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BIG NEWS: Melissa Partners With Carpet One Floor & Home


BIG NEWS: Melissa Partners With Carpet One Floor & Home

For Immediate Release


Carpet One Floor & Home launches new partnership and in-store customer shopping experience with HGTV Designer Melissa Davis


Toronto , Ontario August, 2016 — Leading North American company Carpet One Floor & Home has partnered with respected designer Melissa Davis to enhance their Canadian stores with tools to elevate the customer shopping experience and provide in store design inspirations. Melissa Davis will be sharing her home design expertise by creating various collections of her favourite Carpet One Floor & Home floors products based on style trends.

Davis' advice will help guide Carpet One Floor & Home customers by addressing some of the most common concerns such as finding tile that complements hardwood, or how to transition seamlessly from hardwood to carpet. Her collections will piece together different types of flooring that together create a cohesive, polished look. Beyond Davis’ flooring collections she will offer skype consultations to customers across Canada and in person at appearances in select retail locations.

“I often get questions from my clients about how to choose flooring, and combine materials to not only complement their style but also balance their budgets,” said Davis. “It’s a significant part of an overall design and with innumerable options, can be overwhelming for many.“

“We understand that selecting the perfect floor can be challenging,” said Stan Langer, Director of Marketing for Carpet One Floor & Home. “This partnership is just another way we are working to make customers’ shopping experience much more enjoyable.”

With this partnership, Carpet One Floor & Home stores will provide the resources and tools necessary for their customers to create beautiful spaces with designer approved products and colour palettes.

“I’m excited to be working with Carpet One Floor & Home to combine their flooring expertise with my design insight,” adds Davis. “I think my collections and advice will help make the shopping process much more enjoyable for customers.”

Melissa Davis’ collections and design boards will start appearing in Carpet One Floor & Home Canadian stores starting in September.

About Carpet One Floor & Home 

Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living Installation system.

About Melissa Davis

Toronto-based designer and expert contractor Melissa Davis, is known for her appearances, creative design and reno work produced for various HGTV shows. With almost two decades of experience in design, architecture and construction, Melissa also held the position Head of The Art Dept and Series Designer on the award winning lifestyle television series Income Property, on HGTV for 8 seasons. Her private firm Melissa Davis Design is a multi disciplinary design firm offering diverse services for residential, corporate, and retail spaces.  Her design work has been profiled nationally and in the US in both TV and various lifestyle publications and is a regular columnist for the Toronto Sun and several other Canadian design and lifestyle publications.  Her firm continues to service clientele throughout Canada. They specialize in value-adding ROI and resale consultations. To learn more about Melissa and view her work, visit 


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Event: #SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter & Periscope Party


Event: #SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter & Periscope Party

You know I like a good Twitter Party, especially when it's raising awareness and supporting a terrific cause like this while showcasing spectacular design and aspirational living.  

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation will be hosting a Twitter and Periscope Party this Wednesday. Join in and find out how you can help support #CancerResearch  at this, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

#SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter Party
Date: Wednesday February 17, 2016
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm ET
Hosts: @thePMCF   @PMLotto
Prizing: $1,500 in VISA Gift Cards
Canada Only


Why Purchase a Princess Margaret Cancer Ticket Home Lottery Ticket?

Your ticket purchase supports:

  • Canada’s biggest cancer research program
  • One of the biggest cancer clinical trials programs in the world
  • Canada’s biggest and most comprehensive immunotherapy program
  • The biggest single-site radiation medicine program in the world
  • The biggest cancer surgical team in Canada

At one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

About the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

With your help, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will continue to lead the way as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

This year The Big Ticket just got Bigger!

What is the BIGGER ticket? We’re glad you asked – get excited! The Princess Margaret Home Lottery is here featuring the BIGGEST Grand Prize Ever: A $3.7 Million Kleinburg Showhome + Muskoka Lakefront Cottage + $100,000 CASH! One winner gets it all.

Why is this the Biggest Grand Prize Ever?

They are offering the #BIGGEST grand prize ever because they are the BIGGEST cancer research program in Canada.

Join In On all the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery Social Media

Visit their Website
Follow on Twitter
Follow on Instagram
Like on Facebook
View on YouTube


Style Spotting - 2016 Interior Design Show


Style Spotting - 2016 Interior Design Show

This year’s Interior Design Show started with the industry’s best and brightest sipping champagne and having first glimpse at the show in full party fashion for opening night.  What’s now become the place to see and be seen all things home, designers, suppliers and eager décor addicts partied in the aisles, talking shop and catching up with old friends and colleagues. 

