Recent Articles in ‘Design Trends’

Study spaces that make the grade

Niches, nooks and even closets and pantries can be transformed into inviting homework zones for kids


Jonathan Adler brings his Manhattan chic to Vancouver

The designer and potter is known for his sometimes humorous but seriously stylish creations

Precision and illusion

Amanda Reeves combines precise geometric shapes with a wash of background colour to play with the viewer’s perceptions


spend some time between these covers

Looking for design advice or inspiration? We’ve found four fresh reads to get you going this summer.


 without compromising

With appliances designed for compact kitchens, 
there’s no need to sacrifice quality and function


Top builders bask
in the accolades

The Georgies once again honour the best 
in B.C. home construction and renovation


The art of impermanence

Peter Combe’s 
three-dimensional works often play on the transitory nature of social media


At The Show: Putting on the Glitz for 2015

Expect the rustic decor trend to give way to glamour, says stylist Janette Ewen


Winning Formula

Award-winning young designer blends classical with contemporary


Inspired by nature

Gerda Marschall uses vibrant colours to express her love for the eastern Ontario countryside


At The Show: Keeping it real

Inspiring designs and expert advice are on deck for this year’s BC Home + Garden Show


Fit for a millionaire

Designer Debbie Heal opts for a casual elegance


At the Show: Colin & Justin

Call it cottage, cabin or camp, a getaway space should be a ‘luxurious resort’


At the Show: Urban Barn Finalists

Now in its second year, Urban Barn’s search for its Next Top Designer has upped the challenge level.


At the Show: Unplug, Switch Off – SAVE

The little things can add up to being power smart