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Find that perfect gift! at Parsons Interiors

The season is upon us and it is not to late to add to your Holiday wish list!

With so many exciting products available to choose from, let Parsons help you find that perfect gift!

 In stock items on Sale from 10% to 60% this Holiday Season.

Whether it is an entire home full of amazing new furnishings or simply enhancing a space with that one special piece, Parsons is ready to make your Holidays a great success. We have also added a line of fashion accessories at reasonable prices.

From all of us at Parsons Interiors, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday Season!

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A Whole New Take on Wallpaper

Imagine as if the whole world was one colour, one texture, or just one pattern. What a nightmare right? We as humans are wired to be around variety and differences otherwise the world would be dull and boring. That’s what wallpaper is for. It gives you the ability to express your creative side and add some spice to any space. Some people automatically cringe at the thought of wallpaper.  The installation, the removal, it all seems like a horror story. However wallpaper has come a long way and all those long and painful hours you’ve spent removing wallpaper, are long gone.

It all comes down to the lining at the back of the wallpaper. The difference seems minimal yet it makes a world of a difference when removing the wallpaper, which is the number one thing people complain about. One thing to remember, if it’s made of paper, move on. The problem with paper-lined wallpapers is that it makes the removal process much harder.

If you ever removed paper-lined wallpaper, the image below looks familiar to you


That’s why interior decorator Jackie Connolly from Parsons Interiors recommends wallpapers with nonwoven fabric lining. Not only are they incredibly easy to install, they can be removed totally dry and with no wall damage. The nonwoven wallpapers are the latest trend in decorating. Therefore, whether you hire a professional, or do-it-yourself, you cannot go wrong using the nonwoven wallpapers.

Here are a few examples of the magic of wallpaper and how they can add “life” to any room in your home

The beauty of wallpaper is that you can choose from hundreds of patterns, colors, and design. Furthermore, since nonwoven wallpaper is so easy to install and remove, you have the freedom to change your wallpaper as often as you want without having to worry about wall damage.

So now that you have all the latest scoop on wallpapers, come into Parsons Interiors and let Jackie Connolly change your ordinary looking space into something extraordinary with the power of wallpaper!







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A decorating and design professional is qualified by education and experience to develop and enhance the function and quality of interior (and exterior) spaces. A professional analyzes the client’s needs and formulates design concepts that are aesthetic, appropriately appointed and functional.

When planning to decorate or design a space, a decorating professional will save you time and money. Services can be as limited as a consultation offering advice on choosing a colour scheme, hiring a contractor or buying a product. Or you may wish to hire a professional to help you with full design services for redecorating, redesigning or renovating, purchasing products and arranging installations.

Decorating and design professionals may specialize in a particular design area, for instance, residential and/or commercial design

By choosing a CDECA Member you are guaranteed that you will be working with a qualified professional. CDECA Members are graduates of recognized academic institutions in the field of interior decorating and design and/or have established professional decorating portfolios. They are also committed to ongoing education through CDECA professional development training. CDECA Members ensure that you have access to the most current trends and innovations so when you are decorating, renovating, buying or building, choosing a CDECA designated professional to assist you will result in professional results.

Jackie Connolly CDECA RESA
Parsons Interiors

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The Mississauga Networking Group along with Jackie Connolly Founder & Interior Decorator is hosting

An Open Networking Dinner, Holiday Party – Everyone welcome Members and Non-Members!!

Come out to DINNER, MIX, MINGLE and NETWORK on

Wednesday December 18 th, 2013 at

 Ten Restaurant & Wine Bar

  139 Lakeshore Road East,


Starting at 6:30 PM

Click here to order

or pay me in person and save event fees 

No payment at the door 

Early Bird Fee is $40 per person until Nov 18 The price will go up to $50 .

 per person includes private room up stairs

Three course Dinner Taxes + Gratuities


Great opportunity to meet potential clients while enjoying the evening atmosphere!!


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Mississauga networking group is inviting Mississauga-based business owners and solo professionals to join us in building a business networking group. If you have experience with other local groups, forget all about it because we’re different! Read on.

