Posts Tagged ‘Decorating Den Ottawa’

Trend Watch: All That Glitters Is Gold

Quick recap: I visited High Point, North Carolina in October with 100 of my fellow decorators and business owners from Decorating Den Interiors. We were the largest single buyer group at the Fall 2014 High Point Market and toured through 30+ trade-only supplier showrooms over two days. It was a whirlwind, but the long days […]

One Room Challenge 2014: The Reveal

I made it…just under the wire! Disclaimer: these photos were taken on a very dark, gloomy November day in Ottawa, in a room that faces east and gets very little natural light, by someone with a fancy camera but not-so-fancy photography skills (yours truly). I do plan to have some better photos taken, but for […]

One Room Challenge Week 5

Remember back in week two of the One Room Challenge, when I joked about getting my master bedroom finished just in time to hibernate for the Ottawa winter? Well, I’m not the only one who’s been feeling the need to create a warm and cozy master retreat – between Mere’s great advice for reader Tracy’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Design Crush: Not Your Grandma’s Traditional

Traditional Living Room by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design   When I give a design seminar, I start by doing a little quiz with the attendees to help them pinpoint their decorating style. It’s definitely not very scientific but it’s a fun way to kick off the session. There are […]

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 […]

Get This Look: 3 Ways To Use Linen In Your Home

Beach Style Living Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Nancy Van Natta Associates   Linen is classic and timeless, fresh and comfortable, soft and luxurious. It’s a sought-after textile in home decorating, offering a winning combination of natural beauty and durabiilty, but does present some challenges. Today I’ve rounded up a few great […]

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