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Sofas with Colour

June 20, 2017

One of the biggest purchases you make for your home is your sofa so it stands to reason that you’re afraid of making a mistake here. We rarely have a client who wants a sofa that has colour. It’s almost always a neutral and try as we might to convince our clients that neutrals can … Read more

Decorating with Gold & Brass

June 7, 2017

Unless you’ve been living the minimalist life and you swore off home design retailers you probably know that gold and brass are the hottest metals for the home right now. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s creeping into every aspect of design – lighting, furniture and accessories. Decorating with gold & brass is … Read more

Our Go-To Paint Colours

May 16, 2017

Raise your hand if your kitchen counter has a stack of paint chips lying on it right now. Spring is the time of year when we all want a fresh coat of paint on the walls. We’re eagerly racing to the paint store, grabbing our favourites and then fall into paralysis once we get them … Read more

Decorate a spring-time coffee table. Orange tray, pink peonies and blue accents for the perfect seasonal look.

Simple Steps to Style a Coffee Table

May 2, 2017

Coffee tables are one of the best and easiest places to add some big style to your room. It’s a small area that doesn’t require too many items and when well placed, it can have a huge impact in the room. Learning how to style a room can feel daunting but if you use our simple steps … Read more

Where to Buy Curtains in Canada

April 18, 2017

Sometimes your room needs custom drapery but if that’s the case you’ll need to carve out a big chunk from your budget to accommodate that. It can be so worth it to have that wow that you get with a custom job but the cost is steep. Other times, and most often, it’s not in the … Read more

Decorate with Green

April 4, 2017

Every year the Pantone Color Institute announces it’s colour of the year and in 2017 they selected Greenery as their colour. This will influence what you see in home decor magazines as well as what you see lining the shelves of home decor stores. If you’re a green lover you’ll be in heaven for the … Read more

What Does It Cost to Furnish a Bedroom?

March 21, 2017

Last year we did a blog post on what it costs to furnish a living room which went on to be one of our most popular posts of the year. Just as many questions surround the topic of bedrooms. Bed frames alone can run from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand so it’s … Read more

Best White Paint (Warm and Cool)

March 1, 2017

We’ve seen you at the paint store standing in front of the rack of whites with the look of terror on your face. We’ve also seen you at home with 25 white paint chips spread out across your kitchen table. They can simultaneously look all the same and infinitely different. For the untrained eye those … Read more

Style a Moody, Black & White Bookcase

February 21, 2017

Bookcase styling is tricky, even for designers. It’s the balance between making it look good and actually being a repository for books. We see a lot of bookcases that don’t actually have many books on it but in my house there is a proliferation of them and it’s mandatory that they get some shelf space. My nerdy … Read more

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Where to Buy Pendant Lighting in Canada

February 7, 2017

We know it’s tough being a Canadian shopper. Have you ever been on Pinterest and fallen in love with a room only to find out that all of the items come from American retailers? This can change a reasonably priced item into an out-of-the-question expensive one when we add on the exchange rate and the duty. … Read more

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How to Mix & Match Pillows

January 25, 2017

Take a look at your pillows. What are they saying about your style? If they’re screaming out “I’m sassy and bold and I know exactly what I’m doing” then you probably don’t need our help. If they’re whimpering in the corner and announcing that you’re afraid of making a mistake with your patterns then read … Read more

Black Bedroom - Black walls aren't dark and dreary. They're cozy and warm when paired with oversized floral art, pink pillows and accessories and gold details. Black and white photos, geometric pillows and baskets for final touches.

Room Reveal – Black Bedroom

January 10, 2017

There isn’t a better month for a bedroom reveal than January. Don’t we all hate getting out of bed in the morning and then dream all day of getting back under the covers at night? We’ve been working with clients who love to spend time in their bedroom, watching tv and reading. We introduced you … Read more

Don't get stressed out with holiday entertaining. We have a simple and easy solution. A coffee & hot chocolate cart is fun and easy. We'll show you how. www.crushinteriors.ca

Create a Coffee & Hot Chocolate Cart

December 20, 2016

Looking for a fresh twist on entertaining for the winter months? Look no further. Today’s savvy hostess is ditching the Mad Men inspired bar cart in favour of an upscale coffee cart. We’ve got 2 stylish and delicious options to cover all the bases. The first cart is elegant and sophisticated while the second is … Read more

DIY - Spruce up a store bought wreath with succulents

Spruce Up a Store Bought Wreath

December 6, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year but for many of us, the holidays can be the most stressful time of year as well. There’s a lot to do to keep up with all the other magical Pinterest inspired homes out there. Baking and shopping and wrapping and decorating and all on top of … Read more

Black and White Living Room

November 22, 2016

If you ever thought that a black and white living room would be boring then we are here to divest you of that notion. In fact, after looking through hundreds of photos of black and white rooms on Pinterest, we think boring might be the only adjective you can’t use to describe it. It does … Read more

Yes, you can buy beautiful rugs right here in Canada. No duties to worry about. Check out this roundup of 12 amazing rugs for Canadian shoppers.

Beautiful Rugs You Can Buy Online (Yes, in Canada!)

