Copper Kitchen Accents
Warm metals pop in an all-white space.
To add to the modern-country charm of this all-white kitchen, Toronto designers Tommy Smythe, Lindsey Levy and Lindsay Mens Craig brought in a gorgeous copper faucet, pendant light and various vintage-look accessories. A handsome Persian runner ties in with the metal's reddish tone to complete the look.
Glowing Holiday Decor
A warm and classic Christmas look.
Twinkling white lights cast a soft, cosy glow in this traditional living room, reflecting off the glossy ornaments on the mantle and plump Christmas tree. Piles of presents are wrapped in emerald green paper and gleaming gold ribbon to tie in with the room's rich colour scheme.
Contemporary Kitchen Seating
A unique idea for a family home.
Senior design editor Sarah Hartill blended practicality and style in her Toronto kitchen by pairing bistro-style banquette seating with a collection of modern chairs. The upholstered bench provides plenty of room for guests, as well as hidden storage, while the graphic black seats complement the space's fresh, contemporary vibe.
Fresh & Organic Tabletop
A wintry arrangement that's simple to recreate.
In this seasonal tablescape, unpolished stone vessels, freshly cut boughs and a bark-wrapped vase blend together beautifully for an effortless effect. For a similar look, tie birch bark around a vase with lengths of twine and fill it with tree-trimmings from your own backyard.
A sophisticated take on holiday classics.
Two large urns, filled to the brim with seasonal boughs, leaves and pine cones, make for a dramatic holiday greeting at the front door of Grace Castaneda's weekend home. A matching pine cone wreath and dangling sleigh bells complete the festive look for a perfectly welcoming entrance.
A luxe yet cheerful space.
Old-world Hollywood and youthful colour come together in the upper-level den of Victoria Webster's Toronto home. While the rich velvets and royal blue accents might feel overly lavish in another home, the splash of orange and mismatched patterns keep the mood light, playful and totally welcoming.
A peaceful haven in a busy home.
Pale-coloured wood and white walls add Scandinavian flair to this bright room, while the fabulous blue painting brings just the right touch of colour and energy. With cosy blankets and lamp light, it's the perfect nook for curling up with a book.
Inspired Gift Wrap
A modern take on the usual red and green.
Designer Jennifer Worts stays away from traditional colours for her Christmas decorating, leaning instead toward a softer palette of pinks and pale green, like the paper on these pretty packages. The matching colours make the wrapping feel cohesive, despite its playful mix of striped and polka-dotted ribbons.
A sleek and luxurious tub.
The recessed shelf and floating fixtures in this bathroom help to focus your eyes on the gorgeous — and uniquely shaped — bathtub at the centre of the room. To create a similarly serene look in your own bathroom, focus on a single, standout piece and choose otherwise unobtrusive appliances.
The perfect marriage of vintage and modern pieces.
Keeping with the Edwardian roots of their 1910 triplex, Montreal homeowners Susan and Nicolas decorated each room with antique furniture and accessories, like the cherry chaise and framed etchings shown here. Despite their love of the Parisian-salon look, the couple playfully updated the space with a mirrored cube table and daring zebra-print upholstery.