White Kitchen, Indigo Hex Backsplash, beautiful set Table, Oversized Floral Art, Red / Pink & White Ranunculus and Floral Fabric Inspiration

Hello Beautiful…….Canada!

I’m so very lucky to call Canada “Home”.  A beautiful place in the world where I have been born and raised, where I draw my values, guiding principles, personal philosophy and love for human-kind from.  From coast to coast the visual beauty and diversity of landscape is a feast for the eyes.  From coast to coast the diversity of citizens makes this land interesting and braided with intellectual and cultural richness.  To travel from Canada, I wear my flag proudly and seek those opportunities to broaden myself as a person of the world.  Upon my return, I am proud of the visual patchwork quilt I fly over and the loving arms that greet me.  I love Canada!  I wish all Canadians and Canada herself a wonderful 150th Birthday!  Be Proud and go with pride, peace and understanding through this wonderful life! LMC SaveSave

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Hello Beautiful……..My Kind of Happy!

I spend much of my day in a delightfully happy state of mind.  (No I’m not smoking anything).  I’ve got 24 hours in my day, as does everyone else.  My entrepreneurial life and personal life are busy and stress filled, but I made a conscious decision many years ago to intentionally look at life through rose-coloured glasses. Full.  Blatant.  Blinders firmly on.  Deflecting the morose. Focused on an optimistic perception of my every day. I seek out the positive, the bright, the energetic, the beautiful and keep….protectively….my creative soul in a place of peace.   To preserve my inner authentic spirit I have approached life from a perspective where the glass in always 3/4 Full. Life is short. Living my life any other way is a plain ol’waste of my time! I do run up against my fair share of challenges and challenging people but my philosophy and approach to stay the course of respectfully happy, while conveying my perspective or solution, tends to turn the tartest of lemons into lemonade.   I realized years ago that positive energy begets positivity. Purposely I have surrounded myself with a Team and Clientel that also share a joyful spirit. I believe it to […]

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Hello Beautiful…..Love the Challenge!

To be contacted by a New Client and commence discussions about their Project is an absolutely thrilling aspect of my creative job as a Designer! My radar is honed on the language my New Client uses to explain how the present state of their home fails them and their Family. My love is to translate those frustrations into a Beautiful Solution!  A beautiful solution that explores new ways to think about their Space, new material elements to experience within their Space and new function for the development of their New Space.  The pretty parts are only half of a well-developed solution. I start the process with Mood & Inspiration Boards combined with tactile samples.  These tools connect my Clients to the Design Vision and are a fantastic catalyst in the forward motion of the Project. The dialogue between my Clients & I over the Mood Boards is exhilarating and the wealth of information exchanged allows for an immediate flow forward to create CAD Elevations with every nuance of Design within. Why do Clients hire me to Design and guide them upon this journey? Because Clients realize the importance of how a well designed thoughtful substantial alteration to their living environment […]

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Hello Beautiful……..No better time then now!

It’s been a long time coming to carve out a moment to start my blog.  Gosh, where to start …..so many ideas running through my mind!  For today, let me just say that I have had the great pleasure to be “Living in the Creative” for most of my life.  I became aware of my taste for all things visually beautiful in my young Teen years and made my most conscious decision to select a Creative Lifestyle half way through high school.  I romanticized the thoughts of becoming a Painter and toiled over many canvases.  I experimented with a great old manual camera…not all images being successful.  I was lucky at 16 to be hired at a local gallery to paint within the space during business hours and speak creatively with the patrons.  I had few Creative Mentors in my early life but inquired where I could, dove into books of Painters and Creatives, experimented visually and artistically to the best of my trials. At a time of pivotal decisions in young life I chose to apply to the fantastic Ontario College of Art and Design. During those moments of looking into the crystal ball of my future I also applied to […]

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Kitchen Modernization

McNeil Design Group Interiors ‘Kitchen Modernization’ has completed a gorgeous new ‪Open Concept‬ ‪Kitchen‬ and ‪Dining‬ Room renovation created from an original 1980’s home of small segmented spaces. Collaborating with our wonderful Client to bring this dream renovation to reality was a great pleasure. The new space was modernized with a ‪Transitional‬ focus. Clean, airy, quality finishes, top notch ‪stainless‬‬ ‪appliances‬, custom cabinetry in ‪a painted grey‬ and ‪white‬, greyed ‪hardwood throughout‬, sculptural ‪‎pendant‬ lighting and stunning ‪Quartz‬ ‪countertops‬ that mimic specialty stone without the fussy maintenance. The specified specialty downdraft ventilation made for a pristine oversized Island and created an open sight line. Photography courtesy of Nicole Aubrey Photography

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