Living Room

THE AT-HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE

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Going to the cinema is always a joyful experience. But in recent years, it has also become a private experience that can be enjoyed without leaving the house. Technology allows homeowners to install home-based cinemas while they relax at home.

WHERE EAST MEETS WEST COAST

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From its inception, the Shangri-La Hotel, a 62-storey skyscraper on Georgia St. at the intersection of Thurlow, brought together the best of Asian and Canadian design aesthetics. Designed by Canadian architect James B. Cheng, it was built in 2009 as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ first business venture in North America.

MISSISSAUGA MAGIC

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Ornamentation and whimsy spice up a contemporary Lorne Park home BY PHILLIPA RISPIN PHOTOGRAPHY: BEN RAHN A common complaint about contemporary domestic design is…

DOWNTOWN PIED-À-CIEL

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Can a pied-à-terre high above the city be called a pied-à-ciel? This condo apartment downtown is the second home for a couple who live mainly outside Vancouver. It’s on the 37th storey and offers 180-degree views of the city – heavenly, but a challenge for interior designer Patricia Gray, who had to showcase the views while providing a quietly luxurious aerie for her clients.