Holistic Interiors


Services Provided
Interior Decorating / Professional Organizing - Home & Office / Real Estate Property Staging / ReDesign Home Staging / Moving Assistance & Planning

Areas Served
Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster

Typical Job Cost
$250 - $6,000

Business Description


Certification and Awards
Certified Interior Decorator / Certified ReDesign & Staging Specialist / Silver Leaf Professional Organizer / Marilyn Denis Show Contributor - 2013 /
Location:
Coquitlam, BC CA 
Contact:
Neila Morrison 
Type:
 
Address:
Coquitlam, British Columbia V3J 1P8
Canada 
License #:
813951498 
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Wake Up Your Woodwork With Black

Strike a dramatic note with black window frames, shelves, stairs and more, making features stand out or blend in Full Story
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Ei L
Did our dining room trim and doors in black against linen colored walls. I've always loved Black & Tan.
Yesterday at 12:36pm     
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baretta11
dunedingirl, from baretta11, thankyou for your comments.
I have got allot out of reading all the posts on black accents.
I do love black but would never have considered using it indoors in a dramatic or full on way, but I have already said that I absolutely love the pics attached to this forum.
All the ideas are so inspiring and after reading your post, I'm surprised that black wouldn't look overdone in a room with normal ceiling heights but I think what I have learned from people who have already used black successfully, is that it's good to start with a little and give yourself time to see what if anything else could be added to the scheme.
Also, I think once anyone uses dark colours, they must balance.
I have seen some ghastly rooms painted entirely navy blue or red and I think strong colours are accents mainly, I feel personally.
Do you have any photo's you could post of your handywork??
Cheers,
Barbara
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10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Make washing and drying easier and more comfortable by considering ergonomics, storage and special features Full Story
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pursekeys
Thanks to John Whipple for some important comments. We live in a contemporary 1974 house, and although its overall design is still very much in today's style of living, we discovered that the 1974 plumbing is not big enough to handle a direct connection to the washing machine and would be very expensive and disruptive to replace. As a result, we can't eliminate the large laundry tub that handles the water discharge and are currently looking for something in stainless steel that is easier to clean than the existing acrylic (?) model. If you live in a pre 80's house, make sure your plumbing can handle a direct water discharge while planning your remodel. Also, we discovered that our existing laundry chute is considered a fire hazard and we boarded it up; I'm surprised that they are still being made. I still use my top loading washer; it runs perfectly after 13 years, so my initial interest in moving to a more "fashionable" front load look in the laundry room has waned considerably. Do your technical homework before remodeling a wet area that requires certain safety standards in plumbing, electrical, and floor surfaces.
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dawnstrazzeri
My stove is more of a fire hazard than my laundry chute. People can go overboard worrying about every safety hazard in life.
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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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Well done!
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snowwhitegehrig
For those that love the look of wood as well vs. solid painted black paint with a rub through of stained wood showing through is also gorgeous!
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Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?

A veteran upholstery cleaner weighs in on the options for found, inherited and thrift store furniture Full Story
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Connie Long Interiors
No problem, just wanted you to know that it is a save a viable way to have furniture, rugs, drapery, etc. cleaned when they are at their worst but worth saving.
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Ronald Johnstone
Ozone Generators

Not to beat a dead item, but the ozone warning report from the state of CT seemed unusually on the "safe" side of technology. (Government agencies always seem to be warning of the dangers of something and my extensive experience with industrial chemicals over the years has been that they are very wrong in their idea of danger levels.)
A much more realistic list of safety levels for ozone can be found at: http://www.understandingozone.com/limits.asp
Basically, if you are ozoning a chair or couch, tent it so the O3 stays where it is needed. If you are doing a house or room, leave. If the smell of ozone (what you smell after a lightning storm) is objectionable to you, open the windows and turn on a fan and leave the area for a hour or so. Ozone, O3, is unstable and will degrade into O2 depending on the air temperature and the agitation (breeze or fan).
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My Houzz: Ronnie Wood’s Old Art Studio Gets a Makeover

Check out this contemporary update of a former factory flat that survived World War II bombs and use by a member of The Rolling Stones Full Story
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stevedenver
Just perused listings in the area, including Islington and Shoreditch: This property WITHOUT the vast outdoor spaces appears to be in the neighborhood of 2.2-2.8 million pounds, or north of $4 million dollars. It's astounding what can be achieved on an astronomical budget.
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5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your Yard

