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Suzanne Dimma explains the differences between seagrass, sisal, jute and coir carpets. Learn which natural fibres are most affordable, which are softest, and which should be laid flat or used on stairs.

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In This Episode

Small Yet Cheerful Condo

Toronto photographer Tara McMullen and designer Tiffany Pratt, show off Tara's bright condo in the Distillery District. At less than 600 square feet, the builder-basic condo needed a punch of personality and a functional layout. Learn Tiffany's tricks for visually expanding a small space with white epoxy floors, creating a dining area for entertaining, showcasing vintage family heirlooms and transforming a tiny den into a cosy living room.

Natural Rugs 101

Suzanne Dimma explains the differences between seagrass, sisal, jute and coir carpets. Learn which natural fibres are most affordable, which are softest, and which should be laid flat or used on stairs.

Integrated Technologies

Tech expert Ron Peruzza reveals new ways to make TVs and audio equipment blend seamlessly into a home. Learn how TVs can be inset into a room's drywall or fireplace surround, how speakers can be concealed with plaster and paint, and how advances in automation allow control over all of this from one device. Keep technology hidden and let your decor take centre stage!

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

EDITORS

Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Michael Zimmermann

ONLINE DESIGNER

Julie Aubie

Runtime: 3:58
Released: December 17, 2012
Featuring: Suzanne Dimma
Channel: Design Lab