Hygge: Happiness Danish Style

2016 is now history. Shall we add « good riddance»? And as in years past, we will greet 2017 with optimism and a renewed determination to better ourselves. Eat better, lose weight, quit smoking, get in shape, save money – the list of goals are lofty, the resolutions ambitious, not to mention identical to last year’s, but hold on. (more…)

Cozy It Up this Winter

For Canadians, winter is a fact of life and even though we think of ourselves as hardy bunch, some of us view the season as something that must be endured. But whether you’re outside frolicking like a child when the snow begins to fly or wishing you could just hibernate, everyone enjoys coming out of the cold to a warm and cozy home. (more…)

Serenity: at Last, a Place to Call Your Own

Finally, you’re about to move into your own place – at long last! You thought this day of freedom would never come! But then reality sets in, all of the decisions you have to make and how to decide? You begin to gather ideas of all of the options surrounding you; be it on-line via friends, blogs, and magazines or in-store. (more…)

What a Sham!! Learning to Sleep in Style

Some people don’t really care what their bed décor looks like. If the sheets are clean and the bed doesn’t squeak, all is well! Then there are those people who love to have pretty or elegant touches, frilly or masculine designs, grey or lemon tones. To some, this could make all the difference in a good night’s sleep. (more…)

Time to Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Haven

Tired of your old bedroom? Need something new? Want to love your space again? Let’s see how you can change some things around to achieve this. Yes, that means you’re ready to makeover your bedroom into your sanctuary. To begin: there are some things you may love and want to keep (and that’s OK). (more…)

Choosing Your Living Room Furniture

Have you ever been in a furniture store shopping for a sofa or sectional, checking the wide range of covers available and suddenly feeling completely overwhelmed? It’s normal, the large number of choices can sometimes lead to this state of uncertainty. But just like you have to study before taking an exam, you need to prepare before shopping living room furniture. (more…)

Your Own Place: Your Living Room

Let’s think about the options you have in upholstery for your main living space. Often we think about upholstery being a sofa and a chair, but before you commit – let’s think about how you will use the space. Then we’ll look at the options. (more…)

Can Too Many Accessories Create Clutter?

The answer is Yes. Too much of a good thing can be just too much. Simply take a look at the two pictures below and you’ll have good examples of what clutter means. Like everything in life, trying to strike the right balance is key: too much un-appointed ‘stuff’ will cause your room to feel busy and look messy. Not to mention the nuisance it is to your tidy-up and cleaning routine. (more…)

Your Own Place – Where to Start

Finally, you’re about to move into your own place – At long last! You thought this day of freedom would never come! But then reality sets in, all of the decisions you have to make and how to decide? You begin to gather ideas of all of the options that surrounding you; be it on-line via friends, blogs, and magazines or in-store. Here are 5 key things to do before you make any decisions. (more…)