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AN ARTFUL CONSTRUCTION

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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.

A MASTER OF MAGICAL MOSAICS

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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.

THE PROPERTY EXPERT AT HOME

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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.

ALL FOR A GREAT NIGHT’S SLEEP

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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.

10 Ways to Freshen up for Spring in Style

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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 …

Gingham Style: a Spring and Summer Décor Trend

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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.

6 Spring De-clutter Tips

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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.