Abstract Silhouette Of Her Majesty The Queen

Hey Poodles!

I have been working on this painting for a while and this morning I decided to buckle down and get er done. Actually, my friend Luc forced me to paint today. He’s great. Here is the Freshly completed 30″X40″ abstract/silhouette of The Queen. Not only is she FINALLY done, but she’s FOR SALE! To the Highest bidder!
If any one is interested Let a brother know! My e-mail is innisbrian@gmail.com. Subject: Queen Painting!
She would look pretty slammin in your living room? office? bedroom?

be back soon,
The dukes signiture

Still Chalkboard Obsessed!


Chalkboard is obvi nothing new these days. If you follow any interior design trends or even do a light browse on Tumblr these days, you know that chalkboard paint is EVERYTHING. I LOVE it a little too much! It’s my dream to have a little country kitchen with a chalkboard wall. It will happen, however, until then I will kick it apartment style and chalkboard what I can. I thought I would show you what I have done in my own little apartment here in Frenchland…CHECK IT.



This old dresser has been in my boyfriend Daniels family for quite some time. When we received it, I believe it was baby pink. We refinished it, painted it white, and we have used it in our bedrooms for years! This year we refinished it yet again in chalkboard paint and then added some new handles. It really goes to show that with a little effort you can recycle things you already have. Also, right now the dresser is being used as a little bar in our kitchen area. Get creative and move stuff around. Just because it’s a dresser doesn’t mean it has to be for clothes. Just because it’s a bookcase doesn’t mean you can’t use it for your clothes or shoes in your bedroom. Moral of the story; Breath new life into things you once thought were shit.

See you soon!
The dukes signiture

Happy New Years Bitches!

Hey You Kids!

Photo Cred to some kid on tumblr.

Photo Cred to some kid on tumblr.

Happy New Year!

It has certainly been a while since I posted on The Duke of Design hasn’t it!? I was terrible at keeping up, However, 2014 is HERE BABY! I have made it one of my many New Years resolutions to blog my life away! Here is the skinny on what has been going on and an explanation for my lack of blog power. I was working for a company with REDICK hours. As in 3:30 am wake up call…then, for arguments sake, an hour drive to a different city…what the capital F was I thinking. It was long ass hours and I found myself MAD everyday. You KNOW I can’t be dealing with that SHIT Euryday. So, I quit! I had the power to change my life BACK to the better and I did just that! I went home for Christmas and had a wonderful time breathing in fresh pine air, eating the most seafood chowder I ever have in my life, and spending lots of time with my beautiful family! Nova Scotia Christmas never fails to impress! Also, It snowed on christmas day. HOW PERFECT! My gorgeous sister Lady Melissa would like to point out that THAT is a Christmas miracle.

I figured the best way to start off this blogging adventure was to share my New years resolutions with you! You are more than welcome to share yours with me! I would love it. Do it now.


I would also like to point out that this is not so much a strict list as it is what I would love 2014 to include. Click that image if you want to be able to read those resolutions.

See you farts soon!
The dukes signiture

DIY With Bri: End Tables

Bitches and slores,

I did a revolutionary DIY yesterday. It involved spray painting end tables we found in the garbage WHITE. WOAH. For the record I HATE spray painting. I feel like I have a CLAW for a hand when im done. That summer scooping ice-cream for rude Americans wearing socks and buckle sandals really fucked me over. Carpal tunnel for the win.

Have the best Sunday!

The Bedroom Project: Finished Wall


I finally finished this BITCH. It took so long for me to get motivated and just buckle down  and stick 250 more holes in my wall. Anywhoodle, here she is! SHES A BEAUT CLARKE! I pulled a 14 year old girl move and boosted the colour on this photo. Deal with it. Next on my SLOW moving bedroom project is painting some night tables WHITE. Then I think it is time Daniel and I got a REAL bed. Yes folks, we are still sleeping on a mattress on the floor. I got my eye on a real show stopper at IKEA. I am just waiting for it to come into stock. I can’t wait to not have to crawl up off the floor in the morning LOL.

Later days fart weasels,

Trash Blog: Coffee Tables


I swear I find most of the stuff thats in our home in the trash.  Is that gross? IS IT? Regardless if it is gross to you or not, ITS HOW I ROLL. These two coffee tables were found and brought back to be fixed up! What do you all think? Which one should I fix up and keep? 

I am QUITE certain that Daniel and our roommate Kennedy are sick of me bringing shit home. Deal with it guys, I’m a dumpster diver.  Let me know in the comments if you guys have any ideas for what I could do to them. To be honest my first instinct is to paint them a fresh cloud white, but maybe thats too boring. Let me know, down below. BAM