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Interior Design Blog — colour

Souks to Be Me:A Calgary Interior Designer in Marrakech

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Given my love for saturated colour, what better place to find interior design inspiration than in Marrakech?  I packed light intending to do some shopping in Morocco. Not light enough. We still ended up bringing home an extra bag, jammed carry-ons and luggage that pushed the limits of the weight allowances. Going to North Africa was a little out of our comfort zone, but it was incredible. I hope I will get the chance to go back again one day. The people are open and friendly and the spirit of craftsmanship is alive and well in Morocco.  Actually, I was...

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Interior Designer Profile: Jonathan Adler

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Interior designer Jonathan Adler is author of the book, My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living. Love his work or hate it, it is kind of hard to imagine how one could feel down in one of the quirky, colourful spaces he creates. I wanted to profile Jonathan as a designer I admire. Admittedly, he is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, and I probably wouldn't want to live all the time in an environment that is as high energy as those he creates, but I still think he has a lot to offer as far as inspiration is concerned and...

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How Accessorizing and Finishing Touches Make a House a Home

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The last 10% of pulling a space together is the difference between a home that is "nice" and a home that is "Wow". Don't neglect accessorizing when you decorate your space. Looking at the before and after pictures above, it's easy to see how accessorizing a room is well worth the effort. In the smaller photo, the basics are in place.  Paint colours and textiles are harmonious and there's even an interesting wall treatment and light fixture that get a start on making the space a little beyond the ordinary, but "no guts, no glory".  Decorating this room has not...

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How to use short-term trends in interior decorating

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Design tends to encompass longer term plans like how a space is laid out and what finishes are used on millwork and tile. Decorating is often understood to mean the more superficial elements in a space, such as paint colours, toss cushions and lamps. They might be elements that are more likely to be switched out from time to time because they require little or no actual construction or labour to be done on a home but they are important. The decorative elements in a space are often where much of the character comes from and they are also what...

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