Recent Articles in ‘Design Trends’


Rising design star combines style with energy savings

Jamie Banfield’s compact house mixes recycled materials with new technology


designing women

Take your creative inspiration from these three BC Home + Garden Show speakers


Bringing the spa home

New bath and shower options combine luxury and technology to allow homeowners to create a zen-inspired retreat


Colour her confident

Design pro Amanda Forrest isn’t afraid of bold hues and encourages homeowners to be just as fearless


Inspired by nature

The Residences at Lynn Valley take their cue from the mountains and forests on their doorstep


Allergory in art

The story of the Jewish heroine Judith is the latest in a series of mosaic installations by Lilian Broca


Making you feel right at home

From fancy doghouses to burgers and beer, this year’s BC Home + Garden Show is designed to entertain and enlighten


Setting the stage for drama

Andy Wooldridge hopes his canvases take viewers into an alternate reality


Choose your sofa wisely

It’s an investment piece and a focal point in your home, so take the time to find the right one


In the news

Pottery Barn launches first-ever designer collaboration


Advertisement: Inspiration for your dream home

The Vancouver Home + Design Show is back with top designers and new features


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.