Category Archives: house Design

7 Tips for creating a DIY summer house

March is the month when my heart beats a little faster because spring is on its way and opening our summer place begins to be a reality. Each year at this time I plan what the coming year will bring in repairs and DIY projects.  This post summarizes some of our past projects and how they have come… Read Post »

You want what? Not in Newfoundland

Rant warning! Have you ever noticed how your location impacts design because of availability of products? I live in a terrific city, St. John’s,  on a beautiful island, Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic known for its culture and brightly coloured homes. source   But there is a downside to living on an island; it doesn’t always provide ready access… Read Post »

Does burlap work in contemporary decor?

Ideas for using burlap in crafty, country decor have taken over my Pinterest feed lately.  My own decor is a mix of contemporary and mid-century modern with a generous application of contemporary art.  Burlap just doesn’t seem to fit with that mix.  But wait…  just tell me something doesn’t work, and I am on a journey to prove… Read Post »