Category Archives: Decorating

One decorating trend worth following – encaustic tile!

Yesterday, I blogged about a few trends to avoid, but here’s a current trend I love: encaustic tile. These are ceramic tiles where the colours are embedded as layers rather than glazed or painted patterns, and they can have two … Continue reading

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Three current decorating trends to avoid!

I do a lot of renovations each  year, helping clients get their homes ready for sale, so I am always seeing homes that are dated and homes that are timeless. Here are some of my thoughts on current trends that … Continue reading

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The beauty of good design ….#Glebe

I saw a new listing this past week on MLS that I absolutely loved. The property is in the Glebe and it’s listed by Andy and Paddy McCarthy of Royal LePage Team Realty (I work for Royal LePage Team as … Continue reading

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Decorating like the pros- Part 2!

My last post showed some of the furniture and lighting choices I’d make if I was decorating my clients’ new home to look like the model home they loved so much. Those were all inexpensive fixes — paint, drapes, lights … Continue reading

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Redoing a Kitchen – Before and After

My friend, Halifax realtor and actor, Thelma Farmer, is busy redoing a townhouse. I’ve shown you how she transformed the dining room; now look what she’s done with an eat-in kitchen! The tired old wallpaper in this room makes it dark … Continue reading

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Should you fix up your house before you sell?

We had a lively discussion at last week’s downsizing seminar about whether you should do the repairs to your house that are needed before you sell it, or leave them for the buyers. What about major repairs? the participants asked. Do we … Continue reading

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Will staging a house really help to sell it?

We had a really great seminar today at TD Emerald Plaza on downsizing. It was hosted by senior financial planner, Sylvia Manning who was kind enough to supply sliders and chocolate cookies for lunch. York Polk (a mortgage broker,)and I … Continue reading

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