There seems to be a growing backlash towards the antiseptic and minimalized decorating trend currently in vogue.  You know the ones with fewer collections, less colour on the walls, more all-white everything and mass produced accent pieces. I am sure you have noticed this too.

In an effort to organize and perfect our home by cloning the look of “the model home” have we taken some of the life out of our surroundings?  There is something about having a living space which tells a story of why we came to live in this place; the dreams that brought us here] and the pleasures we seek, by incorporating colours, objects and memories and setting them in comfortable surroundings.

In this series of articles we have discussed decorating elements which, with their own distinct qualities and functions, complement one another to create the unique environment we call home. Paint colour, lighting, how to hang art and   style are some of the areas we have identified as helpful in creating your own environment.

In the end, I believe what truly makes a house a home are those personal objects which tell your story, reflect your energy and help to create the tranquil, warm atmosphere that we call home.

Now you have the opportunity to see and learn decorating secrets from our cleaver professional artists and designers at Wine Country Studios’ upcoming Open House.  Just in time for Culture Days, we welcome you to join us Saturday, October 1st and/or Sunday, October 2nd from 1-5 pm

Wine Country Studios is just tucked just above Mission Hill Winery on the Westside at 1632 Braeburn Court, West Kelowna.  See an actual living space which acts as a design laboratory, showcasing some of the best artists and artisans in the Valley, all while touring a professional artist studio.
Artists, Allan Waidman, Annemarie Fux, Karen Andrews and visiting artists, Kevin Spetifore and Brazen Edwards, will join us this weekend – October 1, 2016.

By Louise Lambert
Westside Weekly, Sept 28