September 19, 2015

Edmonton Decorator | 12 Pallet DIY Ideas

Why Upcycling Pallets is the New Black


If you're ever worked in a warehouse, you've seen more than your share of pallets. Drive by just about any industrial park and you see disposed pallets piled sky high. Many companies will offer these free for the taking.

If you're got a little imagination and some know how with tools, you can turn that trash into treasure.

Here are some of my favourite ways to upcycle wood pallets. Which one would you pick?





September 12, 2015

Edmonton Decorator | Choosing the Right Colours

The Fool Proof Guide to Choosing Colours for Your Home

 


If you're a photographer, a makeup artist, a decorator, or graphic designer you've had the opportunity to learn about colour theory. You get into details of complementary colours, tints and shades, and additive versus subtractive colour. But why get bogged down in technical details when the real questions is: How do I know if these colours go well together?

 Let me ask you a simple question: which picture is easier to understand? Picture "A" or picture "B".  With a simple glance, it's easy to understand that picture B is a photo of an eggplant. Pretty simple, right?
The greatest artist in the world created that eggplant: Mother Nature and she is never wrong. So if you want a FOOLPROOF way to picking colours for your home, just look to Mother Nature for your inspiration. She's never wrong.




I've compiled some colour palettes from Design Seeds as they rely heavily on nature for their inspiration. Enjoy!


If you need help choosing colours for your home, contact me to schedule a Colour Consultation. They start at just $150. Learn more about them by visiting my Services page.



September 5, 2015

Edmonton Decorator | DIY | Painting Fabric

Why Painting Fabric Will Make You Question Everything

Design trends come and go, but budgets don't always keep pace with these trends. The floral sofa you spent thousands on last decade is now terribly out of date and is a giant eyesore in the center of your living room. So what do you do? Re-upholstering can be very costly and pre-fabricated slipcovers come in limited sizes and colours. Do you live with the floral monstrosity or shell out more hard earned money to keep up with the Joneses?

What if I told you that you could PAINT your upholstered furniture? If you haven't heard of Chalk Paint, let me introduce you to this makeover miracle! It doesn't matter if your furniture is leather, linen, velvet or cotton. This paint will transform it all!




Chalk painted leather chair
Chalk painted settee
Chalk painted wing chair
Chalk painted arm chair
Chalk painted wing chair
Chalk painted wing chair
Chalk painted French chair
Chalk painted ottoman
Chalk painted wing chair
Chalk painted rattan chair
Chalk painted arm chair
Chalk painted sofa
Chalk painted sofa
Chalk painted sofa
Chalk painted dining chairs



Visit this site for an in depth tutorial for using Chalk Paint to transform your fabric covered furniture.





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