Blog by Lori Spada

Design Trends 2015

January 26th, 2015

Design Trends 2015


Amongst other things – like warm metals, textured pieces, resin and wood combos – egg shapes are all the rage for 2015.


Warm metals have slowly been making a comeback but this year along with brass, rose hued metals are also making an appearance.  Maybe even a touch of gold-leafing? 


Texture also seems to be a good thing to do this year and can be incorporated ...

Bank of Canada - Reduced Interest Rate

January 22nd, 2015


 Bank of Canada Interest Rate Adjustment 

 What's happened?  What does it mean? 

As per the press release below, Bank of Canda has reduced its overnight rate to address reduced oil prices.

What is an overnight rate anyways?    

The overnight rate explained: 

The Bank carries out monetary policy by influencing short-term interest rates. It does this by raising and lowering ...

Heritage Building Repurposed

January 21st, 2015


Work-Out in Luxury

Goodlife Fitness did an exquisite job in repurposing the former Bank of Montreal building on Stephen Avenue.

What a stunning result....kind of makes you want to go just to appreciate the luxury of it all ............

Check out this article  outlining what went into the refurbishing of the space.     

2015 Calgary Housing Forecast Report

January 15th, 2015


The Calgary Real Estate Board held it's annual forecast conference this week.  The 24 page report covering national and local economics, the local housing market, along with housing statistics, makes for an interesting read.  

Read the full report here 

What do you think this year will bring?  

If you think someone might find this useful, by all means, feel free to share it.  

You'll find m ...

Kitchen Cabinetry

January 7th, 2015

Planning a kitchen renovation?  

You might consider creating something like this to give you extra usable storage and eliminate that awkward corner area every kitchen seems to have.