Hope all you readers have been great since our last post! We've been working hard on our model home project and can't wait to show you the finished product soon. If you are in the Ottawa area, we will be hosting a reveal party in May. Stay tuned for the details! In the meantime, here are some recent photos from our favorite inspiration blogs. Happy Decorating!
Here's a quick before and after of a guest bedroom project we recently finished. This was one of our quickest turnarounds yet. Working on a tight budget, we painted the room a calming off white, re-used and painted old oak side tables and added new lighting, sheets, pillows, custom art and full length curtains. These are just iphone shots, stay tuned for the pro shots soon!
Personalize Your Home. Does your home reflect who you are and your taste? It Should.
You don't have to have expensive style, a well put together space can look like a million bucks to you, if it's done properly. Nate Berkus thinks the key to design is personalization and we would have to agree with him. A room designed with the inspiration of a certain style, mood and colour, with hits of personal touches will make the all the difference to the space. If you have neat pieces you have collected over the years, you may just need to shine them in a new light to really be able to appreciate them, or buy new interesting pieces that say something about who you are.
Another key is to never buy sets of anything, especially large bulky dark furniture it may overwhelm the space. If you mix and match pieces that coordinate with the theme of the room, but aren't matchy matchy it makes the space so much more interesting and unique. You want people to walk in and feel comfortable yet wowed by how great the space looks and how much it reflects you as individuals.
Don't always shop at the same stores. If your buying everything from one store, your home will look like it's straight out of the showroom. While in theory that isn't such a bad thing, it doesn't give the space a homey personal feel. It also doesn't really act as a conversation starter if everyone knows where all your furniture is from. You want people to be curious and ask questions. "Oh where did you find this?!"
Check out locally owned stores, antique and vintage shops, as well as new stores you wouldn't normally go to. You can even get your DIY on if you check out thrift stores and Kijiji for items that may need a little TLC, but have great potential!! Expand your horizons and open you mind to new possibilities. There are so many options now a days for all budgets. If you are a savvy shopper there are lots of deals to be had, and great pieces to find.
You can mix old and new and you can definitely mix pricey items with inexpensive pieces. Mixing textures and colours is also key. Use white and dark pieces to contrast each other, as well add wood for warmth, and silver or gold pieces for cool contrast. Find inspiration through pictures and plan out your space. Then be on the lookout for certain pieces and in no time your space will come together !!
Obviously if you have no vision at all, we would be more than happy to help out. We can do an initial consultation to get you started and be on you way, or we can take on the project!
Just send us an email with any Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find inspirational pictures from us on Instagram