How-Tos and Inspiration
During the holidays, my husband and I often go out to friends' houses for dinner and we always bring wine. Instead of buying traditional wine bags, I decided to make my own wine covers to add a personal and festive touch to the hostess gift this year.
All these hats used to sit on a shelf in the front closet of our family cottage. In addition to taking up valuable space I was afraid they might get damaged so I decided to create a hat wall.
Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.
Working with small spaces doesn’t mean you can’t think big in terms of being creative.
No dining room? No problem! See how we created a dining room in a space that didn’t have one. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of creativity. We transformed our small footprint into an elegant and functional space.
In a perfect design world, a toilet would never be the focal point of a bathroom. But sometimes plumbing issues or other building challenges get in the way and you end up with less than perfect results.
You’re back from holidays with hundreds of great vacation photos, but what happens to those precious snaps once you’re home? I used to forget about them, only showing them off occasionally when asked about my holidays.
These decorating tips for small balconies will give you the confidence you need to buy exactly what's needed for your outdoor space on your first trip to the store. Shopping is time consuming, especially if you have to make many trips – so make the best use of your time by knowing what size and style of rug, chairs and tables will best suit your outdoor space.
This is my small urban front porch. It used to be a space that my husband and I would avoid, but now it's a favorite spot to enjoy a cup of coffee on sunny mornings. Once I took the time to decorate my front porch for summer, we were keen to start making the most of it during the warmest months of the year.
Imagine coming home to your very own private oasis after a long tiring day. It’s something I’ve been dreaming of for many years and I finally did it. I transformed my tiny urban backyard deck into a little piece of paradise without breaking the bank or undergoing any major renovations – and I love it.