Alexis Dodd: Steelwood Designs

Published February 27, 2013

EVERY once in awhile I come across a local designer that catches my eye. Recently, I discovered the talents of Alexis Dodd, a North Shore resident and the force behind Steelwood Design. It's a collaborative effort that she enjoys with... Continue reading →

Teenage Room Makeover

Published November 17, 2012

[caption id="attachment_1779" align="alignright" width="203"] Fabric is wonderful for making dramatic statements in a room[/caption] There comes a time when your little girl is no longer little and would like to surround herself with everything that is "cool" and "hip" in... Continue reading →

The Pantry

Published July 20, 2012

Let's face it, having a central place to store our ingredients for cooking just makes things so much easier. Pantries do not have to be large, separate rooms. They can simply be as large as a room or as small... Continue reading →

Purchasing A Sofa

A sofa is an integral part of any living room furniture set so it's important to be sure of what you are buying. In addition to being a large investment, sofas cost time and money and therefore warrant making a... Continue reading →

Renovation Adds Charm and Grace

Renovating this character home's kitchen was all about making a statement in a small space. With careful planning and the use of warm bold colours Barb and Kirby Kinnon were able to achieve a stylish kitchen suitable for entertaining and... Continue reading →

Playing The House Number Game…Do It Right

I've always felt that first impressions matter when you approach a home. One of the factors that determines the first impression is the style and location of the address numbers that are chosen. The presentation should be clear and easily... Continue reading →

Kitchen Countertops

Are you in the market for a new kitchen countertop? It’s probably one of the larger investments you will make when renovating your kitchen so it’s important to do your homework on the various choices available. If you are shopping... Continue reading →

Induction Cooktops

Are you in the market for a new cooktop for your kitchen? Then you may be interested in the new Induction cooktops that have recently hit the market. I've always been a fan of the gas ranges and cooktops, however,... Continue reading →

Home Staging and Styling

If I had to sell my house, I would need to do a few things. Firstly, the bathrobe wearing, bunny slipper clad, unshaven husband in the recreation room, would be gone. Secondly, the ten-year old boy’s door would get a... Continue reading →

From Drab to Fab

Transforming a very ordinary powder room into something quite extraordinary was no easy task for homeowner’s Sandi and Ammad Shorbaji. However, it was a challenge they were more than willing to embrace. “We wanted to do the powder room first... Continue reading →