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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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Ahead of the curve - Arches

9 arch trend ideas

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9 arch trend ideas

Have you noticed that arches are having a major moment in design? The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of an arch (or arc) is the rainbow, that perfect burst of colour in unison after a rainfall; it’s a natural wonder that always inspires. Architecture often mimics the natural world, and it’s no different with the arch, as it appeared in design as early as the second millennium BC. And the Romans famously used 200 arches in the construction of the Colosseum. Arches tend to lift the eye upward, symbolizing support, lightness and openness. These days, you can find the classic design element not just in doorways but on everything from cushions to earrings.

1. Canyon King ARCHED CANOPY BED with upholstered headboard. $3,199. crateandbarrel.ca

2. Annie charcoal STORAGE CABINET. $2,699. crateandbarrel.ca

3. ART WORK. $99.99. homesense.ca

4. ARCH GREY PILLOW with down alternative insert. $74.95. cb2.ca

5. Delicate chain goldtone LINEAR EARRINGS by AllSaints. $65. thebay.com

6. HUGH MIRROR with marble shelf. $429. cb2.ca

7. TABLETOP MOBILE with stand by Bloomingville. $99.50. indigo.ca

8. JACKIE ROCKER in tan enviroleather with rose gold copper frame. $1,495. montedesign.ca

9. Ella FLOOR LAMP. $149. structube.com


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Indigo launches Indigobaby Registry with top baby brands and must-haves for parents

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Indigo launches Indigobaby Registry with top baby brands and must-haves for parents

Indigo is a haven for baby gifts – everything from picture books to plush, stuffed animals and cute onesies, it never disappoints. This is largely because the retail chain has implemented a deliberate diversification strategy, essential in the age of Amazon.

The company’s latest innovation is its baby gift registry. Indigobaby Registry is easy to navigate and beautifully designed, and is now available in-store, online and through the Indigo mobile app.

Kirsten Chapman, president at Indigo, describes the company’s motivation. “Our customer research indicated that expectant parents are looking for support on what they truly need to prepare for a new baby. Understanding this, we set out to design a solution that would make registering an easy, streamlined – and fun – experience.”

The registry features a wide assortment of more than 6,000 baby products available online, including strollers, swaddles, car seats and carriers. Gift-givers will feel confident in the products they purchase, as Indigo carries the most coveted baby brands – Baby Björn, Skip Hop, Happiest Baby, Stokke and Medela. While browsing the collection, one eye-catcher is Pehr’s handcrafted baby mobile with dangling sheep, and the double-sided play mat by The Pieces. Both would make gorgeous gifts.

Of course, helping to build baby’s first library is an affordable option for gift-givers, and Indigo has no shortage of choices. Why not gift an expectant mother with a Heather’s Pick – a copy of The Happiest Baby on the Block, by Harvey Karp, MD, or with a classic copy of What to Expect the First Year, by Heidi Murkoff?

True to its customer-centred philosophy, Indigo goes the extra mile for expectant mothers. Those who register receive an Indigobaby Memory Book, perfect for documenting their baby’s first year. Indigo is also offering registrants a 20-per-cent discount on all items remaining on their registries and hassle-free returns and exchanges within 90 days. As well, a user-friendly mobile app allows users to create and update their registries anywhere, anytime.

The Indigobaby Registry will also be a valuable resource for expectant parents, with advice and tips from parenting experts and authors. Any mother-to-be will appreciate the insider tips and tricks, such as inspiration on how to design a soothing nursery and blog posts such as “Dr. Karp’s five Ss to get fussy babies to sleep.”

“We know that being an expectant parent is an incredibly joyful time, but it can also be overwhelming,” says Chapman.

Indigo’s curated collection and convenient features aims to make shopping a breeze, and may eliminate some of the stress for expectant parents.

For more information, visit indigo.ca

Shawna Wynne is a GTA-based freelance writer and recent graduate of Humber College’s Professional Writing and Communications Graduate Certificate program.

