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Three is a magic number

Three is a magic number

The power of three or uneven numbers are a big part of interior decorating. It is a good rule of thumb to repeat a colour at least three times in a room in order to make it stand out. For example, in the picture, the red is repeated at least three times and the yellow...
Using nature to inspire you

Using nature to inspire you

It is wonderful to bring colours of nature into your home. Whether you love winter, fall, summer or spring, all those colours in each of those seasons can inspire you. Mother nature has an amazing gift of putting colours together that are harmonious. One of the ways...
Professional painters vs Do it yourself

Professional painters vs Do it yourself

Anyone can paint right? Yes! Anyone can paint. However, can they do it right? I am amazed at how much chemistry is involved in the painting industry. Professional house painters are not only skilled artists, but they are chemists as well. Have you ever seen paint...
Spring cleaning is in the air!

Spring cleaning is in the air!

It is interesting how all of us start to think of improving our home in Spring. We all start to open our windows and let the fresh air flow through our houses. I think the fresh air causes us to look at the inside of our house. It’s like catnip for cats. It makes us a...
Remove it or paint over wallpaper?

Remove it or paint over wallpaper?

Remove or paint over wallpaper? There are lots of things that you need to consider if you are planning to paint over your old wallpaper. A question homeowners ask when painting over wallpaper is whether they need to remove the old wallpaper before painting. You don’t...
Pets and painting, what to do and not to do

Pets and painting, what to do and not to do

If you own an animal, they are typically a large part of the family.  I can attest to this as I have had dogs, cats, horses throughout my life. The big question is what to do with animals and painting projects? I feel I am qualified to answer this as a home owner, a...
What sheen should I use?

What sheen should I use?

You might ask, what is sheen? In simple terms, sheen is the amount of reflection given off by your paint. The highest reflection is a gloss sheen and the lowest is a flat sheen. The most common name for the middle of the road sheen is eggshell. However, there are...
Should I hire an interior designer?

Should I hire an interior designer?

Ask yourself these questions before bringing an interior designer on board. One of the questions we get asked is whether it’s worth it to hire an interior designer. Hiring a designer is an incredibly personal experience. Some people wouldn’t dream of starting a...