The party within the party takes place in the Distinctive Appliance booth, where a by invitation only crowd savors the top shelf cocktails and nibbles on abundant snacks from the safety of their roped haven.  Meile was a close competitor with their impressive booth featuring chefs in 3 separate rooms amidst formidable displays of the latest technologies for the home.  

Tom Dixon’s collaboration with the show this year was impressive with his trademark minimalist esthetic scattered throughout the show in mini displays come sitting areas and most impressively in the Caesar stone and Tom Dixon Lounge.  Rudimentary shapes fabricated out of Caesar stone’s more soft and organic colours create seats, counters and backdrops all puzzling together.

Studio North and Prototype was back, highlights emerging designers, sharing select products with pride and a willingness to receive peer feedback. This mix of discussion, creation and consumerism is the secret sauce that keeps us creative types coming back year, after year.

The beauty of this show is the range in exhibitor from global brands down to small handcraft works. The show standouts fell under both ends of the spectrum. Manitoba woodshop, Wood Anchor ( caught all our attention in their tiny white booth displaying their new Imbue light. Crafted using a single piece of wood veneer and forged aluminum the result left us awestruck. 

AVANI kitchens (, AYA Kitchens high-end, custom collection pushed the boundaries in their collaboration with Diego Burdi of renowned design duo Burdifelek.  Everything about the space proved to push our thinking on the traditional kitchen and in my opinion beautifully answered the new trend towards a softer, less utilitarian look.

Flooring suppliers showed their new collections and the trend is definitely still towards wider plank, more matt finished engineered products. My standout was Purparket ( as the only 100% FSC certified and VOC free option. The oil top coat is both practical for wear and tear and free of the nasty chemicals lurking in more traditional products.  

I loved the Junction Sectional by Style Garage ( A versatile, modular series of club-style lounge seating. Made in Canada by local craftsman and upholsterers and available in a wide variety of fabrics and leathers.  Anything that can go from cool living space to bed-like movie watching has my vote. Note the pink Canadian themed cushions. 

My friends from 1925Workbench ( created the prettiest booth with a pair of perfect pink sliding doors that had everyone stopping to take shots.  No doubt the cover photo for how-to use Pantone pink! This husband and wife team (Rock and My Le) creates and builds furniture, doors, and barn door hardware. Their passion is infectious, and the true authenticity of their work offers that much sought after character mass-market design sadly lacks. 

Blanco Canada ( had a gorgeous display, featuring all their latest products, including Ikon, the only apron front natural granite composite sink available in the market place.  This addition to Blanco’s Silgranit collection has designers doing a happy dance. An impact, acid, heat and scratch resistant material that’s virtually indestructible and comes in 3 neutral colours. This German pioneer continues to revolutionize the modest, kitchen sink and as a bonus they manufacture the Silgranit collection right here in the GTA.

Whether you came looking for a specific product, or just enjoyed a glass of wine and one of the many free speakers presentations, no one left this year’s show disappointed.


#MirrorBall2015 TONIGHT - Join me there or LIVE on PERISCOPE


#MirrorBall2015 TONIGHT - Join me there or LIVE on PERISCOPE

Tonight is the 24th annual Mirror Ball #MirrorBall2015 and the famed after party #MirrorBallAfterDark. I've been looking forward to this event for weeks.  A glamorous night of mingling with the city's elite, bringing together the biggest names in Canadian fashion and beauty industries, with proceeds supporting two organizations near to my heart.  Fabulous sponsors this year include The event is sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, Estee Lauder, Coty, Hudson’s Bay, Johnson & Johnson, Quadrant,Teva, TJX Canada, Hillberg & Berk.  I'll be wearing my Hllberg & Berk Sparkle Ball earrings!

Mirror Ball is in support of two fabulous foundations – and Look Good Feel Better. For a woman diagnosed with cancer, fear and uncertainty becomes a constant companion. The ravages of cancer treatments are horrifying – it can leave a woman anxious, shocked, and insecure. Beauty Gives Back is a charitable initiative of the Canadian beauty industry. They use the tools of the trade to help women look good and feel better every day, through cosmetic and hair alternative workshops and a strong community.

