How to Design a Lighting Plan

Building a new home can be overwhelming at times, that’s for sure!  So many choices and decisions and of course, you want everything to come together perfectly. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help your lighting plan come together more effectively and in turn, it should make the selection process more […]

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NOW WHAT: Hardwood Floor Scratches
January 1, 2020

NOW WHAT: Hardwood Floor Scratches

Oh no!!  Your brand new hardwood flooring just got its first scratch!  Heartbreak… but don’t worry!!  Just remember, this is your home – to be lived in and memories to be made! Wood is a natural product, and you can expect to get scratches on your hardwood.   However, there are some things to keep in […]

Holiday Entertaining: 101
December 1, 2019

Holiday Entertaining: 101

Are you ready to entertain for the holidays? Yes, Christmas is coming and there’s just no way around it! Christmas comes once a year whether you are a fan of the holiday, or not. Try not to think of Christmas as a day but as a season to celebrate. To start off the season it’s […]

Trending: Top 5 Hot Wallpaper Looks!
November 1, 2019

Trending: Top 5 Hot Wallpaper Looks!

Make a bold statement! Wallpaper is back, and BOLD styles are all the rave! Our Rave Design Showroom has a current library of Joanne Wallpaper books for you to go through and get inspired.  Here are the current top five hot trends in wallpaper.   #1- Our Favorite Bold Floral Wallpaper: Florals have made it […]

Snowbirds: Tips for Planning a Renovation
October 1, 2019

Snowbirds: Tips for Planning a Renovation

Oh, the life of a snowbird; enjoying the Spring, Summer and bits of Fall, then taking off to skip the cold winter months in a more temperate climate. The ‘birds have definitely figured out how to gain max enjoyment by splitting their time between two homes and leaving the bitter cold behind. Many of our […]

It’s That Time Again: Back to School!
August 30, 2019

It’s That Time Again: Back to School!

It’s back… that wonderful time of the year that parents love and children dread; Back to School! It’s fun and relaxing to have the kids home for summer, but it is also nice to get back into routine as the summer comes to an end. Schedules can tend to be so busy and hectic between […]

How to Select the Right Window Coverings
August 2, 2019

How to Select the Right Window Coverings

So, you finally decided to build that new home, or maybe you have chosen to go full steam ahead into the renovation project you have always been dreaming of? You have narrowed down the builder, painter, flooring, cabinets; but have you thought of how you should be covering those new windows? For some, this is […]

10 Designer Tips to Add Value to Your Home
July 4, 2019

10 Designer Tips to Add Value to Your Home

There are many ways to enhance the look of your home and add to its value. Some are in-expensive while others tally up quickly. The following ideas can be ranked according to your budget, nevertheless using just one of these tips will begin to change the image others have of your home, making it more […]

Hardwood and Humidity
January 28, 2019

Hardwood and Humidity

Is your flooring making that ‘snap, crack, pop’ noise as you walk across it? Are you noticing gapping between your boards that wasn’t there before? It’s been an exceptionally dry winter here in Central Alberta and our floors are even feeling it. The best tip that we can offer is to ensure that your humidity […]

Exterior Lighting for the Darker Winter Months
January 7, 2019

Exterior Lighting for the Darker Winter Months

The correct exterior lighting can not only create an inviting entrance into your home for family and guests, but it also gives the feeling and appearance of safety and security. There are a number of lighting options for the exterior of your home depending on the style and functionality you require. Wall Sconces Sconces are […]

The Benefits of Working with a Designer
October 15, 2018

The Benefits of Working with a Designer

Are you building or renovating?  Here are the top reasons for considering working with an interior designer for your project: A Trained Eye to Help With Your Selections Some people find the selection process daunting. Which trends do you follow? How do you pull an entire home together to look cohesive? How do you create […]

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Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or an experienced interior designer our blog can help you stay inspired by offering you our best advice, our how-tos, and the low-down on all our favourite products.