Month: June 2019

29 Jun

Modern and Bold at Toronto

Although her first plan was to build a conservative house similar in style to the remainder of her historic Toronto neighborhood, builder Kate Prevedello ultimately chose a different route. She chose to take advantage of this rare chance to start over and hired architect Michael Taylor of Taylor Smyth Architects to design a three-story modern […]
27 Jun

Wall Art That Rocks

Do not get me wrong — I’m not a music Luddite. I believe iTunes is up there with the best inventions ever, as well as the Shazam smartphone program, which can identify a tune you do not know by simply listening to it now has radically changed my listening habits. However, you know what I […]
24 Jun

The 3 Top Ways to Light Up Your Landscape

There are only three things to consider if you’re thinking about landscape lighting. We call them the three S’s: safety, security and sexy. Safety light prevents you from breaking your throat (watch out for that step!) , security lighting discourages thieves along with the Boogie Man (by illuminating dark corners), and sexy lighting supplies, well, […]
22 Jun

Mood Makers: Create Your Home Inspiring

Most of us wish to make a house that guests will admire — but have you ever thought about decorating your house to inspire? If you are not certain what I mean, have a look at those ideas to make the spaces in your home more inspiring to all those who enter. Robbins Architecture Every […]
18 Jun

Receive a Knack for Black

It takes some serious nerve wracking to choose black, particularly for walls. But nothing sets off colour like black. And nothing has its thickness. It may add an awareness of architecture where there’s not any to speak of, and while it does really make a room feel bigger, sometimes that is exactly that we want […]
14 Jun

Guest Picks: A Green and Red Christmas

I lately re-watched Home Alone, a film that has become quite a Christmas classic. With a fresh outlook of family members and the holidays, I could not help but notice just how cleverly the set designers worked to pull on the quintessential Christmas colours into the McCallister family house. I thought it may be fun […]
12 Jun

Guest Picks: A Sparkling Holiday Home

The holidays are indeed a time of hustle and bustle, but they are also a time for hunkering down in your home with family, friends, good music, a fire and nice cocktails. Within this collection, I added pieces that will make your house a festive, shimmery space to entertain and unwind — a place to […]
9 Jun

Skirted Tables Go Streamlined

Not long ago I said to my husband that we should consider skirted night time tables for our bedroom to introduce another layer of texture amid the wooden case merchandise and metal bed frame. His reaction? A knee-jerk “ugh.” I think he instantly pictured the fussy, bombastic skirts which were common a few decades past: […]
5 Jun

8 Colors to Use With Black

White and black spaces are very popular right now, but I think black looks even better when combined with a striking color. Black always adds sophistication to a room, and with the inclusion of saturated colours, this appearance is bold and dramatic. So, if you’re seeking that’wow’ factor in your home, here are some suggestions […]