Don’t sweat that boxy A/C unit. Here’s how to put it out of sight and out of mind Full Story
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meanderson1
I think sclawson has a good point, although I might not say "OCD" because I once made a joke and really offended a woman who informed me that she was the mother of a man with OCD and it is a serious affliction. What's the big deal about unsightly air conditioners? In hot climates, most people have them and are very grateful for the relief they give from the heat. Maybe we should make a shrine to them! AC units are not a reflection of poor taste or an unimaginative decorating sense any more than having a toilet in the bathroom is. Why do the people in the article have a bug up their bu** about it?
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ldipaola
Just working in the yard and finished the path but first had to hide the A/C unit with steel fencing. You can see it in the background. On the other side of the house we used the same fencing to cover the pool equipment. Its not bad to look at and its open for ventilation and matches other "industrial type" finishes in the yard.
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4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great

Wish you had more room for your stuff? Get ideas from these inspiring built-in storage designs Full Story
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goodewyfe
Brilliant use of space in the Brooklyn apartment. Many people in NY have to rent storage space because they have no room for their winter stuff in summer/summer stuff in winter. And, of course, luggage.
July 14, 2014 at 8:34pm     
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ptmatthews
I think that first divider closet would be perfect between a foyer and a great room, but in the middle of an open concept room it would drive me crazy! Also, if I was looking to buy the place with the storage around the fireplace, I'm afraid the first thing I would say is "Well, that thing has got to go!" To each his own, I guess. :)
July 22, 2014 at 3:52pm   
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A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors

Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film? Full Story
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deirdreg52
i am trying to pick how dark my tint should be. I have a western exposure and a lot of glass, so I originally thought I should get the darkest-15 Night Vision by 3M. But as I look at the sample, my landscaping looks so much better through the 25. the dealer tells me that the damage blocking between the two is not that significant and to choose the one I like the most. I am concerned that it will be like most things I have done-when making the moderate choice I always wish later that I had done more. Any thoughts?
July 22, 2014 at 7:36am   
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The Vineyard Window Film Company
Deirdre - why don't you pay to install one of each side by side on two windows. Sit on it a few days.

I agree the heat savings is not that significant, and would personally go for the slightly less heat blockage but have the view you will enjoy the most.
July 22, 2014 at 10:40am   
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Dream Bedroom

Learn the dimensions that will help your bed and more fit neatly and comfortably, so you can get a good night’s sleep Full Story
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alives
We live in an older home without A/C, so we leave our windows open at night to cool off. Since our bedroom has five! doors, furniture tends to be under the double hung windows, making them difficult to access to open and close. The room with the bed in the middle of the windows made me think of that.
July 17, 2014 at 11:21am     
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annfarr
I solved the small-bedroom problem in my 100-year-plus central-stair colonial by hunting down an antique 3/4 spool bed. Love it!
July 20, 2014 at 8:56pm     
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Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors

Concrete comes in more colors and finishes than ever before. See if these 6 floors open your eyes to the possibilities Full Story
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Hi Broquet, also one of the advantages of our product; very easy to clean, non slippery even not in the shower
July 11, 2014 at 1:09pm   
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invitedink
We have radiant heated concrete floors with 2 dogs and a cat in California. We have now lived here over a year, with a string of really hot and really cold days. My Gpa has threatened to move into our place (they live in the big house on the property, we live in 480sq feet, but after days of 100 degree weather, it topped out at 72 inside with just a fan on). The only draw back I find is that I tend to wear my 'house slippers' because it can be cold (I don't like to waste electricity, our floor is set at 62 degrees) and hard in the winter, but I have not once regretted the decision that I made on the floors.
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How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living

Need a home office, a playspace or extra room for your stuff? Learn about off-the-shelf, prefab and custom sheds Full Story
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nancydrew45
great idea
July 18, 2014 at 9:11am   
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paulbusman
I built this Irish garden shed from salvaged materials, mostly found on the 40acre parcel I own. The walls are made of dried black locust rounds, the beams from white pine I squared with an adz. The brick floor came from an old outhouse, I just set them in sand. The double door from two other sheds. I bought some treated 4x4 for the rafters and bottom plates. Made two windows and found the third. Splurged on cedar shakes for shingles. Built 11 years ago and have needed no maintenance. We really like it.
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Houzz Call: Are You Letting Go of Your Lawn?

