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After two years, we reveal our master bathroom reno

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After two years, we reveal our master bathroom reno

Two years ago, when we purchased our home, we knew that ONE day we’d get to our master bathroom. It was dated and needed a good reno, but we felt we could ‘live with it’ for a few years. Well, that one day finally came and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

The Plan

When planning out our space, I looked at a few different configurations. Ultimately, I was thinking I’d put a shower at the far end of our bathroom, install a smaller vanity, move the toilet over and put a claw-foot tub where the existing bath was. I think this would have made for a really functional space. The plan changed quickly over the course of a weekend when we bought a new house. Surprise…WE’RE MOVING AGAIN!! With that said, we still wanted to undertake this reno on a tight budget. Things would stay where they were so that we wouldn’t need to move any plumbing and we could get things started right away.

Tile

First off, I fell in love with these tiles from Stone Impressions. They were a quick ship option; I LOVED the pattern and they were unlike anything I had seen before. I started playing with the idea of using the Avery tile as a feature wall and didn’t look back. I reached out to Stone Impressions and was over the moon when they wanted to collaborate on our project. They shipped us the hand-selected Carrara marble tiles all the way from San Diego. When I opened up the package, I seriously couldn’t believe my eyes. The pattern on each individual tile looked so handcrafted and luxurious. I swear, we’re going to miss them in our new home.

Vanity

Next up, the vanity. We went with the 60″ Ashburn Vanity from Foremost available online at The Home Depot Canada. It was the perfect size for our space and the colour is GORGEOUS! My favourite part? That it has feet. It really looks like a piece of furniture. We decided to add an additional sink and it’s so functional for us. Before, we had so much counter space that we really didn’t use. We ordered the vanity online and it was shipped to our door (countertop, sinks and all).

Faucets & Hardware

When it came to our faucets I decided to go with matte black. I really love that the faucets don’t match the hardware on the vanity. The mixed metals work so well in our bathroom. This also allowed me to incorporate a polished nickel showerhead and some polished nickel in our vanity light. We ordered towel racks and our toilet paper holder in the same matte-black collection from Pfister. They’re stunning! The accents of black really work so well with everything else we have going on in the space. The collection is exclusive to The Home Depot Canada and I couldn’t be more thrilled to recommend it. The water ribbons as it pours, the design works with any bathroom esthetic, it came with an easy-to-install, push-to-seal drain, it has a lifetime warranty AND there are other finishes to choose from. Major win!

Saniflo

When planning our bathroom reno, we thought we’d be able to incorporate Saniflo into our project. When they explained to me how it worked, I jumped on the opportunity for a collaboration. In the end, we didn’t end up moving any plumbing and didn’t need to use their system, but I can assure you, we’ll be using it in our new home and I’ll be telling my friends about it. What is it exactly? Let me explain: The Saniflo Sanicompact macerating toilet is the system that I’m referring to. If you’re looking to install a toilet in a trailer, a cottage, a basement, or anywhere else that typically requires you to move plumbing, the Sanicompact allows you to quickly and easily add a new bathroom without any major construction. There is no need to break the concrete or move plumbing lines because the Sanicompact can tie into your existing lines. The best part about this system is the tankless design, which makes it great for smaller spaces, and it looks very modern too. Sounds pretty great right? Well, that’s a wrap. Thanks so much for checking out our Master Bathroom Reno. We love it! Stay tuned for future renos in our new house. I can’t wait to start planning and creating.

Shop my Bathroom:

Tiles: StoneImpressions | Faucet: The Home Depot | Tub: The Home Depot | Towel Bar: The Home Depot | Hand Towel Bar: The Home Depot | Toilet Paper Holder: The Home Depot | Vanity: The Home Depot | Turkish Towels: House of Jude

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Jaclyn Harper is a TV host, interior stylist and new mom living in Burlington, Ontario. You may recognize her from shows like Tiny Talent Time, Morning Live First Edition and The Shopping Channel. She has also worked behind the scenes for the Property Brothers’ Show, Buying And Selling. When Jaclyn’s not on TV or creating beautiful designs, you’ll find her latest projects on her blog jaclynharperdesigns.com. From DIYs, design projects to life as a new mom, her lifestyle blog and YouTube channel give her fans a peek into her family life.

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Product Showcase: Indoor/Outdoor

Product Showcase – a focus on indoor/outdoor furnishings

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Product Showcase – a focus on indoor/outdoor furnishings

Hundreds of top grain leather options

The Gallin stationary chair has hundreds of top grain leather options. It comes with spring down-cushions, an eight-way hand tie seat construction and a tight button back. Take a ride and visit Canada’s largest leather showroom. It’s worth the drive to Acton.

