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Follow These 10 Rules For Great Lighting In Your Space

Designer and color expert Janice Lindsay shares her best tips and tricks! The most beautiful rooms can be made ugly with bad lighting, and the ugliest rooms can be made beautiful with good lighting. So, as a color designer, it’s heartbreaking to walk into a newly renovated…

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Ask A Designer: How To Warm Up A Dated Fireplace

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for giving a drab fireplace a modern makeover. Question: We’re moving into a new home that has a fireplace with decorative niches on one side of the wall. Could you recommend a mantel style and help us furnish the space?…

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8 Designer-Approved Ways To Take A Risk In Your Space

Bold and beautiful, but never boring.

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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…

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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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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?