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Buying Guide: Arm Chairs

Buying Guide: Arm Chairs

By Chantel Simmons

"Arm chairs are one of the most functional ways to add style to a room and show off your personality," says Paula Velez, project designer at LUX Design in Toronto. Here are Velez's tips for choosing chairs. How many? Consider the space and function of the room before buying chairs. In a living... Read More »

Making Your Space More Zen

Making Your Space More Zen

By Mia Shulman, Managing Editor

Create a home that's calm, cool and collected, by incorporating the principles of feng shui. Not only will they help you declutter and design a beautiful space, you might actually notice reduced stress levels, improved ability to sleep and overall happiness. What other designs trends can claim that?... Read More »

When It’s Left to Bryan

When It’s Left to Bryan

By RENO & DECOR Magazine

Choosing the Right Reno for a Mid-20th Century Home that Needed a Complete Overhaul As seen in the Aug/Sep 2012 issue of RENO & DECOR Text by Martha Uniacke Breen Photography by Brandon Barre "Most people tend to look at their homes through rose-coloured glasses," says renovation expert... Read More »

Furniture Worth Splurging On

Furniture Worth Splurging On

By Mia Shulman, Managing Editor

  Furnishing a new home is a daunting, not to mention pricey, endeavour. Before you dig deep into your pockets, take stock of what's needed and follow this list, outlining where to spend and where to save when purchasing furniture for your home.    Dine Like Royalty When furnishing a... Read More »

Loving Open-Concept Living

Loving Open-Concept Living

By Patricia D'Amato

Intimidated by your open-concept space? When open-concept floor plans emerged in the housing market, many purchasers were excited yet weary. Will I have enough privacy? How will I fare with no 'rooms'? For the design-challenged, the thought of outfitting a large space to suit many functions became a... Read More »

Floral Centrepiece: Singular Sensations

Floral Centrepiece: Singular Sensations

By Mia Rodak, Website Manager

Dress up your tabletop with these fresh, low-cost and no-fuss summer centerpieces. Single stems can have a big impact if displayed creatively. One benefit to decorating with single blooms is that you can splurge on some pricier flowers, since you'll only need a few. Just be sure that whatever vase... Read More »

Holiday Treats for the Tweets

Holiday Treats for the Tweets

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

During the holidays we're busy wrapping gifts for friends and family, decorating the house, and graciously plying visitors with special holiday treats. While there's a flurry of activity going on inside, outside, visitors of a different kind come calling. Though not officially invited, our... Read More »

10 Budget-Saving Tips

10 Budget-Saving Tips

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

  Halloween is looming, ready to gobble up more of your household budget -- sound familiar? It's no treat shelling out for yearly candies and accessories but the kids -- yours or the neighbours' -- will cold-shoulder you 'til winter holidays if you don't get your ghoul-on. So: trick time! Here... Read More »

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