Decor and Home Style

Neutral Debates: Grey vs Beige in Your Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Whether you embrace colour, or hide from the wilder hues, neutrals are essential to any design. However, there are two major sides one has to choose from when selecting a neutral: beige vs. grey. To help settle the Great Neutral Debate (at least in your own home), here's some advice on the best both grey and beige have to offer.

A Simple Way to Transform Furniture

Yanic Simard | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada
Yanic Simard

I often say hardware is one of the most overlooked ways to transform a furniture piece. But how do you go about choosing from the virtual sea of nifty knobs and pretty pulls? Here's my guide to determining the correct location, style and placement of your new practical accents so you can get the biggest effect from this easy DIY transformation.

Spring Forward With These Simple Home Décor Tips

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Dreaming of a whole new home look, but don't want to start from scratch? We can help. Welcome to the world of "seasonal adjustment" and decorative "tweaks." Today's epistle will help turn tricks without upsetting your bank manager. Our counsel, carefully heeded, proffers design elasticity like never before.

Roses Aren't Just For Valentine's Day

CP | Kim Cook, The Associated Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Style

Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose's appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine's Day vaseful.In home decor, roses have long been a favo...

Nate Berkus Is Bringing His Interior Design Line To Target Canada

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - He has a well-attuned eye for sprucing up spaces, but Nate Berkus isn't a stickler for rules when it comes to design — and he doesn't want...

5 Things To Consider Before You Start A Home Improvement Project

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Whether you're about to tackle a do-it-yourself project or enlisting the support of professionals to carry out the job, there's a lot to con...

Revamp Antiques And Dinnerware With These DIY Craft Ideas

CP | Hillary Speed, The Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Style

Vintage dishware doesn't have to gather dust in the china cabinet.Outdated table settings, such as a stack of your grandmother's old plates or a bundl...

The Cities With The Smallest Homes

CP | Ula Ilnytzky, The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Style

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sam Neuman jokes that he doesn't casually throw off his coat when he gets home at night — it would take up half his apartment.Such ...

The Hottest Home Decor Colour Trends For 2013

CP | Kim Cook, The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Style

As the new year begins, bringing new colours into our homes can help refresh and recalibrate our spirits. This spring, blues may be just the tonic we ...

2013 In Colour: The Hottest Hues For Home And Fashion

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Long before everyone else prepared to turn the page on 2012, trend forecasters have been on the fast track to 2013 with projections of the h...

What's Your Paint Personality? (PHOTOS, QUIZ)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Style

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to update the look of your home, look no further than paint. It's an inexpensive fix-up that can be done qu...

5 Tips For Selling A Home In 2013

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Style

TORONTO - So you've decided to take the plunge and make 2013 the year to sell your home.Maybe you want to move up the property ladder into something r...

Holiday Decor Inspiration From Canada's Famous Faces And Le Clos Jordanne

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Let's get real for a second: if you had the chance to peek inside the homes of Canada's most fashionable set, would you? Of course you would, espec...

Trim The Tree With Your Canuck Pride

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada Style

As far as Christmas tree decor themes go these days, the sky is the limit. Where the decision was once silver or gold, holiday merrymakers can now ...

Hilary Farr's Decor Tips For A Cozy Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

There's no better season to nest than the fall/winter spread: it's a long one, filled with crisp days and seemingly endless nights made infinitely bet...

10 Time-Saving Tools To Use In The Kitchen

Bite Me More | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Style

Tempus fugit. These two Latin words are our mantra: time flies, and never does it fly faster than in the time leading up to the holiday season. S...

Feng Shui Style Into Your Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Looking for a quick way to make your space more beautiful? Feng Shui! The ancient Chinese philosophy holds you can live a happier and more prospero...

Haute Items To Decorate Your Home Or Office With

Bite Me More | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Style

According to Hallmark (and their slew of boss-centric cards), October 16th is National Bosses Day. Since we think every day is a good day to rec...

No Fear, Novices: Tips To Simplify Upcycling

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - With an eye for affordable finds and a shared passion for restoration, Shannon and Dean Acheson's home showcases several pieces they've refu...

Looking For An Unconventional Home Renovation? Paint The Floors

CP | Diana Marszalek, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Style

When it became clear that allergies would prevent Nancy B. Westfall's infant daughter from having a rug in her room, the Atlanta-based artist turned i...

Trend Alert: Get Your Home Ready For Fall

CP | Kim Cook, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Style

With nods to nostalgia, exotic motifs and tailored contemporary looks, the fall season in decor has lots to inspire home decorators.A warm palette of ...

Spice Up Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Dr. Jonas Salk was a prize-winning biologist who came to believe architecture could influence the mind; spaces, he believed, can promote creativity, k...

Quit Killing Your Flowers -- Here Are 10 Tips To Keep Them Alive Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

We've always had a tempestuous relationship with flowers: when we first buy bouquets they're beautiful and full of life, but, after a little bit (re: ...

Looking For Some Funky Wall Art? DIY With This Design Tool From Bruce Mau Design

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Adding a piece of wall art to your home is one of the fastest and easiest ways to transform the look and feel of a room. The only problem is many o...

Make Your Home Feel Like A Home With These 10 Tips From Sandra Rinomato

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Creating an oasis in your home or apartment may seem like a daunting (or expensive) task. But Sandra Rinomato, host of 'Buy Herself' and a real estate...