Recent Articles in ‘Design Trends’

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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.

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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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GlucksteinHome Turns Ten

Canadian interior designer celebrates 10th anniversary of GlucksteinHome at The Bay.

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AT THE SHOW – Design Talent on Display

Three contest finalists, using Urban Barn products, demonstrate their own style – to be voted on by showgoers

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Creating a Spa

A master ensuite is turned into a retreat –one with practical elements.

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Designer’s Dream Home

Kelly Deck has furnished her own future home as a show suite that illustrates Grant’s commitment to small-space luxurious living for families.

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Furniture Hand Picked

A Vancouver furniture maker goes to Quebec for great vantage finds

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In the Mood

Refreshing a room with some fun fabrics