Posts Tagged ‘ottawa decorator’

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 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 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! […]

The One Where Sue Meets Bryan & Scott

Last weekend, I represented Newberry Sykes at BlogPodium, Canada’s premier conference for home, decor and lifestyle bloggers (if you’re wondering why Mere wasn’t with me, check out her Instagram feed for a clue…) I know most of you visit Newberry Sykes for decorating inspiration and not a recap of a blogging conference, but I feel […]

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. […]

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 […]

Chez Nous: Life Is Better On The Porch

Welcome to my porch! We had a gorgeous weekend in Ottawa – perfect porch weather. Actually, I love my porch in any weather! It’s west facing, so even on chilly afternoons you can bask in the sun. Porch season starts early and finishes late Chez Sykes. In fact, Mere had some great tips on extending […]

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