DIY Home Projects

Happy Monday!

If you are going a little stir crazy then this might be a good opportunity to do a DIY home project.  Here are some easy DIY home projects that you can tackle right now! Take a look!

Add character to your walls with wainscoting. If you do not have the materials, places like Home Depot offers curb side pick up for materials ordered online.

DIY Home Projects - Bedroom

Add a simple backsplash. Do you have tiles laying around  and your own tile cutter that you never had the opportunity to use?  Maybe this is the perfect time to try tiling.  If you have a small job then why not?


Refresh your room with paint. Paint is a great way to refresh any room. You can paint the entire room or even just an accent wall for a quick DIY home project.

DIY Home Projects - Bathroom

Sherwin Williams Alabaster. Or you can also paint the ceiling!


Update your bathroom mirrors, or door handles/knobs for an inexpensive refresh.


Good luck with all your DIY home projects.

Happy Easter Monday!

xoxo Daniela



Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Happy Thursday!

With spring in full swing, now is a good time to tackle some projects. This is also a perfect time to ensure there is no damage around the home as well. Here is a spring home checklist to help you along.

  • Remove snow from window wells. Water that pools in window wells can cause a host of problems. Remove snow close to the foundation as well. Check basement for mold.
  • Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Change your furnace filter. Furnace filters should be replaced every three months.
  • If you are thinking about painting spring is a good idea to gather photos of colours that you like or hire a colour consultant for help narrow down and choose a paint colour (when COVID-19) is over of course.
  • Clean your home and store winter items. Clean out closets and wash heavy linens. Now is a good time to store winter accessories like skiis.
  • Check or have someone check the roof for damage or cracked shingles.
  •  You should check and clean the humidifier. Vinegar works well if your humidifier needs to be cleaned.


Daniela Pluviati Staging and Design Update

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working on our procedures to further strengthen our approach during this time.

In addition to our usual routine, here are some of the extra measures we’ve introduced to promote health and safety:

  • We’ve added extra requirements and increased frequency for disinfecting surfaces and deep cleaning throughout the day for all stages and de-stages. We will wipe down with disinfectant: any door knobs, light switches and surfaces we touch in homes we are working in.
  • Our furnishings will only go into vacant homes. We are still taking appointments for colour consults and staging consults. We have stopped rentals on accessory packages for occupied homes.
  • We are making sure anyone feeling sick knows to stay home.
  • We will continue to follow updates and protocols from the World Health Organization and Government of Canada Public Health.

How We Worked With Oak Cabinets

Happy Tuesday!

The goal of this property was to work with a budget and standard finishes from Mattamy. I wanted to work with standard cabinets but make the home not so cookie cutter looking.

The oak cabinets feel “heavy” but with a white, crisp backsplash and no uppers it gives the kitchen a fresher approach. Yes, there really are minimal upper cabinets! There is plenty of space (I think) on the lower cabinets for storage. A DIY hood vent was a great idea and Scott did a great job.

We also saved money by choosing a laminate countertop as well as all standard tile. The paint colour that I chose was a standard choice as well. To make the kitchen look like not your typical builder basic kitchen I chose different hardware and Scott installed some shelves and scones. Yes, you can work with oak cabinets. You just have to be a little creative!

Here are some photos. Take a look!

Kitchen Oak Cabinets

Family RoomRange HoodPhotographer Micheal Pacitto from Market Pie

Ways To Bring Happiness Into Your Home

Happy Thursday!

With one month already behind us, February is a good month to really start tackling the “what to do list” for the home. Here are a few things you can do right now to make your home a happy place.

Love your plants. Studies have proven that house plants improve productivity, concentration, reduce stress levels and boost your mood.

Avoid heavy drapes that block all light. Natural light increases endorphins and serotonin. Studies have also shown that workers in sunlit areas are more productive than workers without exposure to natural light.

Your home should reflect your personality and style, which in turn makes us feel happy. Show off your kids artwork or pottery. Style your home with colours that put a smile on your face.

A cluttered home can leave you feeling stressed. Finding items in clutter can be a frustrating challenge. It is also difficult to clean when there is too much “stuff ” lying around. This is a great month to start decluttering room by room.

xoxo Daniela

Kemptville Showcasing

Happy Friday!

This was such a great property to work on. I originally went to the property for a colour and cabinet consult. This property has been fully renovated and is on the market now. It was a joy to showcase this property as well. I have done a few jobs in Kemptville , and it is always nice to work locally. Take a look!

Kemptville Showcasing - Family Room

Kemptville Showcasing - Living Room

Kemptville Showcasing - Coffee Table

Kemptville Showcasing - Bedroom
Photographer – Micheal Pacitto

Amazing Blue Paint Colours!

Happy Tuesday!

I am starting this year off sharing with you some amazing blue paint colours! This year Pantone launched Classic Blue as its “Colour of the Year”. The Pantone Colour Institute is important and influences a variety of industries such as graphic design, fashion design and interiors. Have a look at some amazing blue paint colours below.

Sherwin Williams Lakeshore SW 6494

I have used this paint colour as an accent wall and I really like it. Not too dark nor is it too light. It is darker than aqua but still reminds me of the colour of water you would see at the beach.

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154. This is a classic, dark blue and works well with a crisp white or cream trim colour. Take a look!

Life on Virginia Street

Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue HC-143. Wythe blue is an amazing colour. At times it really does read more green than blue but with plenty of light this colour shines and blends both green and blue beautifully.

Newburyport Blue HC-155

Lighter than Hale Navy. This blue is also classic, it is a true navy blue and looks great with crisp white trim. This paint colour looks great in coastal themed spaces.

Saw Nail and Paint


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