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TREND WATCH: from Venice, with Love

TREND WATCH: from Venice, with Love

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TREND WATCH: from Venice, with Love

by Silvana Longo

Originating in Italy’s Veneto area over 500 years ago, terrazzo is a composite material of marble chippings set into cement and polished to a super smooth finish. Created as a way to reuse the scrapped rock, this sustainable, speckled mosaic was traditionally used as flooring in Venetian palaces.

It had a moment in the sun in the ’70s but this year, building on the popularity of marble over the last few years, terrazzo offers a more colourful, more playful alternative. And its popularity in the 21st century soars beyond the floor and walls with many decor items popping up inspired by the abstract pattern. It brings texture and interest to fabrics and wallpapers, and these terrazzo-inspired items add a chic Italian vibe to your decor.

1 FLONG RUG, $14.99; ikea.ca

2 Terrazzo MACBOOK CASE, $67.15; etsy.com

3 Indigo Set of 4 Terrazzo COASTERS, $24.50; indigo.ca

4 FINE ART PRINT Bleu Serene, $26.99; etsy.com

5 Velvet PILLOW, Mademoiselle Nathalie, $110.03; etsy.com

6 HANGIVEN MUG, $5.99, patterned; ikea.ca

7 Terrazzo Bath Collection, CANISTER, $38US, LOTION DISPENSER, $38US, SOAP DISH, $28US, TUMBLER, $28US; anthropologie.com

8 Terrazzo White Rectangular SERVING PLATTER, $79.95; cb2.com

9 Terrazzo-print SHOWER CURTAIN, $20; simons.ca

10 Speckled CERAMIC BOWL, $12.99; homesense.ca


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TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour

TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour

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TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour

by Silvana Longo

Dive into soft washes of colour inspired by the palette of ocean waves and sunsets. The wanderlust of watercolours echo dreams and memories of distant shores and sand-washed hues. If you just want to test the waters, choose from painterly pillows and art to textiles and ceramics; they add a delicate and whimsical touch to your decor. If you’re already a fan of the watery inks and visible brush strokes, take the plunge with these stunning watercolour designs in flooring and wallcoverings.

1 Painter’s Palette Canvas ART – 24 X 36 – $49.50; indigo.ca

2 Cloud WALLPAPER by Emma Hayes, Sky, $335 per 11-yard roll; newwall.com

3 Lagoon Serving BOWL, $29; urbanbarn.com

4 Zoe Bios Corner RUG, $699-$1,820; westelm.ca

5 Casetify Watercolor Leather APPLE WATCH BAND, $52 US; anthropologie.com

6 Alto Watercolour TILE Effect Flooring design. Go to atrafloor.com for pricing and shipping information

7 Leaves Toss CUSHION 20X20, $39; urbanbarn.com

8 Watercolour PILLOW COVER, $3; ebay.ca

9 Peachy Painter’s Palette PILLOW COVER – 18 x 18 – $34.50; indigo.ca


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TREND WATCH: Electric Jungle

TREND WATCH: Electric Jungle

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TREND WATCH: Electric Jungle

by Silvana Longo

You may have noticed wild animals and tropical themes dominating in decor lately, but this isn’t just a regular jungle motif adding a tropical vibe to your interiors. This summer, the Electric Jungle trend has emerged with shapes and objects of the natural world represented in an unnatural way. Taken out of their usual context and recoloured, at times in an Andy Warhol-ish, neon kind of way, these primal elements electrify any decor with incredible patterns, bold colours and lots of neon lighting. Step into this jungle-in-stereo look and add a wild spark of Pop Art to a space, inside and out.

