Design

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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Suite Retreat

Create your personal oasis “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest At the end of the day, when the din is quieting and the to-do list is set aside, “me time” in a serene, luxurious master suite is a...

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Friendship by Design

Cloud Nine Soars Above Written, produced and styled by Henrietta Southam Photos by Marc Fowler, Metropolis Studio This light-filled slice of heaven is a testament to the fruit that lies in wait for those who bravely walk through their darkest days with the faith that their silver lining is...

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People to Watch

Bill Stewart Sustainable Intelligence By Beka Shane Denter Bill Stewart has a lot of energy and an ability to make everything sound exciting. His enthusiasm has served him well since his arrival in Ottawa at age 23. Born in Brockville, Ontario, and coming from “a simple background,” Bill realized...

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