Recent Articles in ‘Design Trends’

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Pillow talk

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Five fabulous pillows we can’t resist.

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Urban Barn’s next top designer

Round two: The Vancouver Home + Design Show has teamed up for the second time with Urban Barn in a quest to find Vancouver’s next top designer.

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Fabulous finds for Father’s Day

Tired of soap-on-a-rope and another new tie? Treat Dad to something different this Father’s Day.

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Perfect harmony

Randy Bachman’s innovative Salt Spring Island rammed earth home was five years in the making.

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First impressions

Just a few changes to the exterior can add character and interest to a house.

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Celebration of the best

The Ovation Awards give Metro Vancouver homebuilders the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments during the year.

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Nature’s inspiration

Artists gain insight from the forest, the ocean, the elements around them.

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Grand entrance

How to make your front hall both functional and fabulous

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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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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.