Janette Ewen
From her early start as a stylist with MTV to her successful career as an editor of major design and lifestyle magazines in Canada, such as House & Home, Chatelaine, and Chocolat, Janette Ewen has always taken an experiential approach to creativity, following her mantra “one must live it to create it”.

As a leading lifestyle expert in Canada for more than a decade, Janette lends her creative approach to design, decorating, entertaining and fashion.

Janette not only regularly appears on various national shows in Canada, including Cityline and Breakfast Television, but also shares her design expertise with the U.S. audience through The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price (VH1) and the series From the Ground Up starring Debbie Travis. She has also co-hosted celebrity designer Ty Pennington’s latest TV show Inside the Box, which aired in the U.K., Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia and Australia.

Sharing her time between Canada and the United States, Janette is a partner at Parker Barrow creative studio where she is designing and creating spaces and products that would find a happy home in her fast-paced, whimsical life.

Entries by Janette Ewen

Spring Into Spring With Pastels!

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 6:08 PM

From fashion to home décor pastels are quickly becoming the colour focus for spring style. Designers took notice when soft hues, rose quartz and serenity, were named by Pantone for the colours of 2016. From these light and youthful shades, designers have seemed to rediscover pastels. Here are some easy...

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Top Design Destinations For 2017

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2017 | 5:22 AM

Ever since Frank Gehry's spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao put its sleepy namesake city on the radar of architecture buffs two decades ago, design has became an integral aspect of travel and tourism, joining food, culture and climate when it comes to visitor draws. This year, the list of destinations sure to...

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How To Be A Wrap Star

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2016 | 8:40 AM

With Christmas literally around the corner, most Canadians have the house decorated, the menu set... hopefully the gifts have all been selected... Now comes the real challenge, wrapping the gifts! While good things may come in little packages, creative and unique wrapping can elevate any gift, big or small.

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How To Give The Gift Of Tech (When You're Not A Techie)

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2016 | 6:49 AM

We all strive to give our loved ones the perfect holiday gifts. There's nothing better than seeing the joy on their faces when they truly love what they've received. For the most part I have a pretty good handle on holiday shopping, but some items can be trickier to buy...

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Simplify And Be Merry At Your Next Holiday Gathering

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2016 | 10:33 AM

The days may be shorter and the weather a little colder, but with the holiday spirit upon us, I think we're entering one of the most wonderful seasons of the year. That said, holiday-induced stress can quickly outshine all of the excitement. With so much to do in such little...

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How To Make Your Home Cozy For Fall

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 1:32 PM

With the temperature dropping, the leaves changing to red, and the days getting shorter, winter is almost here and it's time to warm your home with cozy décor. Fall is all about bringing in the richness of the season with warm-toned colours and textures. You want your home to give...

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