Check out these tips and tricks for choosing paint colors for your home. Achieve a beautiful look and feel every time! From Simply White and Revere Pewter, to Pure White and Repose Gray, choosing paint colors for a room can intimidate even the most experienced DIYer. With so many colors, finishes, and brands of paint on the market, it's easy to understand why many live with builder's beige for so long. In fact, when it's time to repaint, most play it safe with an off-white that often doesn't ... Read More about Choosing Paint Colors with Confidence
Started your fall decorating yet? Check out these tips and tricks for creating a cozy and interesting space on any budget. Fall is the time of year when my focus turns from outside to in. Although the season is probably my favourite, I reluctantly say good-bye to the carefree days of summer. I love the warm weather, casual BBQ dinners, and sitting around the outdoor fire at night sipping a glass of wine and chatting with friends. Although autumn brings cooler days, fuller schedules with ... Read More about Changing it Up: Fall Decorating
Sharing my journey to starting a blog of my own. I’ve long been admiring the beautiful blogs written by creative and stylish individuals for the “eye candy” and great information they provide. Being a designer and organizer, I’m always on the look out for innovative ideas and inspiration, and blogs certainly don’t disappoint. You can find blogs on just about anything, including the love of colour (House of Turquoise), entertaining (Reluctant Entertainer) and beach living (A Beach ... Read More about Why Did I Start a Blog?
People ask me all the time where the word Satori came from in my business/blog name. Find out! It’s a word that isn't used very often in the English language and it isn’t related to anyone I know. Although it has its roots in Zen, its relevance to me comes from a journey I took to finally launch my design and decorating business in 2008. A few years back, I was reading a book and the word “satori” was introduced to me. At that time in my life I was at a crossroads in my career. Should I ... Read More about What’s in a Name?
I just finished up a classic living room e-design last week and thought I'd share some of the details. Take a look! The Client After reviewing my latest e-design client’s detailed questionnaire, room photos and specifications, as well as getting to know her better via email, I knew this living room design needed to be classic, with a nod to nature. These are a few of the requirements she gave me: Basically a blank slate, with the exception of a few pictures and accessoriesComfortably seat ... Read More about Case Study: Classic Living Room Design