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Primary perfection

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Primary perfection

Red, yellow and blue – These primary colours will spark inspiration this season

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PH 5 mini PENDANT LAMP in red. $754. finnishdesignshop.com
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Rainer velvet ARMCHAIR. $249. structube.com
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Yellow outdoor RUG. $40. bouclair.com
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Chef’s FRENCH OVEN in blueberry. From $430. lecreuset.ca
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Raised design acrylic TUMBLER. $10. zarahome.ca
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Gurli CUSHION COVER in dark blue. $5. ikea.ca
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Framlingham abstract END TABLE by Ivy Bronx. $224. wayfair.ca
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Sorrento navy blue velvet upholstered walnut wood three-seater SOFA. $832. walmart.ca
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Anniversary red TEA KETTLE by Chantal. $80. crateandbarrel.ca
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Yellow metal MIRROR with rope. $30. homesense.ca

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Top of the pots

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Top of the pots

Unique pots and planters to keep your fauna flowering all summer long

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Vadlamudi PLASTIC POT by Orren Ellis. $98. wayfair.ca
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Faceted modern FIBRESTONE PLANTER in black. $225. westelm.ca
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Fiberclay wavy ROUND PLANTER $205. bedbathandbeyond.ca
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Toffee drip CERAMIC PLANTER $8. homesense.ca
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Toki CERAMIC POT $29. structube.com
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Lux natura DECORATIVE POT by Le Present in black. $396. thebay.com
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Weathered handcrafted TERRA COTTA PLANTER $84. potterybarn.ca
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Nol large RIDGED PLANTER $229. crateandbarrel.ca
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Tre TERRACOTTA PLANTER $100. cb2.ca
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BLOEM PLANTER with metallic stand in black. $16. rona.ca

 

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Sweet Slumber

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Sweet Slumber

According to a recent survey by Bed, Bath & Beyond called The Way We Nest, 81 per cent of Canadians who responded said their bed is their happy place, while 73 per cent viewed their bedroom as a sanctuary. Whether your style is cool and colourful or contemporary country, create an inspiring bedroom that will have you pushing the snooze button every morning.

Contemporary country

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Photo: Jason Hartog Furniture from The Home Depot

“This bedroom is a place you can retreat to for serenity and calm. Now more than ever, people are looking for retreats within their home to find a quiet escape.” – Designer Jo Alcorn

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Cotton CUSHION COVER. $35. hm.com

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Striped ceramic table LAMP. $100. bouclair.ca

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Webora six-drawer DRESSER. $1,599. mobilia.ca

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Handmade antler DECORATIVE OBJECT. $442. potterybarn.ca

Cool and colourful

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Photo: Darby Mitchell Photography Wallpaper: Livettes | Bed and side tables: Mobilia | Mirror, and wall art: HomeSense | Chandelier and table lamp: Dainolite | Desk: Wayfair | Stool: West Elm | Candle, decor, water decanter, glasses, duvet sheet set, tassel pillows: H&M Home | Pink lumbar pillow and blue blanket: Anthropologie | Paint: Digby Paints | Rug: Structube

“Being careful to avoid an overly feminine design, I balanced out the gorgeous rich fuchsia with deep navy tones and plenty of gold accents so that anyone can feel comfortable in this bedroom.” – Designer and blogger Candace Alongi of The Minted Mama

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Aletta drum END TABLE by Brayden Studio. $563. wayfair.ca

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Strata nonwoven floral WALLPAPER by Graham & Brown. $65. rona.ca

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POSTER by Paper Collective. $30. hm.com

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Warren wall MIRROR in brass. $675. elte.com

Modern luxury

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Photo and furniture: West of Main

“The deep navy grass cloth wallpaper sets the mood for deep relaxation while creating a textured backdrop to all the natural linen layers and mocha tones that run through the space.” – Designer Sascha Lafleur of West of Main

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Coachella Brooklyn upholstered BENCH. $800. thebay.com

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Modern storage SIDE TABLE in slate grey. $180. walmart.ca

