Tag: design

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
Kitchen renovation by Fresh Home Innovations

Lighting Basics From an Interior Designer

Unless we’re professionally trained or just have that “certain knack” we all have our decorating weak spots. One of mine happens to be “lighting.” In fact I hesitate to make lamp purchases because I’m so unsure of myself; so much so that at the moment my beside lamp is a...

/ November 5, 2008

The Style at Home Show: Great Shopping From Beautiful Stores Across Southern Ontario In One Easy Location

If you have ever looked through the pages of Style at Home, Canadian Gardening and Canadian Home & Country wishing you could live in the homes and gardens featured in those magazines,  The Style at Home Show was the show to attend. Staying with the theme of the magazines, the show brought together...

/ October 22, 2008

The Style At Home Show is On Friday Oct 17-19

The new Style at Home show starts Friday October 17 through Sunday October 19. Judging by their website and the quality of their magazines: Style at Home, Canadian Gardening and Canadian Home & Country I’m sure it will be an excellent show. They have excellent exhibitors such as: Cadillac Custom Shutters Home Decor...

/ October 16, 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

Six Questions for Vicky Sanderson, Toronto Star Columnist

Vicky Sanderson is a woman after my own heart; with kids, a weekly column in the Toronto Star, a new column in yourhome.ca, an upcoming daily blog debuting in early October and frequent Home Show appearances, her life is even more chaotic than mine! So I have to thank Vicky...

/ October 1, 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
Kitchen Renovation done by Newview Renovations

Renovation Meta-Planning – An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

The whole purpose of HomeStars, of course, is to help homeowners make planning decisions about home improvement. So what do we think of companies whose job it is to help with those planning decisions? Hey, that’s not for us to say – yes, we can certainly opine, but… – ultimately...

/ March 6, 2008