An office furniture boom, e-design for all, and more

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WORKING FROM HOME IS WORKING FOR BRANDS

Once it became clear that the two-week shutdown of most U.S. cities was going to be extended essentially indefinitely, Americans started realizing that months spent working from the couch was not going to cut it. Since the stay-at-home orders

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E-DESIGN: 2 Exterior Colour Facelifts!

I LOVE exterior painting season. Now, if you live in the south, you might have this season all year round, sitting in your swimsuit sippin’ Sangria. However, here on the rainy west coast of Canada, this short-lived season lasts from approx May-September (if we’re lucky) – and then the galoshes come out.

Here’s a shot from one of last year’s exteriors

Kylie M Interiors EDESIGN, exterior front door painted Sherwin Williams Iron Ore, trim Alabaster, siding Mink. With brick

And things have been HOPPING this season with clients sending me some great ‘after’ photos of their projects. I have to pick and choose what I can share, as not all photos can be cleaned up enough for my blog (it’s the nudes that really throw me) – and it’s DAMN hard to get a good exterior photo, so mad props to those who get it done.

So, while I know these photos might not be magazine ready, they should give you some great ideas for how you

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