Author: Sarah Glynn

Home-Grown Decor for Canada Day

    This Canada Day, why not celebrate with a few of our favourite Canadian-themed products? Some of these pieces may not be as intrinsically Canadian as hockey hair, long johns or loonies, but they are still representative of our country, and are available right here in the True North. Whether you’re sitting on a dock or staying in the city to watch fireworks, these picks are sure to infuse patriotism into your long-weekend celebrations.   We’re all familiar with the iconic Muskoka chair, but check out this fresh take, known as the Kawartha chair. Named after the beautiful cottage country near Peterborough, Ontario, this chair is made of cedar sourced from British Columbia and...

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Colourful Cayman: the Summer Collection from Kate Thornley-Hall

    Kate Thornley-Hall, a Toronto-based interior designer, is wowing textile enthusiasts with her new Cayman Islands Collection of fabrics, pillows and wallpaper patterns that reflect her recent travels in the Caribbean. Thornley-Hall’s style is bright, bold and colourful. While some people prefer to live in neutral spaces that encourage serenity, her clients enjoy colourful, vibrant spaces that generate excitement. The designer credits her love of colour to her early childhood. She recalls spending time at the home of her closest friend whose mother, Susan Young, was an interior designer. Young had decorated each room in bold colours. “There were...

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Toddler Nursery Design Ideas

It seems as though children these days are cooler than ever – even toddlers. With this in mind, I’ve created a plan for Lilah’s and Cameron’s new nursery – ahem, big-kid bedroom. The colour scheme is fresh and contemporary while the finishes and accessories are age-appropriate.

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Decorating a Pretty Powder Room

A powder room is the perfect space to experiment when redecorating your home. It’s only a small commitment, however you decide to decorate, so if you grow tired of the look down the road, it’s no big deal to change it up again. Since your powder room has a small footprint,  there is no need to change the configuration of the fixtures.

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Gingham Style: a Spring and Summer Décor Trend

I know, I know – “Gangnam Style” is now a little passé, but I simply couldn’t pass up a good play on words! When I think of gingham, I immediately picture one of Hollywood’s most adored characters – Dorothy of Wizard of Oz fame. I loved the innocence that was portrayed through her voice, her demeanor and her iconic blue and white gingham dress.

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Masculine and Feminine Decor for Two

Congratulations to you and your girlfriend! It’s a big step to go from ‘struggling student’ to ‘ambitious adult’ so it’s only natural to want to make your home reflect where you are in life. It can, however, be tricky to make this new space the perfect balance of guy and girl.

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