Five hot trends for fall as the weather cools

Up north last weekend, the sight of everyone bringing in their docks, putting away the boats and getting ready for winter was a sobering one. I really don’t like the winter weather at all, or the thought of being housebound for months. But if we have to head indoors for the season, then let’s at […]

Two blueprints for one-of-a-kind art

As the temperatures cool and we start to think about heading indoors, we may notice our homes have been neglected. Whether your house needs a little refresher or you have rooms you’ve never quite gotten around to finishing, creating a focal point on a wall is a great way to pull the room together. If […]

Embrace the creative divide

Vintage and reclaimed pieces are super popular right now. The patina and character found on older items just can’t be reproduced or matched. There are many ways to incorporate vintage items into your home’s design and interior architecture and they quickly become focal points in a room. A client recently hired me to build a […]

Southwest style for northern Beach homes

I recently got back from a trip to Los Angeles. I also spent time in Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other surrounding areas, wandering around looking at design and culture that is truly Californian. It struck me while I was there that the style and design of a place is unique to its area because […]

Designing for a good cause

Interior designer Kristy Malone has been given a high-profile chance to give something back this season. Malone was contracted to create a winter wonderland at the Park Hyatt at the corner of Bloor and Avenue for this year’s annual CHUM FM Children’s Christmas Wish breakfast on Dec. 12. After nine years in the business, the […]

Have a summer fling with colour

You’ve shed your winter coat, cleaned your boots and shoved them to the back of the closet and brought out your brightest crayon-coloured sneakers and T-shirts. Isn’t it time to give your home a summer fashion face-lift, too? In winter, we want to huddle and hibernate, wrap ourselves in cosy warmth and shut out the […]