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Creative Easter Decor Ideas

Creative Easter Decor Ideas

As spring approaches, it brings with it the promise of renewal and celebration. And what better way to welcome this season of hope and joy than by adorning our homes with vibrant Easter decor? Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply want to infuse your 

Coastal Grandmother Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Coastal Grandmother Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Being the Mum of three wonderful sons, I feel truly blessed to share a coastal cottage with my boys and their partners when visiting. With this experience in mind, I’ve curated this Coastal Cottage Mother’s Day Gift Guide, knowing what kind of presents I would 

Embracing the Charm of Cottagecore: A Guide to Cottagecore Design

Embracing the Charm of Cottagecore: A Guide to Cottagecore Design

Cottagecore is an aesthetic and lifestyle that romanticizes a simple and idyllic rural life, often drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of rural cottages, farms, and nature. It emerged as a popular trend on social media platforms and has gained a dedicated following, especially among younger 

Beach House Renovation

Beach House Renovation

Photo Credit: LSP Media Project Brief Kitchen Project Goals The clients had owned their beautiful waterfront home for a number of years but had never lived in it full time. The goal was to reimagine the kitchen so that it fit their lifestyle and fit 

Inspiration for an Interior Design Scheme

Inspiration for an Interior Design Scheme

Where to start?  It can be so overwhelming with all the small decisions that need to be made when redecorating.  How to make design decisions so that your interior is harmonious rather than haphazard?  Read on to see where to get inspiration for an interior 

Transforming a dark log cabin into “the beach chalet”

Transforming a dark log cabin into “the beach chalet”

I wasn’t in the market for a log home.  One wasn’t even on my radar.  But when the ideal property at the right price turned up during my search for a beach home, I snapped it up.  After all, the old adage of buying the 

New Year Refresh

New Year Refresh

New Year’s is such a time of rebirth – resolutions, goals and projects are all come to mind.  But equally important is a refresh for your home.  Here are my suggestions for a New Year Refresh to recharge your batteries, create peace and harmony in 

Cottage Gift Guide

Cottage Gift Guide

If you’re lucky enough to own a cottage or know someone who regularly invites you to theirs, this Cottage Gift Guide should give you some great inspiration! 1. Stemless Wine Cup Take it from someone who has an earned reputation for knocking over wine glasses.  

Christmas Gift Guide for the Cottager

Christmas Gift Guide for the Cottager

Want to ensure that you keep getting invited back to the cottage?  You’ll be sure to find something in this Gift Guide For Cottagers which will guarantee repeated invitations next summer. 1.  Game Camera I’ve set up this camera by a game trail on my 

Coastal Gift Guide

Coastal Gift Guide

Do you have someone on your list who loves the ocean?  You’ll be sure to find something for them in this Coastal Gift Guide.  All items have been chosen for their colour, texture and materials that are evocative of the coast. Haden Heritage Kettle Not 

Coastal Autumn Decor

Coastal Autumn Decor

Autumn is my very favourite time of year.  Warm days, cool nights, sweaters, pumpkins, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin patches…. do you sense a theme?  And then the coast is my very favourite place to be so combining them together into Coastal Autumn Decor results in setting 

What the heck is the Coastal Grandmother Decor trend?

What the heck is the Coastal Grandmother Decor trend?

And no, it doesn’t mean you’re old or have grandchildren…. The term “Coastal Grandmother” was first used by Tik Tok influencer Lex Nicoleta describing a fashion aesthetic which has now spilled over into interiors.  Think of the beach house in the Nancy Meyers film “Something’s 

Designing a Coastal Powder Room

Designing a Coastal Powder Room

When it comes to designing a coastal powder room, you can have so much fun with this small space that packs a punch.   As there isn’t the same moisture levels as you would get in a bathroom with a shower and/or bathtub, you’re safe to 

Designing an Airbnb Suite

Designing an Airbnb Suite

With the incredible increase in the cost of living, many people are looking for ways to create a secondary source of income.  If you have the space, one solution can be an Airbnb suite, also known as a short term rental.  This option has the 

What does an Interior Designer Actually Do?

What does an Interior Designer Actually Do?

Sometimes people think they need an interior designer but they’re not quite clear on what that entails.  They think that an interior designer is all about making things look pretty or helping them choose a paint colour or tile pattern.  Believe me, we love to 

Winter cottage activities

Winter cottage activities

Winter Cottage Activities In the first year of cottage ownership, one of my brothers suggested that we all head up for the week leading up to New Year’s.  I thought he was crazy as, at the time, it was an unwinterized, uninsulated plywood cabin and 

Designing a Coastal Master Bedroom

Designing a Coastal Master Bedroom

When designing a coastal master bedroom, it’s important to not be too literal.  You want to suggest the shore without having it in your face with overt nautical items.  I’m currently redoing my own master and these are the items that I’m choosing for it.  

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Given how much I love coastal decor, this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide has a few “beachy” suggestions which will look amazing in your home all year long.  Just hover over each item or click on the pictures to learn more. Heart gift ideas Being the 

Decor Resolutions – A new look for a new year

Decor Resolutions – A new look for a new year

With 2020 solidly in the rear view mirror, I felt that it’s time to focus on 2021 and what small simple changes in the home can have a dramatic effect on improving mental wellness.  So these are my Decor Resolutions – a new look for 

Biophilic Design and its impact on your mental health

Biophilic Design and its impact on your mental health

Biophilia – it’s better than it sounds So many people relate interior design to just making an interior look pretty.  But interior design is so much more.  It’s “the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more