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Art for Every Space: The Living Room Sofa

Art for Every Space: The Living Room Sofa

By Anya Shor

Ah yes, the sofa. Speaking about art and the sofa in the same context is tricky. As an obvious blank space, that area above the sofa needs to be addressed and yet nothing can be more cringe-inducing than this issue. So let's dispense of the cringe-y stuff right away and say never, ever use the words... Read More »

Art for Every Space: The Bedroom

Art for Every Space: The Bedroom

By Anya Shor

As the most personal space in the house, the bedroom is where you begin and end each day, therefore the art in your bedroom is amongst the first and last things you see each day as well. It is of tremendous importance, perhaps more so than in any other room in your home, that the art is something... Read More »

Buying Guide: Kitchen Backsplashes

Buying Guide: Kitchen Backsplashes

By Alison Mercer

Glass backsplash via Euroglass The backsplash - the cladding for the wall behind your kitchen counter - has become one of many focal points in the contemporary kitchen. Although we probably overestimate the need to protect this wall from the rogue splashes and spills that can result from food... Read More »

How to Use Wall Finishes

How to Use Wall Finishes

By Rebecca Burstein, Jr. Editor

Dining room, with wallpaper from Timorous Beasties, London Toile. Image credit: Philip Castleton. Looking to breathe more life into your living space, starting with the walls? From traditional patterns to photographic library walls, giving any room in your house a total facelift is easier than... Read More »

Art for Every Space: The Dining Room

Art for Every Space: The Dining Room

By Anya Shor

What a wonderful room the dining room is. There are so many ways to do it right. Whether it's part of a larger open concept living space or an intimate walled-in room, formal or casual, there's something inherently grand about the area. It just seems right to frame and anchor the space with... Read More »

Buying Guide: Kitchen Exhaust Fans

Buying Guide: Kitchen Exhaust Fans

By Alison Mercer

The name of this island hood says it all: Thermador Masterpiece Series ($3699), via Thermador.ca Although they've been around for decades, kitchen exhaust fans took flight as an essential component in the 1990s and are now comfortably ensconced on the list of kitchen bling. It's with good... Read More »

Art for Every Space: The Bathroom

Art for Every Space: The Bathroom

By Anya Shor

A search for truly fantastic and inspired displays of great art in bathrooms doesn't seem to yield too many examples. There are plenty of salon-style walls to be found, but that's predictable, (besides, salon walls should be made up of a collection of small works, ideally built up over time so that... Read More »

Art for Every Space: The Kitchen

Art for Every Space: The Kitchen

By Anya Shor

Artwork in kitchens seems to, most often, fall into one of three categories: non-existent, kitchy relics depicting some form of fruit and vessel, or posters you had when you got your first pad, that you still love but don't have a cottage to relegate them to.The purpose of the room should never... Read More »

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