Interior Design

How to Design Your Home Like a Millionaire for Less

Yanic Simard | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

Crave that unlimited budget style? The look of luxe ultimately is more about taste -- and a few tips and tricks -- than it is about never having to look at the price tag. For this edition of my Interior Inspiration series, I thought I'd share a few of the ways the Modern Millionaire gets that classic green-with-envy look.

'Hideous' Toronto House Remodeled Into Stunning Family Home | Annie Thornton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living

You have to see the before and after pictures!

How One Community United to Give a Charity a Stylish Facelift

Colin & Justin | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Charity, they say, begins at home, though it it can be born anywhere where heart and soul prevail. Cue a recent project in The Annex -- home to Sheena's Place. With no available budget, we knew the only way was to depend on the generosity of others. Here's how with a dash of Scottish fairy dust and the generosity of our friends, we brought the space alive.

5 Decor Trends That Are Here to Stay

Yanic Simard | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

As a designer, it's important to know the newest fads -- but that doesn't mean you have to follow every one of them! However, sometimes a new idea comes around with plenty of staying power -- a trend that's truly worth paying attention to.

14 Design Tips To Make Your Home Feel Bigger

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living

And you can do it without getting rid of any of your furniture.

The Must Visit Gem We Discovered in Australia

Colin & Justin | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Travel
Colin & Justin

From Sydney we flew to Hamilton Island and then sailed, for 90 minutes, to the smaller -- but utterly beautiful -- Hayman Island and One&Only hotel. Built originally in the 1980s and remodelled recently, the hotel remains true to its original architect's vision.

4 Great Ways to Add Grey to Your Interior Decor

Yanic Simard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Style
Yanic Simard

When it comes to interior design, grey may seem like the opposite of a colour... and by definition, this is technically true! However, grey can actually be a powerful tool for creating spaces of any colour palette, from subdued to bold.

How We Created the Greatest Room

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Sad though it is that the end is near (this is the last room in Colin and Justin's 13-week cottage "special" -- back to traditional urban and suburban makeovers next week) there's no let up in lakeside drama just yet. Today the boys tackle their great room.

Five Ways to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Space

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

When you take a step back and look at an outdoor space there are simple designer style tips to make your space truly yours. For an affordable yet impactful way to help transform your outdoor space in to your own personal oasis, we are sharing our top five tips on how to maximize the most of your time outdoors this summer!

Creating a Kitchen to Dine For

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

As interior designers and all-around visionaries, we constantly strive to see things differently: we're obsessed by the way in which change can alter the quality of life in every domestic (or for that matter commercial) project we tackle. And in the kitchen -- the undisputed heart of most client homes -- quality of life is paramount.

Stormer Of A Dormer

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Extending doesn't always have to mean adding extra bedrooms. Today, Colin & Justin pimp up their cottage with an exciting shower room - built as a pr...

Turning Tricks in The Cottage Master Bedroom

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Why, pray tell, are many of the cottages we visit so much less like wilderness cabins (visually and ergonomically) and more like suburban bungalows? Consider our own formerly nervous wreck. Step indoors, and it might very well have occupied a street in any suburban sprawl.

Transforming a Cottage Rodent Infestation Into a Stunning Guest Bedroom

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

We're not gonna lie: our guest room, as we found it, was more like a petting zoo -- for unwanted critters -- than a potentially indulgent space for our friends to relax. Cue a weekend long clean up, gallons of bleach, miles of new drywall, acres of replacement plasterboard and a careful construction plan.

Building Our Cottage Snowroom...I Mean, Sunroom

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

OK -- we're gonna say this right here, right now. Canadians are obsessed with the weather. So imagine the ensuing delight when our allotted timetable to build a sunroom looked like it might somehow align with a period of bright, sunny early fall weather. But then Mother Nature timed her first SNOWFALL of the year to perfectly coincide with our reveal...

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...

Maximize Space and Style in a Cramped Cottage Bathroom

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Consider, if you will, this bathroom: a veritable den of designer no no's. An ergonomic, stylistic and visual wash out, with little in its favour, it desperately needed to change. Petite? To the power of ten. Carpet? The devil's own harbinger of human excretions, toe nails and mouse poop. Are we painting a picture?

How To Make Small Bathrooms Look Bigger

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living

If you don’t have the dough for a major reno or if upgrading to a larger home is out of the question, you might find your dreams of having a colossa...

Our game of homes and Bunkies...

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Blimey! For the love of the holy paint chart: we've been run off our feet, of late. But that's good -- operating at full tilt is just how we like it. ...

Moving in Together Means Merging Your Interior Decor Styles

Yanic Simard | Posted 06.11.2015 | 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!

Creating the Perfect Deck and Landscape

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

A really good deck doesn't stop at the luxuriant lumber from which it is constructed. To bring any deck (patio or terrace) alive it needs subsequent "layers." In precisely the same manner in which décor and accessories will alternate interior "beat," so too can visual and physical tricks make your exterior scheme look "considered."

Facelifting A Cottage

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Sometimes a spot of decorative Botox simply isn't enough. Cue a full facelift, and some grand scale reconstructive surgery, say cottage-style surgeons...

Influential Toronto Couple's Home Is Sure To Inspire

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Living

Swiss chandeliers sparkle in the dining room while stunning sculptures stand tall in the main hall. It's old world meets new for this delightful Toron...

Colin and Justin Deal With Total Dock Shock

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Aware we'd chosen a cabin with more bad points than good, we hoped that somehow, just somehow, the dock we'd inherited as part of our chattels would be in better condition than it was. But no. It was rotten to the core.

Colin and Justin Take on a Slanty Shanty

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

Four months of extreme nail biting. The appraisal of several hundred pages of property details and appointments to view perhaps 45 cottages. Yup, the search for a new cabin was arduous. Just as we were about to throw in the towel, Rob emailed one last prospect: a 1980s A-frame. But it was clearly a bag of problems...

Five Furniture Finds for Small Spaces

Yanic Simard | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Yanic Simard

The key to living large in a small space is getting the most from every piece you own: rather than simply taking full-sized furnishings and shrinking them to "apartment size." Try some of these fun finds that serve double duty, or that take advantage of space you might not have even realized you had.