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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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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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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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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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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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Ask A Designer: How To Create A Fresh & Inviting Dining Room

In this Ask A Designer column, Jennifer Koper shares her ideas for designing an inviting dining room. Question: I want my dining room to be inviting and to have comfortable seating. I’m looking to change the furniture, lighting and wall color. I love white, blue and grey tones — what do…

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Ask A Designer: How To Design A Bedroom With A Bold Rug

In this Ask A Designer column, Joel Bray shares his ideas for decorating a bedroom anchored by a striking rug. Question: The large Bokhara rug in our bedroom is quite overwhelming and I’m not sure how to incorporate it into the decor. What color scheme, nightstands and lighting do you…

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Ask A Designer: Decorating An L-Shaped Living And Dining Room

Q: My home in Flin Flon Manitoba has and L-shaped living and dining room. I am unsure how to furnish and decorate so that the space seems as large as possible and has the most function. What would you suggest? – Natalie Moran via email (To submit your own…

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Ask A Designer: How Do I Pick A White Paint Color?

Q: I am in need of white paint for the majority of my home. I am a fan of Benjamin Moore paint and I know House & Home is too. I have lovely moss green wallpaper with hints of gold and can see my living room painted a beautiful white. I have classic…

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Ask A Designer: Living Room Decor Ideas

Q: Hello. I am your follower on Instagram and I need your help with my living room. I need an idea on how to decorate the wall behind my navy sofa and beside the fireplace as well. What color do you suggest for pillows? – Andreza Baise via email (To submit your own question,…

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Galley Kitchen Update

Cameron MacNeil offers his fixes.