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5 Interior Design Myths Debunked

The holiday season is upon us, which means Canadians are in the midst of preparing their homes for family gatherings, holiday parties and hosting friends. Interior design has become an intimidating concept to most as it's one of the industries that's plagued with misleading myths. Here are some design myths debunked to help take the stress out of decorating this season.

Looking Up: Design Ideas for Your Ceiling

In the 21st century, we spend a lot of time looking down -- obsessively checking our phones, typing away at our computers, or absorbed in a TV screen. Every now and then our point of view needs a little refreshing, which is why I wanted to focus on the "forgotten" wall of interior design -- the ceiling!
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Simple Ways to Embrace Your Wild Side When Choosing Decor

A dramatic animal statuette is like having a furry friend, without any of the responsibilities -- or the fur. Sit one at the end of your island, on top of a buffet, or in its own niche overseeing your table. If you really want to be King of the Jungle, Maximo Riera creates lavish throne-like sculpted chairs mimicking life sized rhinos, elephants, and even octopuses.
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Spring Forward With These Simple Home Décor Tips

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.
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Six New Uses for Mason Jars

This day and age, the Mason jar is considered more as a heritage piece. Though still used by some for holding and preserving jams, spreads, vegetables and other stored foods, a trend has arisen that sees the jar in a whole new light. It can serve as an aesthetically appealing container for food storage. a creative object for entertainment purposes, a component to DIY projects and even as a glass for artistically presented beverage displays. The options are literally endless!

A Buenos Aires Boutique That's Home Sweet Home

Today's discerning shopper looks for a unique shopping experience, a space that offers something more than the crème de la crème of fashion and design. And Buenos Aires-based concept store Pehache delivers just that. It's a multi-designer boutique, gallery and café in one that invites you in to browse every nook and cranny and makes you feel at home.
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Lofty Business Aspirations? Check Out This Renovated Office Loft!

For anyone who's ever renovated in his or her home, you'll know that it takes a certain amount of imagination -- and faith! -- to envision what your new space will look like, especially if you're re-purposing a room into something new, like I just did in my client's downtown loft. He's a busy television executive and often has staff meetings and screenings in his home. This is how we transformed his space...