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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!

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How To Decorate With A Monochromatic Palette

It's calm, cozy and cocooning!

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Look Up! 30 Statement Ceilings To Inspire Your Next Makeover

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

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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…

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Trend Watch: Get Ready For Summer With Rattan Pendants

You don't have to wait for sunny skies and warm temperatures to embrace this trend!

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15+ Ways To Makeover Your Kitchen For Spring

Flowers are getting ready to bloom and the frigid weather is beginning to fade, which means it’s the perfect time to freshen up your kitchen! From floating shelves to colorful wallpaper and lush greenery, discover 15+ ways to bring spring into your kitchen. You’ll want to throw open the windows…

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Lynda Reeves On What You Should Include In Your Next Reno

This article originally appeared in the February 2020 issue of House & Home You can probably imagine how many scouting shots of condos and newly renovated houses arrive in our office every month. Over the 30-plus years of looking at thousands of photos, patterns emerge that can’t be ignored. Some have…

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Ask A Designer: How To Add Interest With Built-In Bookcases

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for making an awkward living-dining room more polished. Question: The angled wall in my living room has me stumped, and I’m not sure what to put on my bare walls. Could you help me with furniture and lighting? — T.M.,…

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Learn How To Live Beautifully With This Designer’s New Book

It’s fair to say that designer Athena Calderone is winning, on every domestic front. The bestselling cookbook author is releasing her first decor book, Live Beautiful, this spring, and it includes the stunning renovation of her Cobble Hill townhouse in Brooklyn, which launched a thousand…

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Escape Winter’s Chill With H&H’s Best Vacation Homes

There may be snow outside but that doesn't mean your daydreams can't be clear-skied and sunny.