Author Archives: Christine Lalonde

About Christine Lalonde

Interior decorator

Modern Beachhouse Bedroom

I am already thinking of the beach, sun, sand.  It has been a long winter.  I can’t wait to update my home with spring & summer accessories. 1.  Pillow from http://www.westelm.com 2.  Pillow from http://www.etsy.com 3.  Dresser http://www.laylagrayce.com 4. Picturehttp://www.houzz.com Source: … Continue reading

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Modern Farmhouse Lighting

Here is some lighting inspiration to add that modern classic element to your space…. Suppliers from top left to right bottom: 1.Framed Linen Shade Lantern – $299.00 http://www.houzz.com/pro/shadesoflight/shades-of-light 2.Regina Andrew Brushed Nickel Patterned Fixture http://www.houzz.com/pro/reginaandrew/regina-andrew 3.St. Charles Large by Jamie Young … Continue reading

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Modern Farmhouse Style

I love the mix of classic old and new items mixed together to create a warm, bright and refreshing home. The new modern farmhouse style is not frilly and cutesy. There are no rules just using what you love. Mixing … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood adds warmth, character and looks beautiful when mixed with glass and stone.  I like the thought of injecting some history into a new home as a lot of reclaimed lumber is repurposed from barns, factories and warehouses. traditional kitchen … Continue reading

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Painting Tip

If you want to highlight your trim in a room you might try painting it a shade darker than the walls. In this picture the walls are Benjamin Moore Summer Shower 2135-60 and the door trim is Deep Silver 2121-60. Source: myhomeideas.com … Continue reading

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Painted Accents

I love the green painted trim around the window in this kitchen.  It ties in with the other accents scattered around the kitchen. Remember, to have a cohesive look you only have to tie the accent colour in three times … Continue reading

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Cozy Rooms with Personality

These rooms are cozy and inviting yet functionable. Arranging the furniture around a fireplace invites you to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy the fire. contemporary living room design by raleigh interior designer Heather Garrett Design traditional family room … Continue reading

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Why does a room need a focal point?

You may have heard or read somewhere that every room needs a focal point. Why do you ask? Is this so that your room looks like something out of a magazine?  I have to admit that for the longest time I believed this.  I … Continue reading

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Dill Pickle Green

We finally finished my youngest son’s room.  He wanted to pick the paint colour and was very determined to have dill pickle green.  The paint we used was Martha Stewart’s Dill.  It is a little bright for me but he … Continue reading

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A Hallway Update

This homeowners’ hallway was updated recently as they are selling their home.  They contacted me to help them choose paint colours for their home to neutralize and freshen up their rooms.  The paint colour I chose for the hallway was Benjamin … Continue reading

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