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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. Currently on Cottage Life with Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure, you'll also find us regularly on Cityline.

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

Our game of homes and Bunkies...

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Blimey! For the love of the holy paint chart: we've been run off our feet, of late. But that's good -- operating at full tilt is just how we like it. We run our social and professional race in tandem and, should one of us ever wilt -- not that...

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Creating the Perfect Deck and Landscape

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Simultaneous deck installation and landscaping work best, say Colin and Justin, when all parties pull together...

Hello? Warmer weather? While we absolutely don't want to jinx climatic matters by suggesting the mercury's vertiginous ascent has begun, it certainly seems that way. Yup, it's getting warmer in cottage country. Fact. Little-by-little,...

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Facelifting A Cottage

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 6:42 PM

Sometimes a spot of decorative Botox simply isn't enough. Cue a full facelift, and some grand scale reconstructive surgery, say cottage-style surgeons Colin and Justin...

Stop the virtual press. Do the images shown below REALLY represent the same house? Aye, they certainly do, but be under no illusion: this particular...

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Colin and Justin Deal With Total Dock Shock

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Hold it -- is it REALLY a year since last we graced the stage at the Cottage Life Spring Show to deliver cabin counsel to the wildly enthusiastic assembled audience? Fact of the matter is that yes, 12 months have indeed rolled by but blimey: it seems like 12 minutes....

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Colin and Justin Take on a Slanty Shanty

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 11:36 AM

As Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure (Season 2) prepares for its Sunday premiere (9 p.m., Cottage Life) the Scottish designers discuss the perfect lake side fixer upper...

Four months of extreme nail biting. The appraisal of several hundred pages of property details and appointments to view perhaps 45 cottages. Yup,...

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A Recipe For Perfect Kitchen Style

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 11:33 AM

Creating the perfect kitchen, say Colin and Justin, is all about preparing the perfect schematic recipe. Whether your proposed budget is large or small, the designers have all the answers...

Ah, the kitchen. The very heartbeat of today's modern home. A sharing space with acres of storage and...

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Salvage Yards: No Shame Reclaim

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 4:03 PM

Recycling may be all the rage in interior design circles...but just how do you choose good pieces and thereby turn old into gold? Follow Colin and Justin's guide to find all the answers...

One future. So let's make the best of it, huh? We've long since championed this mantra and,...

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New Year, New Way of Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Colin & Justin find that reflecting on 2014 provides the perfect platform for the year ahead -- and what a year it looks like being: from Canadian cottage country to the Sydney Opera House, 2015 promises to be a global design adventure...

A thousand curses on whoever decreed that, with...

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Three Very Different Styles for Your Festive Holiday Table

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 11:36 AM

A trifecta of festive ideas, courtesy of Santa's favourite Scottish elves, but which will you employ as your dress your festive table?

Blimey, is it really only 15 days until Mr. Claus pours his merry yield into stockings everywhere? Yup, before you can say Mariah (S)Carey, it'll be Christmas Eve...

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How to Create a Five-Star Bathroom in Your Own Home

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Check in to a hotel-inspired bathroom reno that's guaranteed to provide a five star experience say Colin & Justin.

As gentlemen who navigate the globe with vigour akin to Kim Kardashian (are we the only ones who find the reality TV family tiresome?) rushing to a West Hollywood nail bar,...

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This Fall, Make a Cottage Call

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:03 AM

Whilst still filming Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure, Season Two (Cottage Life television -- catch it Spring 2015), the intrepid Scots step outside their own dramatic rebuild to discuss a client project - this time the retooling of a tiny city abode...

Yay! The Fall Cottage Life Show: throwing open...

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Upcycling: How to Turn Old Into Gold

(4) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 12:40 PM

When budgets are tight, there's only one way to create a brand new home style and that's by reusing what you've got say Colin & Justin.

The inspiration required to brandish our quills can derive from the most unlikely sources. Recently it came during a business lunch at the Holt...

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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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