How to Choose Window Coverings

Choosing the Right Window Treatments for your Home Windows are an important element of a room. Structurally, they form the shell of a room along with the walls, floor and ceiling. Aesthetically, they can blend into the background or create a focal point. The type of window fashion you choose must address the function of […]

House Beautiful in Cadboro Bay

We were excited to see our company name in print last weekend (Saturday May 7th) in the Times-Colonist Homes section. We were even more excited when one of our window fashions experts, Heather Chelsea-Newton, received individual mention for her involvement in a home in Cadboro Bay. Heather helped the homeowners choose energy-efficient cellular shades and skylight […]

Hunter Douglas Launches New Silhouette Fabrics and Options

Hunter Douglas has recently launched 4 new beautiful fabrics collections including translucent and light-dimming ones to the Silhouette Window Shadings line. So gorgeous! You also now have the option to have Silhouettes made for angle and arch windows (available with the vanes in the stationary closed position). We are excited about these changes to an […]

Decorating with Light

Natural light is so wonderful – soft, warm and true. But when natural light is not plentiful (say during February in Victoria) we need to augment our home’s lighting scheme with lamps. Here’s a great article provided by Illuminations Lighting Solutions for our Island Home Connection group about using lamps effectively. The idea of having lighting […]

Bathroom Trends for 2011

As a member of the Island Home Connection, a group of local home finishing showrooms, we have access to the latest products and trends in all areas of home design. So, here’s the latest on Bathroom Trends for 2011 from Splashes Bath & Kitchen. We especially liked the idea of using sensors for faucets and […]

New Fabrics from Joanne

Recently, our reps from Joanne Fabrics dropped by the showroom with a new selection of fabrics – including faux leather ‘croc’ patterns! These statement fabrics have so much texture and dimension that they are hard to resist. And to add to their appeal, they are functional (hand wipe) so they can be used bravely in […]