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PAINTED DOORS | SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS








A black door has it's place, but a colored door has a feeling - WOW! Be creative, take a risk and choose your favorite color. We love the pink door, what about you?
ps you can always repaint it!

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POUFS OF COLOR


Salari  Fine Carpets offers wonderful carpets in a art gallery setting. Your shopping experience fulfils the senses and sales representative Aliya offers excellent service. One of our favourites!

WALL SCONCE | SCOTCH PLEASE



This caught our eye, classic and mod!

Available: Living Space 

CHINA GRANITE PROJECT





Wouldn't this be fabulous to have in your garden? Enjoy your  morning coffee contemplating your day. A wonderful blend of form and function.

POSTER PERFECT



One of the coolest and most affordable ways to bring art into your space is with a poster from AllPosters.com. Their selection is exceptional, satisfying every style from contemporary to traditional. As for me, combine hip colors and meaningful text and I’m sold.


KATHERINE HEPBURN IS OUR GIRL





“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
                                       Katharine Hepburn


MIND THE SALE


A woman holds up a vase for her husband to check out. “What do you think, honey?” she asks. “It’s ugly, ” he answers. “But it’s 50% off!” she says. “Yeah,” he says patiently, “but it’s ugly.

This example, my friends, is a clear case of the Curse of the Sale. Oh, the seduction! The temptation! But as much as the deal and the discount may make us think we're bound for retail victory, we're more likely headed for retail folly.

Here are some tips for keeping the Curse from getting hold of you and your cherished home.

  1. When shopping, first be clear about what you’d love to have. If you find it, then -- and only then -- look at the price. Walk away if you can’t afford it, of course. But this way, you'll buy only what you absolutely love. You’ll not only save money in the long run, but you’ll have plenty of value -- good pieces and good feelings -- to show for it.
  2.  Conduct this sensual and aesthetic experiment (which won't cost you a dime). Go shopping for furniture and accessories with your senses in charge. Pick out what attracts you.  Do not look at price tags. If you find something fantastic, then check the price so you can choose wisely whether you can buy it.
At the very least, you will have felt the joy of having a home that you love and is fully you -- and be guided by this in your future shopping. And who knows? You might just walk away with a sensational piece that fits your budget -- and which you will always know you chose for love, not money.

VANCOUVER SUN COLUMN | DESIGN WISE

We are delighted to announce our first column in the "At Home" section of The Vancouver Sun. Each month we share design stories, tips and wisdom, stay timed for next months!

ps email us with any column suggestions, questions... Carrie & Tanja


WORDS


This print is so simple.