Every great room is not just a product of its style, layout or colour, the quality of furniture and its durability can make or break a room. That’s why Canadian-made furniture matters, it’s beautiful and made to last.
After 25 years in the interior design business, I’ve learned a thing or two. I’ve uncovered secret interior design tricks and tips you should know, so I’m sharing them. I learned the hard way through trial and error so you don’t have to. Here are some answers to some, “Dear Jane” questions I’ve received, with some answers.
Since we discovered fire, we’ve been cooking our food in the great outdoors. Whether we’re barbequing a burger on a deck or fixing a feast in a fully-loaded backyard kitchen, here are six reasons you need an outdoor kitchen, now!
Last summer, Kate Lewis was named chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, and a big promotion (with a new office) calls for a major office makeover. Kate wanted her space to be comfortable and stylish, not stark or super corporate. Her inspiration: living rooms on Pinterest with homey, mid-century-modern vibes, and layers of colors and textures in the form of velvet sofas and Moroccan rugs.
“It was…interesting,” says designer SuzAnn Kletzien of the “before” state of a recent bathroom project for clients in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Kletzien is being diplomatic; the bath in question, before she got her hands on it, was downright scary, a veritable mashup of 1990s design elements in an oddly oversized space that, somehow, still felt cramped. “It was just so strange—there was so much wasted space,” says the designer.”
Turning a run-down garage into a bright, well-designed master bedroom might seem like an ambitious task—maybe even an impossible one—but thanks to a little hard work and dedication, a pair of best friends (who are also a design/home renovation duo, of course) made that dream a reality.