Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: What to Choose for Your Replacement Project in 2023?
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Wood vs. Vinyl Windows: What to Choose for Your Replacement Project in 2023? Windows are essential to any home, and choosing the suitable material for your window replacement project might be daunting. Two of the most popular options in the market today are wood and vinyl windows. Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, making it difficult to determine which one is the right choice for your home improvement.   will help us weigh all the pros and cons of wood and vinyl windows to help homeowners make informed decisions. Wood or Vinyl for New Windows? Ultimate Compariso ..read more
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Traditional bathroom ideas – 22 timeless styles and classic decor inspiration
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I am so happy to be quoted in Homes and Gardens magazine.  Feel free to check out the .  It's chock full of great ideas for your traditional bathroom ..read more
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What does SHGC mean? - Windows - Solar heat
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As an interior designer, we get a lot of emails each day. It's always good to keep on the forefront of all things to do with design!  This one is about windows.  Read on for more information. Thank you to ATEC Energy & Building Envelope Consulting for the informative article! It measures how much of the sun's heat will pass through a window. SHGC can be considered a percentage; for example, according to this NFRC Rating above, this window will only let in 30% of the sun's heat, so a window of an SHGC of 0.50 will let in 50% of the sun's heat! The glass absorbs and redirects heat ..read more
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10 Designer ideas to brighten up your home for spring.
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Here's a few quick tips that interior designers use to easily freshen up their homes for Spring 2023!   particularly Spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinth and even a potted crocus provides A touch of sunshine to your room. Try using a brightly coloured pot or planter in shades of Kelly green, sunshine yellow or bright fuchsia.   Put away the heavy wool throw blankets and replace with lighter cotton ones.  Heavy velvet pillows can be replaced where fresh linen ones. Simply swap out the covers and you can use the same inserts.   if you happen to have a dark heavy ..read more
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When Is the Best Time to Renovate Your Home?
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When Is the Best Time to Renovate Your Home? ​You might know that your home is in dire need of redesign and rejuvenation, but choosing the right time to undertake renovations is never easy. Life’s demands can get in the way, and even the weather can play a part in when you choose to start adding tasks to your to-do list. You might also be unsure what to focus on first and what needs your attention the most. As challenging as choosing the ‘right time’ can be, you might start the process after relating to any of the following points: There can already be much to do when you decide to move house ..read more
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22 Kitchen color ideas, picked by the experts
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I'm so happy to be featured in the March 31/23 Interior Insider publication featuring 22 different color ideas for Kitchens. There is lots on inspiration here. How about Orange accents in a white kitchen? Feel free to read the whole article on ​Let me know if you need help , I'd be happy to help ..read more
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Leather vs. Fabric sofas- how to choose? What do I look for?  Featured in Living Cozy!
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How to decide between a leather or fabric sofa. I was honoured to be featured in the August 15th 2022 issue of Living Cozy!   4 other interior designers & myself were interviewed and asked to provide our top tips on the benefits of both fabric and leather sofas, and most importantly, how to choose. Please feel free to read my tips along with the other fabulous interior designers! Let me know if you have any questions. If you need help selecting the perfect sofa, please fill our our , that will start the process. We will respond within 1 day and in most cases, your design will be finis ..read more
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Coffee table size guide - featured in Living Cozy Magazine!
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How large should be coffee table be? Wondering about what size coffee table you need to go with your couch or sectional? Living Cozy has written a great article , interviewing 4 interior designers, including myself! How tall should a coffee table be? How should the height relate to other pieces of furniture? In general, a coffee table should be 1- 2 inches shorter than the height of the sofa cushions. That allows us to have a more comfortable experience when setting down our coffee cup or wine glass (or for propping our feet up on the table). Most coffee tables are between 15” & 18” in hei ..read more
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MOST AWARDED MATTRESS IN CANADA
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New a new mattress?  Why not try the World's #1 sleep brand mattress? Jil5 for an extra 5% discount on top of the sale prices ..read more
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This farmhouse-style kitchen is a home chef's dream - Interior Insider
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Design by Jil Sonia McDonald of Jil Sonia Interiors Photo: Tracey Ayton I was super honored to be featured this great article by Interior Insider.   I'll copy and past the article by Ash Read, but find the complete Design by Jil Sonia Interior Designs The fireplace is used frequently on cold winter mornings. Photo: Tracey Ayton , transformed a small and outdated kitchen into a beautiful and functional space for her client in Maple Ridge, Canada. The original kitchen, built in the '80s, was small and cramped, but McDonald had a vision to open up the space and create a modern, function ..read more
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