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February 12, 2019 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BONNIE FOX

Ski Season 2019 // Let these local businesses help you add some wow to your home.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Ski Season 2019 issue of  OUR HOMES Southern Georgian Bay, p.88. Find local businesses in our Southern Georgian Bay directory.
Plan your next project and discover the right people in Southern Georgian Bay to help you execute your vision. 
LINDSAY HERBERT
 
We are the experts on chalk paint; not only can we teach clients how to tackle their project, we can do it for them. We now carry Iron Orchid Designs, they are taking stencils to the next level, and changing how to embellish painted pieces.
 
BEST BUSINESS ADVICE: Set goals, stay positive.
 
AT WORK
Decorating Tip: Texture and a pop of colour. Paint Colour: Old Violet by Annie Sloan. Best Business Advice: Happy customers. Productivity Tip: 3 cups of coffee first thing!
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Family dinners. Best Birthday Present: Tickets to Boots and Hearts. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Hot tub or backyard bonfire. Favourite Pie: Lemon Meringue.
LORI MCRAE & MARK OLIVER
 
All our pieces are artisan, multi-functional and organic. Use our designs to add a natural element to a room, because each piece is so unique, using it as an accent will let it shine.
 
BEST BUSINESS ADVICE: Set goals, stay positive.
 
AT WORK
Decorating Tip: Candlelight and organic natural touches. Go-To Paint Colour: Casement, Fusion Mineral Paint. Productivity Tip: Staying in the zone.
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Walking in the woods and laughter. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Bryan Adams playing, no where to go, coffee and a fire. Best Birthday Present: An outdoor table for the whole family made by Mark. Favourite Pie: Lori: Mum’s Rhubarb. Mark: Pecan.
ELAINE KETTLEWELL
 
Get inspired by the texture and patina of each unique piece at Kettlewells. Old doors can replace new doors, window frames can be used for a headboard, architectural pieces can be used instead of a painting. Colour outside the lines and see something old in a new way!
 
DECORATING ADVICE: Flowers and salvage vintage pieces.
 
AT WORK
Best Business Advice: Love what you do, make it your job and you will never work a day in your life. Most Used Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore Cloud White. Productivity Tip: White Board, planning a month at a time.
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Great friends and family. Best Birthday Present: Dinner at Chez Michel restaurant. Perfect Snowy Sunday: In my jammies catching up on Netflix. Favourite Pie: Apple.

TYLER CHATTERSON
 
We are finding that customers are buying fewer dining tables and instead are more interested in having meals at their kitchen island or breakfast bar, so comfortable stools are becoming more important. We carry Amisco and Trica, both are made in Canada and offer endless custom options to create the perfect stool for your home.
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Work hard, play hard. Best Birthday Present: Basketball net. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Skiing with my daughter. Favourite Pie: Bumbleberry pie.
 
AT WORK
Two Things A Living Room Needs: A very comfortable sofa and beautiful coffee table. Best Business Advice: Work hard and have the right team! Go-To Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore’s Dinner Party AF-300. Productivity Tip: Start with a very large coffee!

HELEN LABELLE
 
We are your one-stop for taps, sinks, granite and quartz countertops, lights and tile options. In our showroom there is a large selection of sinks and taps displayed as they would be in your home. Being able to touch and feel all the options helps with decisions. Our expert team is also available to help.
 
GO-TO PAINT COLOUR: Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore.
 
AT WORK
Two Design Elements For Every Room: Great lighting and beautiful artwork. Best Business Advice: First choice is the best choice. Productivity Tip: Organization!
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Family. Best Birthday Present: Diamonds. Favourite Pie: Pecan. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Having a home-cooked meal.

KATHERINE ARCARO & MARINA FARROW
 
We have done the legwork to find pillar pieces that can help you build your own style for your northern country life. All these comfortable basics are tailored for life up here, with beautiful scale and texture. We are also available if you need any additional decorating advice.
 
DECORATING MUST-HAVE: Great sofa and swivel chairs!
 
AT WORK
Best Business Advice: Marina: Good communication and customer service is a must! Katherine: Honesty and Integrity. Paint Choices: Marina: Benjamin Moore Gray 2121-10. Katherine: Benjamin Moore Mauve Blush 2115-40. Productivity Tip: Marina: Staff! Katherine: Starbucks!
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Katherine: Time. Marina: Be true to yourself. Best Birthday Present: Katherine: My horse, Rimrock. Marina: Life size E.T. Favourite Pie: Pumpkin Pie from Chef Patrick.

TRACEY CARON
 
We have a selection of at least 30 vanities in stock, ready to take home, as well as cabinetry that can be custom configured. Not to mention everything else to build your dream bathroom, plus expert advice.
 
AT WORK
Decorating Advice: Toss cushions and artwork, changed seasonally. Best Business Advice: Customer service. Hot Paint Colour: Blue Out of Proportion by Simon Chang for Beauti-Tone. Productivity Tip: Detailed to-do list!
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Grandchildren. Best Birthday Present: Dinner out! Perfect Snowy Sunday: Winter bonfire with a spicy caesar. Favourite Pie: Raspberry.
 
 

CHRISTINE BLACK & CATHERINE MATTICE
 
Our store has a vintage, European vibe that represents sophistication and a touch of whimsy. Homes today are often an eclectic mix of old and new and a potpourri of styles. We have an always changing inventory of clothing and furnishings that encompass that aesthetic.
 
AT WORK
Design Tip: Christine: Paintings and mirrors. Catherine: Do what you feel!! Successful Day: Christine: Sales, sales, sales. Catherine: Finding the perfect outfit for a customer. Best Business Advice: Christine and Catherine: Do what you love, love what you do!
 
CATHERINE AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Yoga. Best Birthday Present: Surprise dinner with my children. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Reading a book by the fire. Favourite Pie: Goldsmith’s Raspberry.
 
CHRISTINE AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Wonderful husband. Best Birthday Present: Trip to Paris. Perfect Snowy
Sunday: Working. Favourite Pie: Mincemeat.
 

SCOTT HEINSON
 
Kaon offers customization. We have many different bed and furniture designs, 16 standard finishing colours and the ability to match a colour. We can also change the height and length of beds to suit the customer’s needs.
 
DECORATING ADVICE: Wood needs colour, either in fabric or paint.
 
AT WORK
Best Business Advice: Produce quality. Favourite Paint Colour: Gray Cloud by Benjamin Moore. Productivity Tip: Start early!
 
AT HOME
Secret To A Happy Life: Work hard, play hard. Best Birthday Present: Robert Plant tickets for the whole family. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Turns through deep powder. Favourite Pie: Hot apple pie.
NANCY CAIN & MARLENE BOSSE
 
Macdonald’s has products that cater to first-time buyers on a budget, as well as those looking to fill their home with quality items. Our free in-home consultations can help with thousands of fabric choices, design and layouts. We are happy to help homeowners create their dream home, so come and get inspired with us. 
 
AT WORK
Two Elements That Every Room Needs: Marlene: Good light and a combination of fabrics. Nancy Decorate through your heart, not the trends. Art that makes you happy. What Makes Your Day Productive: Marlene And Nancy: The people we work with and our customers. Go-To Paint Colour: Nancy: Beacon Gray by Benjamin Moore. Marlene: Cloud White by Benjamin Moore.
 
MARLENE AT HOME
Secrets To A Happy Life: Grandkids and wine. Best Birthday Present: Doll that came with a bathtub. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Book, bed and coffee.
 
NANCY AT HOME
Secrets To A Happy Life: Humour. Best Birthday Present: Knitting Nancy. Perfect Snowy Sunday: Dogs, popcorn and a movie.

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