Home Decor

Create A Fresh Look For Your Bedroom This Spring With Bold Colours

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Is spring really here? Hmm? One minute the barometric shift appears to be tilting in our favour, the next it's raining cats and dogs, the mercury dipped by ten degrees. Undeterred, we're currently setting our decorating targets to 'bright,' with a project that helped our clients escape the stresses of their fast-spinning world.

5 Ways To Make Your Home Decor Spring To Life On A Budget

Sari Friedman | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

Spring is the perfect time to open the windows and freshen up your home -- as well as your decor. From deciding on what colour to paint your bedroom to finding the best deals on your favourite art pieces, decorating a home can be an exciting process for many homeowners and renters alike.

How To Make The Most Of Your 'Plus Den' Condo Floor Plan

YPNextHome | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Ah, the "plus den" condo floor plan -- sure, that extra room may look great on paper but using this often tiny, windowless space efficiently can be tricky. And the smaller the space, the bigger the challenge. We caught up with interior designer Candice Olson to get some tips and tricks for making the most of your "plus den."

Photography And Framing Options For Your Home Décor

Freaktography | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Living
Freaktography

Once you enter anyone's house for the first time, maybe, what you notice first is not all of the family photos but the art, a beautiful landscape or still life photo. The interior décor in a house can be impressive and amazing, however, this is not the first item that catches attention.

Bring Hotel Style To Your Bathroom Vanity

Colin & Justin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

A good bathroom, for us, is a necessity, both at home and on the road. This considered, what does your bathroom say about you? Is it a tranquil home spa or a chaotic scene awash with soap scum and squeezed out tubes of toothpaste?

Beautify Your Home With An Upcycled Furniture Project

Jacki Andre | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Style
Jacki Andre

When the weather keeps me cooped up indoors, I like doing creative projects that keep me busy and beautify my space at the same time. One project that's been languishing since last summer is refinishing an old cabinet. I have a big soft spot for anything retro or vintage. Because I love the inherent history in old items, I rarely refinish them. The scratches, the dents, and the chips are all part of their stories. But upcycling old furniture is quite trendy now, and I've seen so many beautiful ideas. I wanted to try it.

What's Your Home Decor Style?

Toronto Storeys | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Style
Toronto Storeys

Many of us are a little (OK, a lot) obsessed with home design so it's only natural that it comes up in dinner-party conversation or during a girl's night out. Or at the bus stop, or in the dentist's chair. Sometimes, however, we're stuck for a quick way to sum up our aesthetic. Here are 10 ways to communicate your home decor style succinctly -- so you can even do it on an elevator ride.

Caught Short By A Cold Front

Colin & Justin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

The tale of two Toronto Christmas virgins discovering the true spirit of the season thanks to a minor crash in cottage country, a call to the CAA and a road trip to Canadian Tire to dress some last minute trees...

Meet Your New BFF For Organizing Kids' Toys

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Parents

Clean up in under two minutes!

How To Let Go And Declutter Like A Champ

The Huffington Post Canada, | Brian Trinh | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living

It all starts with counter space.

3 Fixes To Make Your Living Space Feel Complete

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living

A little polish goes a long way.

You Home's Pretty, But These Plants Can Unlock Its True Potential

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Living

Talk about a breath of fresh air!

3 Big Ideas To Transform Your Tiny Spaces

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Living

Keep these tips in mind the next time you go furniture shopping.

5 Natural Ways To Make Your House Smell Great For The Holidays

BiteMeMore.com | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Living
BiteMeMore.com

Holiday entertaining isn't about things being perfect. It's about finding time to be with the ones you love. So to help you embrace the chaos of real life we've got tips for how you can transform your home into an aroma-filled holiday oasis in a few easy steps. Now you'll have them so focused on how great your house smells, they won't notice anything else!

8 Ways To Light Up Your Home At Diwali

masalamommas | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of my favourite times of the year. The food prep, the gift prep, the pujas, the family parties and the mithai boxes can be so much fun but the gift-giving and parties can also keep things very busy!

Faking It

Colin & Justin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Want the down low on faux? Colin and Justin's 101 Guide To Faking It reveals everything you need to know. Hey presto: a striking space with 'timber'...

Give Your Home High-End Style (Without A High-End Budget)

Yanic Simard | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

High-end style isn't all about having a high-end budget. To achieve true sophistication, it takes a little thought, a little panache -- and a little careful accessorizing (and de-cluttering!). Sound easier said than done? To help you achieve your full potential, here are some of my top tips for getting haute-couture style in your home.

Top 4 Investments You'll Want To Do Before You Sell Your Home

Carmelo Marsala | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business
Carmelo Marsala

Now is the time for homeowners interested in selling and looking for ways to catch the eyes of potential buyers to capitalize on above average market levels. If you're one of those people looking to sell and get the most value possible for your home, here are a few investment ideas worth considering before you put your property up for sale.

How To Create The Perfect Reading Nook

Simone Katerine | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Taking time to slow down and treat myself to new stories, perspectives and ideas, feels incredible. As someone with a naturally anxious mind, reading is my go-to reset button. Whenever things get foggy in my brain, I can always focus on someone else's words for a few minutes. Re-set. Repeat.

12 Ways To Style Your Home Like A Celebrity

Colin & Justin | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Being designers and film enthusiasts puts us in a strong position to help transform your home from, ahem, "Z List" to "A List." This in mind, sit back and enjoy our twelve point guide. Studied carefully, it'll help you become a veritable Oscar winner in the home style stakes...

How To Prepare Your Deck For The Fall

Todd Hauptman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

The time is coming to prepare your outdoor living space for the fall. The fall means colder and wetter weather but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy your outdoor living space but just in a different way.

All Hail The Royal Britannia Trading Company

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Recycled home accessories? Mixing the past with the present is a great way of staying abreast of home style, say Colin and Justin Who wouldn't fall...

We Are Ready To Lounge Around In Cottage Country

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Our plan, from the start, was simple. Track down a dog rough cottage and correct every last frickin' problem. You know the deal: find the worst property on the best lake and then undertake a makeover of Jurassic proportions. Which is precisely what we did. We lifted our cottage, shook the hell out of it, and then placed it back down on brand new foundations.

Is This The Ultimate Cottage Kitchen Hack?

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Just two more episodes and Cabin Pressure 3 will be in the bag. Time flies, huh? For our penultimate outing, we're cooking up a storm in the kitchen and turning tricks with a flat pack IKEA kitchen. Faced, as we were, with insubstantial (and water damaged) pine cabinetry, we had little choice but to start from scratch.

The Modern Log Cabin

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Colin & Justin discover how a log cabin can be reinterpreted as a modern 'mini-me' of their existing cottage. Using square cut wood logs... Finally,...