I hope to see you tonight!  Can't make the event?  We'll be LIVE ON PERISCOPE

We’re going to be LIVE at Mirror Ball and Mirror Ball After Party! Join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope at @BGBCanada using the hashtag #MirrorBallAfterDark. We’ll be speaking with the most influential people in the fashion & beauty industry. We’ll also be giving viewers an exclusive eye into the coolest party of the year! Miles Raine and the Collective will be playing to keep you dancing all night, and visitors can enjoy booths from Birchbox, Barefoot Wine, Swarovski, and Hudson’s Bay.

How to join:

Download the free Periscope App on your smartphone
Sign in with your Twitter account or create an account
Touch the icon on the bottom far right of the screen (the three people icon)
Touch the search icon, top left of the screen
Type BeautyGivesBack
Follow! You’ll get a notification when we’re live or you can check by touching the TV icon on the bottom left of your home screen


The celebrations don’t end after Mirror Ball does – this year Mirror Ball is opening it’s doors for #MirrorBallAfterDark. #MirrorBallAfterDark is the most glamorous after party in town. Musical guests The Collective with Miles Raine will have you dancing and you’ll enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, premium bar and gifting suites.

Mirror Ball After Dark is presented by a selection of premium sponsors – including Notable.Ca, Swarovksi, BirchBox, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, FLOW Water, Toronto Life, and Hudson’s Bay.

Liberty Grand | 25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto
Doors Open | 10:00PM
Dress Code | Moonlight Glam

It’s not too late to get tickets! Visit for more information.


Time To Get The Kids On The Ice #WeAllPlay


Time To Get The Kids On The Ice #WeAllPlay

I grew up 3 miles outside a tiny village In South Eastern Ontario.  There was not much going on most weeks. All the kids would jump on our bikes and ride into town or to visit our friends by the lake.  We tried to hang out with our family as little as our curfew would allow.  That is until winter hit.  Once the mercury dropped, there were two places you would find everyone in town, at the little rink behind the community hall after school, and come the weekend, at the big rink a few towns over watching the local hockey game.  My mom would bundle my sister and I up, and we'd pile in the car for an after dinner skate followed by hot chocolate in the hut to unthaw.  

This year, I knew it was time I got my city boy kitted out properly in new hockey gear. We can get out on the ice together and share those quintessential Canadian moments when your cheeks hurt with cold, but your coat's off on the bench, roasting hot from chasing the puck around like Bambi, without a care in the world.

It's an exciting time for female athletes in Canada.  I've seen a marked increase in both professional female hockey players but also in my friend's daughters participation.  That kind of change and normalizing doesn't just happen.  It's because of terrific role models like Hayley Wickenheiser, and her work building events like the upcoming The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival #CTWickFest.  

This annual hockey festival now in it's 6th year, draws teams from across Canada for seminars, workshops and a friendly tournament, this year with 2,000 female players from 8-18 years old. 

Hayley is a member of the Canada women’s national ice hockey team and has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics five times, capturing four gold and one silver medal. She has the most gold medals of any Canadian Olympian and is widely considered the greatest female ice hockey player in the world. Check out her full bio here

Canadian Tire is presenting sponsor for the third year at the upcoming Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival and will be hosting a twitter party to help launch the event.

Twitter Party Details:        
Date: November 25th, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m. E
Hashtag: #WeAllPlay
Host: @CanadianTire
Guests: Hayley Wickenheiser @Wick_22 and Meaghan Mikkelson @Mikkelson12
Prizing: 10 x $100 @CanadianTire Gift Cards

Anyone can participate but only Canadians can win prizes, excluding those in the province of Quebec.




Mrs. claus rides in style - Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2015


Mrs. claus rides in style - Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2015

It's almost time for my annual holiday countdown to begin.  If you're like me, you don't think about starting your shopping or decorating until Mr and Mrs Claus make their debut in the Toronto Santa Claus Parade.  

This year marks their 111th annual ceremony! Initially started in 1905 the Santa Claus Parade has become a local tradition celebrated by Canadians all across the nation and worldwide.  The Toronto Santa Claus Parade is considered the longest running children's parade in the world and holds great significance in initiating the festive season.