November 8, 2016

Recently I was shopping for my own home and fell in love with the “perfect” rug from an American source. I tossed it into the shopping cart and was practically ripping up my old rug when reality hit me . I was horrified to find that the taxes and duties were more than the cost of … Read more

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DIY Halloween Wreath

October 25, 2016

Halloween certainly isn’t the most stylish holiday but it does have it’s virtues, namely cute little mini pumpkins and leftover candy. Even if you don’t decorate the inside of your home, this DIY Halloween wreath will show you’re a good sport. It will likely also ensure you have a lineup of kids trick-or-treating and looking for their handout of … Read more

Decorate a Whistler Cabin

Decorate a Whistler Cabin

October 11, 2016

Whistler is one of the most magical places in Canada and I bet I’m not alone in my fantasy to own a big cabin to spend holidays and weekends with friends and family. There’s a tendency with cabins to go over-the-top rustic. Sometimes that works really well but it’s not the only option. We decided to … Read more

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Set a Thanksgiving Table

September 22, 2016

We spend a lot of time planning, shopping and cooking for our big Thanksgiving dinner but what about the table. If it’s true that people eat with their eyes then you stand a better chance of success if you have set a Thanksgiving table that looks amazing. And if you’re not a great cook, this … Read more

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Create an Organized Workspace in Your Home

September 13, 2016

We love this time of year. Back-to-school is like a new year even for us adults. It’s a great opportunity to refocus and get better organized, especially after the chaos of summer. And a little peace and quiet around the house never hurt anyone either. So while us adults are enjoying the daytime quiet, it’s also … Read more

3 Simple Colour Schemes for Your Room

August 16, 2016

Feeling like your room just isn’t packing the decorating punch? Kind of bland, sort of okay but could be better? Maybe your room’s colour scheme just isn’t working for you anymore. Rather than throwing out everything and starting from scratch you could add new life to your room just by creating a colour plan and working … Read more

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9 Canadian Artists You Need to Know

July 19, 2016

    “Where do I find Canadian artists that I can purchase from?” We get asked this question a lot by clients and friends. It’s a difficult thing to find for most people if you aren’t connected to the art community in some way. As designers, we always encourage our clients to buy original artwork … Read more

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Decorate with Yellow

July 5, 2016

You open your door after a long and tiring day on a cold January evening when the sky is already dark. You are greeted by your gray walls and neutral decor. Sounds depressing, right? What about if that same home was decorated with yellow? Living in Canada means we have to endure long winters and the colour … Read more

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How Does Online Interior Design Work?

June 22, 2016

If you’ve been thinking about online interior design as an option for your room design but not quite sure how it works then this is for you. We’ve used one of our client projects to show you just how easy it is to get started. We’ll also show you a breakdown of what you receive … Read more

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Common Design Mistakes You Might be Making

June 14, 2016

Although we like to steer clear of negative thinking sometimes it’s necessary to talk about the things you’re doing wrong. Common design mistakes can be a matter of opinion and style but there are few times where “the rules” win. If you’re making any of these (very common) design mistakes, have no fear. We’re here … Read more

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What’s My Design Style?

May 17, 2016

If we could only give you 1 tip that would help you the most in your decorating it would be this – determine what your define style is. Sounds simple but it’s actually tricky. We can suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome even in our home decorating so until we have a really good handle on our … Read more

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3 Simple Steps to Style a Room

May 10, 2016

STYLING – this simple little word makes the difference between a beautiful outfit that gets noticed and a boring, black dress that looks void of personality. Same thing applies to a room. It needs the attention to the details to make it stand up and be noticed. And it’s not as difficult as it might sound. … Read more

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How to Shop Like a Pro

April 19, 2016

There has been a major shift recently in the way designers and clients do business together. People are savvy and the internet has allowed curious clients to search for products either through Pinterest or directly through online retailers.  Increasingly, clients want to manage the shopping portion of the design process. Here are some tips to navigate … Read more

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What Does It Cost to Furnish a Room?

April 12, 2016

  “Why does a sofa cost so little at one store and so much at another?” This is a common question that designers get asked at every cocktail party they attend. The other thing we hear is “It is so hard to buy furniture now. Why is it so complicated?” The reason is that there are … Read more

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Simple Ways to Create a Room with Soul

March 18, 2016

Why are some rooms so inviting, silently calling you in to explore and settle down for a while and yet another, more beautiful room leaves you feeling like there’s something missing. A great room tells a story about the people that live there. There’s that feeling when you’ve made a new friend who is beautiful and super interesting, you … Read more

How to Plan a Room Design (and a bonus checklist)

March 3, 2016

  One of the most difficult conversations a client and designer ever has is the one about money. How much do you have versus how much will it cost? I have learned that the only way to tackle this is like you would a bandaid. Just rip it off. Dig right in. So it becomes … Read more

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Create a Design Inspiration Board

February 9, 2016

We know that not all of you are going to hire an Interior Designer (although we really want you to call us if you change your mind) but there are some tips that can help you save thousands of dollars in mistakes. We’re going to share some of them over the course of the next few … Read more

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Hollywood Regency Bedroom

February 5, 2016

Put up your hand if you know what Hollywood Regency style is. Not too many hands. But our newest clients came to us requesting this for their bedroom design. It’s a favourite style of ours so we are happy to oblige. For the rest of you who are wondering what that means we thought we’d … Read more

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Black Bedroom

February 5, 2016

We are so happy to be kicking off the new year with a daring client who is looking to create some major drama in the bedroom. The small master bedroom has been neglected while the homeowners spent money and time on their other, more central rooms (sound familiar?). This is definitely a room you’re going … Read more

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Coffee Cart – How To

February 5, 2016

Looking for a fresh twist on entertaining for the winter months? Look no further. Today’s savvy hostess is ditching the Mad Men inspired bar cart in favour of an upscale coffee cart. We’ve got 2 stylish and delicious options to cover all the bases. The first cart is elegant and sophisticated while the second is … Read more

Welcome to the Crush blog

January 19, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural blog post for Crush Interiors. We have lots of exciting things planned for our little blog. First, let us introduce ourselves. We are Carol and Michelle, 2 friends who also happen to be Interior Designers. We met 6 years ago at a lunch for design bloggers. Little did we know at … Read more