The perfect palette: natural wood + clean black lines

Once upon a time I hated natural wood. It felt—can you believe it—cheap? I scoffed at how people could actually want a piece of furniture that looked like it was halfway done. Oh, how we grow up. Now, I see natural wood as one of the most sumptuous materials you can have in a home.Continue reading “The perfect palette: natural wood + clean black lines”

Local design firm Studio Roslyn knows how to create magical spaces

I checked out Chinatown’s Qali Hair Extension Studio for the first time a couple of weekends ago—thanks to a surprise nomination for a free blowout from my manager 😍—and as soon as I stepped inside, I knew I had seen this place before. Right away, the vibe felt warm, eclectic and so authentically 80’s IContinue reading “Local design firm Studio Roslyn knows how to create magical spaces”

In a Design Rut? Create a Moodboard and Get Unstuck

This isn’t my first time around the mood board rodeo. Every time I’m about to move into a new spot, I whip out my mood board tools as though I were a legitimate interior designer servicing a client with an unlimited budget. One million Pinterest tabs and six hours later, my mood board is inContinue reading “In a Design Rut? Create a Moodboard and Get Unstuck”

Slowing Down in an Almost-Tiny Home | Home Tour with Brooke

Meet Brooke, a conservationist who has lovingly restored and built an almost-tiny home in Saskatchewan from practically the ground up. With the help of her capable dad, she poured herself into what was once a fixer-upper and is now a charming refuge built for one. Every nook & cranny of this place is thoughtfully designedContinue reading “Slowing Down in an Almost-Tiny Home | Home Tour with Brooke”

A Musician’s Cozy & Inspired Bungalow | Home Tour with Elsa

In the garden suite of a quirky, pink heritage house, Elsa & her partner, Kyle, have curated a home that feels warm and creative—just like them. They’re surrounded by DIY projects, art by their friends, and cozy lights around each corner. On our virtual tour, it felt like I had stepped into the hull ofContinue reading “A Musician’s Cozy & Inspired Bungalow | Home Tour with Elsa”

Bohemian Sanctuary | Home Tour with Ali

To kickstart this series, meet Ali Mroz: an exuberant hair-stylist-turned-landscaper with a penchant for plants, books, and vintage goodies. When it came to designing her studio in Vancouver’s East Village, she had one goal in mind: to feel a sense of relief as soon as she walked through the door.