Check out the Parade Route below

On November 15th, Santa Claus and more than 25 animated floats will commence the march from the Christie Pits (Bathurst and Bloor) at 12:30 and make its way down to St. Lawrence Market (Front and Jarvis). The parade will also include 2,000 costumed participants and 200 Celebrity Clowns who will be leading the way and providing added joy to the crowd.

Mrs. Clause will be giving us some entertainment inspiration this year on the second last float featuring the complete line of My Canvas products from Canadian Tire.  As a proud sponsor of the event Canadian Tire will be hosting Mrs. Claus in style. 

Check out the products Mrs. Clause will be using on the float:

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To find out more about the parade, visit the website for more information. Be sure to plan your day ahead of time to avoid any hassle and to make sure they find the perfect spot to view the parade. If you’re coming with children, make sure to bring blankets, extra clothing and enough water, snacks and activities to keep them busy while waiting for the parade to start! Once the march begins, sit back and enjoy the gorgeous floats that are in the parade this year!

You can also follow the organization on Twitter @TOSanta, Facebook, or on Instagram. Also, be sure to follow the news about Santa Claus Parade with the hashtag  #TOSanta!

See what makes this parade so special.  





As both a designer and a mom there are charities that I'm naturally more drawn to. Unfortunately cancer has been something my family has dealt with more than once and although it's been difficult it's also offered me hope, seeing the progress being made each year as the research continues.  I've loved following and supporting The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Welcome Home Sweepstakes. For me it's a culmination of so many things near and dear to me.  The event helps raise millions of dollars for research at PMCC and gives supporters the chance to win spectacular prizes.  I could spend hours just staring at the gorgeous homes, cars and cottages up for grabs!  Check out all the fabulous prizes here >

The early bird deadline is fast approaching, November 5th 2015, and trust me you WANT a chance to win the Early Bird prize of a $1.1 Million Muskoka Lakefront cottage.  It's Canadian holiday perfection!

On November 2, join the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre along with their VP, Christine Lasky, House & Home magazine and special guest Brian Gluckstein to talk beautiful homes and finding cures at his truly unique Twitter Party.  

As a bonus, Brian Gluckstein and Christine Lasky will also be broadcasting “LIVE” on Periscope so don’t forget to Follow @PMLotto and see all of the behind the scenes action!  I'll be at the house too so follow me for behind, behind the scenes @MelissaDavis ;)

Twitter Party Details:
Monday November 2, 2015
7:00pm ET
Hosts: @PMLotto @HouseandHome
Guest: @GlucksteinHome
Moderators: @thePMCF @ChristineLasky
Prizing: @HudsonsBay Gift Cards

If you're new to twitter parties just head to TWUBS, a twitter party platform, at 7:00PM on Nov 2, 2015.  Simply login with your twitter account: and join the party!  

We hope to see you there, and don’t forget to use #SupportPrincessMargaret to join in the conversation.

If you are from Ontario and 18 years of age or older, you can order tickets for the sweepstakes here.  If you hurry you'll still make the early bird deadline!


Time to VOTE: #ChairAffairCDN


Time to VOTE: #ChairAffairCDN

It's time to cast your vote for your favourite (MINE!!!) chair design for the upcoming #ChairAffairCDN.

The event is taking place October 30th with a gala and live auction with proceeds going to The Furniture Bank.  Do take a few minutes to pop on over and see the 40+ unique redesigns. Honestly, it's an impressive group!

You can join us for the gala, bid on the chairs and meet some of the city's top designers, decorators and artists.


#MyCanvas Collection from Canadian Tire


#MyCanvas Collection from Canadian Tire

I'm not picky. I just want innovative and smart design, great prices and solid ROI (return on investment)  So I want EVERYTHING! Is that too much to ask? ;)

I recently discovered the new CANVAS collection from Canadian Tire and did a designer happy dance.  It's a tight collection with a few key pieces of storage, seating and tables.  They're offered in a combination of wood, white and the perfect soft grey.  They styles are transitional with the cabinets in a clean shaker style.

For me these are right on point.  Flexible storage units can as easily live in a dining room as they can a bedroom, kitchen or den.  The sizes are that that alone they fit a tiny condo, or when combined create a feature in a more generous room.

The best part is side tables start at $99.00, with storage cabinets as low as $289.00

They're latest campaign breaks the collection out into 3 styles,  inspired by lifestyle bloggers and lets you get inspired to find #MyCanvas. 

Urban Farmhouse