The staircase is often a central part of a house; why not take advantage of this fact and give it the attention it deserves? Here are five ways to transform the look of your staircase.
Designing a comfortable, functional and inviting living room in a narrow space can seem like a daunting task. However, a number of simple decorating tricks can be used to make this central room appear much more spacious than it really is. Operation illusion!
Philippe Starck and Jacques Garcia are arguably two of the most famous French designers in the world, but their styles differ greatly. Starck is known for his cutting-edge designs and for reinventing classics using innovative materials. Garcia's style is more traditional, reminiscent of old-world France by referencing an exotic mix of the 17th and 18th centuries. What about you? Are you more like Starck or Garcia in your own design aesthetic?
Ombre, from the French word "shading", is a colour technique in which several shades fade from light to dark, is all the rage at the moment. It’s being used to create special effects on a wide variety of canvases, including fabrics and hairstyles. It can also be seen in home design trends, where it’s now applied on everything from furniture to curtains to dishes. Here are a few ways to integrate this new colour movement in your home decor!
Over the last few years, global interior design has featured geometric forms and textures, a throw back to the 50s. Truly colourful and occasionally produced with the help of new computerized techniques, this design adds a touch of fun to residential spaces. Here are a few trends to consider.
I want to redecorate my home office and change the desk. I have leather furniture and the storage units are glossy white. The room is quite dark and I’m not sure which paint colour to use. Do you have any suggestions?
Isabelle - Laval, Quebec
To all home design enthusiasts out there who are contemplating a weekend getaway in the Big Apple, the New York International Gift Fair is not to be missed!
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!
Wall art has become increasingly popular on walls everywhere. They not only add flare to your decor, they allow you to brighten up a room without having to repaint it. Here are 10 inspiring and original ideas to beautify the walls in your home.
Teresa Ryback is the founder of td Swansburg design studio, a Vancouver-based design firm specializing in luxury residential projects and hospitality design. Her passion for high quality design, along with her naturally artististic eye, has led to her ongoing success in creating award-winning interiors. Teresa has appeared in such publications as Luxury Home Quarterly Canada, BC Homes, Dream House, Island House and Home and, in 2009, was featured in Spectacular Homes of Western Canada—An Exclusive Showcase of Western Canada’s Finest Designers. She is also part of RONA’s Group of Seven designers.