What Happens When You Utilize Floral WallpaperFull story

Posted in Interiors | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on January 28, 2016

What Happens When You Utilize Floral Wallpaper

We already know that wallpaper is back in the interior design world as a means of creating and not just a “thing” of the past. And one of our favorite prints and patterns deal with flowers, but not in the way that we’re all used to. Get rid of the “grandma style” preconceived notions you...

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Latest in Home Decor and Design at IDS TorontoFull story

Posted in Best Of | by Vera Dordick, on January 28, 2016

Latest in Home Decor and Design at IDS Toronto

The International Design Show Toronto 2016 was a lively showcase of products, designs and ideas with a Canadian flavor. Dominated by bathrooms, kitchen and flooring, the show also included a wide variety of independent creators who presented a beautiful range of home furnishings and accessories. Because many Canadian designers are known for their wood products, they...

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How To Set Up Your Own Meditation Room – Creating A Design PlanFull story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on January 28, 2016

How To Set Up Your Own Meditation Room – Creating A Design Plan

Although the exact benefits of meditation are still being uncovered and there is to clear definition of this type of activity, everything discovered so far indicates positive results. It would seem that meditation can improve the quality of your life in various ways and, as a result, having a meditation room or a special place...

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London Barn Conversion Puts Reclaimed Materials To Good UseFull story

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on January 28, 2016

London Barn Conversion Puts Reclaimed Materials To Good Use

The design strategies used when renovating or converting a space into something else are very diverse. In each case the focus is on something else and the strategies used to achieve the desired result are different from other projects. The Ancient Party Barn is a good example. The building is situated in London and its...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Erin Francois, on January 27, 2016

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I love incorporating organic pieces into minimalist interiors as I think they make clean, modern spaces a bit more approachable and comfortable to be in. These DIY faux bois candle sticks do just that and are a cinch to make!  When wood grain is coated with highly lustrous liquid gilding paint, the combination of the...

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What Elegance is in Today’s Design…and How to Achieve ItFull story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on January 27, 2016

What Elegance is in Today’s Design…and How to Achieve It

At its core, elegance is the characteristic of being “graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.” Elegance is attractive, mature, and sophisticated while still being approachable. Elegance, particularly in design and personal style, is one of the first qualities that outsiders notice, and elegance certainly causes a favorable and lasting first impression. But the word...

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Monolithic Villa Blends In With The Swiss AlpsFull story

Posted in Architecture | by Simona Ganea, on January 27, 2016

Monolithic Villa Blends In With The Swiss Alps

Most of the times, especially in the case of urban homes, the location doesn’t really make a difference in the design and the architecture of the structure. However, when a house is located in an area as beautiful as this one, priorities change. Every design starts somewhere. In the case of the Montebar Villa, this...

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