Interior Design

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

Houzz.com | 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.

Tending To The Great Outdoors

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

As work progressed -- and as our overgrown landscape was cleared -- we excavated an almost never-ending supply of boulders and rocks, many of which would have cost hundred of bucks a pop had we flexed our wallets in the local aggregate yard.

10 Timber Tricks To Make Your Cottage Shine

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

Aye, it's time for another action packed episode of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure. To celebrate our latest episode, we thought it'd be fun to outline our ten best woody wonders. A tip sheet of timber tricks, if you will, to make your home or cottage shine.

9 Ways To Keep Your Home Office Clutter-Free

Houzz.com | Natasha Saroca | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living

Go vertical!

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.

Decorating When Your Bedroom Is Your Office

Simone Katerine | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

As a sex and relationship writer, people joke that my bedroom is my office. But now it's literally true. I've read that you should never sleep in the same room as where you work. But, as many of us embrace small space living and unconventional adult living arrangements, the bedroom/office has become the new normal.

The Right Way To Mix Metals At Home

Houzz.com | Yanic Simard | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living

Add a little shine to your decor.

We Have Big Plans For Our Latest Cottage Transformation

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

It's that time of year again. Time for us to delve even deeper into the bush and deliver for your style hungry delectation another cottage in need of our loving touch. And, take it from us -- this time we've really gone crazy. We dare you to take a walk on the wild side and tune in. Yup,Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure is back.

How to Make Your Living Room More Inviting

Houzz.com | Karen Egly-Thompson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living

Comfort is key.

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.

9 Easy Ways To Start An Awesome Urban Garden

YPNextHome | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Urban gardeners and green thumbs from around the world have united on the Internet to deliver awesome options and ways for urbanites to start wonderful, space-saving urban gardens that provide us with essential nutrients and fit into tight living spaces.

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.

8 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Apartment During Reading Week

YPNextHome | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Renting a place as a student is mostly fun, but with a tight budget and not a lot of spare time to devote to fixing it up, it's hard to turn the space into the home of your dreams. Hopefully reading week will free up some of your time (it shouldn't because you should be studying, but hey) and you can tackle a few of these simple rental upgrades.

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.

A Speakeasy Supper At Toronto's Parcae

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Chef Danny Hassell (formerly of Buca, Bar Buca) and Chef Joseph Awad (formerly of Martin Picard's Cabane à sucre/Sugar Shack), have merged the flavours of Italy and Quebec. And if that unique pairing hasn't already piqued diners' interest, Parcae has another lure to draw in the crowds: its impeccable wine list.

Am I A Bad Mom For Not Going All-Out For The Holidays?

Scarlett Ballantyne | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Scarlett Ballantyne

I am not one of those moms that is stoked to decorate for the holidays. I am just not. I find it inconvenient. I find that it clutters up my house. I hate the colours green and red! I don't like the temporary nature of decorations, because as soon as you put them up, it's time to take them down.

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.

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

Houzz.com | Annie Thornton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living

You have to see the before and after pictures!