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Interior Design Blog — finishes

Does your home have curb appeal?

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We all need to do routine maintenance on our home exteriors, and that is the perfect time to address aesthetic issues as well as structural concerns. This modest bungalow needed a new roof and soffits, and the owner knew it was also looking tired and needed a lift. I was brought in for a few hours to consult on how to make the home look its best at the same time as it was getting in ship shape condition to handle our crazy calgary climate. The family knew they wanted to bring a craftsman feel to their 1950s bungalow without...

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Pull It Together! Decorating a room; where do you start?

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When I am working with a client to pull a space together, they are often surprised to learn that choosing paint colour is one of the last steps in the decorating process. The reason for this is simple; you can find any paint colour you can imagine, but you might find that other finishes needed in a room are much more limited.   Start with your "must haves". Do you absolutely want a quartz countertop in your kitchen? If so, there may be only 3-4 choices that appeal to you. Go there first and work outwards. Work from items where...

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