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Palette Archives brings interior design to the masses

We all dream of having an HGTV-worthy kitchen or a Martha Stewart-inspired office but while our imaginations might be expansive, our wallets may not be. Enter Palette Archives, an online interior design service from Calgary designer Amanda Hamilton. Touting “palettes for the people,” the new ecommerce platform is providing accessible and cost effective design options for those who aren’t able to afford a professional interior designer.

So how does it work? Palette Archives puts together a wide variety of themed palettes to fit the décor style you are seeking. Inside each box, you will find physical samples for the View this Post

Tips and ideas to make beautiful folded book art

Book folding art for the word 'love'

Repurpose hardcover books into this beautiful folded book art

Isn’t this the coolest book you have ever seen? I saw this style of folded book sculpture at a store one day and thought, “I can make that myself!” After a few months of procrastination, some Googling and a couple misadventures in book folding, I’ve learned some best practices to fold words onto the pages to make the most lovely folded book art. These books make for great gifts for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and a lovely addition to any home or office. Follow my beginner book folding tips below View this Post

Wine glass painting at Vin Gogh

Painted wine glasses on table.

Painting wine glasses at Vin Gogh Paint & Sip on Macleod Trail.

If you’re looking for a night of being social and getting creative, then Vin Gogh Paint and Sip is the place for you. “Paint nite” events are a popular activity for girls night out, date nights, private parties and so much more. While many painting pop-up events take place at various pubs and restaurants around town, Vin Gogh offers a dedicated one-stop shop devoted to all kinds of painting and beverage sipping.

The brightly lit store is decorated in a multitude of beautiful canvas examples that Vin Gogh View this Post

Spark Joy of Tidying with expert Helen Youn

 

Helen Youn KonMari tidying

Helen Youn teaches a workshop on the KonMari tidying methods.

Catch Helen Youn’s tidying presentations at the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show on the Urban Barn Main Stage on Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

  • Want to win a copy of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up plus four admission tickets to see Helen speak at the Calgary Fall Home Show? Head over to my Instagram to enter!

There are a lot of home and décor trends that come and go these days. But there is nothing View this Post

The Localist: Lavish Society Co. roses

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I love getting flowers every now and again. They brighten up the room and make you feel special. If you’re lucky, the blooms may last a week or two but all bouquets eventually will die off. That’s why I’m so stoked to discover Lavish Society Co. roses.

The Calgary company creates beautiful live rose displays that last for a whole year! Say what? That’s so cool. The arrangements come in singles, a small square box of four and a large box of 16.

These aren’t View this Post

Life Up High on the 39th floor of the Guardian Towers

Calgary Tower Guardian Towers

Brilliant views of downtown Calgary from the Guardian Towers.

Calgary has some amazing views of the rivers, the mountains, the cityscape and more. Finding those sights and scenery in the city is as simple as getting as high as you possibly can. In this case, the sub-penthouse floor in Calgary’s tallest residential building, the Guardian Towers.

Way up on the 39th floor you will find amazing downtown views from all angles – from the Saddledome to the Calgary Tower all the way out to the Rocky Mountains. For a cool $2.4 million, you too can enjoy this spectacular View this Post

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