Home Decor

How To Have A Beautifully Scented Home For Spring!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love all things that smell pretty. In particular, nice scents that can swirl around my condo and lift my spirits throughout the day. I work from home, so having a nice living and working environment means a lot. Recently I spoke with L'Occitane for some tips.

All The Furniture We'll Buy When We Make Our Millions

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living

Leading Canadian home retailer Elte has made a big change that's sure to make home decor enthusiasts swoon and credit cards melt. This week, the st...

10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny Space

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Living

Just because you're confined to a small space, it doesn't mean you have to live with little. When faced with limited living space, Apartment Thera...

6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Wood Panelling All Over Again

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

Think wood panelling is a thing of the past? Think again. Everything old is new again, but then, did this trend ever even go away? Here are six reasons why you should considering wood panelling for your wall treatment (and beyond), all over the home--and all over the style spectrum.

23 Coffee Tables You Need In Your Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Living

Coffee tables, they seem like such a small part of a living room but go without one and you'll soon realize how necessary they are. If you're r...

Shedding Light on Sconces

Yanic Simard | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Does wintertime leave your days stuck indoors feeling a little dull? Has the spark gone out of your love... for your decor? Without the radiance of summer sun, your interior might be suffering from SAD: Seasonally Affected Design! To help your space feel brighter and livelier any time of year, here's my guide to one of design's underused fix-everything tools: the simple sconce.

How To Choose White Paint For Your House

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to making decisions about the paint colour of your home, sometimes, we wish we had few options. While each is potentially beautiful ...

How To Put All Those Wasteful K-Cups To Good Use

The Huffington Post Canada | Amy Legate-Wolfe | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living

It happens every morning, and gets worse as the week goes on — the K-Cups from your Keurig machine pile up higher and higher. In 2013 Green Moun...

Interior Inspiration: Designing Like a Parisian

Yanic Simard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Paris is a city famous for its romantic landmarks, statement architecture and coveted fashions, but it's also a grand source of inspiration for cool, sophisticated interior decor. Take a peek with me inside the unique styling of Parisian apartments, and learn how to bring this look with you anywhere in the world.

Salvage Yards: No Shame Reclaim

Colin & Justin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

One future. So let's make the best of it, huh? We've long since championed this mantra and, whilst appreciative of regular Canadian furniture outlets, we reserve space in our creative veins for reclamation outlets and salvage yards. Aye, we love to mix past and present.

Advice From Serious Experts On 2015 Home Decor

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - If you're stuck in a style rut and primed for a home makeover, it can be daunting to choose from the seemingly endless range of colours, fur...

Art and Culture Resolutions for 2015

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

This New Year's resolution proposal is strictly art and culture related, and some of them you can knock off from your own home! (Others might require you to get in your car, and do a bit of legwork). But for the most part, these are things that will make you feel better about yourself and your surroundings in an 'art loving' way. Here we go!

New Year, New Way of Thinking

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Our grand master plans don't always materialize. But should we call it failure? Not necessarily. We prefer to think that sometimes, just sometimes, we birth plans that are simply too ambitious in the available time frame.

5 Interior Design Myths Debunked

Desta Ostapyk | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada
Desta Ostapyk

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.

Three Very Different Styles for Your Festive Holiday Table

Colin & Justin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

We've long since opined that festive décor should enhance existing home style rather than smother it, so our 'less is more' mantra is currently extra potent. To provide direction, here are three looks -- Past, Present and Future -- arranged, for your style hungry delectation, using our very own Toronto condo as backdrop.

Doing One Thing Right: Monochromatic Home Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

In a world where mixing-and-matching is hot, you might find yourself growing cold on even trying to figure it all out, but I'm here to show you how to get a timeless (yet up to date!) look, all based around a favourite colour -- so easy, the hard part will be deciding on just one!

How to Create Home Decor Fit for Hollywood

Yanic Simard | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Naturally a finely appointed Gatsby estate demands an opulent chandelier, but don't worry: in real life, lighting is one area where quantity is almost more important than quality (or at least budget!). The true key to a Great lighting scheme is depth and layers, so including multiple flattering light sources will make you and your space ready for a close-up.

Some Timeless Trends for Your Fall Home Design

Yanic Simard | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

It's time to face it: with the last echoes of summer behind us, 2014 is more than half over. The world of design didn't take any time off, however! Here's an update on some growing trends that have been getting stronger all year -- and don't show any signs of stopping.

Three Interior Colour Design Tips for Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Style
Linda Lauren

A once drab environment is suddenly charged with the energy of a colour. Below are three quick colour design tips to help you create the desired results for your room or space.

Upcycling: How to Turn Old Into Gold

Colin & Justin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

You probably possess at least a few items with which you're tired? Or perhaps you've spotted a tempting piece of junk furniture in a thrift store that could be somehow transformed. As we oft' opine: "It's not how much money you spend, rather how you spend it that makes the biggest difference."

Drapery Details: Top Window Treatment Tips

Yanic Simard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

One of the most inspiring aspects of interior design can be choosing a beautiful drapery treatment: there is no end to the number of fun fabrics that can add colour and flair to personalize your home -- or simply sleek, minimal privacy screens.

How A Silk Pillow Case Can Improve Your Skin And Hair

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Silk bedding including pillowcases are 100 per cent machine washable. Use a cool, gentle setting, lingerie soap and tumble dry on low heat for 20 minutes. The balance of drying happens quickly on its own. They don't require ironing.

Top Tips for Transitioning a Nursery to a Toddler-Friendly Bedroom

Amanda Blakley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Style
Amanda Blakley

Nurseries and children's rooms are an excellent place to have fun with your home's décor. Thankfully, in 2014, traditional children's colors of pink and blue are no longer de rigeur for cool kids rooms. The modern nursery or toddler room is gender neutral, mixing unexpected textures, clean lines, and artwork to create a space that is as unique and fun as they are.

Tips on Buying Art as a Gift

Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Diamond Katz and Shira Wood

It's quite a compliment that you thought enough of that person that you ventured into that art buying territory, no? Again, can be scary, but personal and worth the effort. So whether you wish to add to a loved one's art collection, or maybe start one for your friend, keep in mind a few helpful tips to keep you in line:

These "Cutting Edge" Designs Are Actually Vintage

Colin & Justin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Visit any factory-inspired condo development, or hip-and-happening home store, and you'll almost certainly find yourself wading through design history from the '20s, '50s, '60s and even the '70s. The reality is that much of what we consider 'cutting edge' actually predates our parents.