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Helpful information on the different types of window treatments (and the style names).  Courtesy of Kathy Passarette ... Photo courtesy of Smith & Noble Types of Window Treatments Draperies - heavy material with pleated panels.  May draw across the rod or remain stationery on either or both side...
03/02/2009
This is by far the most dramatic kitchen makeover I've seen on a modest budget. Everyone knows that a kitchen can make or break a sale. With some major de-cluttering and a minor remodeling job a tired kitchen can become the queen of the prom! So to speak. The elements that went into this makeove...
03/02/2009
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Please be sure to participate in the second annual, worldwide EARTH HOUR on March 28 @ 8:30 pm.  Simply switch off all your lights, electronics and as much power as you can live without for one hour.  Light a candle, snuggle up and have a sip of wine.  It's so easy to do your part ... let's make...
03/01/2009
There is a new Canadian magazine in the home decor genre, entitled CANADIAN HOME TRENDS (formerly known as Canadian Homestead Magazine).  You can get your first issue FREE by signing up online.  Here's the link to do so - http://canadianhometrends.ca/subscribe-today/gift-subscriptions/subscriptio...
03/01/2009
SPRING is just around the corner, isn't it?  They are predicting temperatures of 9 celcius (in Toronto) today before the mercury dips again this weekend.  The sound of heavy rain kept me up half the night, and much of the snow is melting.  Yesterday's sunshine and temperature of 6 celcius, defini...
02/26/2009
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The Lampe Berger (http://en.lampeberger.ca/home) has become increasingly popular over the past 2 years.  Many home decor stores now carry them in a wide variety of styles, and in varying price points. They are extremely effective in eliminating household odors such as cooking, pet and stinky shoe...
02/25/2009
  There is a hip new color in town - If you're thinking of giving your home a fresh coat of paint, adding new window treatments, or are looking to invest in a new piece of furniture, Consider Grey.  Grey is the new hue, the new neutral - It's the new Beige.  Grey has been sneaking into our palett...
02/25/2009
This is a great idea ... I don't think I've had a staging job yet that hasn't involved dealing with cordless phones, cell phones and phone chargers on the counter or nightstand.  Everyone has them and most people don't want to live with the inconvenience of relocating them while their house is o...
02/25/2009
  News Alert: 2,000+ homeowners entered the MSN-Sympatico $23,000 in great house prizes to be won in the "House-full of Prizes" Contest today.   MSN-Sympatico and casaGURU launched the "House-full of Prizes" contest for homeowners on February 16th, just in time for the National Home Show in Toron...
02/22/2009
EXACTLY RIGHT, JULEA ... thanks for hitting it bang on! You read it right - I said NEW! Imagine my shock and awe when I opened this past Sunday's Chicago Tribune Magazine to read that an interior designer has expanded his business to include "arranging what the client already owns." Heck, I even...
02/17/2009
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