Recent Articles in ‘Design’

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Outdoor Living

A utilitarian backyard is transformed into an attractive space that invites full enjoyment of this vital extension of the home.

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Grand Entrance

How to make your front hall both functional and fabulous

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PILLOW TALK

In the mood for a change of scenery at home but don’t want the sting of a major renovation bill? Simply forking out for a few new pillows can often create an effortless makeover.

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THE GARDEN AS A CANVAS

Artist’s paintings spring from the soil of Pender Island

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A MAN OF MANY PARTS

Musician, designer and author Tom Dixon has won accolades for his innovative creations Tom Dixon is hailed as a rock-star designer with good reason. Not only is the Brit (and his in-house Design Research Studio) behind such design punches as Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa barbecue steakhouse and the Soho House Group’s achingly cool Shoreditch House in London, but

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Open-concept Living

A fresh design connects the kitchen to the dining room and opens up both to the new great room

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My Laneway House

The ins and outs of building your own house-behind-a-house

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TEXTURE, PAINT AND PRINT

Galleries display art in its many forms.

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Living large in a small space

“I was craving a laneway house – I met the owners on Craig’s List and I fell in love with the place,” says Jillian Harris of her new rental home.

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PRE-SPRING FLING

Designers highlight current décor trends, but point out they are merely a guide, not rules to live by.

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Elegant by Nature

A study in contrasts, designer Catherine Regehr divides her time between abodes in rugged Yukon and urban Vancouver, developing uniquely elegant couture collections for both fashion and home aficionados. Her work is exported internationally and revered locally for its modern take on the nature of luxury.

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Converting cold to cosy

A bland family room is given colour, a warm wood floor, additional lighting and touches that turn it into a comfortable, inviting space.

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Deck the halls

Sticks and boughs and foliage from the garden will set the tone for the home this season – just add some flowers from the florist or garden centre.

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WARM COMFORT

Fireplaces have evolved from traditional wood-burning to flames dancing amid wave-beaten simulated driftwood and stones.

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT SOFA

There’s homework to be done before buying a new sofa. A designer and retailers offer some advice.