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Janette Ewen

Interior Stylist, Lifestyle Expert

From her early start as a stylist with MTV to her successful career as an editor of major design and lifestyle magazines in Canada, such as House & Home, Chatelaine, and Chocolat, Janette Ewen has always taken an experiential approach to creativity, following her mantra “one must live it to create it”.

As a leading lifestyle expert in Canada for more than a decade, Janette lends her creative approach to design, decorating, entertaining and fashion.

Janette not only regularly appears on various national shows in Canada, including Cityline and Breakfast Television, but also shares her design expertise with the U.S. audience through The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price (VH1) and the series From the Ground Up starring Debbie Travis. She has also co-hosted celebrity designer Ty Pennington’s latest TV show Inside the Box, which aired in the U.K., Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia and Australia.

Sharing her time between Canada and the United States, Janette is a partner at Parker Barrow creative studio where she is designing and creating spaces and products that would find a happy home in her fast-paced, whimsical life.
Easy And Chic Ways To Display Your

Easy And Chic Ways To Display Your Heirlooms

What do you keep and what do you donate or just discard? In my experience, heirlooms -- even entire collections -- can indeed gain fresh life, providing welcome reminders of the loved ones who owned and acquired them while achieving new lustre at the same time.
06/09/2017 10:22 EDT
Spring Into Spring With

Spring Into Spring With Pastels!

From fashion to home décor pastels are quickly becoming the colour focus for spring style. Designers took notice when soft hues, rose quartz and serenity, were named by Pantone for the colours of 2016. From these light and youthful shades, designers have seemed to rediscover pastels. Here are some easy and chic ways to incorporate this "new" look into your wardrobe and home.
03/27/2017 06:07 EDT
Top Design Destinations For

Top Design Destinations For 2017

Ever since Frank Gehry's spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao put its sleepy namesake city on the radar of architecture buffs two decades ago, design has became an integral aspect of travel and tourism, joining food, culture and climate when it comes to visitor draws. This year, the list of destinations sure to entice design fans includes spots from the West Indies to North Africa. They offer a wide range of aesthetic attractions, from cutting-edge urban design to exquisite historical gems.
02/22/2017 06:22 EST
How To Be A Wrap

How To Be A Wrap Star

With Christmas literally around the corner, most Canadians have the house decorated, the menu set... hopefully the gifts have all been selected... Now comes the real challenge, wrapping the gifts! While good things may come in little packages, creative and unique wrapping can elevate any gift, big or small.
12/23/2016 09:40 EST
How To Give The Gift Of Tech (When You're Not A

How To Give The Gift Of Tech (When You're Not A Techie)

A recent survey by Intel Canada and Microsoft Canada found that 55% of respondents said tech products often top their loves ones' wish lists, with half (50%) saying they're likely to give technology as a gift this year. For someone like me with a décor and lifestyle background, the thought of buying a new computer for someone can be intimidating and often overwhelming. Where to begin?
12/20/2016 07:49 EST
Simplify And Be Merry At Your Next Holiday

Simplify And Be Merry At Your Next Holiday Gathering

As someone who loves to entertain for my family and friends, I know just how tiring hosting can be -- but who says it has to be this complicated? It's time to get back to basics and remind ourselves of what we love most about get-togethers during the holidays and year-round.
12/14/2016 11:33 EST
How To Make Your Home Cozy For

How To Make Your Home Cozy For Fall

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.
11/03/2015 02:32 EST