Open Concept Design : Finding the Connection

When asking someone what their dream home looks likes, majority of people will say: “I want to be able to see the everything from the kitchen”   “I want to be able to see right to the back of the house from the front door”  “I want an open concept”  Open concept floor

How to Design a Pop-Up Shop

Over the last few years, online shopping has given traditional retailers a run for their money; changing the way we shop as consumers. Where you once had to find and then go to a store to get what you needed, now it is available at your fingertips and dropped at your

My House is Your House : Short-term Rentals

Short-term rental properties are a growing trend. It offers an easy way to supplement your income and for a relatively inexpensive startup cost. Then with apps like Airbnb and Home Away, getting people to see your rental is right at your fingertips.   Why is this trend spreading?  Let’s be real.

Retail Design: Visual Merchandising 101

When I started my post-graduate career (after graduating from Interior Design) I started as a Visual Manager for H&M. This might seem like a weird entry level job choice for an interior design graduate but, in reality, there are a lot of similarities between Interior Design and Visual Merchandising. You’re

Simple Must-Do Updates for Any Home

Summer is in full swing and so is the real estate market. Spring through to the end of Summer is prime season for home sales with multiple new listings coming up daily. The market is HOT and the competition is real.  When a home buyer is walking through a house, especially an older

Curb Appeal

Most of the time, when someone talks about curb appeal, it’s when the house is on the market. Yes, curb appeal is important when you are selling your home but it’s not just about selling your home. The idea behind Curb Appeal is to make you home welcoming by creating

411 – What You Need to Know About Renovating

If you have decided to take on a renovation, big or small, CONGRATS! It’s an accomplishment to have been able to put aside the money to do a reno and you should be proud! But taking on a renovation can come with an overload of emotions: Excitement if it’s a

Make Your Design Flow Seamlessly

There are many different design themes – rustic, classic, masculine/feminine, minimal, eclectic, country, modern, retro. Beach-y, Paris, farmhouse…You may choose one design theme for the entire home or you may choose to design each room in a different theme. But no matter what you choose, there are some simple things

Airbnb Designing – How to Standout in the Market

I was recently planning our summer road trip, and of course, that involved looking for places to stay. Deciding where to stay turned out to be the most challenging part of the whole thing – location, space, the appearance of the room, amenities and of course price. After flipping between