Home Decor

22 Things You Should Do Before You Sell Your Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living

If you're planning to sell your home, you might want to take a good look at it first. In the slideshow below, Suzanne Lewis, of Lewis + Company...

10 Style Tips For Your Small Space

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living

Moving to a smaller space sometimes means saying goodbye to storage — but it doesn't have to. In the video above, Good Housekeeping looks at 10 s...

The Most Magnificent Moulding for Your Home

Yanic Simard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Searching high and low for the right moulding look? Whether dramatic or demure, crown moulding, baseboards and beyond are a key detail for giving a room that subtle polish which can elevate it from "done" to "designed." Whether you have cherished trim to show off or are thinking of adding some personality to your home, I've got five looks for you to consider, from classic to breaking-the-mould.

Turn Features of Your Home Into Moneymakers

David Lester | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

There are many ways to turn everyday features of your home into income generating assets (appreciating assets) and often they are things that you will need to buy anyway. It is all about being smart about how you structure your home and how you shop for it. Here are some things you can invest in for your home that will make it a money maker for life.

11 Things You Shouldn't Have In Your Home After 30

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to decorating your first home, it's easy to fall into the same style habits you had when you were in university. But just because you ca...

Moving in Together Means Merging Your Interior Decor Styles

Yanic Simard | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

Moving in together is great: you have someone to share your life with -- not to mention splitting the bills. Sharing your space though? Not always so easy. When it's time to mix two styles together, here are some tips for creating a decor scheme that everyone can not only live with, but love!

How To Have A Beautifully Scented Home For Spring!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.17.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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.