1 Nature Table, PLATTER, $58US; anthropologie.com

2 Gold Carnaby Zebra STACKING DISH, $32US; jonathanadler.com

3 Valet Snake TRAY, $68US; jonathanadler.com

4 Cabana FRAME, $22US; anthropologie.com

5 Colourful Palm Acrylic HIGHBALL, $10; indigo.ca

6 CANVAS Flamingo Toss CUSHION with Tripel, 16″ $17.99; canadiantire.ca

7 Embroidered Cockatoo LAMP SHADE, $148US; anthropologie.com

8 Toucan Patterned Melamine PLATES, small $12.99, large $14.99; homesense.ca

9 Neon Pineapple TABLE LAMP, $69.50; Indigo Exclusive; indigo.ca

10 Jaguar PRINT, 8″x8″, $26; etsy.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

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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
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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Home Finds: Ready, Set, Summer ...

HOME FINDS: TREND WATCH: Ready, Set, Summer …

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The winter gets washed away (and its harsh memory) once we clean up the yard and prep the patio for the sun-filled months ahead. This year, add some Canadiana to your outdoor space as we celebrate our country’s milestone birthday

by Silvana Longo

When it comes to relaxing outdoors in affordable, modern style, the laid-back Morocco collection knows the ropes. Colourfast and UV-resistant ropes are hand-wrapped around an aluminum frame to define the linear look, while the thick, fade- and mildew-resistant Sunbrella cushion adds a plush layer. The synthetic resin rope supports and conforms to your every move then springs back to its streamlined shape.

Morocco Lounge Chair with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,199;
Hexa Side Table, $379;
Hexa Coffee Table, $749;
Crest Side Table Stool, $399;
Morocco Sectional Corner with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,299;
Morocco Sectional Armless Chair with Sunbrella Cushion, $999;
Salome 8’x10′ Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Charcoal, $1,899 crateandbarrel.ca

LOUNGE LOVERS
With rest & relaxation under sunny skies a top priority, make room for some stylishly snug seating.

SUBSTANTIAL SEATING

The XL Breeze chair has natural teak accents and an elegant powdercoated frame design, with added security from solid aluminum back slats and a thick, reinforced structure upholstered in Sunbrella.

Breeze XL Chair, $2,725

elte.com

— SIL’s PICK —

“This eye-catching chair was love at first sight for me. The exquisite colour palette of gold, teal and white just sing summer to me…not to mention the cool form is a weaving masterpiece.”

Silvana Longo
Editor

Made of all-weather cord, handwoven around a lightweight aluminum frame, this chair brings the right combination of comfort and elegance to porches and decks.

Huron Large Lounge Chair + Cushion, $1,211.73

westelm.com

IN AND OUT

This handwoven chair in flexible recycled plastic with sturdy steel frame offers ergonomic comfort in a retro-modern esthetic form. Its weave perfectly cradles the body offering ultimate comfort. Durable for both outdoor as well as indoor use, it has protective stoppers on the feet to protect wooden flooring and rust-proofed steel for protection against the elements.

Acapulco Chair, $799

thebay.com

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

This whimsical outdoor chair features a breezy, crazy-weave canopy, holders for your drink and a dream-catcher motif woven into the back. Made with all-weather wicker that’s been laced by hand over a sturdy, rust-resistant wrought iron frame.

Dream Catcher Swingasan, $449.95

pier1.com

— EM’s PICK —

Emilie Simpson
Art Director

LOUNGE IN LUXURY

Handcrafted with the highest quality teak in the world, this classic chaise in a bold wide-slat design can be left unfinished to weather to a beautiful silvery grey, or maintained with Golden Care Teak Protector.

Regatta Chaise Lounge with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,644

crateandbarrel.ca


Let’s Get the PARTY STARTED…
A summer outdoor tablescape is where you can let your creativity soar…from bright colours, burgeoning blossoms to pretty prints, nature’s backdrop is the perfect setting to eat, drink and be merry.

WAVES of COLOUR

Ready to take a break from everyday white and boring solids? Showcase your rockin’ style with this porcelain dinnerware in rich shades of teal, taupe and glimmering gold. A beautiful way to set a table that displays nature’s gifts.

Katalla Bay Ceramic Salad Plate, $10.95

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COLOURFUL STRIPES

It’s a fiesta waiting to happen. Crafted of machine-washable cotton, even napkins add an instant burst of summer spirit to the table.

