Miki (that's my childhood nick-name) doing my best to win a bubble blowing contest at my friend Marilyn's birthday-1975
1. Since I was 10, I can remember wanting to be an Interior Designer. I met one at my friend Leslie-Ann’s and was smitten from that point on. It would be over 25 years, 2 marriages and 2 grown kids later that I would graduate with a Degree in Applied Design from Kwantlen. It was one of the proudest personal moments of my life. It took a long time to reach that goal...almost 30 years.
2. My parents have known each all of their lives, and have been married since they were 19. I feel fortunate for that.
Mom and Dad in Cape Breton, 1976
3. My favorite cities are Amsterdam, Paris and New York. In Amsterdam it’s Vondelpark and biking into the city from Badhoefdorf (near Schipol Airport). Paris; walking the Seine, and eating! New York city; Bryant Park, and taking in a Broadway Show after lunch at Carmines.
Herengracht Canal- Amsterdam
Those little palm flowers would pollinate, and get everywhere, so Brian had to climb up to chop them off a couple of times a year.
Best seat in the house
The plan is to walk on Long Beach or the Wick, use the gym in the house, buy fresh produce, take spa baths and steam showers, and just treat myself! I am so looking forward to it.
Long Beach- 10 kms from Ucluelet
Thanks for (what the client and I call) the standing power of refusal you guys!
Met Home, March 2009, Interior Design by Larry Laslo, Photography by Grey Crawford
Interior of the cottage; I would keep the interior white, add watery blues and greens, retain the dark floor, and add a larger desk area that faces the water. The owner didn't want me to show pictures of the interior, since it didn't look it's best, so I sketched the intent for you instead. Once we have our styling day, I will share the pictures, and contact info, so you can book a week!
Owner's home just up from the waterfront cottage.
The entry to the waterfront cottage...can you imagine the styling possibilities? The owner is actually very savvy, and hangs fishing floats by the front door, and sets out a cute little bench during warm season. You can fish from the dock.
The view out the kitchen window...yes, that is frost on the inside of the windows... brrr.
More to come with this little cottage...