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A Landscape Designer Shares Her Tips For Creating A Dreamy City Backyard

“It’s much harder working on my own garden,” says landscape designer Meredyth Hilton of Toronto firm Artistic Gardens. Especially so when your vision is a colorful perennial garden designed to attract birds and bees. “Perennial gardens are high-maintenance, but they have big rewards,” she says. For…

Budget

How To Refresh Your Space Without Buying Anything New

With prolonged periods of time spent at home (read: staring at your rooms), the urge to redecorate and rearrange is at an all-time high. Before you start filling your online shopping carts with items you don’t need, see what some of our favorite designers have to say about sprucing up…

Decorating & Design

15 Ways To Take A Blank Wall From Boring To Brilliant

From wall-mounted birds to textured wovens and more!

Decorating & Design

We Can’t Stop Daydreaming About These Cozy English Cottages!

Wood beams, fieldstone fireplaces and wide-plank floors abound.

Kids' Rooms

6 Easy Ways To Create A Workspace For Your Kids

When you’re juggling the role of teacher and parent, it can be hard to get work done at home. Having a stylish home office helps, but it’s equally important for your little ones to have a place of their own to play, read and do their schoolwork. Stephanie…

Budget

Where To Splurge & Save In Every Room Of The House!

Looking to add some drama to your next decorating or renovation project? The Silverhorn development showhome, built by Maillot Homes in Bearspaw, northwest of Calgary, provides plenty of inspiration. We asked designers Reena Sotropa and Alanna Dunn of…

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Olivia Botrie’s Step-By-Step Guide To Planning Your Dream Kitchen

Here are the things you can do now that will bring your vision to life!

Best Paint Colors

How To Decorate With A Monochromatic Palette

It's calm, cozy and cocooning!

Living Rooms

Ask A Designer: How To Make The Most Of A Compact Family Room

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her tips for designing a functional gathering place. Question: How do I lay out my narrow family room? Should I do built-ins on either side of the fireplace? I’ve already ordered a sofa and I’m looking for a coffee table — what…

Decorating Advice

Inspiration: How To Achieve Functional & Elegant Shaker Style

Shaker style goes beyond utility for a pure perfection that stands the test of time. The Backstory The Shaker movement was started by Mother Ann Lee, a British expat who brought eight followers to New York in 1774. Outsiders called the sect “Shakers” for their ecstatic trembling and whirling during…

Decorating & Design

Hot Look: Why We Can’t Get Enough Of Grandmillennial Style

It seems like a contradiction in terms, but 20- and 30-somethings are hearkening back to their grandparents’ decor (cue the maximalist tufting, botanical prints, Gracie wallpaper and heavy florals). Home decor magazines and blogs from The Glam Pad and One Kings Lane have written…

Decorating Advice

Need An Instant Pick-Me-Up? Adorn Your Space In Fresh Blooms!

In her new book, Bloom Wild, designer Bari J. Ackerman presents modern florals bursting with color — bringing energy and joy to interior design. Even designers Justina Blakeney and Anne Sage are fans of Bari’s maximalist approach! Along with…

Decorating & Design

Discover The Most Inviting West Coast Homes From Our Pages

These natural beauties make the most of the breathtaking scenery!

Decorating Advice

Look Up! 30 Statement Ceilings To Inspire Your Next Makeover

Find some of our favorite ceilings, ranging from the demure to the downright decorated.

Decorating & Design

Ask A Designer: How To Modernize A Kitchen That Is Stuck In The Past

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her tips for refreshing a kitchen with a light palette and open shelves. Question: I’d like to spray my lower cabinets white and swap out my uppers for open shelving. How do I make this look good? — K.S., Calgary Answer: Having…