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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 Colour of the Year ~ Greenery

Pantone's Colour of the Year 2017 is out ... Greenery 15-0342

We are curious to know your thoughts on this selection.

Our thoughts, just with any trend, is to have fun with it and not take it literally and paint your entire home in this colour.  We always recommend to incorporate new trends in a tasteful way by changing out pieces like décor & accent pieces.  It always advisable to keep your high ticket items like furniture & couches in timeless colours (neutrals), textures, and structure.  This allows you to experiment & embrace new trends in your décor pieces without spending a lot of money.

We feel this colour trend would work great in accents like throw cushions (especially on grey couches), kitchen bowls & serving vessels, vases, and would definitely be a great addition to your outdoor living space for Summer 2017!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Spring Forward with these Daylight Saving Tips

With the changing of the seasons, it's time to spring forward once again and change our clocks one hour forward.   Before you spring forward, now is a good time to think forward and review the safety measures in your home so that you and your family are safe and prepared for any type of emergency.  Here are some helpful tips on what to check:
  1. Change all batteries in all smoke & CO detectors
  2. Test all safety devices to ensure all are in good working order
  3. Change furnace filter
  4. Check pressure on all fire extinguishers
  5. Review safety & escape plans with the entire family
  6. Ensure you have at least 72 hours of water & canned food (a combination of protein and carbohydrate sources) for your entire family.  Check expiration dates.
  7. Have an in-home safety kit that is stored in an easily accessible location that all members of the family are aware of its location
Items in Safety kit:
  1. Blanket (s)
  2. Flash light (s) - we recommend at least 1 x LCD wind up flashlight
  3. Batteries
  4. First aid kit
  5. Candles
  6. Water proof matches
  7. Can opener
  8. I.C.E. contact name, number, & full address - we recommend recording at least 3 individuals
  9. Hand cranked radio
  10. Hand sanitizer or moist towelettes
  11. Specific family needs e.g. formula, prescription medication, pain reliever medication, etc.
  12. Paper & pencil
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Spring is definitely in the air, especially in South Western Ontario. This recent spring-like weather can be a motivator to get you into your 2012 garden. Although it’s a great time to take advantage of the weather, it’s still a little early to do anything significant in the garden. Never the less, it’s a great time to get a jump on the season and your curb appeal. Especially if you are listing your home this spring, curb appeal is the most crucial thing you have to lure home buyers to your home.  Here are a couple of stylicious tips that can give you a head start:
  1. Clean Up Your Garden – This is a great time to clean up any debris in garden, cut down any dead growth to allow new growth to come through, rake out your grass, and trim back any dead branches on shrubs and trees.
  2. Pull Out Your Gardening Journal – It’s a great time to remind yourself of the goals you set last season for this coming season. This will allow you to schedule your time over the next couple of months to provide adequate time to complete these projects. Also, doing these projects early in the season will allow you to enjoy it throughout the gardening season. Your journal will remind you of any to-do items that you have recorded for March/April. Finally, if you don’t currently have a gardening journal, we encourage getting one now so you can record your tasks to do each month, and future hopes and dreams you have for your garden.
  3. Sowing Seeds Indoors – With the new 100 mile diet trend encouraging everyone to eat locally grown, what better than having veggies and herbs at your finger tips, right outside your back door? This is the time of year to start planning and preparing your seeds. Most seeds require 6-12 weeks germination/growth before you can transplant them outdoors. Check your local weather trends for the average last frost date. For most of South Western Ontario, it is usually May 15-24.
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Relay For Life - Oakville 2012

Thank you for the donations that we received for Relay for Life Oakville.  These companies donated to a great cause and made our Relay 2012 experience all the more greater:

  1. Addison Music Centre
  2. Blue Sky Balloons
  3. Boston Pizza - Dorval
  4. Buckley MMA
  5. Crock A Doodle - Oakville
  6. Cudmore
  7. It's All About U By Elvira Hopper
  8. Finelli Hair Design & Bridal Boutique
  9. Forme Clini Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre
  10. Licks - Bronte
  11. Fluid Photography
  12. Nick Starchuk Golf Lessions
  13. Oakville Massage & Wellness Centre
  14. One Health Club - Oakville
  15. Salon Monzer
  16. Royal LePage - Stephanie Huffman
  17. Stylicious Home
  18. Winmar Property Restoration Specialists
For more information on the Canadian Caner Society's Relay for life and ways to participate and/or donation, please visit 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Staging to Sell

Check out the video clip below for some home staging tips by Karen Wardell of Stylicious Home.  Full episode available on TV Cogeco.

As seen on "From Selling to Sold" on TV Cogeco.

Home Staging is increasingly more important to create that edge in the market place.  Your home is one of the largest investments you will have and preparing it for sale is not only smart but a great return on your investment.  Recent studies have shown that staged homes sell faster and for more money than homes that are not staged.  At Stylicious Home we understand the importance of showing off your home's best features to attract the masses and help secure the best possible offer for your home.  We also have a trained keen eye to point out the smallest of details that might detour a potential buyer from your home.  Our goal is eliminate potential buyers offering you less than your asking price by pointing out these flaws and offering solutions to fix them before you list your home.  Finally, our main objective is to help you display your home in its best possible condition to secure that ideal asking price.

Contact us today for all of your staging needs and/or questions at 1-800-514-5580 x 2 or

2013 Design Trends by Stylicious Home

Check out the second have of this video clip for a couple 2013 design trends by Karen Wardell of Stylicious Home.  Full episode available on TV Cogeco.

As seen on "From Selling to Sold" on TV Cogeco

Contact us at 1-800-514-5580

Stylicious Holiday Gift Certificates

Are you looking for a unique gift for that person that has it all? Give the gift of design! Gift cards available of any denomination, contact us today at 1-800-514-5580.