Arren Williams is the name, and I'm a stylist, editor and trend reporter. You'll catch my work regularly popping up in print in the likes of the National Post, House & Home and elsewhere. I'm also a guest expert on Citytv's CityLine, and you can occasionally find me on HGTV as well as on ABC 7 News in Chicago.

To keep things fun I've tapped a couple of friends - Julia Black and Jenn Hannotte - to contribute their views on design too. Enjoy!


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The last of up top

While the sun is beaming outside, I thought I'd let you know I've just worked on my first Holiday project (for inVU Drapery), and have been finding glitter in all sorts of odd places. Yep, it's Christmas in July in my world! Anyways, I'm still working through posting the rest of the House & Home feature, and thought it was time to flip you the last shots of the top floor.

First up is my home office which, as David would be happy to tell you, is often ignored in favour of the sofa. We had a piece of glass cut to fit the width of the room and set it on top of a pair of Ikea's Vika Lerberg trestle bases. The chair was picked out of a neighbour's garbage, the rug - look closely - is actually a macro view of botulism, from a series of rugs by Bev Hisey called Dirty Dishes, and the vintage lamp is from Zig Zag. And, honestly, it doesn't normally look as tidy as this. Then, in the second bedroom (ignoring the two smiling goofballs), between a pair of great Ikea bookshelves that have sadly been discontinued, you'll find a re-finished vintage sofa that originally looked like this, and a poster from Shelf. Oh, and that's another Bev Hisey rug on the floor, called Mommy Dearest, which has a pattern of wire coathangers woven into it. Then there's a snap of a dresser, which was a crazy-cheap Goodwill find for $15 that was refinished in white at Beresford's. It's topped with paintings by Zebedee Helm, a pair of Foo Dogs dragged home from Macao, and a print by Bold & Noble. And, as always, the talent behind all these great shots is Angus Fergusson.

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Reader Comments (6)

Love the barefeet. I had to chuckle reading my H&H that someone wrote in and complained about barefoot homeowners in the photographs!

July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChania

so many splendid details. & i love the photo of the happy home owners. too adorable.

July 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhocus

Again, gorgeous. Love the David Hick's fabric on the headboard and the main bathroom. I think you're giving Kelly Wearstler a run for her money!

July 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine


Quick question: Where did you get the glass top for your desk? Is it tempered?
How thick?


July 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVince Pugliese

Hey VP, The tempered glass is from a v. inexpensive, though oddly named, place called Comelight Glass & Mirror (871 Dundas St.W). Oh, and it's 1cm thick.

July 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterArren

Just love how you display things on the dresser and desk...that is an art!

So now that you have barely recovered from redesigning the whole interior of the house as well as the front yard....any hints about your plans for the backyard :-) ????

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLee

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