Family Decorating Together

Decorating with Kids

Mommy wants a nice house, is that too much to ask for? So, you used to be young, cool and stylish. Then, wham, you had kids. And for no mistake to be made, you wouldn’t want it any other way. You love those munckins and nothing else matters. Well, let’s be honest. Your house kind of matters. Well it used … Read More

Home Decor on a Budget

Decorating on a Budget

There’s this one room in your house you can’t stand anymore. It’s time. It needs to change and fast. How do you make a big impact on a tight budget? Here’s how to get the biggest bang for your buck! PAINT – Wall colour is the least expensive way to create a fresh, new look. Go bold and punchy or … Read More

Colour Wheel

Colour Isn’t A Big, Scary Monster

I love colour. I love matching up colours and having fun with it in my home (and other people’s homes). Maybe it’s my personality or maybe it’s because I understand colour and work with it every day in my line of work. I have found though, that some people are truly afraid of colour. Like I mean AFRAID! They stress … Read More

Need Home Decor Professional Help

5 Ways to Know It's Time to Call a Pro

So, you’ve taken on a home decorating project. Whether you are just in the early stages, halfway through or almost done, you are starting to question if you are doing the right thing. The project might be a simple, small one or a large undertaking. In any event, you are realizing you have bitten off more than you can chew. … Read More

C&M Textiles Fall Sale

Fall Sale @ C&M Textiles

Most people who just meet me might peg me as a ‘summer gal,’ but truth be told, I love all the seasons equally. After all, a change of season gives me the perfect reason to redecorate! For someone who works from home, a quarterly change of home décor helps keep my living/work environment fresh and exciting, and most importantly, me … Read More

Gender Bender

Gender Bender

At my age, having a large circle of friends means being exposed to all the various forms of living situations afforded by those rapidly approaching (or departing) their late 30’s and 40’s: married, single-and-ready-to-mingle, divorced, divorced with benefits, roommates, roommates with benefits, married with extracurricular benefits, abstinent (not many in this category, admittedly) and the oft-dreaded (but rarely avoided) “it’s … Read More

Roller Blinds

Roman Blinds

I’m no history buff, but if there’s one thing I remember from my eight grade history class, it’s that the Romans got a few things right, like aqueducts, stadium construction, chariot racing, and non-constrictive undergarments. On one of my frequent visits to C&M Textiles, I discovered a new item to add to the Romans’ impressive list of contributions to western … Read More

Cushions Throws

Feng Shui

When your office and your home happen to be in the same location, finding the right décor for you is not just a luxury- it’s a must. After all, if you’re spending anywhere between 14 to 20 hours a day, 5 out of 7 days a week, in 1 place, not having your immediate surroundings be extremely comfortable and relaxing … Read More

New Fabrics Now Available

At C&M Textiles, a constant desire to bring our clients the best in customer service, luxury home decor items, and high-quality fabrics (at unbeatable prices) is of paramount importance, which is why we are proud to reveal our new fabrics! Whether for upholstery, drapery, or the creation of a fabulous new piece of haute couture clothing, C&M Textiles guarantees we … Read More

Home Renovations

A unique fixer upper opportunity

Sharon’s been my best friend since before we were both able to pronounce the phrase, and if there’s one point we’ve always diverged on, it’s our taste in significant others: I’ve always had a penchant for the slick, suited professional, while she’s always loved the rugged, handyman/lumberjack-type. (Maybe that’s why we’re still such good friends- no guy drama). Sharon married … Read More

Shade out Flu Season

Murphy’s Law: (defintion): A rule that states that, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, and usually at the worst time.” Of all the laws put on this planet by Gods and Men, this particular rule seems to be the one my life path is determined to follow.  After all, I didn’t really plan to get bed-riddenly sick in the middle … Read More

Las Vegas Hotel

What Happens in Vegas…

I’ve never been much of a gambler and to be honest, I’ve never had any great desire to visit Las Vegas (I’m more of a Santorini/Nice/Capri type of gal), but when you’re the maid of honor at your best friend’s wedding and she decides that’s where the bachelorette party is going to be, you kind of have no choice but … Read More