Interior Design

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'...

How To Upcycle Your Kitchen

Colin & Justin | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

So your kitchen cabinets, decoratively speaking, are on their last legs. What, if anything, could save them from the waiting jaws of a hungry dumpster? You face facts. It's time to whip 'em out and start over. Allow us to step in. Your trusty old kitchen, whilst it might appear caput, could actually be a suitable candidate for surgery.

DIY Projects You Should Make This Weekend

Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living

DIY projects that you need to make this weekend. From the AOL Partner Studio

The Dos And Don'ts Of Hanging Art Above A Fireplace | Scott Phillips | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living

It's simpler than you think.

How To Know Renovating Your Home Is A Better Option Than Moving

Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living

Is it better to sell or should your renovate? The answers here. From the AOL Partner Studio

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.

Tidy Up Your Cluttered Bathroom To Give It An Instant Makeover

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

Looking to maximize your tiny condo bathroom? Or rejuvenate your bathroom to make it look new? Giving your bathroom a makeover might seem like a daunting task but a few small tweaks could give your bathroom the functional, clutter-free makeover it's been longing for.

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.

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.

10 Forgotten Items To Repurpose As Gorgeous Furniture | Rebecca Gross | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living

What's old is new again!

This Is The Cottage Sunroom Of Your Dreams

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

This week we're revealing our sunroom. Its creation, as part of the overall cottage reversion, was critically important: having scanned the rental market, we quickly observed that most contenders benefit from a porch of some variety.

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?

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.

10 Stunning Kitchen Storage Solutions | Joanna Simmons | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Living

Make your kitchen work for you.

How We Can Cure Noise Pollution

Leah Morrigan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

Hearing loss, also known as permanent threshold shift, is "a sudden or gradual permanent shift in the auditory threshold caused by noise exposure, age, disease, or drugs (e.g. did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes are actually linked to hearing loss?). Our world is inundated with noise pollution and it seems that no one is left untouched.

Colin And Justin's Bedroom Showdown

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada TV
Colin & Justin

Excuse us: for the first time ever we've been at war during one of our own TV series. As you'll see on Sunday's Cabin Pressure, our long suffering director Marshall twisted our arm into a full on C&J competition, that being to fashion one guest bedroom per designer. Crucially, neither of us would be privy to the other's plan. But which do you prefer?

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.

Turning Style Sinners Into Interior Design Winners

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Home style shouldn't be about how much money you spend, rather how much time you spend trying to get it right. It's about knowing how you want your home to look, how you'd like it to function and how you want it to feel. When all these aspects are appraised, then and only then can you create the ideal home.