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Housebound Ep. 11: Kate Zeidler Shows Off Her Minimal Take On Classic Style

Join Lynda Reeves for a tour of the designer's warm family home and design studio!

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…

Design News

Housebound Ep. 10: Discover Sarah Richardson’s Dreamy Style At Her Off-The-Grid Farm

The designer shares her tips for living in an open-concept space and shows us her favorite places to sit and relax!

Bathrooms

Feasby & Bleeks’ Step-By-Step Guide To Planning Your Dream Bathroom

The designers share their tips for bringing your vision closer to reality!

Design News

Housebound Ep. 6: The Big Reveal! Brian Gluckstein’s New Kitchen Reno

Lynda Reeves returns to tour Brian's fabulous renovated kitchen!

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…

Kitchens

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!

Design News

Housebound Ep. 1: Join Lynda Reeves On A Virtual Visit With Brian Gluckstein

Get a peek inside Brian‘s gracious Toronto home and find out what's inspiring him now!

Decorating & Design

5 Designers Share Their Secrets For Achieving California-Cool Style

There’s a reason why California style is loved by more than just those who live by the beach. Natural wovens, earth tones and crisp white linens emulate a “go with the flow” sensibility. Even if you’re miles from the shore, you can take inspiration from this laid-back aesthetic no matter…

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…

Decorating & Design

See Inside Colette Van Den Thillart’s Most Beautiful Spaces

Elegant, whimsical and romantic — these are the words that come to mind when we think of Colette van den Thillart‘s designs. The Toronto-based designer has a knack for creating spaces with soul, whether it’s with quirky wallpaper, found objets or artful accents. So, it comes at…

Decorating Advice

How Would A Designer Spend $5,000 To Transform A Space?

Calgary designer Reena Sotropa breaks down how she would use $5,000 to give her home office a spring refresh. I love to show my clients how a room can be transformed seasonally with few simple but strategic changes. I think the lounge area of my office is the…

Home Tours

5 Designer Tips To Add Wow-Factor To A Builder-Basic Home

See how interior designer Meghan Carter transformed this stark space into a design-worthy haven.

Decorating Advice

10 Reno Rules That Designers Swear By

Streamline your next makeover with these expert tips.

Decorating & Design

How To Decorate Like Sarah Richardson

Steal Sarah's stunning style with 40 of her best tips and tricks.