What constitutes a work of art, and how does one account for its allure? One could name various criteria – creativity, colour, form, content – but, in the end, it comes down to the artist’s vision and execution of a piece, and the viewer’s appreciation of it.
At his studio within Ciot’s Montreal premises, Igor Marziali deftly handles a martellina to chip at a slab of marble. The simple hammer and hardie resemble the chiselling tools used by artisans during the Roman Empire.
Few homeowners know more about houses than Sandra Rinomato. The diminutive powerhouse runs her own boutique-style real estate brokerage; she’s also familiar to HGTV viewers as the host of Property Virgins and Buy Herself, in which she helps novices negotiate the tricky business of acquiring a house.
The bed: it’s a natural focal point in bedroom design. “There are so many ways to make a very individual and distinctive design statement now, with a new elegance coming through,” says Lianne Carioto, interior designer and vice president at Design Louis George on Cote de Liesse Rd.
While it may seem like the cold is here to stay, spring is really just around the corner. If you need a little boost out of the winter blues to start thinking spring, try these simple decorating tips around your home. You won’t remember that winter was ever here …
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.
After a long and arduous winter you may still be feeling a little listless. Thankfully, Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to clear out the winter cob webs, refresh and revitalize your home. Freeing yourself of useless clutter and creating a sense of order within your household is essential to your well-being. Clutter not only disrupts the aesthetics and functions of an environment, it can make us feel sluggish, distracted and unmotivated.
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