Category Archives: interior decorating

Everyone Needs a Good Nook!

I needed a very special nook.  It needed to be big and strong and lighted. We decided to make use of the odd shaped opening beside the existing stone fireplace.  The original living room wall had a half wall of … Continue reading

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A little time away is good, but coming home to progress is great.

I was lucky enough to have a chance to spend last week in Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip but it was delightful to return to see a few big leaps forward in the home renovation! The glorious summer weather … Continue reading

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Blackout Blinds – Making the “sleep-in” possible – albeit unlikely!

A nice bright bedroom has advantages, like being able to tell your black socks from the navy blue ones, but being able to sleep in isn’t one of them! Today blackout blinds were installed in the two large east facing … Continue reading

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Moving in Phase 1: A step closer to done!

Friday the carpet was installed in the master bedroom completing the work on the new addition. After 142 days of anticipation, we’re officially occupying our new space! Our weekend was consumed by uncovering, cleaning and moving our great room and … Continue reading

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Granite Preview – Sneak Peek #2

I know I’m probably spoiling the surprise of the “after” shots for the kitchen but I’m just too excited not to share.  We went to visit our granite at Chippewa Stone to finalize the placement of the templates for the … Continue reading

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A kitchen is born!

There once was a living room… And then the walls came down and a kitchen is born. There are many reason why I’m extra excited about the kitchen materializing.  The kitchen is probably the most important room to us.  We … Continue reading

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Paint and tile Italian style!

24″ x 24″, rectified, porcelain, Italian and gorgeous; the tile was a major splurge so I’m delighted that it looks as fantastic as I imagined it would.  From the very first tile I could barely contain my excitement (likely annoying … Continue reading

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A splash of colour!

There’s nothing quite like some paint to make a room start to feel finished.  Today the new master bedroom was the first room to be painted.  The color we’ve chosen is called “Classic Taupe”. For those of you familiar with … Continue reading

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Lofty Impression – Sneak Preview

It takes some imagination to “see” what the house will look like after the renovations are complete. I’ve described in previous editions how much of our house is cordoned off by temporary plastic walls. Today we’re getting a preview of … Continue reading

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Perspective – Literally and Metaphorically

Perspective – the way objects appear to the eye Today the drywall hanging crew arrived bright and early and by the end of the day boards will be up throughout the new addition.  I put together a couple quick panoramas … Continue reading

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