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Choosing The Right Dining Table For Your Home

Choosing The Right Dining Table For Your Home

From dinner parties to late night tea, the dining table is a place of gathering for many different occasions. When choosing a dining table you should consider some key factors such as your space, your style, your budget and the...

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Simple Living Room Ideas

Simple Living Room Ideas

The most functional space in your home should be your living room.  It is the centre of your home. You should feel comfort and relaxed through clean simple designs and decors while leaving all the clutter behind. A room should only have one or two focal points. Consider using soft and calm colours as well as increase the use of natural light... .
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7 Scandinavian Design Principles

7 Scandinavian Design Principles

During the 1930s, the Scandinavian design movement first started in the 5 Nordic Countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. The movement made its way to Canada and the United States in the 1950s through design show exhibitions which promoted simple living and minimalist designs... .
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Decorating with Mirrors

Decorating with Mirrors

A mirror is a picture frame that reflects a scene that you like. A simple example would be a vanity mirror which reflects yourself. However a mirror can be used for so much more. In an open room like a living  or dining area, it is often placed above a buffet or credenza on a wall. Depending on the choice of mirror, this configuration can serve different purposes... .
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Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating

Seasonal decoration authenticates the arrival of the holiday season. Decorating the home gives a joyful and festive atmosphere. Holiday motifs tend to get tacky. Traditional shaped ornaments for a tree like a bell or a star are overdone to a point were it now represents consumer culture rather than its spirit. The holiday is about the gathering of family and friends... .
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Trends for Winter 2018/Spring 2019

Trends for Winter 2018/Spring 2019

The following are the most sought after trends for winter this year and spring 2019 to help you stay ahead of the curve. Early this year, velvets & marble had major comebacks and we are not seeing it diminish for...

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Trends of 2018: Marble

Trends of 2018: Marble

Marble is making a comeback through millennials appreciation for its natural characteristics . It began to reappear as veneering and virtual wallpapers, then the comeback was complete! People are wanting that one-of-a-kind look. Most want something just slightly different enough to reflect their personality. This can be achieved through the detail of the marble veins. These markings are unique, delicate and are bundled with history to keep the eye engaged... .
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Trends of 2018: Velvet

Trends of 2018: Velvet

To choose the right velvet piece, look around your space and determine where it is you want it. Texture and finish gives a room dimension, and velvet has these strong characteristic. Choosing velvet can be overwhelming at first. We recommend starting with a accent piece if you are new to the material. Purchasing an accent pillow for your sofa can give you a feel of what the material is like before diving into a bigger commitment. Accent the colours currently in your room for a unison look... .
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Small Space Solutions

Small Space Solutions

When thinking about decorating a house or a room, people generally associate that with items that are placed on the floor. Vertical space is valuable, generally unused space that can be a game-changer when there is limited floor space. Accessories like art pieces are perfect for this... .
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