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This design focused on having a vanity with enough storage and light. Having an office desk provides functionality and style and I added a beautiful patterned chair as a finishing touch. The whimsical wallpaper design creates movement and helps the metallic elements pop. I also invested in a lighted mirror to create even light for makeup application. While not shown here, I added a sheet of glass on the surface of the desk to protect it from makeup spills and fingerprints.
This small, but mighty float had a very modest budget and big imagination. My float design for the University of Calgary won 1st for Best Business or Non-Profit and 3rd for Most Creative in the 2016 Stampede Parade. Yahoo!!
Creating a vignette for an empty corner in your room can make the space come to life. Adding a chair and dresser and a few small accents provided functionality to an unused corner of my bedroom. The dresser’s mirrored surface adds depth and glamour to the space.
My love of peacock feathers inspired my theme for the holidays! I decorated my tree with teal and jewel-toned ornaments, which add a striking array of colour to my Christmas tree. Twisting gold ribbon around the tree and topping with peacock feathers is a modern way to finish it off. A couple peacocks perched in the tree add a whimsical flair for the holidays.
I was very surprised when they called my name at the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Awards for Best Feature Design. This beautiful photo essay was nominated for Best Cover Design and Best Feature Design. The gamble to turn the magazine on its side was a good one. I felt the vertical photography was better showcased by turning the magazine, which is how the photographer, Joey Podlubny, takes it in the first place – by turning his camera on its side.
Any neutral room in your home can be brought to life with a splash of colour. I took my colour inspiration from a vibrant engagement photo to add some richness to my otherwise bland living room. By keeping the larger pieces of furniture neutral, it is easy to change up this look in the future. I started by defining the space with a grass green carpet, then adding some colourful, coordinated pieces of art and accessories and finishing off the space with a bouquet of fresh flowers.
Circle of Hope Donor Display
Objective: To create a unique donor display for the Circle of Hope donor program at the Children’s Cottage Society, a non-profit family crisis service.
Concept: Each train car in front of the “Circle of Hope Station” (right) has a plaque with the name of a current donor engraved on it. More cars can be added to the track as the program grows. Past donors are recognized on a “Passenger List” (below).
Target Audience: Children, parents, donors, and employees/volunteers. (Cygnus Group)
Feb 3, 2012, Living Feature
Fabulous Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone.
Story: Rita Sirignano
Photos: Jason Dziver