Tag: furniture

5 Design Tips for Renters

If you’re currently renting an apartment, condo, or house, then you know there are certain limitations when it comes to designing the space to your taste. While you can’t rip out the outdated bathroom or replace the unattractive kitchen backsplash, there are lots of options when it comes to renting...

/ March 16, 2017
A delightful She-Shed - or Scriptorium - for writing by Shed Solutions of Calgary

Would You Risk Moving Your Furniture to the Lawn?

We all work so hard that it’s great when we can incorporate a little fun and games into our day. That’s what Ferguson Moving & Storage had in mind with they helped out with a radio contest in Vancouver. The participants flip a coin – heads, they win a $2500...

/ October 22, 2010
Beautiful chartreuse door by Legacy Windows, Doors, Exteriors

Top Notch Calgary Exhibitors

I’ve met some awesome people at the Calgary home show so far. It’s a gorgeous show – huge and worth coming to. Last night was opening night and they had goodie bags for ladies that came by filled with some great stuff (including purse size tape measures from HomeStars) ūüôā...

/ September 18, 2009

A Visit to MADE Design — Retailer of Canadian Artisan Furniture and Decor

MADE is both a retail and a made-to-order custom design shop. Because the designers they work with have small shops, practically any piece you see in the store can be customized: Love a table for your dining room but need it two inches shorter? No problem. Entranced by a chandelier...

/ September 15, 2009
Incredible use of small space. This is the set for the tv show "Girls", created by © Laura Ballenger Design

Home Decor Trends for 2009: Where to Save and Where to Splurge. Tips from Vicky Sanderson

Vicky Sanderson, Columnist for the Toronto Star and writer of two blogs,¬†“On the House”¬†and “Conversation Piece” will be appearing at the National Home Show¬† which opens¬†this Friday, February 20, 2009. If you aren’t familiar with Vicky’s blogs, take a peak.¬†“On the House” is¬†full of useful information on the latest in...

/ February 17, 2009
Finished basement by Domilya Group

Finally! A One-Stop Shop For All Your Green Building Materials Needs!

If you’re a green building fan like me, you’ve probably looked on enviously at Ottawa’s and Vancouver’s green building stores wondering why we here in Toronto don’t have the same thing. (Ottawa has “The Healthiest Home” and Vancouver has “Greenworks Building Supply“). But surprisingly nothing like those stores existed in...

/ November 18, 2008
Condo living room staged by Stagers Choice

Style North: A Great Website for Toronto Furniture Shoppers

I met Chris Jones from Style North at the Fall Home Show. I love finding new and useful websites and this one is a pure delight – especially if you are on the hunt for furniture and you don’t have an unlimited budget (more common than not these days). Chris...

/ October 16, 2008
Glass, texture and reflection in a small space. Photo via decoist.com

Decorative Pillows by Veracouture; Cool Wall Tattoos by Wall Juice

I had a nice chat with Vera from Vera Couture while I was at the Fall Home Show. Vera makes beautiful, “four of a kind” pillows available in a variety of fabrics and all reasonably priced (between $35-$45 including feather insert). Vera sources all her fabric herself and makes only...

/ October 6, 2008

Manor: A Beautiful Store With a Sense of Humour!

It’s a little difficult to read but the¬†writing on the window¬†says “The holidays are right around the corner, have you ordered your turkey furniture yet SALE?” I poke my head¬†into Manor a few times a year just to salivate over their furniture and accessories. They have beautiful things in there...

/ September 26, 2008

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

I have mixed feelings about the onset of Fall. On the one hand, our family gets back to routine and schedules and seeing friends who’ve been away for the summer. On the other hand, the warmer weather will be nearing its end, and cooler temperatures are right around the corner....

/ September 12, 2008