Interior Trend: Get the Parisian Look

Art Deco Revival Inspiration from Paris, France, by Kelle Merrell. In the heart of Paris, mere steps from the Opera House and the Louvre, sits Hôtel Saint-Marc; an ultra-chic hideaway where luxury, design and exclusivity are one. Built in 1791 on the private residence of the Duc de Choiseul, the property was once the most […]

How to Decorate a Rental Property

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians have rented their property in the past or are considering doing so in the future? With the trend moving toward creating short term rentals to earn a little extra income, designer Jo Alcorn shares tips on how to stage and protect your home. My Home is Your […]

Transform a Boring Apartment into a Relaxing Home

By Nicole Sweetman-Rice Moving into an apartment can be daunting. There are so many restrictions and guidelines when renting, it can be difficult to make the space your own. Having recently moved into my first apartment, I discovered some basic concepts that made the pro-cess go smoothly. Here are the three key things to keep […]

Jo Alcorn’s Perfect Living Room

  As many of you know, I recently renovated my kitchen and turned it into the kitchen of my dreams. (Click here if you want to read all about the end result, or here to read about the in-process blog.) Well, after doing my kitchen, I had to update my living room. There wasn’t anything really wrong with it; […]

How to Achieve Kitchen Bliss

I recently completed a tough kitchen make-over. Maybe the toughest yet as it was my own personal space! Follow my tips below on how to create a space you will truly love. I chose my appliances first. I knew I wanted something completely different and when I saw the new Fingerprint Resistant Sunset Bronze collection from Whirlpool I made […]

How to Incorporate a Home Office in a Master Bedroom

I recently created a gorgeous bedroom space that incorporated a home office. Here are my top tops when creating multi-use spaces. 1. START WITH A BEAUTIFUL BED All hard working mamas and papas DESERVE a beautiful bed. After a hard day of raising kids, working outside and inside the home, MOMS (AND DADS) ARE TIRED! […]

Bring a bit of tropical elegance into your home this Summer

Trend: Tropical Inspiration: The Cayman Islands White sand, crystal clear water and an amazing culinary scene—The Cayman Islands have it all! These three stunning islands just south of Cuba are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including the illustrious Seven Mile Beach. Safe to say, you’ll never want to leave. […]

Jo Alcorn’s Top Spring Trends

I love spring! It’s a time to switch things up, refresh and renew your home and, more importantly, your backyard! I’ll be at the Backyard Living Expo coming up on April 6 for an on-stage presentation at 1:15pm and would love for you to join me to talk about all things backyard décor and design! […]

Tropical Decor. Enjoy a South Seas getaway without leaving home

Luscious lounger We’re currently coveting this comfy Pretzel Lounge Chair, made of sustainable rattan and covered in natural linen with a charming black velvet flock pineapple motif. The frame is available in dozens of colours, including this delightful Turquoise Teal. Ships internationally, $1,240, ecochic.com.au Bamboo beauty A cut above your typical bamboo blinds, this elegant […]

Jo Alcorn’s Top Trend Picks for 2018

I love when the new trends for the upcoming year are revealed. It’s the perfect time to update your décor and freshen-up your home! This year I am seeing (and loving!) all things dramatic! Bronze décor, patterned wall treatments, beautifully bold pillows, and all things brass. Here is a sneak peek at the trends I […]