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Cream and dark grey rectangular indoor distressed area RUG by Safavieh. $169. lowes.ca

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Eurofase 29-in. gold hardwired MULTILIGHT PENDANT. $324. lowes.ca

Eclectic and tranquil

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Furniture:Renard bed. From $2,699. crateandbarrel.ca

“A place where luxury is in the details – sink into soft textures, colour-washed hues and welcoming silhouettes. This bedroom is balanced, personal and blissfully relaxed.” – Melissa Frail, assistant marketing manager, Crate & Barrel Canada

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Voxlov CHAIR in light bamboo. $119. ikea.ca

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Fejka artificial fiddle-leaf fig POTTED PLANT. $70. ikea.ca

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Sateen DUVET COVER. From $99. zarahome.ca

Sleep Tips – Dr. Shelby Harris

  1. Make sure that the pillows you choose for your bed are conducive to your sleep style. For example, a flatter pillow if you sleep on your stomach, or a more supportive one for your neck if you sleep on your side.
  2. Unplugging 30-60 minutes before bed helps your brain set the stage for sleep, thereby enhancing your ability to fall asleep. If you can, make use of your phone’s “do not disturb” function for the night, which will allow for only VIP people in your life to call in case of an emergency.
  3. Keep in mind that a cool bedroom is best, ideally in the mid- 17s C up to 22 C maximum. It takes a bit of practice to figure out what temperature works best for you and anyone else in your house – a room that’s too warm at night makes it harder for your body to fall and stay asleep. drshelbyharris.com

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New rustic

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Photo: Larry Arnal. Bed and nightstands: Niche Decor Pillow fabrics: Tonic Living Chandelier: West Elm

“The applied moulding and dramatic paint colour provide the headboard wall with some drama, which pairs nicely with the strong wood accents. Layered rugs bring in a luxury warmth underfoot.” – Designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design

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INDIGO STREAMER paint 4020-4 by Valspar. lowes.ca

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Alexa reclaimed wood BED. From $2,549. westelm.ca

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Nestwell is a new line of bedding essentials from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Nestwell light warmth down alternative COMFORTER. From $125. bedbathandbeyond.ca

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Dyllan pom herringbone THROW. $112. wayfair.ca

Kid Friendly

These bedrooms are spilling over with ideas that kids will love

Calm and neutral

“Fresh, pale blue with a dash of grey in the mix creates a canvas of calm that allows other colours in accessories to take the forefront.” – Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Canada colour and design expert.

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Designed by: Tiffany Piotrowski and Autumn Hachey Photo: Lauren Miller

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Iceberg 2122-50 PAINT. benjaminmoore.com

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Non-slip jute RUG. $109. zarahome.ca

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Gafford open-frame HEADBOARD by Dakota Fields. From $840. wayfair.ca

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Washed cotton DUVET COVER SET in white. $70. hm.com

Classic and whimsical

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Sasha’s garden QUILT. From $55. potterybarnkids.ca

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Bubble hanging CHAIR in clear with silver chain by Plata Decor. $1,350. lowes.ca

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Mundy side TABLE by Maison Corbeil. $509. homesociete.ca

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Smart cane HEADBOARD. $374. westelm.ca

Playful and contemporary

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Designed by: Kate Davidson of Kate + Co. Photo: Valerie Wilcox

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Round jute OTTOMAN. $130. bouclair.com

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Grazia GLIDER CHAIR in Nordic grey. $1,495. montedesign.ca

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Kudney wood geometric BOOKCASE by Ebern Designs. $200. wayfair.ca

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Rens SHEEPSKIN in white. $40. ikea.ca

Elegant boho

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Design, photo and furniture: West of Main

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Silver dotty WALLPAPER. $30. grahamandbrown.com

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Oneridge traditional light pink and yellow area RUG. $258. wayfair.ca

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Fejka artificial potted Kentia PALM PLANT. $70. ikea.ca

Modern and mature

Design, photo and furniture: West of Main
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Brittany tufted upholstered platform BED. $954. wayfair.ca

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Amya TABLE LAMP in black. $149. urbanbarn.com

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Foster PILLOW COVER. $20. bouclair.com

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Faux POTTED SUCCULENT. $13. marshalls.ca

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Top 10 - Small Appliances

Small appliances

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Small appliances

The coolest gear to elevate your kitchen experience.

