8 Mistakes People Make Choosing a Paint Colour

Can you imagine how many mistakes I've done and seen others do over the years as an interior designer? Well you can learn from them. I have seen it all! Here are my top tips learned by experience based on what is the wrong thing to do and then a suggestion on how to [...]

By |2018-03-27T12:21:31-07:00November 7th, 2017|Design Tips, interior design ideas, Trends|0 Comments

Today’s Colour Trends

Today's Colour Trends and Why I don't alway follow them. Shopping is overwhelming enough, isn't it? So why not just follow the trends and you are done, right? Wait a minute, what if you wasted all your money on something that's going to look dated or is already dated?? How do you know what to [...]

By |2017-11-11T20:32:37-07:00September 9th, 2017|Design Tips, interior design ideas, Trends|0 Comments

5 Tips to Design-Up to LED Lighting

LED lighting Transforms in Kitchen Makeover by Shelley Scales Design Chances are you are going through a Reno soon or you have started to think about your lighting choices and -  having heard all the buzz about LED lighting - wondered if that was a good option for you. LED stands for Light [...]

By |2018-01-15T19:18:21-07:00September 5th, 2017|Design Tips, interior design ideas, News, Trends|0 Comments

Portland Street of Dreams 2016 Highlights

The PDX Street of Dreams is the only showcase of high end homes of its kind in the Pacific North West. The tireless organizers, builders and designers continue to to bring the great blends and aesthetic choices "Portland, Oregon Style" each year.  Portland's style is different from Seattle's high art vibe and Vancouver's contemporary modern. [...]

By |2017-11-11T20:34:02-07:00September 12th, 2016|Design Tips, interior design ideas, Trends|0 Comments

Colour Tips for your Kitchen Cabinets

Recently, I encountered an Architect Client who pushed me a little out of my comfort zone to design  with natural fir cabinets combined with custom painted blue bases in Benjamin Moore's  Gentleman's Grey - see below. This inspired me to share some of my kitchen cabinet solutions and try to explain how to choose a [...]

By |2018-01-19T15:13:45-07:00March 4th, 2016|Design Tips, interior design ideas, Trends|0 Comments

Shelley Receives Best of Houzz Award for 2016 & 2017

Shelley Scales Design Associates of Vancouver B.C. Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016 and 2017  Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World   Vancouver, Canada, January 12, 2016 – Shelley Scales Design Associates of Vancouver B.C. has won “Best Of Customer Service,” [...]

By |2017-11-11T23:37:41-07:00January 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IDS West Show – My Pics

  Designers have to know where to look for new, fresh ideas and useful products for their clients, since everyone is different, a designer has to be expert at curating individual looks for each person. Call us for an appointment that will change your way of life starting in your home. 778-908-1894     Vancouver Island [...]

By |2017-11-11T23:32:02-07:00December 6th, 2015|Design Tips, interior design ideas|0 Comments

Creating a Great Foodie Atmosphere in your Kitchen

Do the words mouth-watering, smoky-flavoured, caramelization, crunchy, soft, rich, mahogany sweetness make you see visions of artfully plated dishes and make your taste-buds tingle? You could be a Foodie and need a kitchen that looks and functions like a great  “Food Joint”.  Really the sky is the limit. It can look rustic, modern, funky, retro, [...]

By |2017-11-11T20:43:21-07:00July 17th, 2015|Design Tips, interior design ideas, Trends|0 Comments

How Renovations Can Go Wrong

My company’s core belief  is that with open honest communication between designer, client and associates we can achieve better results far more successfully than a client working with suppliers directly. We can also do a far better job than our associates with no Designer such as Builders and Suppliers who suffer through a project with [...]

By |2017-11-11T23:32:24-07:00July 11th, 2015|Design Tips, interior design ideas|0 Comments