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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.

Decorating & Design

35+ Backyards You’ll Want To Pool Hop This Summer

Cool down with our favorite warm weather spaces.

Bathrooms

Tour A Black & White Bathroom Adorned With Marble

Despite its modern appearance, this sleek and graphic principal bathroom resides in an impressive old stone home in Westmount, Montreal. Architect and interior designer Martha Franco, who specializes in working with these kinds of buildings, says her inspiration came from outside, rather than inside. “It’s all about…

Kitchens

Bright Whites & Blond Wood Give This Family Kitchen A Seaside Vibe

For the couple who live in this Vancouver home with their one-year-old son, having an open-concept kitchen with plenty of seating and kid-friendly finishes were the main motivators to finally take the plunge. “At the top of their list was a large island with seating and a designated bar area,”…

Decorating & Design

Virtually Escape To The Idyllic Patina Farm In California

This charming country oasis exemplifies modern European farmhouse style.

Bathrooms

This Bright & Preppy Bathroom Is A Breath Of Fresh Air

It doesn’t do it justice to simply call this a principal bathroom. Not only is there an undermounted, marble-clad tub, a frameless glass shower and elegant his and hers vanities, but this room also serves as a luxurious dressing room with tailored, built-in clothing storage. The homeowners asked designer Robyn…

Organization

Design Debate: Is Open Shelving Fussy Or Fabulous?

Let's settle the debate once and for all!

Bathrooms

8 Stylish Powder Rooms That Make A Bold Statement

Don’t be fooled by its small scale and practical nature: powder rooms offer ample opportunity to make a stylish statement. Thankfully, the recipe for a striking room is easier than you think: simply choose a daring wallpaper with graphic impact, invest in a vanity that encourages good-looking storage solutions and…

Kitchens

Blue-Green Cabinets Add Flair To This Eclectic Family Kitchen

Repeat clients are the best kind: they give designers like Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design creative license to push the boundaries with bold colors and quirky accents. Their clients, Danielle and Tyler Tomczyk, asked the duo to design their first place in 2015,…

Decorating & Design

Sensational Patio Style: Outdoor Inspiration For Summer

Presented by Summer is short in Canada, so we do our best to make the most of it! Whether you have a sprawling backyard, mid-size patio or tiny condo balcony, a dreamy outdoor room that extends your living space is within reach with help from…

Dining Room

15+ Cottage Dining Rooms That Will Make You Want To Pull Up A Chair

Socializing is a big part of the appeal of cottage living!

Bathrooms

This 140-Square-Foot Bathroom Delivers Big Style

With the goal of creating a light and airy guest bathroom in a Trois-Rivières condo, designer Kimberly Watt had her work cut out for her. The bathroom is quite small — exactly 140 square feet — and has no windows. Her solution to the dilemma was to allow…

Organization

How To Organize Your Fridge In 4 Easy Steps

When giving your hardworking kitchen an organizational overhaul, tackling cupboards, shelving and other storage is easily the first thing that comes to mind. But one area often overlooked is what’s inside the fridge. Even though the door is almost always closed, it’s truly what’s on the inside that matters. We…

Outdoor

This TV Executive’s Backyard Is Reminiscent Of A French Courtyard

Film and TV executive Jennifer Stewart tell us why this is her favorite room.  “Because it’s a small space, I wanted our backyard to be like a French courtyard instead of having grass and garden beds. It works beautifully for entertaining. We have our Thanksgiving dinner outside at the long table,…

Kitchens

Personality & Practicality Are The Key Ingredients In This Kitchen

Kitchen renovations can be a long time coming — even for the pros. Just ask designer and Edinburgh expat Gillian Gillies, who admits the kitchen was the last room she renovated in her Toronto home. “My husband, Dean, is one of six kids, and true confession, I…