We’ve got a problem. Well, not really a problem as much as an addiction. And not really an addiction as much as an unyielding fascination with the world of design and a steadfast commitment to help people have the homes they’ve always dreamed of. It could be worse.
This collective passion for design and for the concept of home binds us together, but also sends us wandering. We are constantly looking around, discovering and collecting new ideas: so much so that we feel compelled to share them with our clients and anyone else who might find them meaningful.
And so, we have created Good Ideas: a dedicated space on our website that will be filled with our latest discoveries relating to the wonderful world of interior design. Here we’ll share things that are delighting our designers. We’ll showcase products or retailers that we’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with. We’ll provide useful tips and instruction. And our principal designer, Dwaina Sprague, will share her unique perspective on good design, our relationships with our homes and the art of living.
We encourage you to check out this area of our website regularly to be enlightened and inspired. And once a month, we’ll pull together the most exciting elements of Good Ideas and send them out in a newsletter. So make sure you receive it by signing up in the space provided below. Enjoy!
I am devoted to making people love living in their homes. I have done that with absolute joy for most of my life and as a career for the past 20 years or so...
I am a homebody – I do not actively seek adventure but I have had adventures. I believe home is the most sacred and important place in the world. I say I grew up on a farm – but I doubt technically it would qualify as a farm. Five acres – one milk cow – one calf - we ate them when they grew up, lots of chickens and a few pigs – we ate them too…
I was that kid who dragged rugs and furniture out to the orchard and set up outdoor rooms. It mixed my two favourite things – outside and comfortable furniture. My friends and I would sleep outside in my “rooms”. It was magical because my ceiling was full of stars.
I have lived in small houses, big houses, basement suites, cottages, condos and apartments. I have built and I have renovated houses. For a short time in my young life I was without a home
– this changed me. I have lived with pets, wanted and unwanted – rodents are unwanted… I have lived in a house richly full with the raising of my four children. I have had the tremendous
joy of my children carrying my grandchildren into my home. I have had my home become an “empty nest” and my life shrunken and shattered with the loss of my beloved husband.
Home and my people there have always been my comfort. It does not matter where home is, it only matters that you are in it and that you find comfort there and that is why I do what I do.