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Decorating & Design

40 Blue & White Rooms That Prove This Palette Is Timeless

Get inspired by this classic color combo that never goes out of style!

Best Paint Colors

Fresh Ways To Decorate With White For Summer

Senior market editor Kai Ethier shows how white can bring summer style to your space. One of the many joys of summer is the color it brings with it: blue skies, gardens full of multi-colored flowers and the greens of grass and trees. Here in Canada, people shed their black…

Kitchens

This East Coast Kitchen Exudes Nautical Charm

The owners of this 1920s Dutch Colonial-style home in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia, were newly transplanted New Yorkers, so perhaps it wasn’t a complete shock when they asked local designers Colin Blanchard and Kenneth McRobbie of 31 Westgate for a slightly industrial, Brooklyn brownstone-inspired…

Decorating & Design

See How This 1940s Ranch-Style Home Got A New Lease On Life

Natural textures and a light palette create a serene sanctuary!

Homes

This P.E.I. Summer Home Has The Beach In Its Backyard

Virtually escape to this tranquil abode bursting with Maritime charm.

Decorating & Design

Shops We Love: Find Covetable Pieces For Your Cottage At Lock + Quay

Designer Christopher Spraggett’s well-appointed Muskoka shop is filled with covetable furniture, lighting and accessories, but most people notice the floor first. “It looks like a hand-painted floor, but it’s actually covered in eight-by-10-foot printed vinyl oilcloth floor mats,” says Christopher. “I bought a bunch and arranged them…

Decorating & Design

Find Your Cottage Style: 25 Beachy Spaces With Coastal Charm

If nautical accents and seafaring spaces set your heart aflutter, then beachy cottage style is the look for you. The key elements of this easy, breezy look? Blond wood, woven accents, whitewashed walls and a watery palette. Click through to explore our best beachy cottages that take inspiration from their lakeside…

Hallways & Stairs

Design Hack: Rope Bannister

In designer Philip Mitchell’s Chester, Nova Scotia, guesthouse, heavy nautical rope is a breezy alternative to a traditional handrail. Source brackets and fittings from a sailing supply store or online retailer like Stair Ropes, and use one well-affixed bracket for every meter of rope. For safety, choose a…

DIY Projects

Easy DIY: Nautical Lampshade

Tired of your table lamps? Update them by recovering the shades in statement wallpaper remnants. Simply apply a layer of wallpaper paste to the existing shade then affix the paper, eliminating wrinkles as you go using a wallpaper smoother and overlapping by about a 1⁄2″ at the seam. Editor’s tip: Striped…

Decorating Advice

10 Nautical Finds To Get You Excited For Summer

Senior editor Sally Armstrong shares her favorite sea-swept accessories.  Glittering water, bleached sails, ocean breezes — if the warmer weather has you dreaming of setting sail, you’re not alone! But since most of us won’t be spending our days on deck (at least, not yet), here are a few pieces to…

Decorating & Design

How Charming Is This East Coast Home?

Find out why it's designer and stylist Deb Nelson's dream home.

News & Events

New Outdoor Fabrics From Lulu DK

Fresh, summery new patterns.

Bedrooms

DIY Nautical Motif Paint Treatment

A thrifty, playful solution for a small space.

Home Tours

Luxury Liner-Inspired Kitchen

See a well-planned space with high drama.

DIY Projects

DIY Nautical Rope Shelf

Learn how to make this breezy project in a snap.