Posts Tagged ‘ottawa’

Build Your Own Festive Outdoor Planter {A Holiday DIY Chez Newb}

I admit to normally having a lame exterior when it comes to Christmas. I am no Griswald. I’d love to have a classic Christmas house strung with lights and twinkle, but I don’t. Normally I’m kinda late with the exterior decor and have to contend with climbing not-so-gracefully into snowbanks and grasping onto icicles instead […]

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! […]

Saturday Shopping: Top 10 Host Gifts from Chapters

Don’t check your calendars, it’s not Saturday…yet. But yes, this is a Saturday Shopping post. I’m writing it now so you can be prepared if you are heading out of town for the long weekend & need a quick host/hostess gift. Given that opening, you’d think I’m the most organized woman around. I am not. I […]

Chez Nous: Change Room Progress

I’ve been working off and on for the past week on the change room and thought I’d post an update. As a reminder, here’s what we started with:     Once it was all cleared out, this was what the room looked like:     I removed all the hooks, the door, and the nasty […]

Chez Newb: It’s a Sign

What a weekend! If you were in Ottawa this past weekend you know it was the perfect weather for a lake, a shady hammock and a cold beer. Not a rain cloud in the sky. What a perfect weekend to….tackle our side yard. Hello buzzkill. Could we have picked a hotter, drier weekend? Nope. Did […]

Homes We Love: Taking a Peek On Echo Drive

Anyone who has run, walked or driven down Queen Elizabeth Driveway in Ottawa has probably seen the “cube”. Once a neglected Victorian is now a re-invented “vertical loft” thanks to Kariouk Associates. When it was being built a few years ago I was trying to peer up from the canal to see what was going […]

Homes We Love: Designer Irene Langlois

Today’s eye candy comes from Ottawa designer Irene Langlois. She marries history and mystery to create homes with a comfortable and glamorous “new traditional” style. The history part of her décor comes from items like tightly-upholstered wingback chairs or flea market chairs with a make-over. The mystery comes with her ability to hide Ikea items […]