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I recently bought a new house, so I'm dreaming of a new kitchen. Instead of stainless steel for the range, I'm thinking of a colourful version. There are a few companies that carry ranges in pastels and brighter hues. Viking carries brights, neutrals and pastels and Bertazzoni is known for their bold colours. BlueStar even has a light pink! The fridge and dishwasher will most likely be covered with cabinetry so I figure why not have fun with the range? It's an easy way to inject your favourite colour without painting walls.

I'll let you know what the decision is!

BlueStar RNB 36" in Light Pink.

Bertazzoni Professional Series 36" 6-Burner Gas Range in Yellow.

Viking 36" Custom Sealed Burner Dual Fuel Electronic Control Range in Iridescent Blue.

For more appliance picks, see Catherine Sweeney's blog post.

Photo credits:
1. BlueStar RNB 36" in Light Pink, BlueStar
2. Bertazzoni Professional Series 36" 6-Burner Gas Range in Yellow, Bertazzoni
3. Viking 36" Custom Sealed Burner Dual Fuel Electronic Control Range in Iridescent Blue, Viking

Author: 

Cameron MacNeil

I love taking photos of flowers, trees and foliage. Spring is the perfect season to get outside and start photographing some of your favourite species. Here are a few of my recent snapshots:

Recently I enlarged and framed some of my photographs for my friend's dining room. I took these on vacation last year. I had them enlarged them to 36" square and framed them in simple white frames. The cost was about $300 to frame and print each photograph. I think it offers great impact in this space!

What do you think? Have you tried something similar? Share below!

Learn how to create your own DIY Gallery Wall.

Photo credits:
Cameron MacNeil

Author: 

Cameron MacNeil

I love the look of grasscloth wallpaper in a room. It can instantly add texture and warmth to any space, and it suits many different decorating styles.

That's why I used it in my own living room in my last house (above).

I think it looks best on all four walls but you could use it as a feature wall like designer Erin Feasby did in this kids' bedroom.

Lately I've seen it in different colours, but the most popular so far is a soft green. Victoria Webster paired hers with a soft pink carpet in her principal bedroom — daring but effective.

For more wallpaper picks, see our Wallpapered Rooms photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. House & Home Makeovers 2009 special issue, photography by Michael Graydon
2. House & Home March 2011 issue, photography by Donna Griffith
3. House & Home March 2009 issue, photography by Michael Graydon
4. House & Home January 2010 issue, photography by Michael Graydon

Author: 

Cameron MacNeil

I was in London last week for a few days, and I discovered a very cute part of London — mainly because that's where our hotel was. The area is called Clerkenwell, on the east side of town. It was filled with great restaurants and local businesses, and it was nice to retreat to a quieter part of town after a day of sightseeing and shopping.

This was the lobby at our hotel, The Zetter.

The entrance to the The Zetter Townhouse (The Zetter's sister hotel).

I loved this floor at Côte Brasserie in Hamstead.

This is the amazing dessert I had at Côte.

A great place to eat in Clerkenwell, The Modern Pantry.

And lastly, an amazing cupcake in I had from Ella's Bakehouse in Covent Garden.

Read Suzanne Dimma's blog post for her favourite shops in London.

Photo credits:
1-6. Cameron MacNeil

Author: 

Cameron MacNeil

I'm writing this from a press trip I'm on with Ikea Canada. One of our stops is amazing Copenhagen, Demark. It's one of the top cities in the world for anything design. I've had a few hours on my own so far, and have made it to a few great shops. If you are ever in Copenhagen, be sure to check them out!

1. Georg Jensen

I love how they've used newspapers as placemats! Although anything looks amazing with Georg Jensen on it! You can purchase Georg Jensen at Hollace Cluny in Toronto.

2. Illums Bolighus

Four floors of everything for the home from the top designers of the world! I could have spent a few more hours in here.

3. Royal Copenhagen

I love the white wishbone chairs paired with a rustic dining table.

4. Grønlykke

A small shop with beautiful accessories. I especially loved these paper-covered boxes.

Many of these stores have online shopping, as well, so they're worth a browse.

For Scandinavian design, read about Morgan Michener's trip to Sweden and Denmark.

Photo credits:
1-4. Cameron MacNeil

Author: 

Cameron MacNeil

Check out these beautiful new carpet tile patterns from Flor. You can order them online and there are some retailers like Neat in Toronto that you can order through.

They are are all made from 100% recycled nylon fibres so they are extremely durable. Each tile is about 20" square and can be trimmed to your own custom rug sizes. They are all under $16 per tile plus shipping from the U.S.

Hey Jack, $16 per tile.

Arabesque, $15 per tile.

Dream On, $15 per tile.

Mind Map, $12 per tile.

For more rug ideas, see Bev Hisey's Textile Designs or Cutting-Edge Rug Design.

Photo credits:
1. Hey Jack, Flor
2. Arabesque, Flor
3. Dream On, Flor
4. Mind Map, Flor

Author: 

Cameron MacNeil

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