Trend Watch: Red Hot
by Silvana Longo
From the head-to-toe red that stomped down the catwalk in the Fall/Winter ’18 collections to revered paint company Benjamin Moore recently naming Caliente, a warm and charismatic red, as the 2018 colour of the year, there is no denying that this statement-making, beyond-bold hue is on fire. “Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like red-carpet treatment,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence.
Red is radical. Red is regal. Among the robust adjectives used to describe the fiery shade, O’Neill has also discovered examples of the comfort red brings to a space—the cocooning, the assuredness.
Mixing varying shades of the primary colour may work in fashion, but if you want to use it in big doses in interiors, such as walls, avoid the shocking and go for warm, soothing tones that create a stately, luxurious feel. Not ready to plunge in that deep? Add an energizing splash of ruby to your decor to liven up a neutral space.
|1 Jimmy Choo LANCER 85, $925; holtrenfrew.com|
2 TABLE LAMP, $79.99; bouclair.com
3 Red Sequin CAMISOLE, $24.99; marshalls.ca
4 BLANKET, acrylic, $39.99; hm.com
5 Caliente AF-290, starts at $49.99 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com
6 Red Etched DECANTER, $39.95; pier1.com
7 TEA TOWEL, cotton, $6.99; hm.com
8 Delia VASES, small $29.95, medium $39.95, large $44.95; crateandbarrel.ca
9 Structured Italian Leather BAG, $199.99; winners.ca
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GTA Home & Reno Show presented by RE/MAX coming February 16 to 19, 2018 at the International Centre in Mississauga
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From February 16 - 19, 2018 at the International Centre, visit RENO & DECOR at booth 263 to have all of your design and decor concerns put to rest.
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Looking to refresh some spaces in your home? Consider these bathroom makeover ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg
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by Madisyn McKee
Looking to refresh some spaces in your home? Consider these bathroom makeover ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg
It’s common knowledge that there are two things you can renovate in a house to increase its value; the kitchen or your bathrooms. There is no coincidence that they are also the two most expensive rooms to renovate.While you could easily shell out thousands to replace your bathroom and give it an upgrade, you don’t have to. There are lots of options that can make it look like a completely new space. Here are a few:Paint
This is probably the most obvious and the easiest in terms of upgrades for a bathroom. Finding the right paint for your room can make all the difference. Choose a colour that suits the room.Light colours work best for smaller rooms that can often feel dark. If you plan on using white or light features for your bathroom, consider a darker, warmer colour. Greys, blues or greens are the most common colours for bathroom spaces.Vanity
A relatively easy change you can make to the bathroom for a few hundred dollars is the vanity. Often it’s the size of the vanity that will determine the choice you should make. You should also consider how much storage space you’ll be looking for. If you are not a person that holds a lot of items in your bathroom, a simple vanity will do.Lighting
Adding in a simple lighting piece can make a big difference in a small room. Look for a statement piece like a beautiful chandelier to really brighten up the room and add to the overall aesthetic. Just be sure to use your existing light sockets, otherwise your costs can add up if you have to bring in an electrician to make some changes.Re-tile
The great thing about a bathroom makeover means there is less square footage to have to worry about. If you are handy, consider adding new tiles around the bathtub or even the walls. New floor tiles can set you back only a couple hundred dollars but change what the room looks like entirely.Little touches
Don’t underestimate how much the little things can make a difference. Updating the colours of your towels or shower curtain can change the way a small room like the bathroom looks quite a bit. Consider adding statement pieces like a gold or brass faucet. Adding shelves in the room can make a great place for other statement pieces without taking away from usable space.For a few hundred dollars you can easily changes what your bathroom looks like and give it the refresher that it needs.Madisyn is a freelance writer and social media obsessed traveller based out of Toronto. Always looking for her next adventure but glued to her phone, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her at therestlessworker.com
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