Design Chick

Real cost of renovating

May 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

This week, we’re pulling back the curtain on renovation costs. The world of interior design is filled with complex budgets and numbers, and sometimes...

Must-visit design shops

Apr 11, 2018 / 11:00 am

I’m on a mission to share with you all the design tips, tricks and love I can muster – and this week it’s all about loving on the local design...

White hot interior design

Feb 28, 2018 / 6:00 am

t's a hard scheme to pull off, but when it's done right, a white, monochromatic space looks simply stunning. It requires thoughtful planning,...

Blissful bedroom design

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:00 am

Bedrooms are often one of the very last spaces clients tackle, or neglect to finish off all together. That doesn't make the most sense, considering...

Design Q&A With Crispin

Jan 31, 2018 / 11:00 am

I get asked random design questions by friends, family, even strangers pretty much all the time – it comes with the territory. Interior design is a bit of...

Make it personal

Jan 24, 2018 / 6:00 am

5 WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR RENTAL HOME When it comes to refreshing and revitalizing a rented home, the price of what you pick and what you dream about bringing...

Bye bye winter design blues

Jan 17, 2018 / 11:00 am

Right about this time of year, we’re all really feeling the hold winter has had; short days, dark nights, and heaps of cold and gloomy days. It’s no...

5 hot design double takes

Jan 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

Hello 2018! The new year brings with it an amazing new batch of design trends and key coveted items. I’ve narrowed down a top-five hot list of materials,...

Top design trends 2018

Dec 27, 2017 / 6:00 am

Welcome to the end of 2017. As we wind down from a year that saw light wood floors, bohemian influences, wall murals, and Kelly Green as the accent colour to...

Gift guide for the decorista

Dec 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

The holidays are right around the corner, and perhaps you’ve been struggling with what gifts to get the savvy design decorista in your life? If you have a...

Be merry, bright for holidays

Dec 6, 2017 / 6:00 am

Each year comes the time to deck your halls for the holidays — one of my favourite things about winter. If you’re looking for an alternate to the...

Sage advice for designers

Nov 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

Each week, I share my love of interior design with the world, but this week, my fellow designers and decorators, is for you. If I can share any sage advice that...

Interior design style secrets

Nov 15, 2017 / 11:00 am

Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of some of your favourite interior design inspirations? What’s the story behind all those style choices...

Designers get you the wow!

Nov 8, 2017 / 6:00 am

Why you need a designer You’re about to embark on a new build or renovation, and inevitably the question of whether to hire a designer comes up. Do you,...

Fabulous gold decor

Oct 25, 2017 / 6:00 am

Gold is definitely in and here to stay. I’ve become much less hesitant to throw hints of it into design projects, and I'm confident you can warm up...

Hardwood flooring hype

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

In the market for new floors? Nothing helps to infuse a home with warmth and texture more than hardwood floors can. The richness and depth of a solid, hardwood...

Falling for autumn decor

Oct 11, 2017 / 11:00 am

The bright and vibrant shades of summer have faded into deep, moody undertones of saffron, jade, marigold, and charcoal. It’s fall, time to wrap yourself...

Pick the perfect paint palette

Aug 30, 2017 / 6:00 am

It's time to paint: you're staring at a table cluttered with multiple paint chips and fan decks. How on earth do you narrow it down? Luckily, there are...

Hang art like a pro

Aug 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

This week's column is short and sweet; it won't take long to find your perfect picture hanging combination after you read this. STAIRS I often suggest...

Use your (design) words

Aug 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

I spot decorative letters and sometimes random numbers on store shelves or tucked in a sale corner, and I grab them with the hopes of finding the perfect little...