Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Job: One

As the saying goes, "It's not What you know, it's Who you know." My brother in law, who has spent several years in the construction industry, recently purchased a property with plans to renovate the home for resale. Guess who gets opportunity to choose the interior finishes and colour scheme? You guessed it, ME!!! This will be my first official design job, and I am looking forward to a great learning experience.

To date, the colour scheme for the interior rooms has been selected. Since the home is being prepared for resale, the scheme will be a neutral palette which will appeal to most buyers. These are the colours we will be working with:

Manchester Tan HC-81

Benjamin Moore
Palladian Blue HC-144

Benjamin Moore
Bennington Gray HC-82

Benjamin Moore
Classic Gray OC-23

Benjamin Moore
Ranchwood CC-500

Benjamin Moore
Florentine Plaster CC-520

Benjamin Moore
Wedgewood Gray HC-146

Can't wait to show you the final results, the scheduled completion date is less than two months away!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Personal Touches

Adding a personal touch to your home is simple: collect what you like. It doesn't matter if an item is considered to be on trend by design magazines. And neither should an item's monetary value have any bearing on how you value it.

As a case in point, I found this miniature bust in a Lakefield Antique shop for 10 dollars. I was drawn to the sculpture because it reminds me of my visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this past January. He now lives at my house and his name is Herman.

Monday, July 12, 2010


With one heat wave just ended and another on its way, I bet these pool owners must be very popular right now!!

Joseph & Kimberley Mimran's Toronto Home via HouseandHome.com

Rooftop Pool, Soho House NYC

1960's Home via Veranda.com

Angular Pool via HouseandHome.com

Greystone Estate Pool via Veranda.com

Hamptons Estate via Veranda.com

Columbia Reflecting Pool via Veranda.com

The Stahl House, Hollywood Hills
Pierre Koenig Architect
Photographed by Julius Shulman