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Beautiful solution

Aura deck and balcony tiles are a high-quality and beautiful solution to update concrete patios, balconies, porches, and any other surface that is in need of a little TLC. They are inspired by true wood products, and their natural colour variance, wood grain texture and streaking give them a realistic wood feel.

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Make the most of summer

Make the most out of summer weather and your outdoor space with this attractive seating group from DOT Furniture. The aluminum frame showcases a contemporary “string” arm detail and coordinating olefin cushions. Add this set to your backyard patio for the perfect place to enjoy after-work drinks with friends, family board game nights, or al fresco snacks.

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Sleek glass heater

With a sleek, Schott Nextrema black glass finish, the DIR Series indoor/outdoor infrared heaters look beautiful and produce low visible light as they heat. Built using extruded aluminum and made for all climates and conditions, DIR heaters are designed to enhance comfort and extend outdoor living throughout the year.

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Lifestyle objects that create a stir

Looking for a table with a lot of personality? The ADAN Collection from Vondom in Spain provides a shape faceted like a diamond yet responsibly made from recycled resin. This multifunctional architecture piece can be used as a seat or side table. ARD Outdoor offers lifestyle objects that create a stir, fitting in with any style and made from materials that allow for both outdoor and indoor use.

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Adding a creative twist

The new FÖRNYAD collection from IKEA is all about introducing fun into our homes. Last year, IKEA joined forced with Sarah Andelman (Creative Director of Collette*) and Darcel Disappoints designer Craig Redman to create an exciting line which embraces a creative twist into our workspaces and home. The collection highlights simple shapes which includes an egg, one eye, and a monocle which is repeated throughout the entire product line. IKEA also features the iconic KLIPPAN sofa, the side table or LED work lamp which includes wireless charging.

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Best sleep possible

The Polysleep mattress, Canada’s best mattress- in-a-box, offers consumers the ultimate quality mattress at the most affordable price in its category. Pushing its limits to offer customers the best sleep possible thanks to its unique support frame, liquid repellent cover and antimicrobial hybrid foam, Polysleep is revolutionizing our perception of mattresses all over North America.

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Help plants thrive

Delta Faucet Canada has some great ideas on how to care for your plant babies using the Touch technology, TempSense Indicator and H2Okinetic hand shower that provide great mess-free and stress-free solutions to help your plants thrive.

DELTA FAUCET CANADA


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Lighten Your Laundry Load

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Lighten Your Laundry Load

As a productivity coach, my mission is to help people have more fun while getting things done, and laundry is no exception. In my holistic model for sustainable performance, Productivity CPR™, the R stands for Ritual. Why ritual? Because I think the word ritual can give a sense of honour to what can often be perceived as mundane.

Laundry never stops, so if we’re going to have to take care of it, I like to encourage ways to make it a lot less onerous. Read on to find ways you might even find yourself enjoying it!

Shift your mindset

Whether it be processing receipts or doing laundry, a task that one finds tedious can be elevated with careful thought. Think of your clothing as a tool to help you do what you want to do and to help you make the impression you want to make in the world. Doing laundry then becomes taking care of the clothes that take care of you. This shift in perspective can elevate laundry from a mundane task to an act of love and honour.

Fit laundry in virtually anywhere

If space is tight, in a spot only 24” wide, you can install the ventless, Smart All-In-One Washer and Dryer from Whirlpool, which as it sounds includes both the washer and the dryer in one machine! Not only does it save space, you don’t have to worry about switching clothes from the washer to the dryer. It also saves you time with its high-capacity dispenser, which holds up to 20 loads worth of laundry detergent. With the new Whirlpool app you can turn it on from anywhere. This allows you to start a load while waiting for your daughter to hit the ice at hockey practice and track progress while away.

Simplifying the process

Whenever you go into the laundry room typically your hands are full. What better way to make the laundry process even more seamless than to have a touchless light switch? Just walk into the room and the light switches on for you. It’s simple things like this that can help ease the chore of this everyday task. The Home Depot Canada has several options to choose from.

Keep collection easy

Make sure you have an easy way to gather laundry anywhere it collects. Bedrooms or a shared bathroom are ideal spots and there are a variety of sizes and shapes to fit any space. A corner unit is fun in a kid’s room if you want to make tossing laundry in the hamper a fun way to get kids involved in the process. Hampers now come in a wide range of finishes as well so you can find something to blend in with your decor. The handles on the hamper shown here make it easier to carry. I love the wide variety of options at Neatfreak.

Hang darks and delicates to dry

A foldable, yet very sturdy rack in narrower than usual dimensions means you can tuck drying laundry into a smaller space, and possible even out of sight. This rack from Canadian Tire is strong enough to hold not only clothes on the bars themselves as you would expect, but clothes on hangers along the edges as well increasing drying capacity.

