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Is 2021 your year to get organized?

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Is 2021 your year to get organized?

Is 2021 your year to get organized? It can be overwhelming to think about whole home organization. So, take it one room at a time. Since many of us are working from home these days, why not start with your office space? Create an environment that is streamlined and inspiring to work in every day.

Gold wall STORAGE UNIT $39. | Blue WALL CLOCK $29. Grey wash WOOD DESK with built-in outlets. $299. | GOLD FRAMED LETTERBOARD $24. | Grey tufted OTTOMAN $99. | RATTAN STORAGE BASKET $29.99. Velvet office chair. $99. | Grey DESK LAMP. $39. | FRAMED ART PRINT $149. homesense.ca

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WFH

Even if you don’t have a dedicated room to work in, you can still have a functioning space that gets the job done.

1. Pratt READING/DESK LAMP in brass by Globe Electric. $129. bedbathandbeyond.ca | 2. Cubist multi-shelf WALL DISPLAY by Umbra. $119. amazon.ca | 3. Fantol DESK in oak. $1,099. article.com | 4. Nordmarke WIRELESS CHARGER. $19. ikea.ca | 5. WEEKLY PLANNER cali coast. $16. indigo.ca | 6. Meow & you MUG. $14. indigo.ca | 7. Soundlink around-ear WIRELESS HEADPHONES II in white by Bose. $269. bose.ca | 8. Felson TASK CHAIR by Langley Street in flat white. $314. wayfair.ca | 9. ACRYLIC CASE with three large rows. $39. muji.ca

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Book worm

Need a little inspiration to meet the organization goals you set for 2021? Here are five books to spark the expert organizer in you!

1. BEAUTIFULLY ORGANIZED: A Guide To Function And Style In Your Home by Nikki Boyd. $23. amazon.ca | 2. THE DECLUTTER CHALLENGE: A Guided Journal For Getting Your Home Organized In 30 Quick Steps by Cassandra Aarssen. $20. amazon.ca | 3. THE HOME EDIT LIFE: The No-Guilt Guide To Owning What You Want And Organizing Everything by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. $38. indigo.ca | 4. JOY AT WORK: Organizing Your Professional Life by Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein. $30. indigo.ca | 5. ORGANIZING: The Manual For Bringing Order To Your Life, Home & Routines by Martha Stewart. $35. amazon.ca

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Bird watching

Bird motifs are trending this season

1. Flight block print BIRD PILLOW with down-alternative insert. $65. cb2.ca | 2. Miles MARBLE BOWL. $52. cb2.ca | 3. Metal BIRD PLANTER. $44. crateandbarrel.ca | 4. Pjatteryd GOLDEN BIRD PICTURE. $19. ikea.ca | 5. Red BIRD SCULPTURES with metal feet. $29 for set of two. structube.com | 6. Ibis TABLE LAMP. $945. elte.com

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Nifty storage

Keep your clothes and bed linens secretly stored in the drawers of this bed. Danielle queen channel headboard with upholstered storage base in Van Gogh fog. $3,098. crateandbarrel.ca

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Fresh air

Breathe clean air indoors with one of these air purifiers. When buying an air purifier, look for one that contains a HEPA filter – these filters are effective at removing ultra-fine particles such as dust and dander.

1. PURE HUMIDITY + COOL PURIFIER. $999. dysoncanada.ca | 2. AIR – AIR PURIFIER. $1,199. molekule.com | 3. INTENSE PURE AIR AUTO PURIFIER with HEPA filtration by Rowenta. $459. bedbathandbeyond.ca

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Listen up!

Do you want to do your part for the environment while listening to your favourite music? Sounds good, right? The Nest Audio is covered in sustainable fabric and is made from 70 per cent recycled plastic.

NEST AUDIO. $130. store.google.ca

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Create a gallery wall

Have you ever wanted to create a gallery wall but don’t know where to start? It can take a lot of time to choose the right images and organize the layout just right. Desenio has a great line of gallery wall posters in a variety of colours, decor styles and finishes to suit your distinct style. Just select the gallery wall that you love, and voila the images are already organized for you according to size and style. desenio.com

Living Room: Monochromatic dreams gallery wall
Living Room: Monochromatic dreams gallery wall

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Stylish storage solutions

Keep a multitude of items (kid’s toys, shoes, magazines, mail, skincare) organized with these options.

