Coastal Style

My Touches With Cottage Flair in Canada

Having house envy was a good thing for Jonathan Greenland, who moved to a former coworker’s house after long admiring its custom millwork. Jonathan and his wife, Tammy, infused the traditional-style house — put on a Newfoundland oceanside bluff — with their personal relaxed cottage style. An expansive family-friendly basement having a home theatre and […]

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Gardening and Landscaping

Universal Design Borrows a Hilltop Landscape

The proprietors of this Saratoga, California, residence wanted their backyard to appear contemporary and clean with minimal colour but lots of unusual yellow flowers. And they had a different consideration for their hilltop landscape: Among the owners would be accessing each part of it at a wheelchair. Landscape architect Rebecca Dye and her staff in […]

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Decorating Guides

10 Bedrooms That Encourage Calm

In accordance with sleep specialists and the practice of sleep hygiene, bedrooms must be uncluttered and free of distractions, including a workspace or TV. What better place to look for this kind of simplicity and restfulness than in Zen- and – Japanese-inspired design? Even if Japanese design doesn’t appeal to you, there are components we […]

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Fireplaces

5 Homes Made for Après-Ski Indulgence

It is time for winter sports, meaning shivering for most of the day, knowing that when it’s over it is possible to go back to a warm escape for a few après-ski pursuits. Included in these are imbibing hot toddies, enjoying a soak in a hot bath, steaming in a hot shower and gathering round […]

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Eclectic Homes

Feng Shui Basics for a House

Our homes are our havens, and having just a little thought and effort they could help us keep a clean mind and a calm outlook. The new year is nearly upon us, so if you’re searching to get it off to a positive beginning, you may benefit from several easy-to-implement mind-cleansing projects for the holiday […]

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Eclectic Homes

Tin's a Win for Kitchen Backsplashes

As a lover of interiors with vintage kitchens and charm whose characters shine with a mixture of metals, I find tin backsplashes are the ultimate detail. A kitchen’s backsplash is often its focal point, and with tin you’re ensured a win. Designed following the detailed tin ceilings that originally graced Victorian homes, this durable metal […]

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