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Our shows, such as ‘Colin and Justin’s Home Heist‘, ‘The Estate‘, ‘Colin and Justin’s Wedding Belles’ (a wedding series which originated on FIVE in the UK) and How NOT To Decorate broadcast to various territories around the globe.

Our personal website, www.colinandjustin.tv receives on average 30,000 hits per day with the majority of these coming from Canada, the UK, Spain and America, in that order. And it’s growing quickly…

Entries by Colin & Justin

The Kitchen Staple You Can Use to Stain Your Furniture

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 5:18 PM

In this, their latest dramatic before and after revelation, Colin and Justin amply demonstrate that basements, with due care and attention, can become truly inviting lower level worlds. And not just places where unwanted furniture goes to die...

If we whispered that Nescafe was our cottage 'wood stain' of choice,...

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How To Take Your Cottage From Spartan to Spectacular

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 11:35 PM

Cottage decor? In the suburbs? Why not? If you've been watching our exploits, thus far, on Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure (Cottage Life TV, 10pm, Tuesdays) you'll understand that our on screen decorative message, is perfectly translatable, no matter location. Indeed whatever your geographic persuasion (city, suburbs, town or country)...

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The Ongoing Saga of the Log Cabin

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 12:10 PM

Colin and Justin reveal the ongoing saga of life at the lake, this week choosing to showcase the transformation of their log home's main bathroom...

Hey. We've missed ya! It's been a whole week since we last dipped virtual quills in virtual ink for your style hungry delectation. But...

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How to Restyle Your Cabin Bedroom On a Budget

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:43 PM

With bigger spends planned for other zones in their lakeside cottage (kitchen and bathrooms, for example) Colin and Justin release their inner miser to pull together this tiny bedroom...

If you've been watching Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure (Tuesdays, 10 p.m., Cottage Life) you'll be familiar with...

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How To Go Wild With Cottage Chic

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2014 | 11:21 PM

Having become the subjects of their own microscope as part of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure, the boys dish on what to expect ahead of their TV series premiere on Tuesday...

Seven years past, after landing -- for the first time -- in Canada, we made the acquaintance of...

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Painting Wood Is Not a Sin -- Here's How

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Colin and Justin amply demonstrate that, when it comes to awakening a tired bedroom, paint and paper are a designer's best friends...

Today, as another week unravels, we're bedroom-based with all manner of tips to make your crash zone a sanctuary from the stresses of our fast-spinning world. But first,...

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The Right Lighting Can Transform a Room

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 7:33 AM

Lighting, explain Colin and Justin, will make or break your interior scheme. Here, they break down the basic categories of optimum home illumination...

Lighten up, for God's sake. Give your house a break. D'you hear us? Aye, your home's overall mood depends on schematic levity. Come on -- it's a...

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Room Design With a Theme in Mind? Don't Go Overboard

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 11:08 AM

Theming is not designing say Colin & Justin, so mute your Moroccan backdrop, tame your Tiki lounge and get ready for decorative underplay...

Once upon a time, in a far off -- and eminently less stylish -- world there existed a television show called Trading Spaces. Long before makeover TV...

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Who Better to Design a Man-Cave Than the Man Himself?

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Colin and Justin cast a queer eye for the straight guy by encouraging Canadian dudes to make design decisions and create the perfect man cave...

Come on boys -- it's a no brainer. Every dude, regardless of station, needs a special place unto which he -- YOU -- can...

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What the Colour of Your Room Can Do for Your Psyche

(1) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 1:40 AM

Colin and Justin spin the colour wheel and discover that clever tonal selection can influence your mood and create the home of your dreams...

What's your favourite colour? Red? Green? Pink? Well, if certain academics are to be believed, you're already predisposed, from the moment of conception, to enjoying particular...

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Colin and Justin's Guide to Allergy-Friendly Christmas Decor

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 11:25 AM

OMG; who knew the humble Christmas tree could send you into allergenic meltdown? Or that an undusted festive bauble could ruin the party? Studying a recent survey by Claritin (which highlights heavy allergy prevalence during the holiday period, not just during warmer months) we were flabbergasted by what we learned....

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Holiday Decorating: The Gift Of Good Taste from Colin & Justin

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2013 | 10:40 PM

Colin & Justin's 12 Ways of Christmas

1. Let the currently wonderful choice of Christmas dec's problem solve your room -- if your space is a bit cold and bland, add rich reds, natural elements and gold to seriously warm things up. If your starting point is a little on...

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When Redecorating, Work With What You've Got

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 7:53 AM

Fancy a new mood chez vous, without breaking the bank? Reworking that which you already have, explain Colin and Justin, could be the perfect solution to seasonal adjustment...

You know you wanna. Switch it up a little, right? Aye, in a quest to refresh, you fancy the best. On minimal...

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How to Create the Perfect Bedroom

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 4:17 PM

Colin & Justin deliver a wake up call for dozy bedrooms across the land.
 
Your bedroom, essentially, should be a quiet place, a calming oasis where tranquil moments -- by yourself or with a loved one -- are savoured. It's there, after all, where you...

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Redesigning a Canadian Home Horror

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2013 | 11:28 AM

OK, that's enough. Our "before shot" room, in design terms, is a moose, and we're not just referencing the choice of horny beast artwork. The 1970's faux timber panelling, mismatched furniture and a sofa in hiding all add up to a seriously tricky space. Aye, one with all the allure...

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How to Care For Your Wood

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Who needs Viagra to maintain wood when Colin and Justin's guide to getting the best from timber furniture is all you need?

Wood. A solid subject, certainly, and one which is dear to our hearts. We love its evolution, from seed to trunk, and the way that, in appreciative hands,...

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All This Room Needed Was a Pop of Colour [PHOTOS]

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 12:13 PM

Grey may be the hippest weapon of choice when it comes to decor but, as Colin and Justin prove, the cool palette needs a shot of high impact colour to properly bring it alive...

Decoratively speaking, we can fix anything; it really is as simple as that. Give us your...

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A DIY Paint Job in a Tatty Kitchen Saves the Day

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2013 | 11:05 PM

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then this one, dear readers, had flatlined. Hey, not even Clooney, at his restorative best, could have electro-paddled the cabinetry corpse to life. It was so bad, in fact, our client was ordering in, rather than cooking at home. And we...

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Swapping With Colin & Justin?

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 5:37 PM

Could swapping unwanted furniture items with your neighbours be the solution to an unstylish home? Colin and Justin's Street Swap, a design special on HGTV, investigates...

Upcycling: the magical art, decoratively speaking, that turns chicken poo into delicious chicken pie. OK, that's the moderated in print version of our oft'...

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The Cardinal Sinners of Decorating

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2013 | 9:07 PM

Bad taste is a sin but you CAN be saved. The confessional is open...
 
Whether evil exists is open to debate but, in a design context, it's certainly prevalent. And it's a determined force -- each time we arrange an exorcism by paintbrush, dodgy decor returns in...

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