May 31, 2012

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Moodboard | Graphic Content

Warning: The following contains graphic content. Designer discretion is advised. 

Ok, all kidding aside: I love a bold, graphic print. Give me ikat, Greek key, trellis, damask, chevron, or even bold stripes. I love designs that "pop" and the careful use of a strong pattern is one way to achieve that.

Which one do you want to try?



May 25, 2012

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Design Trend | White Walls

I grew up with a lot of "basic beige" on the walls in my childhood home. And, where there wasn't basic beige paint, there was wild wallpaper. Naturally, I grew up with a slight aversion to both of them.

 I must confess: I love colour. Normally, beige walls bore me. And most of my clients put some colours on their walls.

However, with one of my latest design projects, I am leaning towards white walls. I think it can create an ultra fresh feel, if done right. I believe such a bare canvas would allow the other components of the room to "speak". Anyhow, I'm not even sure if this is a design trend yet, but I'm claiming it as such. What do you think?

White walls & eclectic furniture
White walls & modern furniture
White walls & eclectic mix
White walls with some mid-century modern furniture
White walls & graphic prints


May 23, 2012

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Furniture Shopping | CosaFina

Cosa Fina www.cosafina.biz
10508 - 109 Street
780.428.1415
Owner: Maria Elia-Brosch

As an Interior Decorator and Home Stager, I get to spend a lot of my time in beautiful homes and stores. And yes, a big part of my job is shopping for new furniture. As they say, "It's a tough life, but someone's gotta do it." Naturally, I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in interior furnishings. Imagine my delight when I walked into CosaFina.

CosaFina meaning "fine thing" lives up to its name by presenting a gallery of distinctive and luxurious fine furnishings and home decor, featuring a diverse mix of styles, layering traditional with contemporary. They represent several exclusive collections and designer furniture lines of exceptional craftsmanship offering many custom options in fabrics, finishes and sizes. Two particular items of drool-worthy mention: a) The silver crocodile lamp and b) Antique inspired pewter flatware. So, drop what you're doing, and go pay a visit to Maria.









May 14, 2012

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Design Trend | Hollywood Regency

Glitz, glamour and gorgeous: that's how I sum up the Hollywood Regency look. This design style focuses on making the home a showpiece for guests. Lacquer your furniture, hang velvet drapes, and make your tufted sofa a centre piece. This style can be achieved by combining classic pieces with flea market finds. Have fun, and relive Hollywood heydays!











May 5, 2012

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Edmonton Journal | Closet Conversion

There's a new trend that popped up in the design field. Many DIY decorators have been tearing off the doors from their closets and converting these spaces to open-concept living & working areas. I first spied this trend on Pinterest and knew that it would be a hit with my clients. Back in March, I even wrote a blog post about this emerging design trend.

Well, fast forward a few months and I've completed a closet conversion of my very own.

  1. Here is our closet looking rather sad and bare. Her shelves had been emptied and doors had been torn off.
The "Before" minus the mirrored doors
 2. The space needed to be redefined. The ceiling was dropped and new walls were framed.
The closet being re-framed to define the space
 3. Once the new walls and ceiling were in place, it was time to beautify it. Beadboard panelling was applied to the walls, and trim was added to the exterior.
Half way there. Bead board & trim has been added
 4. Finally, I had found some furniture to fit perfectly into our new closet. It looks like a custom fit!
Furniture added to the space to make it functional

5. And finally, she's remodelled and prettier than ever.


Oh, and I can't forget to mention, I was interviewed by the Edmonton Journal about this project. Read all about it here.

Do you want your stuff to "come out of the closet"? I can help you get started!


May 1, 2012

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Home Staging | Downtown Condo

Wow, long time no blog! It's been busy around these parts with Staging, Decorating and Real Estate. But, I am NOT complaining. :) Below is the latest staging job I completed. The home was listed, and an offer was accepted less than 6 hours later. Yes, that is the power of professional decorating and staging meets professional real estate services.
Want to sell, decorate or stage your home? I know just the person...


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