Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don't Forget To Vote For Your Favorite!

 With less than 2 weeks left to submit your favorite design for the 2011 CARE AWARDS we encourage you to go online to www.careawards.com and click on the left where it says People's Choice Award Contest and vote !!

Check out some of the categories JMD has been selected to be in here!

If you are out shopping...you can also vote at the following locations:

Mayfair Mall until September 4th

Hillside Mall until September 11th

Vote and you will be entered to win an overnight stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sneak Peak From Our Office

It isn't often that we have the opportunity to design a space using punches of bright colours that are funky and super chic!  We are excited to share with you one of our current projects: A car enthusiast's dream garage.  Injected with sleek finishes and flashy orange accents, a garage like this would make any neighbor jealous!

Here is a glimpse of our scheme...

1. Kohler Faucets "Refinia" in a polished chrome finish
2. Powell Street Pendant by 2Thousand Degrees
3. Concept image of Richelieu FormArt Panel RIC-30-UW
4. Solydz G-Roc countertop in 0040 Grey/Black
5. Richelieu FormArt Panel RIC-30-UW
6. Toto sink "Kiwami: Renesse"
7. Tierra Sol Tiles in Casalgrande Basaltina Series colour "Lipari"
8. Richelieu "Jazz" collection pulls
9. 2-tone Acrylic slab cabinet door by Northern Contours in white 
    with wired aluminum edging
10. Benjamin Moore Paint "Orange Juice"

Using an accent colour can be challenging, especially when you don't know how to apply it to a room.  As a rule of thumb, we recommend using punches of colour on items that can be easily replaced when the time comes for you to change the colour or neutralize the space.  Keep the flooring, cabinets, and large pieces of furniture as simple as possible.  Add your accent colour to selected walls with paint or wallpaper, funky hardware, lighting, artwork, books, and/or fabrics. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Purple Is Making A Comeback

Purple has been slowly making its appearance again here and there in the Interior Design realm.  What better place to see what's new (including purple accents) than at Emporia Boutique here in Victoria.


Emporia Boutique, at 1223 Government Street,  opened early this summer and we were excited about it even before its opening!  As the sister store of Violette Boutique, Emporia carries a wide range of tastefully selected products for the home.  Whether it be for yourself or as a gift, you can find accent decor, vases, books, cards, glassware, and many more delightful items for you and your home.

Here are some of our favorite items available now!

  1. Simrin Table Linen - mix and match cotton and linen placemats and napkins $15 - $28  
  2. Taschen's London: Hotels, Restaurants and Shops by Angelika Taschen - highlights the stylish must-see's for travellers $50 
  3. Simrin Tray - pressed linen with botanical motif $88
  4. Butter; London Lacquers - contains no formaldehyde, no toluene, no DBP $17
  5. Wall Paper by Carl Robinson CB12209 - exclusively from Crown Wallcoverings (not available at Emporia Boutique)
  6. Fabrics by Clarke & Clarke "Lindow" - suitable for curtains and upholstery (not available at Emporia Boutique)
  7. Amethyst Vases by Roost $60 - $73 

According to the Colour Wheel Pro, the colour purple is commonly associated with royalty and wealth. Furthermore, it symbolizes power, nobility, dignity and ambition while also being associated with wisdom and independence.  Add purple to your interior, whether it be a few accents in the room, an entirely purple wall or a key furniture piece upholstered in your favorite purple fabric.

Emporia Boutique
"Provisions for Home and Living"
1223 Government Street, Victoria, BC
Mon - Fri 10:30am - 6:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Also available exclusively at Emporia Boutique 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2011 CARE Awards

We are proud to announce Ariosa, Broadview, and Coastal Cottage have been selected to be amongst the FINALISTS in the 2011 CARE Awards.  What another amazing year this has been for us to work with many wonderful businesses in the design industry of Victoria.  We want to give many thanks to those who have enabled us to come to this point.

"The CARE Awards are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency"
- Canadian Home Builders Association Media Release, July 18, 2011

The categories we are in the running for are:

BEST KITCHEN 225 - 250 sq. ft.




BEST INTERIOR - RENOVATIONS 1500 - 2500 sq. ft.



View all the 2011 CARE Award Finalists and vote for your favorite at the following locations:

August 3 - September 11     Online http://www.careawards.com/
August 15 - September 4     Mayfair Shopping Centre
September 5 - September 11     Hillside Shopping Centre

Vote and be entered to win an overnight stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort!!

**Winners of the CARE Awards will be announced September 16th**