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Add memorabilia from past vacations, gifts from loved ones, and other keepsake items to personalize your space. (Courtesy of BoConcept)
Add memorabilia from past vacations, gifts from loved ones, and other keepsake items to personalize your space. (Courtesy of BoConcept)

Q: I’m moving into a condo and I find that everything looks very “cookie cutter.” With the holidays just around the corner, I plan to...




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    Behmor’s Brazen Plus Is Built for Big Time Coffee Tweakers

    Love coffee? Got $229 dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Want an extremely customizable brewing experience? Well Behmor’s Brazen Plus coffee maker maybe just... Read more

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    How to DIY a Home Office That Will Make Working a Breeze

    If you’re looking for a way to fit some calm and quiet workspace into your home, these 7 steps will get you the home office... Read more

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    From Vintage to City Chic

    For those who love to decorate, there’s no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there’s something... Read more

  • Combining both light and dark cabinets in a kitchen creates a modern, elegant style. (Courtesy of Sutcliffe Kitchens)

    How to Create the Perfect Kitchen

    Are you planning a kitchen renovation? Not sure where to start? Here are six things to consider before renovating your kitchen. 1. Invest Time in... Read more

  • Colour was a key design element in the light-filled living room.(CHT Media)

    Stylish Condo Redesign

    After moving out of the house she had lived in for the last 48 years, a retiree found ease and elegance in a well-established North... Read more

  • Freshly painted kitchen cabinets with upgraded hardware. (varandah/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Give Your Kitchen a New Look

    If you’re looking for a way to transform an outdated kitchen, a fresh coat of paint on the cabinets can go a long way without... Read more

  • Lupin the 3rd, the creation of Japanese manga artist Monkey Punch, inspires a tile series from Italian ceramics the firm Del Conca. (AP Photo/Del Conca)

    Right at Home: Artistry and Artifice in New Tiles

    Tile has a rich and varied history in decor, from Roman floor mosaics to majolica to Delft ceramics to Mexican terracotta. These styles and more... Read more

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    Add Flair to Your Stairs With These Amazing Makeovers

    You can liven up a basement or living room and completely change your home decor, without moving a single piece of furniture. How? Give your... Read more

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    It Wouldn’t Be Fall Without One of These Fabulous Centerpieces

    Fall is naturally the most decorative season – colorful gourds, vibrant bursts of foliage, blue skies and dark pine cones. Nature is taking care of... Read more

  • To take advantage of the gorgeous autumn weather at his mountain house, designer Brian Patrick Flynn added a modern fireplace. To enhance fall style, Flynn changes up throw pillows in October by swapping summer-tones pillowcases with those more suited for autumn. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn/Hayneedle, Rustic White Photography)

    Ask a Designer: Outdoor Decorating for Fall

    Homes in the northern U.S. are treated to a measure of effortless outdoor decorating for fall: Nature does most of the work by turning the... Read more

  • The "Acorn House" built by B.C. company Nelson Tiny Houses. Prices for these tiny homes start at $35,000 for a 120 square foot house. (Courtesy Nelson Tiny Houses)

    Tiny Homes, Big Dreams

    As Canada’s overpriced housing market continues to skyrocket out of reach for many families, increasing to an average house price of nearly $410,000 last week,... Read more

  • A customer shops at the newly opened IKEA store near Zagreb on August 21, 2014. Swedish furniture giant IKEA opened its first store in the territory of the former Yugoslavia near Croatia's capital Zagreb, the first step towards expanding on the Balkans market. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ikea Makes Push for Growth

    NEW YORK—Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is making an online push. The CEO of Ikea Group, the world’s largest furniture... Read more

  • A single family home in Toronto, one of the three cities, along with Calgary and Vancouver, that make it seem as though Canada's housing market is overvalued. (Epoch Times)

    Canada’s Housing ‘Dual Market’ Poses Difficult Policymaker Challenge

    Canada’s housing market has cooled off slightly from this summer, but regional disparities make one-size-fits-all approaches to controlling it difficult. The Canadian Real Estate Association... Read more

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    Dutch Architects Are Using Wood in Amazing, Innovative Ways (+Photos)

    A wide range of constructions were nominated for the Dutch Wood Prize, a prize installed in 1999 to advance the use of wood in modern architecture. The... Read more

  • Furniture is arranged around a double-sided fireplace in this custom-designed living room. (Paul Chmielowiec)

    Downsizing to a Custom Condo

    Frank and Sylvia Wiley decided to leave their large Oakville, Ont., residence to downsize into a beautiful waterfront condo. Designed with a timeless neutral palette,... Read more

  • Tulipa tarda, a stellar repeat bloomer when planted in full sun and well-drained soil, in Atlantic Beach, New York, on April 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Colorblends)

    Go Wild: Plant Species Tulips for Early Color

    Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we landscape using tulips. True, the familiar, large, goblet-shaped blooms make a colorful springtime splash grouped in beds... Read more


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