Photo Essay: Textures & Colours of Bali

Photo Essay: Textures & Colours of Bali Hello friends! The last time I posted, I was sharing my beautiful Balinese rental house with you and promised to share a secret in this post…well, here goes: Jeff (the Passport-to-Design-Mascot) and I have left Bali…and we’re back in Panama. Ok, sorry, this news may not be super exciting to hear, but WE are very excited to be back in Panama for a decent stretch of time (even if... Read More

My Balinese Rental House

My Balinese Rental House The shortage of Passport To Design posts has been a result of poor internet connection, folks. I’m sorry! But now, due to popular demand, here are some photos of my rental house in Ubud, Bali. Ubud is the artistic center of Bali – there are so many boutiques that sell beautiful clothing, decor, accessories, art and more, not to mention the plethora of adorable restaurants. The town... Read More

How to Make a Mirror Collage Wall

How to Make a Mirror Collage Wall A recent visit to the Art Cafe on Monkey Forest Road in Ubud inspired me to share a post about one of my favourite types of decor – mirror collage! I have recently moved to Bali, and I admit, it is beyond wonderful! Sure, there are overwhelming moments (like being kicked out of a hotel room within the hour to accomodate a forgotten booking) and downright frustrating moments (like taking a... Read More

2012 GIVEAWAY Winner Announced!

2012 GIVEAWAY Winner Announced! Congrats go out today to Krista of The Reno Project(s) for winning a beautiful Peyton plate of her choice from my latest giveaway. (Krista – please send me an email with your mailing address so that Alexandra can get your plate out to you soon.) Random Winner #4 WINNER WINNER, Chicken Dinner! "Butterflies and Iris Flower with Eiffel Tower" plate now belongs to The Reno... Read More

More Free Stuff! Giveaway from Peyton Plates

More Free Stuff! Giveaway from Peyton Plates Howdy, readers. I come with some good news today! The talented Alexandra of Peyton Plates has generously offered to give up a wonderful free gift for one of you – and there’s no catch! (yes, folks, Alexandra will also ship your lovely prize to you free of charge. How sweet is that??). Alexandra has launched a new Etsy shop called Peyton Plates in an effort to keep up with the high... Read More

How to Choose the Right White Wall Paint

How to Choose the Right White Wall Paint I love what white walls can do for a space so it’s no surprise that WHITE became the colour of choice for my client’s beachfront condo walls. Why? Why not!? White is neutral, clean, crisp and relaxing. It does not distract from the beautiful view of the ocean, and can remain pretty timeless. AND, in a tropical setting, white remains a constant sense of coolness that keeps mind and... Read More

TLC Design & Decor – White and Wood Beach Condo

TLC Design & Decor – White and Wood Beach Condo Remember last week’s post when I said this week’s post would be all about choosing white wall paint? Well, I lied (but I didn’t mean to). I just couldn’t wait any longer and had to share the AFTER photos of the beachfront condo in Panama that I completed a couple of weeks ago for my lovely clients. Being a beachfront condo, I wanted to keep the space feeling light, fresh... Read More

TLC Design & Decor – More Beachfront Condos to Come!

TLC Design & Decor – More Beachfront Condos to Come! Wow. The last few months have been beyond busy for me, and as a result, poor Passport To Design has seen little activity! Well, that’s going to change now that life is back to a regular pace. Wondering what I spent the last 60 days obsessing over?  Two beach front condos that my lovely clients (and truly, they are so very lovely and wonderful to work with) purchased in the same building.... Read More

DIY Up-cycled Painted Dresser

DIY Up-cycled Painted Dresser  Thank you for all the positive feedback on my first ever DIY post a couple weeks back. You have convinced me that I should share my SECOND ever DIY project today :) As you know from the previous post, I was helping my mother in law update her “blah” guest bedroom over the holidays. She wanted to create an inviting space with a cool colour scheme and contemporary furnishings. The... Read More

Cheap Decorating Tips for a Guest Bedroom Revamp

Cheap Decorating Tips for a Guest Bedroom Revamp At the risk of sounding like I’m living in the past, I’m going to reference the 2011 holiday season again…but ONLY because I have so much to share with you that I haven’t yet had a chance to post :) As you may know, I was busy making some changes on-the-cheap to my mother in law’s guest bedroom (stay tuned for a tutorial next week on the painted dresser in the... Read More

DIY Bathroom Mirror Frame Project

DIY Bathroom Mirror Frame Project My dear readers, I apologize for the lack of excitement around Passport To Design lately! Since my previous post in 2011, I have returned to Panama and have been wrapped up in a wonderful design project that I hope to share with you soon. Needless to say, my absence is a result of my lack of spare time, but I haven’t forgotten about you! My posts over the next few weeks may be pretty... Read More

Happy Holidays, Friends!

Happy Holidays, Friends! It’s that time again, where Passport To Design takes a wee holiday and wishes you and your loved ones a very Merry time of the year. No matter what you’re celebrating, I hope your Holidays will be full of happiness and wonderful memories. Bring on the celebration! Jeff and I in Ocho Rios for NYE 2009/2012 Check back in with Passport To Design on January 10, 2012 - I need a little... Read More
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