Posts Tagged ‘ottawa blog’

We’re back! And we’ve got a free find to share.

OK, so that was a longer break than we had intended! Christmas vacation turned into New Year’s vacation turned into Valentine’s Day vacation. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. Apologies for the absence, but given the exotic life I’ve been living these days, you might be glad I didn’t post. Yes, between […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stay in Style Destination: Ottawa

Sue and I are admittedly shameless when it comes to wanting to take a peek inside all kinds of houses. My latest window peeking comes from the fine folks hosting their houses on Airbnb. Heard of it? It’s another site meant to provide visitors with a place to lay their heads in a spot other […]

Get This Look: Island Style

I spent last week in paradise. Seriously. I have the photos to prove it.           Our stay at Cragmere Villa in beautiful Barbados made me want to bring a little bit of island style back to Ottawa to keep me warm until winter’s over. The villa is perched on a cliff […]

Shopping Hot Spot: Modern Karibou

I’ll admit, every now and then I’d just like to press Enter on an online shopping cart and have all my room accessories delivered to me. I’m not a good online shopper since I like to hem & haw and touch & feel things, but Modern Karibou has some well-curated rooms to inspire the online […]

Let’s Talk Tile Today

The kitchen update Chez Newb is continuing slowly during the holidays. We’ve gotten the cabinets and appliances installed & the electrical completed, but we’re taking our time (i.e. relaxing over the holidays & enjoying our family time!) finishing everything up. But one easy thing we can do is make a decision on backsplash tile. There […]

2013 Wrap Up: Mere & Sue’s Favourite Posts

Back in June, two design-obsessed writers took a leap into the unknown and claimed this little corner of the blog world. When we started Newberry Sykes, we were full of excitement and post ideas, big dreams and even bigger insecurities. Six fabulous months later, we’ve had 15,000+ page views and 5,300 unique visitors. And we were worried […]

613 Holiday Special: Traditions

This post is the fourth and last in our Ottawa blogger 613 Holiday Special series for 2013. Follow five fabulous Ottawa blogs as we set our tables, deck our halls & try to survive the holiday season with style & cheer. Grab your eggnog and toast to the season with us every Monday until December 23. Happy Holidays! […]

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