 Membership Fees
While other groups charge up to $500 or more every year.
Members will be required to pay a small annual contribution toward covering the cost of $150.00 for the year for hosting, domain registration and maintenance of the group and group’s blog site.

Strong Online Presence
While other organizations have fancy corporate websites, which promote the organizations, but not individual groups and/or members, we have our own blog site, and each member can add articles and other content to promote and drive traffic to their own websites or blogs.

Exclusive and Non-exclusive Categories
Each individual member controls the exclusivity of their category, not some corporation…

If this is something you might be interested in, come out and meet us, the only cost is $17.00 for meeting room, food, and drinks ($20.00 for visitors).

We meet every other Friday at Parsons Interiors  25-2861 Sherwood Heights Dr
Oakville, ON L6J 7K1

Please take a look at our Members Directory to see if your business category is open. If your business category is open, or you know somebody who is looking to join a group, please come to our next meeting.

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Fashion and Décor go hand in hand. …Trends for 2013


The fashion world and interior decorating have a lot in common! The colours and styles that people wear often reflect what is trending in home decorating as well. This past spring the hot colors were gray and rich, purple plums. Fashion stylists encouraged lots of layering with scarves and necklaces. In the decor we saw lots of pillows in many sizes and throws. These colours are being seen in Home Decor as well!


The new pop colour  for 2013 is emerald green! Decorators are using this colour is as a neutral. For more info on this topic see my new blog coming soon


They are also showing white on white with grey.

Grey is still the new neutral. Even in paint colours, many colours are being “grayed” down.  Benjamin Moore says that one of their most popular colours is “revere grey.”


Many clients want to have an eco-friendly effect and are looking to find products that are environmentally friendly. When working with wood, we are seeing weathered wood in grey with silver. Re-claimed wood is being used, a lot is being shown on walls and unique places in your home to give a one of a kind effect!


In table setting centerpieces, we are seeing lots of natural products from the outdoors, such as banana leaves, bark, and birch branches. Get creative! Bring the outdoors indoor to make your home truly one of an eco-friendly-kind.

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Designing French Style

As an interior designer/ decorator in Oakville / Mississauga, Jackie Connolly of Parsons Interiors gets the opportunity to attend some really interesting home furnishing events put on by local suppliers, manufacturing and retail businesses in Oakville, Mississauga, and Burlington.

Within the next few years, we will be seeing a lot of the French Style theme blowing up the trends. The French country theme will likely become very popular.  Parsons Interiors has already been incorporating the beautiful French style décor in many homes especially, homes in Oakville and Mississauga. Parsons Interiors have added a more modern look to the old French country, Jackie calls it  French shabby chic. Lots of new merchandise will be showcased at Parsons Interiors from Jackie’s last buying trip to Las Vegas. See my next months blog on regarding my Las Vegas Gift & Furniture Show experience.
A view of a typical French themed kitchen above. Complete with pastels and rustic looking pots and pans.

The French country theme includes rustic looking furniture with slightly faded or worn fabrics. Mixing and matching dark and white furniture also goes well with the theme.  Pastel yellows, greens, blues, black and white accessories are the perfect accents when decorating any room. Accessories such as French ceramics can be placed throughout your living room on the mantel, side tables, and cabinets.

A typical French themed is ceramic roosters and lemons on the kitchen counter very popular in French décor.

Sunflowers are also very favored in the French culture as seen below.

A typical French country themed living room with lots of pillows and lots of textures.  Parsons Interiors would recommend a little less would give it a new French twist and less clutter.

Back in the 16th and 17th century, the Louise Kings of France had their own style of furniture that differentiated from the others, however, the tradition of the chairs remained fairly similar with minor changes.

The image below is Louis XIII styled chair. This pair is from the 19th century with newly updated upholstery early Louis XIII straight back, curved arms and turned legs.

