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Where To Donate Toys and Stuffed Animals

If you feel like you're living in a zoo with all the stuffed animals in your home, don't throw them away unless they are hopelessly worn. Instead of clogging up landfills, give the cuddly creatures a second life and put a smile on the faces of some children. Donate your stuffed animals to...


Pinterest and the Contemporary Craft Movement: Is DIY a Dirty Word?

The DIY crafter's tools of the trade. Photo by Meredith Heron. In my youth, I was always very craft-oriented and generally artistic (for whatever reason, this did not extend to sewing, crushing my Mother's vision of a Mom/Daughter Sewing Dream Team). Sewing not withstanding I was good at drawing...

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Summer Home's Karen Sealy Designs the It Lounge for #TIFF2011

What has designer Karen Sealy been up to since Summer Home wrapped? Working hard! I caught up with Karen on Monday at the Media Centre and Green Room she designed, which is the first space celebs see when hitting up the It Lounge during the Toronto International Film Festival. Karen was inspired by...

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Holiday Decorating To Go!

Peter Fallico and Home To Go's team of designers are experts in transitional spaces and the potential they hold. For holiday decorating, they rely on simple design principles to give each space direction, focus and sparkle. Follow their lead and create a little seasonal magic in your home. Keep it...


Home Tour: West Coast Cottage

Writing about design and decor definitely has its perks. Sometimes we get granted access to some pretty amazing homes and lucky for you, we get to share. This home tour comes to you courtesy of Lamoureux Architect Inc. headed by Brad Lamoureux in West Vancouver. Designed as a family retreat, this...

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Trend Report: Decorative Tile Designs

Perhaps it's a backsplash (ha, ha, get it?) from the sleek modernism that's had a solid grip on tile design for some time now, but I'm seeing bold, decorative tile designs making a real comeback. I've mainly noticed this trend in backsplashes, however it's starting to pop up in bathrooms, powder...

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