Three Milan Fair must-have designs our expert dreamt of bringing back in her suitcase.
When used materials are recovered and reused, this contributes both to their revalorization as well as to the conservation of other resources. While altogether noble, it isn't necessarily easy to achieve harmony when introducing vintage elements in a contemporary setting. Certain designers have pondered this dilemma and now offer customized fabrication services that bridge the gap between viability and style. One such entrepreneurship, AdishOM Design, pushes the concept even further by creating adapted pieces made to precise, customer specifications.
"I used to decorate my house with accessories I already have. But I would like to lighten my decor, but I still don’t know what to do. What should I begin with? Paint? Furniture?"
Roger - Moncton, New Brunswick
The hallway is often the last place that we think to decorate. Long hallways, which are frequently dim and narrow, can present a particular challenge. Consider these creative decoration ideas that play on scale and perspective to transform an elongated hallway into an attractive and functional part of your home!
Q. I built a roof over our patio and I'm now considering lighting but don't know what to do. The patio roof is 16 feet wide by 24 feet long. I'm not sure if I should go with pot lights or hanging lights. What do you suggest?
Marc – Mississauga, Ontario
It's the season to aim your home style radar outside and be inspired by everything new and trendy in order to bolster the harmony of your overall decor. Take a peek at these fresh and unique outdoor layouts, and then pick and choose from your favorite looks to adapt them to your own exterior living space.
There was so much exciting design to see at the 2012 Interior Design Show (IDS) in Toronto! It’s often hard to imagine how to interpret these fabulous designs into everyday living. Here are some tips from the designer Lori Harding, on how to integrate some of the design trends from the IDS into your current residential projects.
Room design should be exciting, escapist and fun, but this haphazard, dowdy space was definitely lacking. It SO needed a bit of style guidance. Cluttered, dull and absolutely lifeless - need we say more? We decided to install a bit of Hamptons home style – think upscale beach brilliance, bold patterns and a nautical-fresh colour scheme and you’ve got the essence of a style that’s peachy keen and beachy clean!