A Message From Emma December 23, 2016

Well here I go again, attempt #101 to start my blog. Why… when it turns me into a procrastinating teenager in need of chocolate and coffee… well, it comes down to something kind of simple. I started my little business, Grassroots Design + Build, 4 years ago as an early...

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Kitchen of the Week: Ikea-Hack Cabinets and Fun Floor Tile September 6, 2016

Looking for a kitchen that reflected their funky approach to life and wouldn’t break the bank, an Ottawa couple reached out to interior designer Emma Doucet. The couple gave her, in Doucet’s words, “complete freedom” as she went to work combining stock cabinetry with custom details. While the basic footprint...

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Made for the Shade June 6, 2014

Gardening in the shade presents some challenges but you don't have to default to hostas, hostas, hostas.  There are many beautiful options which are made for the shade.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE hostas, but it's nice to try something different.  In a shady garden, we have to rely...

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