Give yourself a treat

If you’re like me, in the winter months, your skin is dry. Add water, laundry and cleaning to the list and you have a recipe for dry, cracked skin. Why not have a luxurious salve on hand to use while doing the laundry, especially after any hand-washing, to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth? Made in Canada, from 80 per cent organic ingredients, toxin-free DermaCare Skin Salve from eScential Wellness will make you feel like you’re loving yourself a little bit and there’s nothing like given yourself a little love after some hard work.

Productivity Catalyst Clare Kumar inspires and guides busy people to live more organized, productive, healthy and fulfilling lives. As a Certified Executive Coach, productivity expert, experienced professional organizer, and mom of teens, she is excited to help others achieve sustainable performance and reach their potential.

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Home Finds: Back to the Future

HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Back to the Future

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HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Back to the Future

by Silvana Longo

Today’s kitchen combines future-forward convenience, stylish customization and a nod to the classic touches that warm up and make this hard-working space, the most inviting in the home.

Kitchen Dress-Up

The culinary accessories are vast and bring enhanced function to this central hub of the home…
it is also an opportunity to add much-needed personality to a kitchen

MATTE + BLACK = CHIC

Designed by Brett Beldock, this traditional dining chair gets a modern upgrade with high-gloss, black-painted rattan and brass detailing.

Rattan & Brass DINING CHAIR, $399

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— Sil’s Pick —

Handmade stoneware dinnerware with organic edges and a modern matte-black glaze sets the table for everyday and special occasions alike.

Crisp Matte Black DINNERWARE, $5.95 – $19.95

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The SUSSEX single light pendant features a black finish with a metal shade. This fixture comes with an integrated LED that saves energy and lasts a long time. It is perfect for the dining room and a kitchen island. For more impact, a set of two or three, depending on the size, adds more light and symmetry.

Canarm Sussex LED Black PENDANT, $103.95

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— Em’s Pick —

This tilt-head stand mixer has a five-quart stainlesssteel bowl with handle, and has 10 different speeds to mix, knead and whip ingredients with ease.

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand MIXER, $599.99

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FLOWER POWER

These compact stoneware flower cocottes are specially designed for individual preparation and presentation, with a beautiful floral shape just right for springtime.

Set of 3 Mini Flower COCOTTES, $79

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CHALK IT UP

This unique cabinet door doubles as a blackboard surface making it perfect to organize everything from family schedules to weekly dinners, or express yourself by adding an inspirational quote.

Uddevalla DOOR, $40

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DINE IN NATURE

Leafy watercolour herbs grace the creamy interior of this gorgeous ceramic serving bowl, plus the dark exterior provides contrast.

Herb PLATES, Set of 4, $44.95

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PENCHANT FOR PENDANTS

Want to add a little Middle Eastern influence to your kitchen lighting?
These perforated metal shades in a rich, vintage brass finish will add a global touch and
texture to your decorative lighting options.

LIGHT PENDANTS from the cobistyle Starstruck Collection.

For more information, go to artcraft.com

This pendant adds a bold and edgy look to a kitchen. – Silvana Longo

Featuring a single light pendant, this eclectic lighting piece is made from solid steel, brass, smoked bronze or matte black, with signature knurled-satin metal and matte-rubber detailing. Buster + Punch also offers a range of light bulbs with original styling, including the LED BUSTER Bulb.

Buster + Punch Heavy Metal PENDANT ships worldwide

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FABULOUSLY FARMHOUSE

The textures and tones of this kitchen, paired with the enduring Farmstead sink, bring a sense of charm and warmth to the space. When contemporary design meets refreshing farmhouse style, it provides a tranquil atmosphere while adding character to the kitchen.

Farmstead SINK and Tournant FAUCET.

For pricing, contact kohler.ca.

GOLDEN TOUCH

A new brushed-satin finish with rose-gold undertones brings warmth to any kitchen. Purposeful zones help organize the items you use most. The unique pantry-inspired layout and shelving system stores 30 per cent more than other refrigerators in its class. Wi-Fi-enabled with smart features and a mobile app. Comes out in early summer.

Whirlpool® Smart Counter Depth French Door-within-Door REFRIGERATOR in new Fingerprint-Resistant Sunset Bronze, $4,999

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FAUCET FINISHES

Tayga Pulldown Faucet, black, $239

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Taft faucet from Newport Brass.

Available at Dupont Plumbing Supplies

NYVATTNET kitchen faucet in polished brass colour, $149

ikea.ca

WALL CERAMICS WITH A TWIST

The Senio City collection is a chevron wall ceramic that can be installed for kitchen backsplashes or dining room accent walls. A big trend right now is a ‘fade-out’ effect where tiles fade from one colour to another or in the case of the Senio City, fading from a high polished to silky-matte finish. The chevron pattern is a reinvented classic that looks great in both traditional to contemporary spaces.

