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16 Jul 2018

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Question: How do you know you don’t need a formal dining room? Answer: You rarely use it. “I think we sat in the formal dining room once in 14 years in our former home,” says Elizabeth Glimenaki. “I had a lot of square feet in my old house, but it was partitioned into many rooms. I never sat in the living room. I never sat in the dining room. We hung out in the kitchen and the family room.”

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Design Project: A Florentine-Inspired Kitchen

When I lived in England for three years, I realized much later that part of the reason I loved the landscape was the fact that it was so green — my favourite colour. Myriad different shades of green at every turn await, while out on a walk or country drive, and I found this palette both beautiful and relaxing wherever I went. I have always loved the colour green so it’s not surprising that England had this effect on me.

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Get on the bus for Circuit Index-Design Montreal

Aimed primarily at design-industry professionals, the idea is to celebrate design in a relaxed setting, the event features many presentation and networking opportunities. “It will also be a great opportunity to discuss ideas and, of course, get as ense of the vast range of excellent products available in Quebec,” says Cindy Couture, Index-Design’s editorial and brand director.