Christmas Shopping

The Christmas Shopping Guide to #ShopLocalHamilton

Every year when it comes to buying gifts for Christmas, I always, always, think, “go to a small business” and try to support someone who is local, a maker, an entrepreneur etc. and find something unique for those on my list. And honestly, most years I have made  SOME  purchases  at boutiques and shops, but I eventually ended up doing …

your personal style

Injecting Personal Style to Your Home: Newport Drive Reveal-Part 1

Ever wish that you could revamp your home in one fell swoop? You see so much you want to change, yet don’t know where to start? You have an idea of your personal style but don’t have the foggiest clue as to how to pull it all together? You have a mish-mash of furniture but don’t really know what “your …

Fall Home Decor

5 Tips to give your Fall Home Decor a Fresh Look

When everyone thinks of Fall they imagine cozy throws, turning on the fireplace, and hanging a new wreath on the front door; but there is so much more you can do to bring that fall feeling to your home décor! I am not talking garlands and displays of pumpkins and colorful leaves…I am talking about things that require a bit …

Summer Decorating Chaos

Summer Decorating = Chaos

Summer time. We live for the hot days, dream of laying by the beach, and plan for that time-out vacation that will rejuvenate us, and sip ice cold lemonade on a lazy afternoon. I have to admit…that is not how the summers generally go in our house! Planning kid’s activities, family visits from out of town, managing child boredom, all …

Kitchen Design

My home’s Kitchen Design Ideas

Do I stay or do I go? This mental debate has been on my mind for at least 2 years. We bought our house in the Crown Point Neighborhood of Hamilton 6 years ago and we absolutely LOVE living here. We love our street, our neighbours, the close proximity to schools, small businesses and chain stores alike. We love older …

Kitchen Renovation

Considering a Kitchen Renovation? 3 Designer Tips to get you Started

I get the comment sometimes from people where they wonder if I mentally re-decorate people’s houses whenever I visit and scrutinize their home for ways I would do things differently. Honestly, for the most part, I have to say that no, I don’t do that!  BUT. What I DO do is look at homes for sale online…a pure flight of …

Custom Drapery

Pros & Cons of Store Bought vs Custom Made Drapery

Choices, choices, choices! When a client is faced with redecorating their room, there are so many options–and options within those options–that in the blink of an eye, people feel overwhelmed! Choosing drapery can be one of those daunting things that can really make a big impact on the overall look of a room, but also the budget–and that can lead …

West End Side Split Home

Classic West End Side Split Home

When I think of classic design, I think of something that endures…something that isn’t a trend or that will outdate quickly, but has an element of what is current, timeless, lasting, stylish & elegant. Some classify it as purely traditional, but that is certainly not the case!! Classic design is still chic and comfortable but can be clean and modern …

Kitchen Clutter

Kitchens –The Clutter Hub of our Home

Clutter relief…don’t we all wish we could have that? I know I do! The kitchen is the hub of our home and sees the worst of the everyday items that just…collect…and you put them away….and they come back! Again, and again! Let me introduce you to one of Hamilton’s creative minds in the world of Organizing, Downsizing, and SOLUTION professionals…Judy …

Style My Space Design Service

Style My Space–A new Design Service from Bella Casa Interiors

So many stores, so many options, so many online deals…but where do you start? I often have people contact me to help them “pull a room together” as they know what style they like but they don’t know how to choose the individual pieces to create the overall effect they desire in whatever room they are working on. Finding your …