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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…

Kitchens

7 Easy Ways To Refresh Your Kitchen In An Afternoon

There’s no denying that kitchens are the heart of the home — and for a good reason. From meal prepping to hosting family and friends, this well-loved gathering place not only needs to be stylish, but hardworking, too. If you’re looking to update your kitchen without investing in a full-blown…

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25+ Decorating Tips To Make Your Home Look Magazine-Worthy

Learn how to make your home look picture-perfect.

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15+ Ways To Adorn Your Fireplace Mantel For Fall

The hearth is the heart of the home in the colder months!

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Learn How Designer Mel Bean Is Redefining Southern Comfort

From handsome architectural details to rich wood accents, there is something undeniably charming about Southern style. You’re immediately filled with a sense of ease and comfort. But something that doesn’t often come to mind with more traditional interiors? Graphic wallpaper, showstopping art and punchy fabrics. Designer Mel Bean is…

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10 Fashion Trends To Bring Home From The Spring 2020 Runways

Studded with awe-inspiring hues, gorgeous gowns and enchanting motifs, the spring 2020 runways at Toronto Fashion Week offered plenty of inspiration for your closet and home. Seeing as everything from the luxe comfort of leisurewear and jet-set vibe of out-of-office prints has…

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Ask A Designer: How To Freshen Up A Dark & Dated Bedroom

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for redecorating a bedroom in cool shades of blue. Question: I’m redoing my bedroom with a fresh look. I like aqua blues and teal, and I only need to keep the headboard, which was custom made. What do you suggest?…

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Design Debate: Is Minimalism Stark or Stunning?

Let's settle this design debate once and for all!

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10 Fast Facelifts To Wake Up Your Home Now

With the start of a new season, the desire to freshen up your space begins to creep in with the cooler weather. Turns out, small changes can have a major design impact — it can be as easy as reframing your artwork or adding a bold light fixture. We rounded…

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Take Decorating Inspiration From The World’s Most Stylish Hotels

Hotel style was, at one time in the not-so-distant past, a singular look: crisp, tailored bedding with black piping, a neutral colour scheme, dark modern furniture, few, if any, accessories. The pared-back look meant that walking into a hotel room was like entering a serene escape called “away.” Now, chic,…

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Ask A Designer: How To Decorate A Petite Living Room

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for decorating a compact living room with an awkward layout. Question: I have a very small living room with doorways and windows on every wall. We use this space for lounging and watching television, but the layout is awkward. Please…

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How To Decorate Like Emily Griffin

The designer creates spaces that beautifully blend old and new.

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25 Ways To Make Bold Design Moves In Your Small Space

Who says compact quarters can’t be maximalist wonders?

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Ask A Designer: How To Create A Beachy, Open-Concept Cottage

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for designing an eclectic cottage with seaside flair. Question: I’ve been decorating my new open-concept cottage and have purchased a modern sofa, dining table and reupholstered chairs. How can I pull the look together? — J.T., Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.

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You Don’t Have To Live By The Ocean To Get The Palm Beach Look

We break down the 13 hallmarks of this covetable style.