In my 'Ask Deb Nelson' column I was asked about painting built-in cabinets. We're used to seeing built-in's in a warm white, cream or ivory colour, like in the room above. Typically it's done to coordinate with the trim and other accents in the room ...Read More
In my column, Ask Deb Nelson, I was asked about how to add colour to a room. I personally gravitate toward neutral, layered spaces. But I do like to add some colour and pattern in a room, for example in the picture shown above, I ...Read More
In my weekly newspaper column, 'Ask Deb Nelson', I get a lot of questions about kitchens. I think people ask about kitchens because renovations tend to be expensive and time consuming, so many people look for simple ways to update the space. The trend ...Read More
One thing I love experimenting with is a coffee table display. Like mantels and bookcases, your coffee table can have an attractive, stylish display of items. I tend to change my around a lot – but typically always have a plant or flowers (especially in the summer depending on what I pick from the garden) and a stack of books. Other items that can work are candles, a tray is always nice to help 'ground' the items and other small decorative objects. Strangely I often seem to have one natural item – a large rock, drift wood, sea shell, a pinecone or antlers. It's a place you can easily try a number of items until you find the look you like. Here are a few of mine over the years.
Often people ask about using wallpaper and I'm a fan of wallpaper. There are so many beautiful patterns, colours and styles you can find just about anything these days. When you're picking wallpaper, it often depends on a few factors, such as: ...Read More