Summer Dreams! Furnishings to add to the ambiance!


Colourful splashes add to this simple, but eclectic bedroom! All furnishings available through House of J, please contact for more info.

Aww Summer, how I love thee! The smell of deep purple lilacs, freshly cut grass, the sound of the ice cream truck coming down the road, bbq’s, patio’s, festivals, markets, juicy peaches, carrots that taste like carrots, warm summer night’s…

I love to open my windows in my bedroom on warm summer evening’s and watch the late night dusk settle into my room.  Usually a robin is chirping it’s pleasure of a day well lived.  This is bliss. Equally, in the morning’s there is nothing better than the sun greeting me with warm happy rays, while I sit and enjoy a cup of tea.

I am one of those people who is incredibly affected by my surroundings.  If the colour on the walls comes across heavy or sallow, I feel it.  If the house is cluttered with mess and disarray, I struggle to function.  If the furnishings are placed without thought or meaning, it feels off.  However, on the flip side, a tidy space, a space that has been adorned with furnishings and art in a manner that speaks to one’s personality, that is a space I love, a space I can thrive in, a space where ideas flow, and the joy of little moments are easily cherished.

Lovely crisp clean white bedding on my British Isle’s 4 poster bed make my summer dreams a little bit sweeter.  My well worn tufted leather sofa envelops me while I sip my morning tea.  Art that sings to my heart adorn my walls.  The ambiance of my home laces every experience with a little extra happy.

Thanks for reading! Cheers to your happy home!

Product links are below.  House of J is a retailer for these items.  Get in touch if you’re interested in any pieces not listed on the House of J website!










Boost Your Curb Appeal and Add Value to your Home with a Designer Roof


[this is a guest blog post by the roofing experts at Crest Roofing – enjoy!]

In today’s “it’s all about YOU” culture where customization is the name of the game, companies are catering to our desire to put our individual flair on the products we buy, the food we order, and our homes are no exception!

Roof customization is so hot right now. Since roof replacement is an inevitable event that all homes go through, it makes sense to boost your curb appeal with high-quality, long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing roofing material. There are the standard types of roofing materials like metal, clay tiles, wood shakes, asphalt shingles, and slate tiles, but now you can find high-quality, designer shingles that will really make your home stand out.

A home’s decor starts before you step foot in the door. The aesthetic and style begin with the landscaping and the exterior of your castle. Beautiful gardens can be inviting and choosing great colours and the right siding is important, but topping it off with a designer roof is the cherry on top because the colour and texture of your roof have a dramatic affect on the overall look of your house.

A new roof add value to your house and makes your home more energy efficient. Adding a designer roof will boost your curb appeal, which will make your house unforgettable and dramatic. If you’re selling, your designer roof will help lure in buyers. Win-win!

What are Some of the Designer Roofing Materials?

The difference between designer shingles and regular shingles is their quality and look. GAF, for example, offers a line of designer shingles that mimic other materials like wood shakes, European clay tiles, and slate tiles. They’re not cut like regular shingles, but they have interesting shapes and irregular patterns for added character.

These Monaco designer shingles from GAF come in shades of browns and reds and are made to look like beautiful, sophisticated clay tiles for a fraction of the cost of genuine clay tiles.

A brand of designer shingles that we highly recommend is the Malarkey Windsor line.

They are extremely durable, great against extreme weather, flexible to fit and conform to all the slopes, ridges, and valleys of your roof, and backed by great warranties. Oh, and they look great too! They have an irregular pattern and come in muted shades like greys, blacks, and wood tones.

We recently re-roofed a home with these and the final product looked amazing! You can read the story here.


Metal roofs are also very hot right now, particularly the powder coated steel. Metal roofs are a great investment too, and can last up to 50 years! Imagine re-doing your roof once and never having to worry about it again!

What Colour Should I Choose for my Designer Roof?

Since designer roofs are meant to last a very long time, choosing a colour that will look great for years to come is an important decision. Bright or extremely bold colours should be avoided. Instead, go for wood-look shingles, shades of grey, or classic black.

Black goes well with virtually any house colour, and it looks striking without being obnoxious. Whatever you choose, try to make sure that it works with your decor scheme and blends well with the houses around it.

Call Crest Roofing for a Free Estimate on a Designer Roof for Your House

Are you thinking about getting a designer roof for your home? We can help you with that. Give us a call and we’ll answer your questions and send someone out to give you an inspection and an estimate. We at Crest Roofing pride ourselves on our high-quality workmanship, our competitive prices, and our professionalism. We are also fully insured and we guarantee our work.

For more information call 780-409-2972 or contact Crest Roofing via our website.

Crest Roofing – we’re in over your head so you don’t have to be!