Ask Our Designer – Our April Winner!

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A couple of weeks ago we asked you all to write to us about a room in your house that is making you crazy. This month we chose Terra Jamieson from Halifax whose master bedroom is in need of better storage and a just a bit more personality!

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Terra’s lovely Halifax home was recently renovated by MRB Contracting, and the addition and renovations were designed by Chad Jamieson. MRB is a local company that does incredible work including renovations, architectural design, new builds and more – check out their portfolio here!

Part of Terra’s renovation included adding a bit more space onto the master bedroom. Above, you can see the plan for the addition and photos of the space after the reno. With the renovation complete, Terra feels a bit unsure of how to best organize the space, and how to pull the look together.

Terra loves to sew and knit and has created a small area in the addition where she can work. She told us that she would like to have a more effective work area and better storage solutions for her supplies. Another concern for Terra is clothing storage. She would like to replace their current antique dresser with something more functional that offers more storage.

Terra has an eclectic taste, with a mix of modern and vintage pieces through the rest of the home. She loves funky fabrics and mid-century modern accents – sounds right up our ally!

Here’s what we came up with:

Sconces, end tables & Starburst Wall Mirror from, honeycomb lumbar pillow cover & honeycomb pillow cover from, Hemnes dresser from Ikea, Klippan throws available at The Independent Mercantile Co. 

We are keeping Terra’s beautiful paisley duvet cover (shown above), and adding a few accents to jazz things up. By adding some solid but textured toss cushions, and a throw in a complimenting colour we can create a more layered and interesting look for the bedding. Turning down the sheets a bit and propping up the pillows will add even more visual appeal.

We found this great starburst mirror that will add lots of character, and ties right into the mid-century modern style. For the dresser, we chose something that was more simple in style, but that offers a nice pop of colour, and more effective storage for clothing.

We decided to replace Terra’s current end table with this round, mid-century mod style. It’s more compact and has a light appearance, so it can tuck in right next to the bed. There’s not much space for lighting around the bed, so we thought installing sconces directly into the headboard would work well.

Dots and Rows fabric from, Hektar Work Lamp and baskets from, Ludivine Writing Desk from

For the sewing area, we think that a nice long desk running along the large window would make the best use of that space. We found a desk that has some open storage, and Terra could use baskets on the shelving to keep her craft supplies tidy. This funky fabric would be great for roman shades (perhaps a sewing project for Terra!), it adds personality and the colour ties in with the bedding.

Overall our bedroom makeover cost came to around $2200, just under Terra’s maximum budget of $3000. Thank you Terra for sending us your design dilemma!

Having a solid plan is always the key to success! A design solution like Terra’s starts at $500 and includes a floor plan/layout, a complete shopping list including what to buy and where to get it, and a colour palette selection. If you have a design dilemma that you need help with get in touch with us!