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Hilary Farr

International home designer & co-host of Love It or List It

Hilary Farr, best known for her role as the tough-love designer and co-host of the Gemini-nominated show Love it or List it. A design sensation and expert who is credited as the first to “stage” properties for sale in Toronto, Farr understands the home design industry top to bottom with a knack for anticipating industry trends, a signature aesthetic and her larger-than-life personality. Love it or List it airs on W Network and in the United States on HGTV US. Farr is president of Hilary Farr Design, a thriving interior design business for private clients she founded more than 15 years ago. As a designer, Farr prides herself on her ability to relate to clients to design homes that combine timeless glamour and functionality. Farr grew up in, London, England, and travelled extensively before settling in Toronto. She has lived in Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles, California, and New York, honing her talent and skills working on properties in varied cosmopolitan cities. Farr continues to work on both sides of the border.
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A Beginner's Guide To 'Glamping' (Camping in Style)

Camping means forgoing the basic needs of civilized living. Why do it? Do we have to suffer to be truly be at one with nature? I say no! Glamping has come to the rescue of all you who have lied to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, and pretended camping is one of your favourite things just cause they lied to you and said camping was one of their favourite things.
07/09/2014 08:44 EDT
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No One Does Easter Like NYC

Easter tends to bring a renewal: Spring is in the air, the weather is warmer and people want to be outdoors. Easter egg hunts and parades are nothing new to any household or city, however nobody does it better then the Big Apple.
04/19/2014 11:23 EDT
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Saving Relationships, One Movie at a Time!

Couples often need to find ways to keep the passion alive and the love boat sailing along. The University of Rochester completed a number of studies that suggested couples should watch relationship/romance-based movies and discuss the issues, successes and concerns raised in a post-film debrief.
03/05/2014 05:18 EST
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To Faux or Not to Faux?

I can just about handle a giant trophy fish tacked onto a wall, but the abundance of cowhide rugs under coffee tables makes me queasy and I am positively pukey when I see a set of goat antlers resting on a side table or used as book ends.
01/19/2014 08:45 EST
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The Ups and Downs of Design in 2013

We often take the days after to make resolutions, reflect on the year gone by and establish hopes and dreams for the coming year. Here are some fantastic 2013 trends that we hope to see continue well into 2014 and a couple that we hope slip into obscurity.
01/05/2014 11:37 EST

The 12 Trees of Christmas

This is the season to get into the holiday spirit; and if a Jewish girl can do it, so can you! When my, British-Church of England mother married my, Canadian-Jewish Father, the deal was that she would...
12/19/2013 11:57 EST
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Tweed Will Never Die!

I love fashion and I love interior design. There are times when the two worlds collide but more often than not, they go side by side in tandem. What influences each is a mystery, but I believe sometim...
11/12/2013 05:56 EST
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10 Signs You're Suffering From the End of Summer Blues

That's right! It's that time of year. Fall is here! Which is nice and pretty for some, But you know what's coming next! We often find ourselves in full denial and so you ignore it, deny it and in just like that the snow is falling. Here are 10 signs, you or someone you know is clearly has the "End of Summer blues."
09/24/2013 12:20 EDT
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When You Love the Library, You Never Stop Learning

It's not easy being a student today. You need some relief -- try Learning-For-The-Sake-Of-It which can discovered and nurtured by...books! Who knows how long these stunning old buildings will survive the wrecking ball or be turned into condos. Enjoy them while you can.
09/03/2013 12:19 EDT
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Living it Up for Two Weeks in Portugal [PHOTOS]

I just got back from two weeks in Portugal's Algarve. In spite of the economic doom and gloom, the atmosphere of the country, the town, shops, restaurants and the locals are very friendly and welcoming. Here are my top 10, best moments.
07/26/2013 12:20 EDT