Posts Tagged ‘Tonic Living’

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 […]

Chez Newb: Getting Creative with Fabric

Hello & happy Monday. What a beautiful afternoon to be inside For the most part, Sue has been keeping her new job out of the blog and on her Decorating Den Facebook page, but because I am so proud of her (and excited to learn more from her) I have to mention that tonight is […]

Get This Look: 5 Simple Fall Decorating Ideas

  I know, it’s not officially fall yet, but I keep finding the dog curled up on the sofa in a nest of blankets and pillows so it must be on its way. My blog reader is full of fall-themed posts, some of which include extravagant crafty decorating projects that are way too time-consuming for […]

Get This Look: What Wood You Do With This Kitchen?

Amanda and her fam just took possession of their new house in an awesome Ottawa neighbourhood. The house is fantastic and has lots of personality. But like a golden retriever after a long day waiting for you to come home; some of that personality is a lot to handle. So Amanda has made friends with […]

Saturday Shopping: Fabulous Fabric Delivered To Your Door

I mentioned Tonic Living in last week’s living room makeover post and yesterday’s pillow post, and I know Mere loves them just as much as I do, so I thought I’d showcase a few of my favourite fabrics from their site for this week’s Saturday Shopping post. If you live in Ottawa, you’ve probably bemoaned the lack of […]

A Pillow For All Seasons

  Confession:  I have so many extra decorating accessories that I need a shelving unit in my basement storage area to house them all.  If I feel like mixing things up or need a certain something to complete a room, the first place I “shop” is in my own home. Excessive?  Maybe. Genius? Definitely! A […]

Get This Look: Family Friendly Living Room with a Modern Vibe

This spring I tackled another course towards my Diploma in Residential Décor at Algonquin College. The course was “Colour in Décor”, and most of our assignments involved mixing paint to create our own paint chips to match the colour scheme from a magazine photo. Harder than it sounds, I tell you! It was frustrating and time consuming, […]