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Drama at the Dinner Table

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The dining room can be a space that adds drama to your home. It should be a welcoming and utilitarian space, but also exciting and a place that you are proud to invite guests into. Most homes have more than one space dedicated to eating and the formal dining room is often just that; formal. By keeping a few design principals in mind, you can create a space that has dramatic flare for entertaining friends, but is also family friendly and usable day to day. Here are some of my best tips for creating a special space for family and...

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Home Entertaining: Host a Scotch Tasting this Fall

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I don't just see myself as an interior designer, but as a professional homemaker. For me, part of making a house a home is entertaining. Bringing in friends and family and making them feel welcome and honoured. We have long cold winters in Calgary, and so I will (from time to time) share with you some of my ideas for entertaining during the fall and winter months. Heck, I'm sure I will also blog about spring and summer parties too.  Full disclosure: I'm part Scottish and I don't really care for scotch. I can still appreciate that my ancestors felt...

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