March 28, 2013

Local Edmonton Artist | Debbie Jeannotte

Are you in search of unique artwork? Do you like to support local artists? Well, I am pleased to present to you, Debbie Jeannotte, a talented local artist.

Debbie Jeannotte was raised right here in our City of Champions and has called Edmonton home since the age of six. She has always felt a need to explore her creative side but her love of painting really developed about 5 years ago after a significant life change.  After being convinced by a friend to take an acrylic painting class, there was no stopping her.

Debbie lives in Highlands with her hubby and Daschund puppy, Lily.  Her sons, Taylor and Eden, are grown and out of the house but still enjoy their new little sister.
Below is a gallery of some of her sold pieces of artwork:










Available! "Emma" 8x8 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Contact Debbie Jeannotte to purchase this beauty! 

Or to have her create a one-of-a-kind piece just for you.

March 26, 2013

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Get the Look for Less | Nautical Mile

You see an amazing photo in a decorating magazine and you ask yourself, "How can I get that look? And how can I get it for less?"

Here's the inspiration: a chic, Hollywood Regency inspired navy and white living room. When I first started to source this look, I found the a price tag of $3500 each! I knew this was going to be a pricey room.

The Inspiration
Estimated cost $19,000

The Look for Less
Estimate cost $4919
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1. Toile Pillow - $98/ea                     2. White bolster - $40/ea                    3. Navy pillows - $43/set
4. Navy armless chair - $298/ea        5. Round mirror - $390                      6. Ivory sofa - $700
7. Brass coffee table - $839/ea *       8. White ottoman - $234                     9. White floor lamp - $372/ea
10. Navy/white rug - $258

*Less $1600 if you find thrifted brass tables

March 22, 2013

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Top 10 Pro Decorating Tips

Just in case you are deciding to tackle some home improvement this weekend, I thought I would share my Top 10 Pro Tips for Interior Decorating. Everything from choosing a wall colour, how to paint your trim, to picking the perfect mirror, will be covered here. Enjoy!

"Paint your trim and walls the same colour when: A) Your trim is older and you don't want to draw attention to it, and B) When you want the walls to disappear in a wash of colour and the focus to be on the room and furniture.

"Don't be afraid to try a different shape mirror. Ditch the rectangle and try oval, round or hexagon."

"Disguise an off-center window with draperies."

"Make a galley kitchen feel more open -- upper cabinets with glass door fronts. Also, if you don't have a window, install a mirror where a window should be."

"How to live with saturated or bright colours -- use them in small doses. The white wainscoting breaks the purple down into digestible amounts."

"Boost your bathroom's elegance with 2 curtain panels and a coordinating valance."

"Staging your bathroom doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate. Seen here: a flea-market-find shelf with simple white linens, a jar full of soap, garden flowers and a container of cotton swabs. Simple and effective."

"When selecting a carpet for your dining room, make sure there is about 8-12 inches from the edge of the carpet to the legs of the chair."

"Want to add some colour to your room, but can't commit to putting it on the walls? Try the ceiling instead."

"Large wall and don't know what to do? Or don't want to hang art? Use mirrors to break up the space and add some glitz."

Would you like some real-time, real life advice? Just give me a call.

March 7, 2013

Edmonton Interior Decorator | Before & After | Ambleside in Windermere

I had the pleasure and honour to work with the homeowners on this Kimberley built home in Ambleside.

Both owners had a very strong design sense and understanding of the direction they wanted to take their home, but sought professional guidance. We worked together through my Design Coach and personal shopping services.

The kitchen was given a HUGE facelift by: the installation of extra cabinets, new appliances, new lighting, and a fiery orange accent wall.

The dining room was kept sleek and modern with furniture from Finesse and fixtures from Park Lighting.

The living room was outfitted with mid-century modern inspired pieces from Crate and Barrel. See my design inspiration for this room here.

Drama and glamour were introduced to the stairwell with the fiery orange accent wall, black Baroque full length mirror and chandelier (not seen) from Park Lighting.

The guest bath was brightened up with accents of apple green.

The bonus room, where the family gathers for movies and conversation, was kept warm with existing furniture, and that Fireball orange accent wall.

A soothing, hotel like oasis was created in the master suite. Delicate accents of chartreuse and silver.

Some close ups of vignettes we created to add that personal touch to the home.

Do you like what you see? This home is also for sale at


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