Have you ever been to Quebec City? Did you know that it’s one of only two surviving walled cities in North America? (The other is in Campeche, Mexico). Quebec City […]
There are hundreds of art techniques and approaches out there and not all of them resonate with me but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. Given […]
There’s no shortage of talented interior-decorators-to-be in the Residential Interiors Certificate Program I teach for the University of Alberta in Edmonton but occasionally I come across a student that is […]
An email from a reader: Dear Johanne: Today I bought a teacup that I’m having a hard time finding what year it was made. It’s quite a plain yellow teacup […]
Often the worst thing you can do is refinish furniture. I’m not referring to the idea of keeping finishes original but rather to the incorrect refinishing of furniture. Some times the […]
Coleman, Alberta is a great place to visit on your holidays unless you’re looking for lots of activity, shops to browse through and tourist destinations. Coleman is a small town […]
“Glass needs light to live. Stuffed away in a curio cabinet it tends to look flat and boring. When lit, either by sun or artificially, it blossoms and gains a […]
John Walters third house was his most elegant and his last home. He was to suffer many losses.Check out the photos of the last house.
Recently I did a workshop for the City of Edmonton’s “This Old Edmonton House. These workshops are for homeowners of houses that were built more than 50 years ago. The speakers at […]
Most of us are way too attached to our things and separating ourselves from objects that we feel are so much a part of our identity can be very difficult.