Summer Citrus Striped Napkin, $5.95

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SUMMER SPIRITS

This party essential is made of natural teak wood and makes a smart and sophisticated choice for your outdoor living.

Zuo Modern Regatta Trolley, $679.99

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SUCCULENT MEALS

Embellished with a lush, lifelike succulent sprig, the raffia napkin ring sets the table with garden-party ambience.

Succulent Napkin Ring, $4.95

crateandbarrel.ca

FESTIVE & FUN

Bits of molten glass speckle blue-toned confetti on a tall but chunky highball glass that feels great in the hand. Handcrafted of recycled glass, the glass will vary slightly in size and capacity.

Rue Blue Double Old-Fashioned Glass, $6.95
Rue Blue Highball Glass, $7.95

crateandbarrel.ca

SIL SAYS …
There is definitely a tile trend happening this summer in outdoor living. These tile-inspired accents whisk me away to the Mediterranean where the sun shines its brightest and I am in my happy place.

DECORATIVE DINING

Add a little art to your outdoor space with a tiled tabletop in this fun, graphic pattern. The smooth ceramic top is easy to clean and brightens up an outdoor dining area; tiles are carefully inlaid by hand onto an FSC-certified hardwood base for a unique look.

Mosaic Tiled Dining Table, $1,616.18

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Decorative DETAILS
Accents are not optional…but a necessity

PLANT LIFE

Socker Watering Can, light green. You can store water or a nutrient mixture in the can, so everything is ready when you water your plants.

SOCKER Watering Can, 5 Litre, $14.99

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TROPICAL TREATS

Dessert tastes sweeter on these handpainted, watercolour, tropic-inspired dessert plates.

Aloha Dessert Plates, set of 4, $19.99

canadiantire.ca

When it comes to cushions, you have your pick of the crop to create a fun and vibrant outdoor space!

Garden Treasures Yellow Striped Outdoor Throw Pillow, $19.99

lowes.ca

Outdoor Floral Tile pillow, $71.18

westelm.com

SEA BREEZE

This pillar candle holder of clear glass with cockle shell finish is reminiscent of breezy afternoons at the beach.

Shell Candle Holder, 8″x8″ $100

cobistyle.com

KEEP THE BUGS AT BAY

Citronella Candles, $59.99 each

goneshopping.ca/brands/skeem-design/

SUMMER NIGHTS…
When the sun sets, add a few layers of ambiance lighting to complement a star-filled sky to light up the night.

1) Medium Wood Base Lantern, $79.95; pier1.com

2) Cut-Out Ceramic Lantern, $29.99; bouclair.com

3) Metal and Wood Lantern with Rope Handle, $34.99; bouclair.com

4) Limoux Lantern—Brass starts at $395US; rh.com

5) Teal Rattan Outdoor Decorative Lantern, $34.99, lowes.ca


Au Canada…

In spite of global unrest, it seems our country’s light shines bright as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Our internationally acknowledged tolerance and peace-loving country sets a high standard making it quite evident that the world needs more Canada!

This summer revel in our unique Canuck pride with our favourite (yes, proudly spelled with a “u”) sesquicentennial picks.

Canada Map Pillow Cover, 20″x20″, $39.50

indigo.ca

Expressions Canada 150 Eh Team Pillow Cover 18″x18″, $39.50

indigo.ca

PC Oblong Cushion (red), $17

superstore.ca

Camp Coffee Pot – Better in Canada, $34.50

indigo.ca

Iconic Ice Point Blanket, $170 – $550 depending on size

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The Colour Of Canada

with an introduction by Roy Macgregor, $24

indigo.ca

Tera Gear 4-pc BBQ Utensil Set, $35

superstore.ca

Wooden “Canada” Tray, $29.99

homesense.ca

Ceramic “Eh” Spoonrest, $6.99

homesense.ca

Smythe by Auden Alpaca Eh Sweater, $395

holtrenfrew.com


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