1. BAMBOO STORAGE BASKET. $34. homesense.ca | 2. Fjallbo SHELF UNIT in black. $69. ikea.ca | 3. Marie Kondo CERAMIC BULK CANISTERs in cloud white. $25-$34. containerstore.com | 4. Mod SMALL LOCKER. $749. cb2.ca | 5. Large WIRE BASKET in gold. $59. hm.com | 6. Hardage MAGAZINE RACK by Mercury Row. $393. wayfair.ca

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Japandi style

A marriage of simple Japanese aesthetic and modern Scandinavian design, the Japandi style brings together the best of these two design worlds. The look is minimal, functional and inviting. Think neutral colour schemes and non-fussy decor. This style started gaining popularity in 2020, and Pinterest (and its 400 million users) predicts this design trend will be big this year, as well. We couldn’t agree more! Here are some of our favourite items to achieve that Japandi look at home.

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Face time

Line-drawn portrait decor items are the perfect touch of whimsy for any space.

1. Line drawn PILLOW COVER face by Oui. $34. indigo.ca | 2. Faces multicolour ART PRINT. $15. indigo.ca | 3. PLANT POT with graphic design in beige. $19. hm.com | 4. Ceramic SCULPTURE. $34. hm.com


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Embrace hosting intimate groups

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Embrace hosting intimate groups

While large parties may be on hold for now, don’t let that stop you from creating an inviting space for guests. It’s time to embrace hosting intimate groups in your social bubble. Here’s all the inspiration you need.

A great entertaining idea is to set up different food and drink stations around your home to encourage mingling and avoid overcrowding one space. We love how this super-sized, mixed greenery sets the tone for this buffet-style tablescape.

Around the table

One of the easiest ways to create a beautiful tablescape is to choose a theme. This year, look within and let your personal style guide your tabletop choices.

DINNER SET in two-tone cream by Safdie & Co.

$47.97

walmart.ca

STRIMMIG PLATE in stoneware pink.

$4.49

ikea.ca

Leila SALAD PLATE.

$68

potterybarn.ca

Crisp matte white SQUARE DINNERWARE.

$4.95 to $41.80

cb2.ca

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Pop & Fizz

Whether you prefer coupes, flutes or stemless, coloured champagne glasses are a fresh, modern update.

1 | ORDERS UP ROSY GLOW champagne glasses by Kate Spade New York. $125. thebay.com

2 | SWIRL EDGE CHAMPAGNE FLUTE in blue by Mikasa. $88.99 (set of four). bedbathandbeyond.ca

3 | STEMLESS CHAMPAGNE FLUTES in moss green by Oui. $39.50 (set of four). indigo.ca

4 | TWILL CHAMPAGNE FLUTES in pink by Godinger. $53.99 (set of four). bedbathandbeyond.ca

5 | COUPE IN AMBER by Oui. $44.50 (set of four). indigo.ca

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Champagne for every budget

Enjoying some bubbly doesn’t have to break the bank, consider these options for every budget.

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Apps & dessert

If you are planning to keep entertaining more low-key this season, these two books will provide endless food for thought (pun intended!)

1 | BOOK: DESSERT PERSON: RECIPES AND GUIDANCE FOR BAKING WITH CONFIDENCE by Claire Saffitz. $36.12. indigo.ca

2 | 6-piece herbiflora CHEESE MARKERS SET by Anthropologie Home. thebay.com

3 | WALDEN PRINTED NAPKIN. $74.95 (set of four). williams-sonoma.ca

4| WALNUT APPETIZER FORKS, set of four. $29.95. crateandbarrel.ca

5 | GLASS DESSERT PLATE with raised design. $9.90. zarahome.ca

6 | BOOK: THAT CHEESE PLATE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Marissa Mullen. $37. indigo.ca

7 | Byhring mixed wood APPETIZER PLATES, set of four. $36.95. crateandbarrel.com

8 | Glass acacia WOOD SERVING BOARD WITH DOME by Libbey Glass. $127.99. bedbathandbeyond.ca

9 | Quincy composite agate ROUND CHEESE BOARD by Anthropologie Home. $88. thebay.com

10 | Agate CHEESE KNIVES SET. $85. decorredefined.com

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Creme de la creme

Cream, almond butter, beige – whatever creamy hue suits you, there are a variety of lifestyle options to incorporate into your home.

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Fired up!

