Guest Room or Cottage Bunkie

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First let me start by saying I can not believe how long it has been since I last posted. I was lead design consultant for the GTA Home and Reno show, and have been run off my feet ever since. Between custom draperies and buying furniture for clients, I have not had a minute to post a thing,  and I have loved every second of this crazy schedule. Now let’s discuss the cottage bunkie, guest room or maybe even kids room. I am a huge fan of twin beds, and these days there is a ton available. Twin beds have always been popular in Italy and many European countries, maybe that’s where I became so fond of them(you gotta know how much I love Italy). The photo shown here is a guest room I recently did for a client, although there were 6 bedrooms in total, I knew it would be great to have twin beds in one of the spare rooms. A twin bed was always a piece of furniture we thought belonged in kids rooms, and yes they are still great in kids rooms, but as you can see here, these twin beds from Bernhardt are simply fabulous in a spare bedroom. Custom draperies and simple bedding complimented the clean lines of the upholstered beds. The accent chest is from Hooker Furniture. I love shopping for the perfect furniture for my clients. saves the client a lot of time, so if you would rather spend your time relaxing and enjoying the cottage and the gorgeous summer weather ahead, contact me for assistance with your next project, deborah@casacastelli.com

Outdoor Living

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I recently attended the GTA Home and Reno Show where I was lead design consultant for the model home constructed by Bonneville Homes. There were quite a few exhibitors all sharing their knowledge and showing off their latest products for 2017. I was especially interested in outdoor furniture, I have a vast knowledge of indoor furniture but I must admit my knowledge of  outdoor furniture was very limited. Some of the best advice I received was pick it up, seriously pick up the end of the sofa, chair or sectional you are thinking of putting in your outdoor space, if it has good weight to it and it can’t be lifted by a 3 year old then chances are it is made well. Next if you are looking at a woven set, try and put your finger through the weave, yup that’s right try and poke at it, if it’s the cheap stuff you will probably feel you can poke a hole right through it. Things I never thought to do but certainly made sense to me. I was so impressed by the knowledge provided to me by Niagara Outdoor Living, that I have now signed on to be the design consultant for their outdoor living spaces. Outdoor spaces are so important to today’s lifestyle, larger spaces often need the same planning and layouts as the indoor rooms. So if you are looking for some design advice just send me a message to deborah@niagaraoutdoorliving.com.