Backyard detox through design – on a budget or not so much…

Get your detox before the winter with a bit of design therapy. With so little of the summer left, it is high time you do two things: try and enjoy your backyard more if you did not and, plan for its improvement for next year. Renovations are still surging as many Torontonians have opted to…

Best seat for news browsing and more

We are glued to our phones, iPads and laptops in every place of the house. The kitchen table. The tv couch. The bed. The office. Even the garage, at that moment when you’re right to get out of the car yet you want to give a few more seconds to the virtual self. The more…

Retrospective 2020: A look the top 12 stories that made my year

📽📌There is no countdown to the new year if you don’t tally up the old year!âś“ There is incredible satisfaction in gratitude, especially the kind of gratitude one feels for things well done. It is not a polished gem that sparkles in your face, that you see at every turn or carry proudly in your…

Go (toilet) paperless

Do you know what the positive side of not having toilet paper is? I thought in light of the unexplainable local panic over toilet paper I should shed some light on how some bathrooms can make a difference when shortages are high.

The life of a hanger

Hangers either get noticed, or disappear under their load. They proudly decorate the surface they are on, or grip their load just right to make that coat flow down in perfect folds. Often at the entrance, they greet you when you come in, and help you with your guest’s attire. They stand tall and don’t bend…

The ultimate bean-bag chair

Who in their right mind did not want a bean-bag chair at one point or another? Here are three fabulous ones to consider!

Artsy Holiday Table Settings

Go artistic this season and decorate your table with patterns and colours!Beautiful centerpieces can play off smaller decor, even patterned napkins and colour in any form. Pairing plates with same colours but different designs can make a great composition. If you like decorating, think about making the hors d’oeuvres part of the display. A one-colour…

Tolix, Marais Chair

An icon of industrial design, this chair is among few that have been part of our early twentieth-century design heritage. French designer Xavier Pauchard that was one of the pioneers of galvanization shortly after World War I. He established TOLIX as a registered trademark and focused on household items made using this process. Featured at…

The Modern Bedroom

Often-times I get asked to select bedding for contemporary homes; this seems to be challenging to many owners. Aside from the white, the creams, the solid-coloured linens there is little out there that can make or accentuate the modern look of a bedroom. One of the reasons lies beyond bedding: modern interiors are more than…

Modern kids in modern rooms

Colour and brightness are great for young hearts. A great example of successful use of colour and shape.

Winter: welcome to the hot season!

I don’t know about you but radiators do come to mind on mornings like this when the weather not only does not get better, but promises to get hopelessly worse. Not surprisingly, beautiful radiators come from European manufacturers and many from UK. The older buildings are a clear-cut market for rads since they’re easily retrofitted….

When shopping for furniture…

When shopping for furniture, best is to plan ahead and not aim for more than 4-5 per day. And once you’re done, in one, two or sometimes 5 days…organize the information and make your final decisions with all info on-hand. Before hitting the town, make a list of items you would like to look for…