Interior Design

Spring 2020 Trends We’re Loving

EDEN DESIGN, April 2 2020

Spring is in the air, and we couldn’t be readier for it!   The ongoing pandemic has forced us all to the confines of our homes so I imagine there’s been a lot of sorting, purging and contemplation going on as people scrutinize their abodes.  It’s been an opportunity for us to take stock of what is and isn’t working in our homes, what we have grown...

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Spotlight on The Etagere

EDEN DESIGN, December 3 2019

Etagere is a French word that refers to an open bookshelf. It was popularized in the late 18th century in France, crafted as a lightweight, freestanding set of open shelves used to display small, decorative objects, or objets, to use the French term. We love the elegance and lightness of the étagere. It lacks the heavy visual weight of a solid-ba...

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Boho Style Done Right

EDEN DESIGN, December 11 2018

It’s predicted that Boho style will continue to be a strong trend for 2019 (https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/g23550602/design-trends-2019/?slide=11). This unconventional, eclectic, energetic, personal and relaxed look seems to be everywhere. Spaces with Boho style often showcase vintage, up-cycled and inexpensive furnishings and t...

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Interior Design

Architectural Detail for Modern Spaces

EDEN DESIGN, November 10 2018

Architectural detail, for many, is synonymous with traditional design. Wainscoting, wall panelling, tray ceilings, crown moulding, baseboard, door and window trim are some of the most common types architectural detail. So, with the huge trend towards modern style, is this type of millwork detailing soon to be a thing of the past?

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Garden Design

Expert Tip: Using Contrast in the Garden

EDEN DESIGN, July 23 2018

One of the easiest ways to add impact and drama to your garden is to use the design principle of contrast. Contrast is the practice of putting things that are disparate next to one another so that the attributes of each are heightened. Contrast creates design tension, drawing our attention and making us take notice. The plant attributes primarily u...

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Expert Do's and Don'ts of Garden Design

EDEN DESIGN, June 5 2018

With the growing season as short as it is here in Ottawa, we sometimes feel it's a race to get our gardens looking their best. Every spring, we eagerly visit garden centers and come back with a collection of new favourite plants, get them in the ground and await to be awestruck by their display. Why is it then, that we are often disappointed by t...

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Trees for the Home Landscape

EDEN DESIGN, April 19 2018

Nature has a way of invigorating, inspiring and evoking serenity and tranquility.  As landscape designers we try to bring these qualities to our projects, and trees are the most invaluable tool nature has to offer us. They can provide privacy, create intimacy, soften hard lines,  ground architecture and bring structures into scale.   It's critical,...

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Tips for the Low Maintenance Garden

EDEN DESIGN, March 21 2018

Of all the requirements we get asked to fulfill, the request for the low maintenance garden is by far the most common. Plants, however, are living, growing, changing things that do not remain static. So, is the quest to control nature futile? Should we throw in the towel and accept a jungle aesthetic? Here are some tips to help manage the chal...

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