Simple Home Design Changes for this Fall Season

Fall is like a fresh start for many. It’s a time to make simple changes that will set you up for the start of the school year and back to routine.

Here are my tips for a trifecta of small changes in your home that will have a huge impact.Jo Alcorn


Bathroom Bling – I love when you can make one simple change to a space, which completely transforms the look to feel luxurious and sophisticated. This fall, I fell in love with Riobel’s Ode Collection by the Canadian House of Rohl. The Ode Collection offers a selection of bathroom fixtures and faucets that combine the perfect balance of elegance and functionality that will instantly elevate your space. You can keep it simple and swap out the faucet with a more modern design, savvy style, or colour in your vanity or go a bit more in-depth. You could even update your shower fixtures to upgrade your shower experience. Riobel’s Ode faucets are available in various configurations and finishes, including chrome, black, and brushed gold. For more information on House of Rohl’s Riobel Ode Collection, visit


house of rohl ode collection


Ode Colllection by ALCORN HOME


Kitchen – I love an innovative design that marries style and functionality. I am so excited about SodaStream’s brand new Art Sparkling Water Maker. Sparkling water is actually my go to beverage of choice! The new Art Water Maker features a slim silhouette, retro design, has stainless steal trim and a unique carbonating lever. Of course I also love that The Art comes with a reusable BPA-free 1-liter dishwasher safe carbonating bottle, which saves thousands of single use plastic bottles. It comes in three colours: white, black, and Mandarin red. Available at  SodaStream.cafor $169.99 CAD – can you guess what one is my favourite?

 Soda stream Art





Laundry room -

#sponsored Laundry room - The room that goes unnoticed shouldn’t be left behind! As more clothing piles up as back to school kicks in, I want to share with you my favourite laundry detergent that does double duty! 

I’m all about smart products that use a holistic approach, are effective and super simple to use – no need to complicate an everyday necessity. Enter Swash™ Laundry Detergent, a new detergent from Whirlpool Canada that cares for your clothing.

I love that it’s ultra-concentrated and does up to 83 regular loads per bottle, and that its built-in cap dispenses the right amount of detergent for you. As a designer I also have to point out how gorgeous the packaging is – it’s compact, and there is no need to tuck this one away in a cupboard! 

jo alcorn swash

I know you will love caring for your clothes with Swash™ laundry detergent because it’s quickly become one of my favourites. I learned about Swash over a year ago, but have just started using it regularly, and I’m never going back. Join the (S)wash Challenge and try Swash™ Laundry Detergent for 30 days and see why you’ll never go back to your old detergent. Share what you think on social media and you’ll have a chance to win a 1-Year Supply of Swash™ Laundry Detergent*. You can also follow @swashcanada on Instagram to learn more. 

Contest details:

Share what you think or tell us why you are excited to try out Swash™ Laundry Detergent on Instagram between August 29 and September 6 and be entered for a chance to win a 1 Year Supply of Swash™ laundry detergent* (valued at $62.97). Skill testing question applies. Odds of winning dependent on number of eligible entrants. view Full Contest Rules.[link] 

*† 3 (887 mL) bottles, each washing up to 83 regular loads. Based on mean of 4 loads/week; 2021 Survey of 1000 Canadian households. #sponsored #swash

Swash laundry


Laundry by ALCORN HOME


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