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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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Decor Coaching Service

Decor Coaching Help

Decor Coaching is now available at DIY Decorator.  For a long time, I have received emails asking if I offer an interior design service.  Although I am a qualified interior designer, and used to run my own interior design practice, I’ve been reluctant to offer that sort of service again. You see I honestly believe […]

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Glimpse of My Home February 2017

Glimpse of my home February 2017

I love seeing all the photos of your homes on the instagram hash tag #glimpseofmyhome.  So many of you have created beautiful, meaningful spaces.  Here are some of my favourites from February, 2017. I totally get how Alison feels on clean bathroom day.  Visit @ali_hoopsandco I’m all about decorating small spaces one at a time. […]

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DIY: Refinish Outdoor Table

Refinish Outdoor Table Top

In summer, we eat dinner outside on the deck most nights.  Unfortunately our outdoor table has copped the western sun and the weather over the past few years and is showing signs of wear.  Time to refinish the outdoor table and restore it to it’s former glory. Wear & Tear on the Table I bought […]

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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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Ring Video Doorbell

Wish you could answer the door even when you’re not at home?  Well with the Ring video doorbell you can do just that.  When somebody rings the bell, you can see and speak to them on your smartphone. I get a lot of mail deliveries, and it’s frustrating when I miss the courier and have […]

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