this week. She’s been hemming and hawing over the perfect grey paint colour for her living room/dining room. She’s been collecting paint chips and grey hairs at each store and still hasn’t come up with […]

Outdoor Furniture 101

After Mere’s post the other day – not to mention the half a dozen episodes of HGTV’s Decked Out that I indulged in on the long weekend – I thought I’d continue with the outdoor decorating theme and share a couple of tips for selecting beautiful and functional outdoor furniture. With so many options at […]

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 […]