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Monday June 23rd, 2014

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Making the Most of Small Town Living

Two dogs, one cat, a 7-month-old baby, two adults and a business all share this 1930s farmhouse in the town of Nelson in British Columbia, Canada. Nadine Boyd and Jeremy Kelly moved to tiny Nelson from Vancouver just a year ago when Nadine was eight months pregnant. Jeremy actually traveled to the town a few months…

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Monday February 3rd, 2014

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Minimalist Style in a Vancouver Home

Although a hair stylist and make-up artist by trade, Danielle Valentine says she has a passion for all things interior design and would one day love to try her hand at it professionally. Her keen sense of style is evident throughout her Vancouver home. She shares this 1000 square-foot space with her husband and three…

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Monday December 16th, 2013

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In Winnipeg, an Inspired Home Inside and Out

When design duo Tyler and Jessie bought this 1000 square foot bungalow in 2007 in Winnipeg, Canada, they thought they would only live there for 2 or 3 years max. Six years later, with a few home improvement projects under their belt, they have transformed the house into a home and workspace that they love….

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Monday November 4th, 2013

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A Jewelry Designer’s Canadian Sublet

I’ve been all over the leather clutch trend that is popping up on fashion blogs and while I have a few clutch favorites, I don’t really trust myself not to lose anything that’s not attached to me in some way, which is why I love Scout & Catalogue’s clutches that combine the best of both…

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Monday July 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: michael mavian and victoria rumi

When Michael Mavian and Victoria Rumi first moved into their Toronto apartment, every wall was a different color, which they found a bit chaotic. They decided the best solution was to paint the walls white, providing a clean backdrop for their collection of well-worn objects and art. Michael is a graphic designer and fine artist with…

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Monday June 18th, 2012

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sneak peek: jamie lawson and jacqui oakley

As a married couple operating separate design and illustration practices across the hall from each other at home, Jamie Lawson and Jacqui Oakley feel it’s important to have a comfortable living space that lends itself to creative work. The apartment, located on the second floor of a Victorian home in Hamilton, Ontario — just outside…

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Monday January 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: amanda happé

It’s not every day that I get to present a sneak peek full of logs, but this one made me smile, as each log has its own story. When painter and senior designer at Bruce Mau Design, Amanda Happé, moved into this Brockton Village, Toronto, apartment six months ago, the only furniture she brought was her kitchen table,…

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Monday January 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: sarah foelske and james milward

Sarah Foelske is an associate creative director at Bruce Mau Design, and James Milward owns a digital agency called Secret Location. After dating long distance for a year, Sarah packed up and moved from New York to Toronto, Canada. She moved into James’ place, and with some trepidation about mixing James’ clean and modern tastes…

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Wednesday January 4th, 2012

Monday December 12th, 2011

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sneak peek: nerissa and peter of the new domestic

Nerissa and Peter live in a little seaside village outside of Vancouver, Canada, surrounded by trees, and the beach is just a couple blocks away. In the wintery months, it’s as if they live in the North Pole, while in the summer, chirping birds fill the beach air. Nerissa is a graphic designer who works…

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Monday April 4th, 2011

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sneak peek: raymond biesinger and elizabeth hudson

sneak peek: raymond biesinger and elizabeth hudson

Illustrator Raymond Biesinger and his clothing/accessories-designer wife, Elizabeth Hudson, recently moved across country from Edmonton to Montreal, Canada. Towing only what they wanted in a U-Haul, the move was a good excuse for a fresh start with their furniture. While Raymond’s style takes the path of least resistance — utilitarianism, minimalism and efficiency — Elizabeth…

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Tuesday March 20th, 2007

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om home

om home

sanjeev and oorbee of om home sent over these stunning photos of their home in montreal. i spent a good 10 minutes looking at them with my jaw dropped. it’s the sort of place i hope i can create one day- such a nice balance of warm woods and bright, bold pattern. sanjeev and oorbee…

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