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Kara is a Calgary Interior Decorator, blogger, DIYer and a Chartered Accountant. CA? Seriously? After working in the corporate world for over 10 years, has decided to make a major life change and turn her love of decorating from a hobby into something more. Kara is a member of the Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA). Kara can be found at Wink Interiors.

Recent Posts by Kara Brennan

The Benefits of Custom Window Treatments

It’s pretty easy to go into a big box store or home décor shop today and find a selection of ready-made curtains and a handful of rods and hooks with which to hang them.  They are generally inexpensive, convenient as you can hang them the day you buy them and usually they come in a  Continue Reading »

How to Decipher Fabric Labels

Have you ever flipped over the tab while searching for fabric and wondered what “railroaded”, or “double rubs” meant or even which types of fabric are better suited for certain applications?  Well, here is a quick summary of some of the more common terms you may come across and some insight on the best materials  Continue Reading »

Getting Your Home Summer Ready

Summer in Calgary can be short, so once it arrives you really need to embrace it.  Here are a few easy ways you can take advantage of these long, lazy days in your own home. Pack up your area rugs and enjoy the feel of cool hardwood floors.  Bare floors add a casualness to a  Continue Reading »

Pelmets, and Valances, and Lambrequins! Oh, my!

When speaking with someone that specializes in window treatments, you quickly understand that there are a lot of different terms used.  Some are interchangeable while others are not.  As styles and trends come into and out of fashion, so do the names used to describe them.  When thinking of adding further drama or decorative interest  Continue Reading »

Reduce, Reuse or Reupholster?

It seems like we’ve become a throwaway world and many times it really is better to spend on quality and think long-term about the pieces you incorporate into your home.  As we’ve flipped the calendar over to 2015, perhaps one of your resolutions was to update your home and one great way is to refresh  Continue Reading »

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