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Homes

13 Dreamy Coastal Homes With Relaxed Summer Style

Which side of the coast is calling your name?

Decorating & Design

How To Host A Holiday Party In A Small Space

When designers say they find inspiration all over the place, they’re not kidding. Case in point? This holiday soirée, hosted by designer Philip Mitchell and his partner, advertising executive Mark Narsansky, which owes its very existence to some pretty fabric. “We were at the Brunschwig & Fils showroom one day,…

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…

Bathrooms

Now Or Never: Standalone Tubs

Get designers’ takes on current trends in our online series Now or Never. Once considered aspirational, the price of standalone tubs have dropped and become an attainable luxury for many. We asked two designers to weigh in, and both of them give standalone tubs a thumbs up. Get their tips…

Decorating Advice

See Concept Room Sketches Come To Life!

Just how do interior designers turn inspiration and ideas into beautiful spaces? We talked to Philip Mitchell, the classic-meets-contemporary designer who splits his time between Toronto, Chester, N.S. and NYC, to find out. Click through for some of his favorite spaces, plus get a beind-the-scenes look at a concept sketch…

Decorating & Design

Must-Sees In Chester, N.S.

Suzanne's top spots in this pretty seaside town.

Condos & Lofts

Warm & Traditional Apartment

Tour designer Philip Mitchell's small space.