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My Classic Ensuite Reveal

Classic ensuite reveal

I am so pleased to finally share our classic ensuite makeover with you.  It seems like forever ago that we started.  Me travelling to the US for 7 weeks right in the middle of it didn’t help, but here it is 95% finished (because no room in the house is ever 100% finished right?) It […]

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How to Measure Your Room

How to photograph your room to create a room decorating plan

The first step in developing a decorating plan for a room is to measure and photograph your room. Measurements help when you are planning the layout of the room, and choosing the right scale and proportion of furniture and decor. It takes a little bit of time to accurately measure your room, but once you […]

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My Decorating Journey

My Decorating Journey - Brown House

Decorating your own home can be a rewarding and frustrating challenge.  Sometimes it’s important to look back, and reflect on where you’ve come from and what you’ve achieved.  Decorating a home is a gradual process.  Your tastes and styles change over time. Here, I’m sharing my decorating journey.  I’ve been renovating and decorating for 20 […]

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DIY Conifer Christmas Wreath

Just when I thought my Christmas decorating was done, I decided to create another Christmas themed wreath.  You can never have too many wreaths.  I love my Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce wreath downstairs, but needed a little something upstairs.  So here’s my quick and easy DIY Conifer Christmas wreath. The Wreath Before The wreath […]

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An Australian Christmas Table Setting

I am normally a fan of silver and white for the Christmas table.  This year I decided to try an Australian Christmas table setting after I was inspired by the beautiful Christmas flower arrangement created by florist Megan Collins. If you signed up to my 12 Days Christmas Decorating Guide, you’ll already know the recipe […]

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My Christmas Tree 2016

Is your Christmas tree up?   I only put my Christmas tree up on December 3rd.  Every year my daughter and I put the tree up whilst listening to Christmas music.  It’s become one of my favourite Christmas traditions.  This year, we decided to drop the gold and just stick to green, white and silver. Putting Up the […]

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How to Achieve Hi Lo Decorating

When my home was featured on Houzz recently, I remarked in the interview that I use what I call Hi Lo decorating.  So today, I just wanted to show you exactly what I mean when I say Hi Lo decorating, and how you can achieve it in your home too. What is Hi Lo Decorating? […]

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