These days, candleholders not only provide a cosy atmosphere, they also act as unique objet d’art, as well.

1 | CERAMIC CANDLESTICK. $19.99. hm.com

2 | Avant BRASS CANDLEHOLDER in small. $27.99. eltemkt.com

3 | Romy METAL CANDLE HOLDER. $12. structube.com

4 | USHAPE CERAMIC TAPER CANDLE HOLDER in white speckle by Paddywax. $19.50. indigo.ca

5 | 2 Pack TAPER CANDLE HOLDER in gold metal by DSDECOR. $21.96. amazon.ca

6 | WEBBED CANDLEHOLDER in black. $145. elte.com

7 | Bloom botanica TWOPIECE CANDLEHOLDER SET by Georg Jensen. $179. thebay.com


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Comfort is key

10 cosy lifestyle items to get you through the winter

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10 cosy lifestyle items to get you through the winter

Has the pandemic indefinitely changed the way you live and dress? Casual wear has become de rigueur, with pyjama and sweatpants breaking sales records this year. And, with so many working from home and spending more time inside, many homeowners are rethinking how they can make their spaces more organized, functional and relaxed.

We have entered a new age of comfort. When the outside world seems daunting, we want our homes to be a source of solace, our clothes to be unrestrictive and unapologetic. As the winter bears down on us and restrictions change weekly, sheltering in place should be a time to slow down and surround ourselves with life’s little pleasures.

It could be mastering the art of sour dough bread, curling up by a fire with family or snuggling in a super soft throw – whatever comfort means to you, embrace it and let it carry you through the pandemic.

1. Gardin plaid COTTON FLANNEL SHEET SET by Gracie Oaks. $122.99. wayfair.ca

2. Ribbed SATIN SCRUNCHIES $12 (set of three). simons.ca

3. Morgan mantel ELECTRIC FIREPLACE. $359. dimplex.com

4. TEXA POUF in vanilla ivory. $179. article.com

5. CRISS FOG GRAY PILLOW. $69. article.com

6. NEW WORLD SOURDOUGH: Artisan techniques for creative homemade fermented breads. $37. indigo.ca

7. Sven faux shearling THREESEATER SOFA in cream. $699. structube.com

8. ULSTA FAIR ISLE THROW. $159. crateandbarrel.ca

9. RIBBED TURTLENECK SWEATER in light beige. $34. hm.com

10. Arizona genuine SHEARLING SLIDE SANDAL in coin suede by Birkenstock. $190. birkenstock.com


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Get inspired for your bathroom renovation

Get inspired for your bathroom renovation

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Get inspired for your bathroom renovation

Thinking about a bathroom renovation but feeling uninspired? You’ve come to the right place! R+D has sourced the latest trends to get you motivated to start planning.

Classic twist – The traditional black and white colour combination is making a big return to bathrooms this year. Paired with mixed metals and a bold floor, this classic combo gets modernized for a fresh, new feel.

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1. Three-light LED VANITY LIGHT in black matte finish and flat opal glass. $149. lowes.ca

2. Severine 12-light sputnik modern linear CHANDELIER by Wrought Studio. $389.99. wayfair.ca

3. SPATIAL THREELIGHT BATH LIGHT by Progress Lighting. $264. homedepot.ca

4. Sloane SIXLIGHT SEMIFLUSH LIGHT in black by Golden Lighting. $659. lowes.ca

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1. WALL MIRROR WITH LEDGE in walnut. $279. kroft.co

2. PERCH ROUND MIRROR with shelf. $399. cb2.ca

3. JACOB MIRROR SERIES with shelf by H-Hudson Home. $129.97. walmart.ca

4. COIN MIRROR. $59.99. eq3.com

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1. SQUARE SINK with washstand console table in Carrara marble with metal legs in satin brass by Kingston Brass. $1,534. homedepot.ca

2. CARERRA OVAL VESSEL SINK in white marble by Novatto. $824. rona.ca

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1. Century Star white NATURAL STONE MOSAIC FLOOR AND WALL TILE by Jeffrey Court. $15.99 each. homedepot.ca

2. Grigio parquet POLISHED MARBLE MOSAICS by Enigma. $19.98 each. homedepot.ca

3. Bohemia Miranda NATURAL FINISH TILE. $9.95/sq. ft. ciot.com

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1. SYNERGY ART PRINT by Annie Axtell. $220. simons.ca

