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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

Turning Canada's Worst Garage into Paradise

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 2:12 PM

Colin and Justin create their own classic garage scene -- one that's just as 'house' and just as happening as its musical namesakes. Don't you just love the sound of home harmony?

Welcome to Canada's most unruly garage. Quite the shocker, huh? Imagine our disbelief as we rolled the door...

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These "Cutting Edge" Designs Are Actually Vintage

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Exploring the past to create a throughly "modern" living space? Who knew that much of today's design landscape originated as far back back as the 1920's?

Attention design devotees. Hands up if you're currently bathing in an avocado-toned acrylic bath. Anybody? We, erm, thought not.

Let's try another tack. Who'll...

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Bling Up Your Cottage For Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 6:01 PM

An integrated sound system, a glass staircase and long, lean Italian style seating -- if the season finale of Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure is anything to go by, it looks like Canadian cottaging just got a shot in the arm of European style...

Canada. Australia. London. Florida. Our TV...

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The Recipe For a Perfect Cottage Kitchen

(2) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 4:39 PM

The recipe to a perfect cottage kitchen? Colin & Justin reveal all...

Hallelujah! We can finally reveal our cottage kitchen, whose transformation has been a veritable state secret these last few months. Truth is we wanted to avoid stealing our own thunder and opted, therefore, to throw a veil of...

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Making a Funky Bunkie For Our Favourite Cottage Guests

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Colin and Justin reveal, pre-broadcast, their lakeside guest annex, where the only thing 'roughing' it is the textured stone around the fireplace. Yup rustic just got refined...

Bunkie purists, beware: Our guest space, you see, is perhaps dissimilar to those you've previously witnessed. And it may take you rather by...

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How We Discovered Bleak Chic

(1) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Colin and Justin report that all it took to provide inspiration for their cottage bathroom makeover was an old tin sign in downtown New York...

A bomb shelter as inspiration for our cottage shower room reno? Well, actually, yes; the curious notion was birthed having espied a tin sign perched...

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How to Get the Cottage Summer Ready

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Canada's newest cottagers say why wait for the May 24 weekend to open your cottage? Beat the crowds and do it now...

So, have you, erm, glanced outside lately? Checked your thermometer? Heck, it's been so much warmer this past while and, though we opine with trepidation, for fear of...

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The Basement Bedroom Reinvented

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 1:04 PM

In a flourish of decorating majesty, Colin and Justin turn a formerly desperate basement bedroom into a perfect slice of Scottish slumber fancy. Here, step by step, is their magic spell...

"Jeez" -- probably the least colourful expletive, shrieked by us, while witnessing our cottage bedroom for the very...

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How We Went Into Dock Shock at the Cabin

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 12:25 PM

The mercury finally shifting, Colin and Justin turn their attentions to creating the perfect cottage dock...

So the weather, God damn it, is changing and the mercury's vertiginous ascent has finally begun. Indeed, as the prospect of kicking our heels (barefoot, of course) looms large, we're hell bent on dusting...

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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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