Senio City 3×10 chevron, 5 colours, matte or polished

for pricing contact ceragres.ca

TAILORMADE TILES

The Crafted tile collection combines the beauty of handcrafted clay, the charm of timeless bricks, and the boldness of turning subway tiles on their sides. The collection is comprised of a number of non-traditional tiles, like the black and white collection, which ranges from hand-drawn horizontal lines to more intricate horizontal and vertical lines.

For pricing and shipping information, hastingstilebath.com.

1 Black and White Collection | 2 Snow and Sage Subway tiles | 3 Handmade Decor Vintage

THE NEW WOOD LOOK

The 300-collection is a glazed porcelain tile suitable for residential and commercial installations. Its superior technical qualities include a slip-resistant factor all while assuring easy maintenance — perfect for a kitchen.

For more information or pricing, ceragres.ca.

SPICE UP YOUR KITCHEN with NEW HARDWARE

Available in gold, silver and black, these handles add the perfect touch in completing your kitchen project.

ENERYDA, $7.99 two in a package

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The Aether collection explores the inner section carvings reminiscent of the Cubist composition. Haute Deco architectural hardware is located in London, U.K. and they ship worldwide.

For pricing & shipping, hautedeco.com.

The Conga collection combines Tiki-style with mid-century minimalism. Available in five finishes.

From $6.60 to $17.40; available at Upper Canada Specialty Hardware


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Q & A with Manny Neves, Hardcore Renos, Part 1 of 2

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Q & A with Manny Neves, Hardcore Renos, Part 1 of 2

Q&A with Manny Neves, Hardcore Renos, Part 1 of 2

Combining a filmmakers’ eye, a love of international architecture, and a massive social media presence have helped build this Canadian construction company.

Interview by Will Gonell, Gonell Homes

How did you get into the contracting business?

Accidentally. My last year of high school I was all set to study architecture. I applied to architecture programs but during process I changed my mind and studied filmmaking instead. After I graduated worked in every single film department from P.A., to building sets, to grip, to A.D.

One day in my late 30s I was walking through Home Depot and we bumped into a high school mate who was in my drafting class. We talked and then I said, I can do construction. Never studied it, never apprenticed, never built anything for anyone but I just knew I could do it. That was nine years ago.

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 What are some of the influences that lead to your career path?

I was always fascinated by architecture, particularly architecture outside of Canada. When I got into construction I began my research and development with what I noticed in my personal travels. From Kyoto, to Paris, to Florence to Haiti, the mix of old with new and how they incorporated it. How the buildings, the details, their way of life influenced the way they design and build is far different than here in Canada. As I did and still do, I stop at construction sites and check out the work, I will actually stand there for an hour or longer and study, take mental notes. It’s important to understand why we build not simply how to build.

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 What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned on the job so far?

As much as clients are interviewing you when you first meet, a good contractor should be interviewing the clients. Both of you are heading into a potential relationship and you really need to get along, not agree with them all the time but challenge them.

I stay away from flippers. I’m interested in building homes that will last generations, not trends or real estate markets.

Also, don’t pay anyone in full until the work is complete to your satisfaction.

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You describe your work as artistry. Can you elaborate what that means to you?

Starting out studying architecture but then going into filmmaking and then back into architecture gave me an advantage. I was able to understand the function behind building through storytelling. Our homes are a story, the story of the family, the kitchen, the bedrooms. All the rooms and the exterior all serve a plot point to our family story. There are so many reasons why certain landmarks have lasted centuries and so many people connect with those structures.

I absolutely hate trends. Trends are the pop culture crap of construction. Hardwood should be grey, dark, white…. Hardwood should be what the homeowners desire them to be.

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I don’t give a crap about the work triangle in a kitchen. I’d rather know how you enter your home with groceries in your hands. Where do you want those groceries to be stored? How do you cook? How do you eat and when? The kitchen needs to work for your family, not a Pinterest board or Houzz album.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Bronze & Wood PENDANT LIGHT

$99.99

homesense.ca

Chalkboard Wood Slice NAPKIN RING

$6 each

indigo.ca

Bunny plate, PORCELAIN STONEWARE

$3.99

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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

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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

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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

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Sleigh Pom-Pom ORNAMENT

$10

indigo.ca

Rose Gold ORNAMENTS, set of 9

$34.88

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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

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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

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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
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Lush Velvet CUSHION (copper), $39
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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

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Marble CHEESE SERVERS

$12.99

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— 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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