2. VANA FRAMED WALL ART. $79. structube.com

3. HEAD OF FLOWERS art print by DiviArtsStudio. $65.95 for 18-by-24-in. etsy.ca

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1. O SINGLE HOLE FAUCET in rose gold by THG Paris. $3,495. gingers.com

2. Bathroom ceiling RAINFALL SHOWER FAUCET SYSTEM mixer set in brushed rose gold. $473.98. amazon.ca

3. Wall mount TOILET PAPER HOLDER in satin rose gold. $199.99. wayfair.ca

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1. X Base khaki BATH MAT. $39.95. cb2.ca

2. Calm SOAKING SALTS by Herbivore. $22.50. socialitebeauty.ca

3. HANGER RACK in metal and wood. $5.99. hm.com

4. SMARRA BOX with lid in natural. $19.99. ikea.ca

5. Porcelain HEART DISH. $6.96-$7.96. eltemkt.com

6. Karla copper BATH TOWEL. $34.95. cb2.ca

7. Washed LINEN BATHROBE in powder beige from H&M. $59.99. hm.com

8. PEDESTAL PLANT POT in dark beige. $19.99. hm.com


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Home Finds: Holiday Home Dressup

HOME FINDS: Holiday Home Dressup

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HOME FINDS: Holiday Home Dressup

by Silvana Longo

Whether you gravitate towards a cosy country theme, veer on a vintage vibe, or go for glam, decorating for the holidays always elevates the look of your home and reveals your unique Christmas cheer style.

It’s time to put on your party clothes, polish your place and get ready to mix and mingle. Give your home some holiday luxe with touches of gold, layers of lush velvet, deep jewel tones and twinkling lights.

STOCKING HOLDERS $39,
Knit Metallic Thread STOCKINGS $34,
Bottle Brush ORNAMENTS $14,
Felt Animal ORNAMENTS $13-16.

westelm.com

Country Christmas

The idyllic setting of the country is a Christmas wish come true for many. Some are lucky enough to celebrate the holidays in their country home or in a lovely cabin in the woods, but know that you can also capture that rustic feel right here in the city. Here’s how you can create a warm and inviting holiday retreat, no matter where you celebrate the season.

Woodland is the Word

Glitterville’s baby penguin, raccoon and baby squirrel have plush faux-fur coats and darling faces—this trio will be the sweetest ornaments on your tree.

Glitterville Faux Fur Baby Penguin ORNAMENT, $12;
Glitterville Faux Fur Raccoon ORNAMENT, $10;
Glitterville Faux Fur Baby Squirrel ORNAMENT, $10.

indigo.ca

Silvana—Latin origin, meaning woman of the forest

I am thinking of taking my holiday decorating cues straight from the source. To get that rustic, country Christmas look, choose earthy materials that give a “sylvan” appeal.

BOTTLE STOPPER with deershaped metal top

$7.99

hm.com

Bronze & Wood PENDANT LIGHT

$99.99

homesense.ca

Chalkboard Wood Slice NAPKIN RING

$6 each

indigo.ca

Bunny plate, PORCELAIN STONEWARE

$3.99

hm.com

Designer Plaid NAPKINS, set of 4

$14.99

homesense.ca

Rustic Metal Bronze FLATWARE (20-pc)

$59.99

homesense.ca

PLAID PLEASE

The deer pillow brings to life the traditional holiday colour story paired with accents of plaid and jutte material. The full collection incorporates traditional red and white with modern black and grey design elements, but can easily coordinate with any green, red, gold and silver items that may already be part of your Christmas decor.

Plaid Deer CUSHION, $16.98

homedepot.ca

BURLAP’S BEST

Nothing says country like burlap…and adding a Burlap string star tree topper is like the cherry on top!

CANVAS Rustic Burlap String Star TREE TOPPER, $24.99

canadiantire.ca

Once Upon a Christmas

If your favourite Dickens’ character was the ghost of Christmas Past, we are guessing you like to infuse a retro feel to your holiday decor. Echoing the traditions of yesteryear, this style incorporates items from various time periods—from Victorian to mid-century—from handmade to bright-coloured spherical ornaments, bottlebrush trees and snowy landscapes. It is the glow of Christmas nostalgia that enriches and adds layers of warmth to a home.

