Home Decor

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,...

Single Girl's Guide To Decorating: Do These Design Books Stand The Test Of Time?

Simone Katerine | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

To honour how far I've come, a few months ago I decided to treat myself to a collection of (now classic) home decor books that I've been lusting after since my Rubbermaid bin days. But, as true in both love and books, not everything (or everyone) lives up to your expectations.

A Simple Refresh: 5 Ways To Update Your Home

Sarah Baeumler | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Baeumler

It's common to want to give your home good shake-up come spring. To breathe new life into my home, I always do my best to refresh and declutter which helps me to welcome the new season with open arms. Read for five ways you can achieve a simple home refresh this spring.

Cottage Basement 101

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Having jacked our cottage off the ground (in association with a qualified house lifter) we elevated ceiling height before dividing the new basement space into seven neat zones, two of which (a guest bathroom and a laundry) we revealed last week and three more of which we're showcasing today.

Cleaning Up The Basement At The Cottage

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Can we really make seven luxurious zones out of the former crawl space at our Haliburton cottage? Can a previosuly 48" high, damp, animal infested solum become a living room, a whisky lounge, a kids play room, a walk in electrical plant room, a bedroom, a pimped up laundry and a swanky bathroom? Hell yeah!

Home Office Decor For Tiny Spaces

Inessa Radostin | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Inessa Radostin

Recently I have had the pleasure to start working from the comfort of my home and while working in an office environment can be thrilling and stimulating, being able to stay in your pajamas and sweatpants with ketchup stains on them is much more exciting. However, creating a home office space in a small condo is no small task. Here's what the experience has taught me.

Spring's Freshest Home Décor Trend Is White And Bright

David Leonhardt | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Style
David Leonhardt

Make your 2,500-square-foot home grow to 3,000 square feet just by painting the walls a lighter shade. That's the spring 2016 home décor trend. Sure, it's an optical illusion. But does that matter?

Get Your Home Summer-Ready With This Handy Checklist

Houzz.com | Laura Gaskill | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living

It's time to clean the yard and set up the patio furniture.

A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Designing (what we hope will prove to be) two perfect bathrooms, we pushed the envelope, wherever possible, to create wildly generous accommodation with ample proportions for washing, showering and associated bathroom ablutions. Oh, and more than a smattering of serious luxe cottage style.

15 Mother's Day Gifts She'll Actually Use Around The Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Living

Every time she sees these gifts she'll be reminded of you!

Top Hacks For Maximizing Your Decorating Budget

Sari Friedman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

How do you bring spring into your home and get a designer look on budget? Here are a few tips and tricks get the look you are after without breaking the bank.

17 Cardboard Crafts That Aren't For Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living

Think reuse before recycle!

The Art Of Levitation

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

The average cottage weighs, according to Canadian house shifter John Purdy of Almaguin House Lifters, around 18 tonnes. Our new cottage, the ongoing subject of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure weighs more -- around twenty tons, in fact, give or take a few kilos.

How To Go Nude - In Your Home Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

For 2016 and beyond, one of the biggest looks is the use of "nude" design: from warm neutral hues inspired by skin and cosmetics, to a general sense of letting down walls and leaving your space under-dressed. Here's my take on how to go nude in your decor, anywhere.

Open Concept Not Your Thing? Try A ‘Broken Plan'

Houzz.com | Cheryl Freedman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living

Because sometimes you need a little privacy.

Update Your Interior Decor Without The Commitment

Yanic Simard | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

Falling in love with beautiful design is easy, but sometimes: staying in love with a look? That can be the hard part. Whether you're decorating for a season, a short-term rental, or just one whirlwind week, these ideas will give you the freedom to change up your style as often as you'd like.

Stop Living Like A Student: 10 Habits To Break In 2016

YPNextHome | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Students tend to have certain living habits that only they can get away with -- they're young, they're on a tight budget, and they're preoccupied with their studies. If you're not a student, but you're still living like one, here are 10 student living habits to break in 2016!

Fake Your Way Into A More Spacious Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living

Chairs that have their back against each other? That's a no-no.

Some Sweet Inspiration For Your Holiday Home Decor

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style
Tiffany Leigh

Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.

How To Make Your Home Cozy For Fall

Janette Ewen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Living
Janette Ewen

With the temperature dropping, the leaves changing to red, and the days getting shorter, winter is almost here and it's time to warm your home with cozy décor. Fall is all about bringing in the richness of the season with warm-toned colours and textures.

15 Ways To Decorate Your Walls With Photos

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living

Now you can have a gallery of your own.

Decorating With Colours You Never Thought Would Work Together

Houzz.com | Susan Redman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living

Red and green does not have to equal Christmas all the time.