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DIY: Lynda Reeves’ Modern Art Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers are the best because they make great table decorations and you can personalize them by filling them with wonderful treats. You can either use store-bought ones and just swap out the contents, or you can make your own. What you’ll need: Sheets of kraft paper and gold-colored paper…

Holiday

How Lynda Reeves Decorates For The Holidays

Steal her best festive tips and tricks!

Holiday

Every Room In This Charming Heritage Apartment Tells A Story

See how a Vancouver stylist decorates for the holidays.

Ask A Designer™

Ask A Designer: How To Transform A Living Room With Shades Of Blue

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for bringing a dated living room into the present with a cool-toned palette. Question: I’d like to update my living room, but I’m not sure where to begin. Please help! — L.J., La Salle, Ontario. Answer: I love that…

Gardening

Tour An Italian-Inspired Terrace Tucked Away In The City

This outdoor oasis is reminiscent of dining alfresco among cypress and citrus trees in Tuscany.

Gardening

This Lush West Coast Garden Doubles As An Enchanted Forest

See how the landscaping bridges the existing garden with the home’s mid-century architecture.

Gardening

25+ Secret Gardens Hiding In City Spaces

Turn a postage-stamp backyard into a world of wonder.

Gardening

This Tranquil Country Garden Is The Perfect Peaceful Retreat

“We all need fresh air and sunshine,” says landscape architect Inese Bite. She gets plenty of both when minding the two-hectare property at her country home in Creemore, Ontario. As one of the founders of Vertechs Design, Inese spent 36 years spearheading landscape architecture projects in facilities from school campuses to commercial…

Gardening

How To Create A French Country-Inspired Garden

Get inspired by visionary gardener Thomas Hobbs' outdoor space inspired by Provence.

Gardening

Why These 10 Bee-Friendly Plants Are Important For Your Garden

One out of every three bites of food that we eat is made possible by pollinators like honey bees. Raymond Carriere, founding president of Communities in Bloom and a former park ranger, says that wasps are the aggressive stingers, not bees. “I wouldn’t put my hand in…

Gardening

15 Big Fixes For Small City Gardens

Get smart solutions for creating an urban garden oasis.

Gardening

Pro Tips: Landscape Designer Joel Loblaw’s Best Backyard Advice

The expert answers your top gardening and landscaping questions.

Gardening

15 English Country Gardens That Will Take Your Breath Away

See British landscape designer Arne Maynard's most enchanting creations.