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Holiday Glamour

Designer Yvonne Whelan enjoys decorating her home for the holidays and usually changes up her holiday décor every two years to keep it fresh and interesting. This particular look is all about fun glamour, focusing heavily on neutral metallics like silver and gold with texture and a pop of bright color in the form of

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Golden Kitchen

Gold and brass accents are a popular choice for kitchens right now, showing up in everything from faucets to light fixtures to decorative accents, hardware and trims. Gold is a great accent color, working well in a wide variety of styles. Here, we have three gorgeous kitchens each with a vastly different style personality –

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Luxury Kitchen Reno

A dark, cramped kitchen undergoes a renovation for a bright, organized, open concept makeover. This uninspiring twenty-year-old kitchen was very long and narrow, lacking storage and accessibility. The original plan to remove a wall to make room for a larger kitchen had to be reconsidered when it was discovered that it would require a major

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Bring in Natural Light

Designer Sarah-Marie Lackey designs a home to maximize natural light. A couple in their sixties were looking for a home in which they could retire. They wanted a light and bright color scheme with plenty of room to entertain their large family. “The goal of the project was to bring in as much light as

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Breezy Beach Décor

A small front room gets a family-friendly, open concept makeover. Canadian Home Trends discusses the transformation of a small front room into a beautiful living and dining space with Lori Steeves of Simply Home Decorating. Tell us a about the design and layout. This space is home to a family of four who wanted to

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Dining Room Design

Home Staging Project Embraces the Mountain View This gorgeous dining room is one of my favorite dining room staging projects. It was part of a recent project at a stunning home in Anmore, British Columbia. I used a 14 ft. live edge table from Muse & Merchant and high back, tufted chairs in beige linen.

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Mod Coach House Design

A Coach House is Transformed into a Stylish Loft Space. A hundred year old coach house, nestled in a leafy Canadian neighborhood, was given a modern point of view by designer Stéphane Chamard. In the 1920s the two-storey space had been used as a garage on the first floor and a ballroom on the second

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Bathroom Lighting Tips

The bathroom is often the first room we visit in the morning and the last one we leave before heading to bed. It is a space that accommodates a wide variety of activities, from functional tasks like shaving or applying make-up to relaxing activities like soaking in a warm bath at the end of a

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Window Dressing Tips

Sara Augenblick of Model Space Designs shares some of her favorite tips and tricks for modern window coverings. In the past, the trend towards minimalism brought forth a reduction in the use of draperies but a recent trend promoting comfortable, luxurious living has seen draperies returning to the forefront of design. Draperies add a finishing

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Luxurious Bathroom

Negar Reihani, the founder and principal designer of Space Harmony, shares 6 tips to help you create a luxurious bathroom. Negar knows a thing or two about bathroom design. She’s celebrated for her timeless and elegantly simple approach to creating high-end, polished interiors that evoke a broad range of design sensibilities and distinctively reflect the

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