Dream Home

If I am ever so lucky to own my dream home, I would hope it would look something like this (keeping in mind that expense is not an issue)...

A girl can dream, can't she?!

(all photos courtesy of Houzz)


Home Office Reveal

When it came time to makeover the smallest (and very empty) bedroom in our house into my home office last year, I knew that I want a space that verged on the side of girly and that inspired me when I worked in there. Much to my delight, my hubby had no problem with me making this space girly, complete with a pink desk chair and floral curtains.

I didn't want to shove the desk up against a wall but rather float it in the middle of the room. And luckily having a laptop, an overhead light and a floor lamp made this possible. I decided to mix metals in this room also. I loved the look of the antique brass of the oversize round mirror and the curtain rod, but I didn't want to feel tied to that finish. In order to make the mixed metals work well, I made sure to use almost a 50/50 ratio of both antique brass and silver in the office.

The curtains were hand made by my amazing and talented mother. You can read more about that here. The chair was a process and a half, but this $30 vintage chair looks perfect in a salmon upholstery.

To the left of the doorway is a storage cabinet that holds my oversupply of decorating magazines and design books. You can also see my DIY ombre art and DIY upholstered cork board.

Here is the original design board for the room:

And here is the source list for the home office:

wall paint - Benjamin Moore in Down Pour Blue
chair - DIY project (you can read more about that here)
storage unit - IKEA BESTA
knobs on storage unit - Amerock "Allison"
curtains - DIY project (you can read more about that here)
curtain rod and rings - Home Depot
floating shelves - Home Depot
brass floorlamp - Target
lamp on storage unit - Home Sense
gold wall mirror - Home Sense
canvas art above storage unit - DIY project (you can read more about that here)
LOVE print - Made by Girl (in an IKEA RIBBA frame)
floral heart print - Rifle Paper Co. (in an IKEA RIBBA frame)
ampersand print - SS Print Shop (in an IKEA RIBBA frame)
"K" Initial wall art - Chapters 
upholstered cork board - DIY project (you can read more about that here)
desktop organizer - Martha Stewart Home Office
mirrored tray - Home Sense


Spring SALE!!

It's Spring! Can't you tell?! 

So, in light of the new season and with Spring cleaning around the corner, KM Decor is offering a Spring Sale!

Are you interested in room makeover in your home? Do you need help with paint colours, furniture placement, or decor? If so, design boards and/or an in-home consultation can help you out!

All design boards are on sale for $50 per room (regularly priced at $75 a room). Each design board includes the design, a complete source list, and a plan for your room. Not in the Ottawa area? Not a problem. You can simply email me pictures of your current room that you need help with, along with dimensions and an idea of what you would like to see, and I will complete an e-design board for you which will be emailed back to you. You can view samples of design boards here.

If you're looking for overall decor advice for your home, I can come to you (within the Ottawa area) and give you an in-home consultation for one hour. On sale now for $75 (regularly priced at $100)! You can use this hour per your discretion and I will help you with any questions that you may have.

This Spring Sale is on NOW until May 31st! 

Contact me via email or Facebook to book your e-design board and/or in-home consultation. 


Home Love: The Rancics

If any of you watch "Guiliana and Bill", you will have seen their amazing California home that they share with their beautiful little boy. The home has a light and airy nautical theme throughout the house. It's beyond gorgeous - I would move in there without a second thought!

(all pics courtesy of Traditional Home)



I've been featured!!! And I couldn't be happier... or surprised!

Cutting Edge Stencils which I've used for two previous projects (my master bedroom and my powder room), have featured me in two blog posts on their site!

You can check out both of the posts here...

And here...

Needless to say, I'm incredibly thrilled and honoured to have been featured by Cutting Edge Stencils and acknowledged by the design community for two rooms that I have designed in my home :)


DIY: Office Chair Makeover

It's been awhile. I know. Being a new mom is taking 100% of my attention (as it should) and my energy, and so it goes without saying that I haven't been working on any new projects lately. And so, the reason for the absence of posts. 

However, I did manage to finally get my home office complete before Christmas (but haven't yet had the time to take pics or post about the final reveal). I'll be getting to that shortly. But, in the meantime here's the reveal of the makeover of my office chair.

When we saw it last, it looked a little like this...

After removing the existing fabric which was old, stained, and dusty, I was left with a pile of foam and a skeleton of a chair...

And after taking the chair apart and reupholstering it, my new chair looks like this...!!

I wanted to give the chair a fresh look with a textured coral fabric. I really didn't expect a pink chair in my original idea for the room - I was actually searching for a cream or ivory fabric to use. But when I was on the prowl in the fabric store, I came across this great fabric that matched the coral fabric in the curtains that were already installed. Plus, it was on sale so I couldn't pass it up! I also decided to fill the holes left by the tufting buttons for a cleaner look. The total cost of the project was about $60: $30 for the chair bought used online, and $30 for the fabric which I bought on sale. 

I'll be revealing the final office shortly, so stayed tuned for that! 


Floating Office Shelves

I recently posted about the upholstered cork board that I DIY'd (you can read about that here). I have also installed 3 floating shelves in the little nook of my home office. 

Since I have a storage sideboard in my office to hold books and magazines, and the closet was converted with storage shelves to hold boxes of markers, paper, and office supplies, the shelves didn't need to hold much other than decorative items.

The top shelf has a mercury glass vase (which I stole from my living room), the middle shelf holds a few design magazines, 2 brass dogs (found at my local thrift store), and a wedding photo of my hubby and I, and the bottom shelf holds a little bowl with pushpins (since this is right beside the cork board wall), and a maternity photo in a glass frame.

Now all that's left to do in this room is reupholster the office chair, and then I can finally share the room reveal to you all :)

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