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Feng Shui and Travel

When booking a hotel room consider Feng Shui and the flow of chi when making your requests:

– try to avoid rooms that have the door facing down a long corridor or hallway
– avoid the room right beside the elevator or hotel-restaurant

Once in the room check to see where the mirrors are located.  If there is one facing the bottom of the bed, then you can drape a scarf or pillowcase over it, for a better sleep.  If you have a room with 2 beds you can take the bed farthest from any mirrored closet doors that are facing the bed.

Look for a hotel that is not right on the highway, however, if it is, then book a room at the back of the hotel where it is quieter. 

When away for longer periods of time, bring things that remind you of your home and family.  Usually smaller objects are easy to pack and you can place them on the dresser or table in the room. 

In the morning or at night, take a few minutes to appreciate your surroundings and show your gratitude by saying ”thank you” to the universe for insuring your safe travels!

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New Trends and Styles From High Point


As an interior designer/decorator  in Mississauga/ Oakville Jackie Connolly of Parsons Interiors got the opportunity to attend some really interesting trends and style events put on by local suppliers, manufacturing and retail businesses in Oakville, Mississauga and Burlington.

I had the opperunaty to attend a few this month, here is few outlines on what’s hot in the next few years.

Two of my semners were with one of the  top designers, Jane Lockhart, who’s well known and extremely talented.  She presented some spring design tips and her new line Jane by Jane Lockhart which will be available at some retail stores and designers. Some of the design tips shared were that we will be seeing a lot of colour and pattern. She talked about graphics, geometric, and the all time favourite stripes. You will also see a lot of furniture with the nail head treatment and tufting and contrast piping, a very Coco Chanel look  and once again yellow metal is showing up as in brass and copper. If you haven’t watched mad man, please do it. The decor, the clothes, and lets not forget the hair, are all coming back. The only think thats not is the smoking. As for colour, there is an abundance with Pantonne’s Colour of the Year being Emerald Green leading the way, you will also be seeing lots of oranges, yellows and blues being shown as colours for 2013 and 2014.  One can start small with the accessories to add colour to our neutral larger pieces, as you get brave you can move to larger pieces.


We also see mirrored case goods and star bust mirrors which really help to expand a space and add some great bling to the design, it’s all about the bling this trend. Parsons Interiors is showcasing some beautiful lamps with diamond studs, come in for a visit.

We at  Parsons Interiors selected mostly grey and light neutral pieces, which I am personally fond of, but there is a myriad of colourful and patterned fabrics available to have smaller custom pieces created to work with your neutrals. If you are ready to go full out of your comfort zone the pieces below are in our showroom can definitely be fabricated in a bright and colourful pattern!

Lots of nailhead trim and tufting as seen below… The colour we are hearing about will be seen in accessories for many people.


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Christmas Decoration Ideas  For Your Mantel

This winter seasons the power of  sliver is in. We all want to make our home stunning for Christmas.

The fire place is where we hang our stocking for Santa to stock our presents in. The fire place should be one of the main focal points in the room at Christmas time. One marvellous look this year is decorating with Christmas balls adding lots of drama and sparkle, and it’s so easy and inexpanceive.

First off , I would like you to go beyond the green and red pallet you see everywhere, every year. One example is I arranged a delightful fairy tale look with some white and silver Christmas ornaments with some silver pine cones in glass vases of varying heights. This kind of look gives out the cheerfulness fresh  new look to see in this Christmas season.  Beside the glass vases I have put down a chic mirrored Christmas trees with a sister reindeer with same designs from the Christmas trees accessories. Keep in mind colours and patterns should always have a relationship with something else in the room and in this case on our mantel.

For our second addition to my mantel is I added some white candle holders that are very classic looking with cream coloured round candles of different heights resting on the candle holders for when they are lit, you get the astonishing warm pleasurable feel in your home.

Lastly I have placed two metal silver urns on ether side of my fire place; I have decorated them with the same colour pallet I used on the mantel, silvers and whites. I have added some oomph  by using sparkly sequences large decorative balls little birds on my silver glittery twigs.

Changing your house info home, Have a Merry Christmas from Parsons Interiors

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