Monday 19 December 2011

Christmas at the Lake House


Photos by Michelle Morelan

Happy Holidays to fellow bloggers, to my family, lovely clients, FB and Twitter friends and amazing colleges…

May Peace, Goodwill and Good Health be Yours

Best, Michelle

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Amsterdam Bound….(and Paris and Liege)


photos by Michelle Morelan


amst apt

The Amsterdam Rental, Herenstraat Apartments

This is going to be my best year yet. After FB’s Breast Cancer Campaign where women announced a trip to Europe, I decided to do it for real. It just felt that good. I originally announced that I was going to live in Paris for 5 months through FB…so the next week, I decided that I was going to live in Amsterdam for a month. DH bought me business class tickets directly from Vancouver, and I will be meeting up with him in Paris and LIege.

Until then, I will be working hard to take the whole month of March off. I have a private workshop weekend in February, an install and photo shoot planned for January, and a crapload of renderings to do…and it’s the first Christmas I haven’t gone to mom’s…so the kids are coming here for the holidays, and it will be a full house. Life is good.


Best, Michelle

Monday 21 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving here in Canada was a few weeks ago…I love these photos by Heather Ross…they sum up the night

city getaway by MMID

city getaway by MMID

Melbourne Bed
$1,399 -

Sofa Velvet

Feather-Down Standard Pillow
$40 -


Monday 7 November 2011

Make Room for me Honey!


Oregon master bedroom e-design by Michelle Morelan …blending his, hers and ours.

Friday 4 November 2011

Ann Sacks Inspired Bath

  ann sacks bath

Ann Sacks inspires me to think outside the box, and the choices are so numerous.

Rendering and Design by Michelle Morelan

Friday 28 October 2011

A Client’s Joy


Excited for a client who’s inspections are around the corner, and can see the drywall at the end of the tunnel…lol. This project is a good lesson in upgrading without tearing the whole house down. Just by removing two walls in the breakfast/family/hall area and updating finishes, the flow and site lines are so improved!! Cant wait to see this one completed…they so deserve it. Time to get shopping ;)

lr to nook

Wednesday 26 October 2011

More Lake House Progress


Photo by Heather Ross

Blinds…check…A/V…check…kitchen dwgs …check…laundry room floor …check…now I know how my clients feel…I am so impatient!

This little area off the kitchen has become one of my favourites because of the light and site lines.

Right now, I am having a dining chair dilemma…textural?…chrome to match barstools?…armchairs?…upholstered?…comfortable?…modern?…something my dad can relate to? Lots of styles work with Live Edge tables…I am looking at either the Nelson Swag leg in white with chrome legs or wicker tub chairs to match existing ones or Klismos style chrome chairs with white leather seats. I’ve also thought of upholstered wing chairs for the ends with the Klismos chairs, but don’t want to obstruct the view. Thoughts?

I think I am leaning towards the Klismos…love the bling!


sleg   ikea_agen    maiden magnesson



Photo by Michelle Morelan