Retrospective: The Bathroom Retreat

February 17, 2013 by  
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“Introducing our Retrospective article for this week: Chosen from our previous Design Space contributor, Vitania M Liscio’s articles’, we hope this lovely piece from January 18, 2010 stimulates your senses and leaves you longing for a warm, peaceful dip in the tub.” I love January. Something about saying goodbye to an old year, and welcoming a […]

What Makes a House a Home

January 27, 2011 by  
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What Makes A House A Home So many people have shared how inspired they are by Vitania and the stunning images she shares. This is one of my personal favourites. What about you? During January we are burrowing through our extensive archives and bringing the gems we find into the light. Please join us! Leave […]

Celebrate in Style!

December 15, 2010 by  
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The Holidays have arrived! The parties, the food, the friends, the décor, it’s all here. So what does your home say about you this year? Simple or sophisticated you can pack plenty of style into your home this Holiday Season without all the fuss. Yes, holiday decorating takes effort, but it doesn’t have to be […]

Experiment with Your Own Sense of Harmony

November 22, 2010 by  
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Many designers can create a beautiful interior, but few can create a harmonious one. This month’s opening quote by Doug Floyd applies to interiors as well. You don’t get a harmonious space when you use the same colour, or layout, or furniture. You have to have some highs and lows, and everything in between. There […]

The Place to Breathe

September 15, 2010 by  
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It’s September, and this is my time of year. This summer was perfect, warm and sunny, and truly relaxing. Yet, I am grateful for the cool breeze that has swept in. This is my season, autumn. I start to anticipate it’s arrival in the first week of August, and I have to remind myself to […]

Happiness is Wanting What You’ve Got!

July 15, 2010 by  
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You know that old song from Cheryl Crow, “I’m gonna soak up the sun, I’m gonna tell everyone, To lighten up”? I love that song. It’s a happy song, and every time I hear it reminds me of what really matters. My beautiful family, my friends, my home and the wonderful memories I have made […]

When Wondering Leads to Great Design

June 15, 2010 by  
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I think it starts with desire; for something new, for something different, for something that will be a true reflection of you, and that is when the magic begins. You begin to Wonder, ‘What if I took a chance and switched things up around here?” Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took […]

For the Love of Hard Work

May 17, 2010 by  
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Ever since I began exploring art and design as a young girl, I have been in admiration of the work of artisans and craftspeople.  I envy the ability to dedicate each day working skillfully and patiently with your hands and heart. I am the daughter of a blacksmith and a hair stylist, so I think […]

Design Inspiration from the Things You Love!

April 29, 2010 by  
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Inspiration! It’s one of those magical words that makes you believe you can achieve pretty much anything. It’s true, how many times have you heard, “All I need is a little inspiration and….” before you know it, you are starting a blog, taking dance lessons, or painting your bedroom walls blue. Inspiration is my fuel. […]

A History of It’s Own

March 15, 2010 by  
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I am so excited that this month’s theme is journey, because it is completely in line with my latest design fascination. It seems every time I flip the page of a magazine, or browse a design photo gallery, my eyes are instantly drawn to the beautiful antique piece so delicately displayed. It doesn’t matter whether […]

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