Recent Articles in ‘Staging’

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Grand Entrance

How to make your front hall both functional and fabulous

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THE GARDEN AS A CANVAS

Artist’s paintings spring from the soil of Pender Island

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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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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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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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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT SOFA

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

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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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Images to remember

Andy Wooldridge, whose paintings will be on view at the Kurbatoff Gallery from Oct. 24 to Nov. 7, thinks of his paintings as stage sets. “I try to achieve the same feeling you have when you sit in a darkened theatre . . . When the curtain goes up, whatever is there on stage is what you see.”

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Industrial Strength

This rough-luxe look combines well with almost any style of décor.

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Gucci on display

The celebrated fashion label hangs in the display-suite closet of One Pacific, adding an eye-catching cachet to this anticipated Yaletown tower.

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Vancouver revisited

Revisit the Vancouver of 40 years ago at the grunt gallery until June 8, via a photo-mapping expedition made on Oct. 30, 1972, by four artists —

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‘Abused’ century-old house needed overhaul

Contractor and architect teamed up to turn shingle-clad dwelling into comfortable family home GRANIA LITWIN Victoria Times Colonist This house had a bad case of the shingles when Joan and Robert bought it seven years ago. It was painful to look at. Asphalt roofing shingles had been tacked onto the walls of the century-old southern Vancouver

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Everything is illuminated

Renovation puts a premium on bright, light spaces