Archive of ‘Para Blog Crew 2014’ category

Chez Newb: Living Room Paint Colour

I’m at it again. I just can’t stop painting. Mostly it’s because PARA Paints chose us to be part of their Blog Crew and well, it was free paint for a year! Talk about motivation for changing up the colours of your house. And change I have. This year I’ve painted the shed, the mudroom, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chez Newb: Adding Curb Appeal with Stain

When we bought our house five years ago, we bought it for the potential and location, not for the exact state it was in at the time. It definitely had appeal to me, but not necessarily the curb appeal I really wanted. Very slowly throughout the years we’ve changed, renovated, added and upgraded so much […]

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. […]

Chez Nous: The Waiting Game

The life of a decorator is full of waiting. I haven’t always been the most patient person, but I’m getting better (out of necessity!) I wish I could wave a magic wand and have all the beautiful design elements I’ve selected for my clients instantly appear in their homes, but the reality is that custom […]

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