Futureproof your home using sustainable design

A recent visit to EDIT, the expo for design, innovation and technology got me thinking more seriously about design and the contribution it can make for our environment. There is a huge movement towards sustainable design and housing, with a move towards designing and building homes that are affordable and also energy efficient. A number […]

Spring into entertaining mode with these 6 tips

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start getting ready for patio season. Outdoor entertaining is so fun and such a great way to celebrate the summer. When you are setting up your backyard, deck, balcony or any outdoor space, follow the same principles you would with your indoor entertaining space. I like to set […]

Fall for these fall cleaning tips

The arrival of cold nights and clear crisp days means fall is finally here – and with it the reminder that soon, most of our time will be spent indoors. It’s time to get our homes ready for winter days and nights. Along with the chores you should put on your fall schedule to finish […]

Make your home office work for you

With summer nearing its end and kids and parents alike prepping for back-to-school, new beginnings are in the air. Back to school time is always a bit melancholy, as we dread the cold weather to come – at least I do – and the end of summer freedom. But with the new season and school […]

New materials bring new life to outdoors

With the warm weather coming and days getting longer, Canadians head outdoors in swarms. Since our summer is relatively short, most of us resolve to spend as much time outside as possible. In preparation for sunny days and warm nights on the patio, it’s time to spruce up our yards. Last year I tackled two […]

Build a DIY pipe dream of a table

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my dad’s workshop. He had a huge room filled with every tool imaginable, and boxes and boxes of really cool cast-off items. I would often spend a day rummaging through these to see what I could make of them. My favourite was a big crate filled […]

Top design trends for the coming year

photos x2: Christine Roberts: Above, Below left, items collected while travelling are highlighted in part by a white wall as a backdrop. As we prepare to bid 2015 a fond farewell, it’s time to look ahead to the coming year and get excited about new trends in design. There are so many things that affect […]