Project: eXtremesurf Office


The office after renovation!

My husband and I decided that the time had come to purchase a building for his business office, we had been looking for quite a while when we discussed a cute 2 storey white sided building located on a corner in town. It just felt right and we could see the potential behind every wallpapered wall. All it needed was fresh paint, perhaps new flooring and a powder room on the main level for now; we could update the rest later so we wouldn’t strain the budget. But as the project unfolded, we quickly decided to skip the 10 year plan and just do it all now to get it over with. Yes, a complete gut, my heart leaped! The office was stripped back to studs and the fresh palette emerged. Here is a before picture of the Inkerman Office: Read more

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Chair Love Child


The Masters Chair is the love child and silhouette of three iconic chairs by design greats; Arne Jacobsen (the Series 7 chair), Charles Eames (the Eiffel Chair), and by Eero Saarinen (the Tulip Armchair). Kartell has released the Masters Chair in the PRECIOUS series which is offered in copper, chrome and gold finishes.


The fluidity of the lines on this chair make it an interesting and dreamy addition to any room! The black desk shown here is by Sigurd Larson.

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Good Gracious: Acacia Cake Stand


Being a good and gracious hostess can mean many things, but for me it means you never forget dessert! Breaking bread is so much more enjoyable with a good cup of coffee and a tasty morsel at the end of the day. Present your fresh pastries on a cake stand like this pretty Acacia Cake Stand by Magnolia Market. The attractive grain of Acacia wood is softened with subtle smooth turnings. Dig in.

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Mad About Dad


Father’s Day is just around the corner and here are our top picks with something to suit any dad.

Personalized Crystal Tumbler,Crystallize Online: $99.99 each

BBQ Basting Pot with Silicone Brush, Indigo: $40.00 $28.00

Compact Thermal Night Vision Camera, Flir: $2,579.99- $3,224.99CAD

Laser Projection Keyboard, Uncommon Goods: $204.52 CAD

White Ash Eames Chair and Ottoman, Hive Modern: $6,165.00

Golf Shoes Contour with BOA fit, Footjoy: $129.99

Warm Tobacco Pipe Candle, DW Home: $12.00

Beard Grooming Bib, Beard King: $29.99

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Woman Cave: Art Bar


A woman needs her space, so ladies now is the time to convert your backyard shed into your own personal getaway! As a painter myself I would encourage you to get back to your creative roots. Place a painting easel in the corner with a comfy stool like the Camira Blue Wool Stool for hours of painting. Sip peppermint tea or cool lemonade from these sumptuous glasses and enjoy the sweet smell of fresh peonies. Of course a pretty chaise would be necessary for relaxing moments to refresh your inner artist.  Essentials would include jars of paint brushes ready at your fingertips and a bar cart to wheel outdoors to a stone patio to paint “en plein air”.

For unique finds like these, visit the Charish website which is devoted to impeccably curated vintage pieces. Check out their current bar stool collection to find the one that will suit your woman cave.

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Rochdale Cabinet Hardware


The utterly handsome Rochdale cabinet hardware collection has become my go-to choice for cabinet hardware because they are so versatile! It is not hard to see why; the riveting has an industrial appeal that is huge right now, the style is not fussy and has a very nice generous feel when you use them to open a door or drawer, and the colour is perfect. This image shows them in their graphite finish which is akin to a dull iron, it is not a solid black but has a slight grey undertone.

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High to Low: Croquet Sets


Summer sun calls for fun in the gardens! See if you can guess which set starts at $4,999.00, and which is $199.95.

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Graphite Kitchen


Samsung’s new Black Stainless Steel finish is a game changer. Offering a new alternative to the most popular by default; stainless, the Black Stainless is a richer, deeper neutral without having to go to a full black appliance. Bravo Samsung. Here we see the French Door Refrigerator with Showcase. What can you pair it with? Here are some great options:

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High to Low: Tray Tables


These elegant tray tables do double duty as glam and utilitarian end tables to perch on the end of your sofa. Can you guess which one is $875, or $119? Click below to find out:

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