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HOME + GARDEN | July 7, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

The Ups and Downs of Home Renovation

home renovation tips

I have been quiet the past weeks because I oversee the renovations at the 1960s split-level house we bought in spring. Like we see on TV, my emotions went from total excitement to deception as problems surfaced. Then, fatigue and despair hit as things take time to be rebuilt. Thankfully, my energy went up again since we are closer to the finish line. Dealing with these [...]

HOME + GARDEN | May 22, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Round-up: High and Low Extending Dining Tables

oxymore dining table roche-bobois

+ Splurge: Oxymore dining table by Roche-Bobois. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I always said that once we bought a house, I would get a new, large dining table. I waited so long because I wanted one that would fit the space. My new dining room is 10 feet by almost 16 feet. [...]

HOME + GARDEN | April 21, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

Yippee! We Bought a House


I was a busy bee this Spring. First, I founded a business partner. I will tell you all about it later. For now, I want to tell you about the other huge change in my life. We bought a house in the suburbs. After careful considerations and months of discussions, it became clear that we [...]

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space | June 5, 2013 | by Kim Vallee

Bacsac Expanded its Line with the Colorful Batyline Collection

bacsac batyline collection

photo credits: Bacsac Batyline collection Here is a flexible way to add a splash of color on your terrace. The new planting pots by Bacsac are ideal for an urban garden. Like their predecessors (the Bacsquare), these 100% recyclable, weightless and portable bags are easy to move outside on the balcony or in the garden. When not in use, [...]


June 3, 2013 | by Kim

Port-a-Bach: Glamping in an Upcycled Container

port-a-bach taking it easy outside

photo credits: Paul McCredie for Atelierworkshop Inspired by the Romotow concept, I continue my search for modern looking holiday home with a small [...]

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May 23, 2013 | by Kim

Romotow: An Awesome Compact Travel Trailer

romotow caravan

Romotow caught my eye for several reasons. First, it looks cool! Second, it is built around delivering spacious and convenient mobile living area [...]

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May 16, 2013 | by Kim

Boxbee: Simple Urban Storage Delivered at...


Many urban apartments and condos lack closets and storage space. Nobody wants overcrowded closets or filling their small spaces with large storage [...]


May 13, 2013 | by Kim

Decorating a Terrace with Tulip Lamps

tulip lamp for myyour

photo credits: Tulip Lamp for Myyour A quick look at my logo is all you need to understand why I share this [...]

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May 13, 2013 | by Kim

Cool Organizing Gadgets for your iPhone and...

cord wrap by bobino

photo credits: Cord Wrap by Bobino It was my birthday this weekend. I received wonderful gifts from my friends and family that [...]


May 10, 2013 | by Kim

An Outdoor Furniture Store in Montreal...

outdoor furniture store for condo owners in Montreal :: le balconier

photo credits: Le Balconier Le Balconier, a newly opened store (mid-April 2013) in Montreal, fills a need in the market. It is [...]

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April 16, 2013 | by Kim

Retro Style Handsets: From Ericofon to POP...


In my case, you can’t totally blame it on the Mad Men effect since I bought my original Ericofon long time ago. [...]

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April 9, 2013 | by Kim

My Tips for a Spacious and Luxurious Bathroom...

bathroom design tips :: montreal en sante spring 2013

If you are thinking about renovating or redecorating a bathroom, I invite you to read my tips on how to give your [...]

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