Party Animal

Skilled artisans in the Philippines use natural buri fibres to handcraft this Bottle Brush Ornament. Toting a saxophone, this jazzy raccoon hits all the right notes.

Rex Raccoon playing the sax ORNAMENT; $14

westelm.com

Sleigh Pom-Pom ORNAMENT

$10

indigo.ca

Rose Gold ORNAMENTS, set of 9

$34.88

homedepot.ca

Felt Ice Skates ORNAMENT

$10

indigo.ca

Assorted Glass CANDLE HOLDERS

$4 each

homesense.ca

CANVAS Glitter Leaf WREATH, 24-in

$29.99

canadiantire.ca

ROAR + RABBIT Hexagonal BAR CART

$699

westelm.com

Vintage Glass COCKTAIL SHAKER

$29.50

indigo.ca

CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

A modern take on traditional tabletop trees, skilled Indian artisans carefully cut, shape and fold each of these trees by hand. Simple to assemble (just unfold and clasp together via a small magnet), they lay flat for easy storage.

Accordion PAPER TREES. (sizes from 12″ to 26″), $29 to $69

westelm.com

Puttin’ on the Ritz

If your holiday decorating style embraces the glitz and glam of the season – a time to indulge the senses – adding those luxurious touches like velvet and metallic are a must. Remember, more isn’t always more; to successfully pull off this holiday glam look, it is important to find that sweet spot that hovers around sophisticated and steers clear from over the top.

Champagne Wood Shell WREATH

$50

homedepot.ca

Spiro Stars Embroidered STOCKING

$34.95

crateandbarrel.ca

— SIL’S PICK —

Velvet Crush – “I love the lustrous look and sensual feel of velvet. Whether patterned or in this gorgeous copper hue, velvet is my forever go-to luxury fabric.”

Silvana Longo
Editor

Designer’s Guild Phipps CUSHION, 18″x24″, $300
aulitfinelinens.com

Lush Velvet CUSHION (copper), $39
westelm.com

STARBRIGHT

A modern take on an iconic Art Deco design, the Starburst Coffee Table plays a starring role in any living space, balancing a glass top on a sculptural base for a burst of celestial-inspired style.

Starburst TABLE, $839

westelm.com

Marble CHEESE SERVERS

$12.99

homesense.ca

— EM’s PICK —

Emilie Simpson
Art Director

GLEAMING GARLAND

Decking the halls just got easier. This Kraft + Glitter Leaf Garland brings seasonal style—and a touch of sparkle—to any tree, mantel or staircase.

Kraft + Glitter Leaf GARLAND, $39

westelm.com

Party Dress Rabbit ORNAMENT

$14.50

indigo.ca

Ceramic Rose Gold PITCHER

$19.99

homesense.ca

The holidays are a great excuse to sport some sparkle. Treat yourself, or someone on your list, to an easy-to-wear magnetic bracelet with tons of metallic tones and texture. Dress up jeans or add some edge to a little black dress.

Grey, gold metallic BRACELET

$40

cobistyle.com



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Trend Watch: Palm Paradise

Trend Watch: Palm Paradise

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Trend Watch: Palm Paradise

by Silvana Longo

Once the playful palm prints came down the Spring/Summer Collection runways last year, it didn’t take long to see the fabulous fronds pop up everywhere in decor. Always a nod to nature, this welcome tropical touch is a happy consequence of the ever-growing Jungalow trend and Pantone’s 2017 colour pick of the year, Greenery. With summer decor being lighter and more whimsical, this is the perfect season to try a few palm leaf-inspired pieces to liven up a space. If you don’t want to go full-on jungle chic, try adding some toss cushions, or a single leaf palm print. If you are more daring, go for the wallpaper and have that exotic dream vacation feeling all year long.

Palm Tree Self-Adhesive Wallpaper

$45; 22″x48″,
$85 for 22″x96″

RockyMountainDecals.Etsy.com

Glass Jug $19.99

Glass $7.99

hm.com

Palm Print Dining Chair, $179.99

homesense.ca

Wall Art 25″x25″, $69.99

bouclair.com

Tea towel $7.99

hm.com

Brass & Enamel Palm Leaf Catchalls

Blue/Green $63.09

westelm.com

Henryka Accent Leaf Cushion, $11.97

walmart.ca

Palm Leaf Pillow 22″x22″, $90

cobistyle.com

Melamine Dinner Plate, $4.99

homesense.ca


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