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Design Roundup: Burl Wood

April 15, 2020

Sometimes the most beautiful things are those that are less than perfect.  There’s probably a life lesson in that statement. But I’ll save that for another day.  Today I’d like to focus on burl wood, which is just that kind of thing.  The intriguing, kaleidoscopic swirls are actually due to a mutation that causes an outgrowth of a tree trunk after some form of stress.  The resulting marble like effect is striking while adding a beautiful depth and sense of calm to a space.  Burl wood is the perfect mix of rustic vibes and modern elegance and I can’t get enough. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite burl wood accents below.

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Design Tip: How to Pick the Perfect Rug Size

March 18, 2020

Design Tip: How to Pick the Perfect Sized Rug

I love adding area rugs to spaces I design.  Nothing seems to ground a room quiet like an area rug.  Aside from the practical considerations, like absorbing sound and making a room more comfortable.  Area rugs are a great way to add texture, colour and depth to a space.

But all too often I see people choosing the wrong sized rug.  A simple oversight that results in a room feeling off, no matter what else you do.  In today’s design tip, I’ve put together a set of  simple rules to ensure you’ll always choose the perfect sized rug for your space.

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