Many facing a drought are swapping turf for less thirsty plantings. If you’re one of them, we’d like to hear about it Full Story
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Kim Oliva
We use to have the prettiest lawn on the block. That was, until the city came in and tore up our street to put in bigger drainage pipes. When this was done, it raised the street level at least 2 feet higher than our lawns, which cause quite a bit of flooding that pooled our lawns and driveways instead. That was quite a few years ago, but the outcome of repaved street and drainage pipes have left us with one ofthe ugliest lawns on the block. Everyone on the street had to end up having their driveways and sidewalks raised, which the city did do, but the remnants of having low flowerbeds, walkways, lawns and landscape curbing to hold our gardens in, were all left fir us to contend with. Due to how low that left us, they periodically would drop a load or two of river sand to help us build up our front yards again. Unfortunately, this riversand was filled weed, crab grass and every other kind of junk seed that we have been battling with ever since, and never been able to conquer. We had to raise everything except the shrubs and plants that were established in the garden. Even our walkway up to our house had to be raised. Due to the city having to replace multiple driveways, a neighbor down the street had to have her charming pavestoned circular driveway repaved by the city to which they poured her a cold colorless concrete one in its place. It was unfortunate for her add she was an elderly woman who was stuck with quite a remnant of pavers to which she said we were welcome to if we came and removed them from her property. Fortunate for us, it helped solve the walkway issue. My husband and I were able to use them to bring our walkway up to the level it needed to be, even allowing us extra to extend the walkway where there was only lawn before. Her loss was our gain, as we were able to recycle her old driveway pavers into a new charming walkway to our home which we love.

We painstakingly raised everything with riversand and was able to follow our old walkway by laying the pavers on top of where our old concrete one was now buried. We have less lawn than we had before, but are still left with the hideous grass on the block. Laying new sod wasn't even successful. All of of grass since, front and back is nothing more than a weed/ crab grassed filled lawn.

A few months ago, we had a pergola built in the back. We tore up a rotting deck and extended our patio space by replacing the deck with new pavers. Our area needs fill every few years due to sinkage. We learned from our mistakes and ordered clean river sand this time. You have to specify, as some companies will sell you the junk sand as the city had given us years before. Our new pergola covered patio area has taken up some of our ugly lawn space and we love it. We still have weedlawn, but we are intending on lessening it more and more as we add on to our paved patio by extending it further into the yard. We also put in a new garden alongside a bare yucky fence which lessens our grassy space even more. Yea! The garden is filled with an assortment of low maintenance perennials which have just really taken off, so much that I may have to move a few of the shrubs that we planted before they get too big to move. We lost a beautiful crimson bottlebrush due to the addition of the new pergola. We tried desperately to save it after we had to move it, but it didn't survive. I loved the humming birds, bees and butterflies it attracted, so much that we planted two more. It's amazing how fast they grow and flourish.

We salvaged some good parts of our old deck by cutting it into smaller squares to use on each side of our shed (another problem area, temporarily solved). The salvaged deck squares provide an area just for my potted plants, barbecue pit, bench and a steady spot for a fountain that never had solid ground to keep it from leaning and sinking into our marshy soft land.

Love having less ugly lawn and intend on creating other areas as well by rebuilding
July 17, 2014 at 9:21am   
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Sandra
@kdohermann I live near Sacramento. Recently, I added pea gravel to my raised vegetable bed walkways. I really like the look, but never thought about the temperature of the rocks. So, I just tested it with the palm of my hand - it's hot at the current temp of 89 degrees. Fortunately, the area is fenced off from my pets and I never go barefoot. As for keeping it clean, I've been able to rake or blow off the oleander leaves and flowers that fall. Our front yard is a xeriscape and is covered in walk-on fir which I really like. The downside is that my cat occasionally gets a splinter in his paw. Maybe he should give up going barefoot too. ;)
July 17, 2014 at 4:44pm   
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