Do you even Hygge?

It’s so much more than an aesthetic, it is a lifestyle, a mindset. Hygge is all about embracing things that make you feel happy and content. It is about establishing a connection with nature. It’s about finding joy in the simple things. Hygge started gaining popularity in North America years ago and it’s been gaining…

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Picture Postcards: Winter vibes

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… For me winter is ALL about the snow and below zero temps. Without that, winter just isn’t winter. Oh I am quite aware that I am in the minority when it comes to snow love. “You can keep it” and “I’d rather be on a beach”…

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The art of saving a buck or two

The addition of various furs (faux and real) in your space can really up your coziness game during the colder months. Born of necessity in ancient times to keep a body and bed warm, these days it is more aesthetic than need. You can’t deny the opulance that furs and animal skins add to a…

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Five design mysteries…demystified

1- Dark colours make a room smaller Nope! No. Uh-Uh, this is not true. Dark walls can actually trick the eye into thinking the space is larger than it actually is. The reason for this is when the walls are dark they will look as if they are receding, giving the illusion of an infinite…

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Adding a dash of old world charm to a basic builder home…

Anyone who has ever bought a brand new home knows it can be a challenge to add character to a blank, architecturally bland space. Most new homes these days lack the character that older and/or custom homes have, so it’s something we add ourselves. The design and architectural details in a new home are not…

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5 simple ways to make your space feel & look bigger

1. Mirrors Mirrors of any size and shape (mirror ball anyone?) not only create reflections but bounce light as well. Both of those things will make a space, no matter the size, look much bigger. 2. Eliminate clutter – Pare back Do not feel the need to decorate and adorn every single surface in your…

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