Design

In Season

By Jennifer Geleta You don’t need to be in a crowd to embrace the latest looks and benefit from feeling stylish. Enjoy these chic options and treat yourself to something(s) new, and bring your A-game to everyday...

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Hit Refresh

Out with the old. In with chic, edited closet space that’s all about ease and pleasure. It’s time for change. As we peel off the layers that once kept us cosy, it serves us well to also pare our belongings and polish our closet space. After all, as Lianne Levy explains, we feel lighter and live...

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Feast of Books

What’s your greatest luxury? For me, it’s time. As the speed of daily life has increased, the opportunities for real downtime have diminished. I’m not talking about the end-of-day collapse onto the sofa with the newspaper (old news by then anyway), nor falling into bed to read a couple of pages of...

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HOME CHIC HOME

By Jennifer Geleta Why go anywhere when you can enjoy the beauty of the season, along with all the stylish amenities of home? Make your deck, patio or balcony an inviting outdoor sanctuary. Singing optional. The Sonoma fire pit by Hauser comes with slate or ivory colour stones. It’s available with...

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Framing the View

By Reba Wilson TWO ARCHITECTS AND A DEVELOPER EXPLAIN HOW SETTING INFLUENCES DESIGN Imagine you’re standing on a vacant lot trying to decide what kind of home should be built on it. Not only will this depend on taste, but also on location. Is the lot urban, waterfront or lushly treed with acreage...

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Palette and Texture

By Reba Wilson Distinguishing a Home’s Design Elements Designers often use thematic colour schemes to cohere spaces. Texture and colour elevate an interior from basic to luxurious. This is the story of four design professionals—a duo of designers, a developer and a kitchen-designer-turned...

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Design for Life

Emma Doucet’s company, Grassroots Design and Build, is improving the view in Ottawa, one address at a time. Emma Doucet laughs. Having just returned from a family holiday on Canada’s East Coast, she’s acknowledging she took some of the “sightseeing” to a level all her own: she improved the view. ...

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Shining a Light

CHEO, the CHEO Foundation and the annual CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery are beacons of hope in our community. We’re putting a spotlight on the gorgeous lighting in this year’s Minto Dream Home, as well as the importance of supporting the CHEO Foundation’s work.  Have you visited this year’s Minto...

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Modern Dazzle

It’s a classic homeowner dilemma. You love your address, but your residence? Not so much. As time passes, even the deluxe home that was perfect in 2000 may seem awkward, frustrating and anything but ideal. After all, needs, priorities and tastes change.  If you’re debating what to do—move to a new...

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Capital Luxury Hit List in #Shethenorth Times

Ottawa is full of innovative originals and design talent. Take a look at five creative forces that are upping the style factor in the city. Written, styled and photographed by Henrietta Southam I would like to believe I had a small part to play in Ottawa’s latest coup: the move of Canada’s most...

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Heart of Manhattan’s Soul

The lower everything side of NYC Written, styled and photographed by Henrietta Southam Soul and authenticity – one may not exist without the other. All great adventures seek this combination in their pursuit of the unique. Road warriors want to see the unseen, feel the unknown, acclimate with...

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HOME CHIC HOME

As the trees shed their finery and blanket the landscape in vivid hues, there’s an irresistible urge to feather our nests with glorious, cosy new finds. Here are some fresh options to add richness and pleasure to your living space. Sumptuous Seating Designed by Evangelos Vasileiou for Ligne Roset...

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