Blog Posts - Vancouver Island



New Pathway to a GIS Master’s Degree for Fleming College Graduates

Fleming College graduates now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Vancouver Island University (VIU) – the first pathway of its kind for the college. VIU and Fleming have signed an agreement that allows eligible graduates of Flemin...
by CanadianGIS on Jun 28, 2016

Round the world by ferry

A couple of weeks ago I took part in a twitter party for Discover Ferries. I heard about it by chance as one of my friends was helping to run the twitter party and as I’d just booked ferry tickets for us earlier that morning for a Easter holida...
by Being Mrs C on Mar 31, 2016

Tofino Carving Festival – Meet the Master Carvers of the West Coast

Autumn was in the air. It was that special kind of weather, which is hard to put in words but which you’ll recognize once it’s there – very bright and sunny but chilly at the same time with a subtle breeze of crisp air, telling you that sum...
by ESCapology on Oct 15, 2015

Langford BC Living Room

Who says that the suburbs have to be boring?  This builder home layout is repeated throughout the clients westshore development but changing up its tired palette and predictable layout has made this house totally unique.  I switched around the loca...

Vancouver Island – A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Our guest author, Leigh McAdam shares her love of Vancouver island, British Columbia, where you can explore the temperate rainforests, go kayaking along the rugged coastline and hope to see bears, orca whales and bald eagles. Vancouver Island dependa...
by Heather on her travels on May 29, 2015

Home Sweet Home

It's been a busy six weeks since Roger returned from Australia. We spent the first three weeks looking for a place to have as a base and checked out everything from condos, to fixer uppers to even a float home in Cowichan Bay.  The latter had th...
by Kinley Travels on Apr 19, 2015

Fireplace Wall Design

Wow Victoria, there is a real reno and real estate buzz in the air right now, and thanks to you my email and phone are busier than ever!  I’ve been getting allot of casual inquiries lately asking about how I work with clients, and for all of y...

A great cosmopolitan city Vancouver, Canada

Metropolitan Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city and one of the world's most livable cities. This western most city is situated right where the gorgeous western mountain peaks meet the beautiful green waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is blessed...
by eTravelTrips on Feb 25, 2015

The Union Building Victoria, BC

I recently completed another job for out-of-town clients who purchased a condo in the Union Building in Victoria.  This little 732 sq ft condo in the historic Union building had some challenges but I used creative solutions like a murphy bed, built...

Winter Warrior and West Coast Afternoon Tea

When our tiny little seaplane landed on the pier on the shores of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, just 30 minutes from the cosmopolitan joy that is Vancouver, I couldn’t hear a thing. It wasn’t the pilot’s fault, of...
by Perceptive Travel Blog on Feb 13, 2015

Masculine Master Bedroom

A new masculine master bedroom concept for a client. Global, masculine, moody and sophisticated. If you want some help making the place you live a place you love….contact me, I can help.The post Masculine Master Bedroom appeared first on Nicole...

Website Under Construction

You may notice some changes over the next couple weeks as I transition from this web format to a new style of website.  Same URL and still me…just a fresh look.  Sorry for the inconvenience.   If you want some help making the place you l...

Indigo Pillow Covers – Hemp

Last year I ordered this cool vintage hemp fabric and I finally got around to making it into some lumbar style indigo pillow covers.  Such a beautiful blue is achieved through this indigo dye process and a cool geometric relief pattern too.  These...

Finding the Right Carpet

It’s a big purchase and it can stress some people out, so I often get the call to help Victoria area families in finding the right carpet for their home.  This week I have the great pleasure of finding a few carpets for a cool mid century reno...

Two is better than One – Coffee Tables

When it comes to coffee tables and small spaces I really believe two is better than one. I’ve been wanting to do tandem coffee tables  for awhile…some of my past client’s reading this might even recall my valiant attempts to sway t...

Tofino – Canada’s rugged West Coast

Exploring Vancouver was great. I can totally understand why the city is among the world’s most livable cities. But as usual, I got itchy feet after a a few days and it was time to move. Time to head for adventure, time to head into the wild – ti...
by ESCapology on Nov 24, 2014

Tofino – Canada’s rugged West Coast

Exploring Vancouver was great. I can totally understand why the city is among the world’s most livable cities. But as usual, I got itchy feet after a a few days and it was time to move. Time to head for adventure, time to head into the wild – ti...
by ESCapology on Nov 24, 2014

Holiday Decorating Tip #3 – Songza

My tip this week is to select some great tunes to get you in the mood to decorate. I’m obsessed with Songza (a free Music site) on my computer and my iPhone and I can tell you that the xmas playlists they have ARE the soundtrack to my holiday s...

Holiday Decoration Tip #2 – One Thing You Love

No matter what your style, and no matter which holiday traditions you celebrate, there are items that we cherish during special times of the year.  Sometimes it’s a new shiny thing you fell in love with in a shop, and sometimes it’s an h...

Holiday Decoration Ideas – Tip #1 Berries

Every holiday season I get lots of requests for holiday decoration ideas and I simply LOVE helping clients decorate their homes for the holidays.  Did you know that I can help with everything from tree placement and colour choices to arranging beaut...


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