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I am no longer teaching the redesign & staging course for CRDA.  For information on training or membership, please visit the Canadian ReDesigners Association directly.
I'm very proud to say that one of my recent graduates - Margaret Periera - won the award for BEST REDESIGN in our Association's annual photo contest. You can view the before and after photos HERE The contest was named in honour of our founder and my mentor, Val Sharp.
I hear this book has been long anticipated and is one of those "must haves" for those of us that love to decorate.  It seems to be the talk of the town on many of the FaceBook pages that I like.  I know that I'll be flipping through the pages at my local bookstore soon.       UPDATE:  Had a look ...
Did YOU remember to change your clocks back last night ? I'm so glad that cell phones and computers do that all on their own ... smart little things that they are! It was nice to wake up with a blast of sunshine in my face, but I'm not really looking forward to the early darkness this evening.  J...
If you missed this in House & Home magazine, here it is courtesy of my friends at General Paint.  You'll have a difficult time choosing a favorite color for sure ... but give a try.  I usually lean toward the softer blue and green shades.  Would love to hear what YOU like ! 100 YEARS OF COLOR   C...
Well it is November, after all ... and most of the glorious fall colour has now blown off the trees.    But the colour Gray is no longer viewed as drab and dreary or boring and blah.  It is now one of the most popular and sophisticated neutrals in home decorating.  If you are still afraid to try ...
While squeaky doors and creaky floors are just the right touch for a haunted evening of fun, they are annonying any other time.  Found this quick fix on my favorite HOUZZ website ... they really are an endless source of fabulous information. Creaking floorboards and stair treads are another major...
Quite often clients will ask me if they should set their table for open house and showings.  I try to explain that it should be done in a simple understated way so as not to detract from the room.  Here's an excellent example from one of my fellow AR stagers.  Very nicely done !Should You Set You...
Sometimes it's just fun to play up the season, whether you have little kids or are a big kid yourself.  These ideas from the great HOUZZ website should inspire you to go all out crazy ... Generally I'm not a huge fan of seasonal wreaths but the orange fabric one is so adorable ! And if you just w...
Drop in to see my friend and colleague Sherry Gostlin on Saturday October 15.  Bring your fabric swatch and room photo to the General Paint store at 670 Kingston Road in Pickering, Ontario.  You'll be so pleased with her helpful advice and great sense of style.  

Sandi Gerrard

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