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Call me at 250-833-1120 for a FREE in-home consultation.

  • 27th April 2017
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One of my clients took my advice on her window treatments, did the installation herself, and ended up turning off her air conditioning.  Another lady said she was able to sit in her living room -- with the drapes open --and enjoy her front garden for the first time EVER.…
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Summer Sun Blackout Window Covering Sale

Summer Sun Blackout Window Covering Sale

  • 9th April 2017
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I can solve this problem for you. You CAN have decent black-out or light-filtering window coverings which will keep the sun under control at 4:30 in the morning. Give me your email address or phone number in the comments, and I'll call you within 24 hours. Except on Sunday. And…
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Modern Farmhouse. What?

Modern Farmhouse. What?

  • 2nd April 2017
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I don’t think we’ve had a real new design style emerge in years. I don’t count Shabby Chic — it was an offshoot of French Country. I don’t count Bo-Ho — it was an offshoot of Eclectic. I don’t consider Transitional a design style because it’s, well, transitional. But now…
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A New Home!

A New Home!

  • 27th March 2017
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Hello Friday AM readers. I’m so very tickled to be here; some of you may recognize the by-line and mugshot of me from another newspaper column. Well, bless Lorne’s heart, my words and I have found a new home over here. ( And the image, by the way, is a…
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The Last Column

The Last Column

  • 11th March 2017
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Column # 224, The Last One The first Design Dilemma column published on August 29, 2008; it was about outdoor fabric. Today is column number 224 and it’s the last one in the Lakeshore News. I’m sad. The Lakeshore News is being absorbed by the Market News and they don’t…
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Your Window Covering Wish List.

Your Window Covering Wish List.

  • 26th February 2017
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  I was looking at the sunrise schedule yesterday, and I see that within six weeks, dawn will be about 4:30 IN THE MORNING. The sunset times which accompany these early days drive me NUTS because early to rise means early to bed and it’s tough to nod off when…
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How to do Pops of Colour. ( If you really must)

How to do Pops of Colour. ( If you really must)

  • 12th February 2017
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I know I should be talking about lighting, which is a topic I started in December but have not completed. But I’ve heard or read one too many times lately about statement pieces, pops of color, accent drapery, or even --  heaven help me -- feature walls, to stay quiet.…
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Buying Sheets. Step 1.

Buying Sheets. Step 1.

  • 3rd February 2017
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  I don’t know about you, but I suspect that, like me, you don’t want to pay $400.00 or more for one sheet. I do know that, also like me, you want a soft, easy to care for sheet which launders well and lasts a long time.   Here is…
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Trends, Fads and the New Neutral

  • 15th January 2017
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Chicken wallpaper borders. That’s was a fad. Short-lived. Thankfully. Brown everything? That was a trend. Lasted about ten years. Fads last six months, or a year, tops. Chicken wallpaper borders. Big words on the wall: ‘eat,' ‘love’ ‘read more.' Overly distressed furniture — which, I have to be snarky and…
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Lighter in ’17, Please

Lighter in ’17, Please

  • 1st January 2017
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OK. The world is full of wonderful things that make our lives easier and lighter. I’m currently in love with my Silpat baking sheets. Instead of a sheet of parchment paper used once and then trashed, I can use the Silpat many, many times. I don’t quite know how many,…
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