There are renovation stories and then there are renovation stories. The latter are not characterized merely by upgrades and dramatic transformations, but by complete architectural renaissances, in which old buildings are re-imagined and restructured. The process takes a clear concept, plenty of planning, a dash of daring and bit of a budget. But the result is singularly spectacular. It’s almost magic.
Canadians love to live outside during the warm months. We cook, dine, swim, lounge and hang out under the sun and the stars. That’s why the outdoor room is an important extension of the decor we enjoy indoors. These items are on trend to help you decorate the perfect outdoor space.
Rather than immediately beginning the renovations, the couple lived in the house for a year to get a feel for the place. “As soon as winter arrived, I knew we had to find ways to create more natural light or the place would be too depressing for me,” Anick says.
Artist Cori Creed taps into her memories and her love of the natural world when she paints. Cori Creed’s work focuses on both the surface and what lies beneath it. The Vancouver artist’s large-scale oil paintings depict memories and a life-long love of the natural landscape around her.
First, there were family rec rooms – with their thrown-together look, beaten-up furniture and hand-me-down items. Next, came the themed man caves. Over the generations, basements have had different looks and functions.