Happy Monday everyone! I'm starting the week off with a roundup of my favourite canopy beds. I absolutely LOVE a good canopy bed, as they bring a great sense of interest to a bedroom when done right. These beds were really popular a few decades ago (well actually they were first popular hundreds and hundreds of years ago) but people mostly remember the ones that basically took over an entire bedroom with their heavy wooden frames! These were often very detailed and ornate, but the canopy beds popular today are much, much different!
You can find these bed frames in many different styles from modern to extremely traditional at a variety of price points. A good tip is to look at stores like Restoration Hardware Teen and Pottery Barn Kids - you can find a variety of stylish beds for lower prices (only downside is that queen is the largest size). If you are looking to add this style of bed to your room, keep in mind that a high ceiling is necessary! A lot of older homes have eight foot ceilings which are most likely not tall enough to accommodate these beds.Read More
I am currently working on two bedroom projects and am about to take on three more next month, so I have been looking at nightstands for weeks! While there are tons of amazing options out there, these tend to come with a hefty price tag and quite often, more affordable options are cheaply made and this is evident by just looking at them!
I recently worked with a fantastic local atelier to re-finish a client's existing antique nightstands and they turned out amazing. Really - a whole new life was given to the pieces. This got me thinking, it isn't always necessary to spend $1000-$2000 on a new nightstand (but if you want to and you can - go for it!) and you don't have to settle on crappy mass produced options. Look at having an antique piece re-finished for an updated, more contemporary look. See what you have in your own home or what you can find at local antique shops, flea markets, thrift stores, or estate sales.Read More
With Christmas less than a week away, some of you may be preparing to host family and friends. For many of us, the guest room is not always a priority on the decorating list and if it isn't used often enough, ends up being the ultimate storage room and the perfect place for all your old mis-matched decor items! If you feel like I am talking about your house, don't be discouraged - the room doesn't have to be perfect!Read More