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Home Sweet Rental | A Guide to Making your Rental Feel like Home

Making a rental feel like home can sometimes feel impossible. In many cases, you may have to work with what you have in the individual space, and make it feel like your own. The easiest way to transform a space by far, is using furniture and accessories. You would be amazed at how big of a difference smart space planning can make, or selecting the right scale of furniture for the space. Throwing in some pillows, and other accessories is an easy way to add some character and some personality to your new home. But there are so many other ways that you can make that rental feel like home, and less like a temporary crash pad.

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Myth Busters | Misconceptions About Interior Designers

This one I truly do not understand. So many people think that we just give advice and don’t actually do any work, which also brings us back to the point I made earlier. Lots of people ask me to come to their homes for a consultation where they show me their space, tell me what they want it to look like or what they don’t like about it, and then I answer all of their questions and give them ideas based off of my opinion. For many people, that’s all they think an interior designer does. So they meet with several different interior designers and just repeat the process until they think they’re ready to tackle it themselves. But here is my question for you: how exactly do you plan on executing the design if you don’t have a complete understanding of it?

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Myth Busters | Misconceptions About Interior Designers

I can't tell you how many times people have referred to me as a decorator, because they simple don't understand that there is a difference between the two. But in fact, there is quite a large difference between the two from education, to practice, and what our jobs entail. The NCIDQ describes the difference between the two professions the best: "Many people use the terms "interior design" and "interior decorating" interchangeably, but these professions differ in critical walls. Interior design is the art and science of understanding people's behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decorating is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.

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Adding Greenery to your Home

With warmer weather (hopefully) right around the corner, what better way to welcome spring into your home by adding some nature? A few weeks ago I discussed some different ways you can incorporate Pantone’s colour of the year Greenery, into all the different space in your home. But there are more ways to add some greenery into your home besides the typical paint, wallpaper, and decorative accessories. You can take the literal meaning and add some living plant life to your home.

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Designers to Follow on Instagram

I love how easy it is to find inspiration to get those creative juices flowing when designing a new space for a client. Instagram is definitely one of my favourite places to see what’s new in the design work, and to see what other designers are up to. So of course, I thought I would share the love with all of you, with a list (in no particular order) of some of my favourite creative people to follow online. If these Instagram feeds don’t inspire you, I have no idea what will! And if you’re feeling a little inspired to give one of your spaces a little face lift after taking a gander all these beauty, but are struggling at how to tackle the project (wink, wink), you can always reach out for a helping hand.

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