Welcome to my Blog where I share interior design & decorating tips, articles and ideas as part of my commitment to "making the world happier - one home at a time".. By engaging with you in open dialogue about important issues I'm hoping that you'll be able to make better choices for yourself and your family which take you beyond staged photos and "eye candy", to be able to create spaces that truly comfort and support you everyday. I know that when you feel good in your home, everything feels better.

Since discussion requires more than a one-way conversation... I need your help to really make this blog a success. Please join me with your comments and questions. And certainly, if I don't have the answer I'll do my best to find the expert who does!.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you,


October 10th, 2022

Confused by kitchen cabinetry costs, with so many look-alike options? Here's some tips to help purchase for performance & cost without sacrificing looks...

April 5th, 2022

Tired of Grey? It's Spring & time to get colour back in our homes! It's personal so your best colours are the ones that make you feel good everyday!

January 7th, 2022

Choosing what goes underfoot in your home is more than than aesthetics & price. Learn how to navigate the pros & cons the abundance of available options.

November 10th, 2021

Reduce the risk of damage to your home inside & out from extreme weather & flooding by choosing finishing materials wisely & ensuring ongoing maintenance.

April 5th, 2021

Use interior finishes & materials inspired by natural elements: shapes, texture, patterns & colour (fire earth metal water wood) for healthy balanced homes

December 15th, 2020

Looking for the perfect home for a changing lifestyle? Irene's design tips help you see beyond what exists - to expose living options you may have missed.

April 4th, 2020

Great furniture is still great! but like many hidden treasurers its beauty is often hidden in plain sight.

March 15th, 2019

Creating living spaces to meet homeowners' ever evolving needs - whether a young family or retirees is something Irene Turnbull knows about & shares here.

January 5th, 2019

In this Lake Simcoe Living article, Irene Turnbull offers Real Facts & Alternate Choices for making your best kitchen or bath stone countertop decisions

January 15th, 2017

Bathrooms are the most important rooms in the house but oftten smallest and most costly per sq.ft. These tips will get your bathroom renovation on track.