Design Chick

Crispin's top design tips

Aug 2, 2017 / 3:00 pm

For those of you that have ever attempted a design project and felt that you'd failed, this week's column is especially for you. Clients sometimes say...

EQ3 is a designer favourite

Jul 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

For clients looking for one-offs and really contemporary decor, there's one store I love stopping in at. Minimalists at heart love the simplicity and highly...

5 tips for outdoor living

Jul 5, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Simple. Summer. Chic! When creating a space outside this summer for relaxation, conversation, or rest, consider these five inspiring tips for stylish outdoor...

Maximize home storage

Jun 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

Here’s an amusing fact: almost every home is uniquely different in some way, and yet nearly every home is deficient in one common element — storage...

Designer furnishings for you

Jun 14, 2017 / 11:00 am

In The Hot Seat – Designer Furnishings The annual Las Vegas Market — a world class exhibition and debut, featuring international furniture, decor,...

Design blogs to follow

May 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

Interior design blogs to follow Some of the best design and decorating advice isn't found in splashy magazines or on decadent TV shows. It's found on...

6 design must-haves

May 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

I'm always on the hunt for what’s hot and in demand; here are six top must-have design staples this very minute… Textured Walls This isn't...

Great backsplash tile ideas

May 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

There are so many fun and gorgeous details you can add to your home in the process of infusing highlights and polish, and to me a kitchen just doesn’t...

Interior design secrets

May 3, 2017 / 1:00 pm

There aren't a lot of hard-set rules when it comes to interior design, but there is a widely accepted tenet that all designers understand: the importance...

Hot fireplace design ideas

Apr 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm

With local temps finally starting to warm up, it may seem like a strange time to write a piece on fireplace design, but great ideas and inspiration don't...

Decorating don'ts

Apr 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

Decorating don’ts – are you guilty? Want to create the perfect designer look in your home? There are certain key rules and guidelines to follow in...

Creating the perfect mantel

Apr 5, 2017 / 11:00 am

I tend to default to a more organic and less stuffy approach when styling shelves and fireplace mantels. I find that the looser, more casual approach gives my...

Psychology of colour

Mar 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm

If you've ever stood in front of a paint chip display and felt more than a tad overwhelmed, this article is for you. There is an entire science behind...

Chic lighting for your home

Mar 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

The lighting of a room can either make or break your space. With all of the focus usually put upon furniture, paint colours, and decor, you may not give the...

Choosing the perfect rug

Mar 15, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Design underfoot – how to choose the perfect area rug Most rooms benefit from the addition of an area rug or two, so if you haven't considered one, or...

Pretty chic, not too shabby

Mar 8, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Don’t let the word “shabby” fool you: the look may be unstructured and lacking in formal rules, but this timeless esthetic can add an...

Hot stuff in the kitchen

Feb 8, 2017 / 3:00 pm

6 Kitchen Trends You’ll Flip Over This Year We’re approaching the time of year many people begin working out their renovation plans – kitchens...

Designs on spring

Feb 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Top 5 design items to help usher in spring Right about this time of year, we’re all really feeling the hold winter has had: short days, dark nights, and...

Design for the single guy

Jan 25, 2017 / 4:00 pm

I think every single one of us has at least one marvellous bachelor in our lives who could use some inspiration in the design department. Not every single guy...

See the future here

Jan 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

At the beginning of every new year, a load of hip, upcoming, and sometimes recycled style and decorating trends are released into the design world; and this...