Dolce & Gabbana slow JUICER by Smeg.

$1,900. thebay.com

The Bambino Plus ESPRESSO MACHINE in damson blue.

$550. breville.ca

A3500 ascent series BLENDER in candy apple red.

$800. vitamix.ca

Vortex plus 6-QT stainless steel AIR FRYER by Instant.

$180. amazon.ca

Professional plus FOOD PROCESSOR in silver by Ninja.

$150. canadiantire.ca

Ottoni ELECTRIC KETTLE.

$80. bodum.com

Drip 14-cup programable COFFEE MAKER by CRUXGG.

$145. williams-sonoma.ca

The custom loaf BREAD MAKER.

$400. breville.ca

Artisan series 5 qt. tilt STAND MIXER in honey.

$700. kitchenaid.ca

Gourmet 4SLICE TOASTER by Wolf.

$540. williams-sonoma.ca


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Art House

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Art House

Mainstream furniture design has taken an exciting turn lately. Maybe you have noticed it, too. From sculptural lighting and Brutalist-inspired tables to Rothko-inspired designs, decor is getting artsy. More specifically, Museum of Modern Art worthy! And I must admit I am a huge fan. I think we can all agree that it’s not just about furniture’s function; we want the form to be equally appealing. With art galleries and museums closed, for now, our need to physically connect with art has really changed. Along with adorning our space with literal paintings and pictures, it’s interesting to see that furniture can play a pivotal role, too – the rooms in our homes can become mini art exhibits. We can be the curator of our own spaces, choosing unique furniture and decor pieces that reflect our style and needs, and bring us unending inspiration every time we enter the room.

1. Dexter concrete top END TABLE. $749. crateandbarrel.ca

2. Chromatic squares PILLOW COVER citrus by Oui. $39. indigo.ca

3. Asana P-3769 FLOOR LIGHT by Oiko Design Office. $2,780-$2,834. lightformshop.com

4. Outline camel SOFA. $2,999. cb2.ca

5. Stacked SCULPTURE. $595. elte.com

6. Noguchi COFFEE TABLE in white ash. $2,495. eq3.com

7. Fiato MIRROR. $349. cb2.ca

8. Shepard faux shearling ARMCHAIR. $399. structube.com


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Fresh start with seven spring looks to love

7 spring looks to love

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7 spring looks to love

Soft earthy paint palette

COOL CURRENT 6199-42 by Sico. sico.ca

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BIG CYPRESS (DLX 1062-5),

MINTY AQUA (DLX1147-3) by Dulux. dulux.ca

Light wood accents

Monarch BED. $1,149. eq3.com

Redonda wood upholstered DINING CHAIR. $579. crateandbarrel.ca

Voxlov dining TABLE in light bamboo. $300. ikea.ca

Coloured sofas

DALU SOFA in hibiscus pink and oak. $1,149. article.com

Fany tufted 3SEATER SOFA in yellow. $499. structube.com

Morabo LOVESEAT in light green and wood. $600. ikea.ca

Natural elements

Rudy VASE. $30. eltemkt.com

Rattan PLANTER with wood stand. $35. homesense.ca

Turquoise druzy KNOB. $20. cb2.ca

The hand-crafted look

Linen throw PILLOW. $59. zarahome.ca

Pink seagrass BASKET. $35. homesense.ca

Stoneware SERVING BOWL. $15. hm.com

Delicate floral print

Mini floral DUVET COVER. $99-$139. zarahome.ca

Statement rugs

Patterned COTTON RUG. $35. hm.com

Colca WOOL RUG. $300-$1,800. westelm.ca

OMA RUG. $500. article.com


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Trend Watch: Opposites attract

Pantone Colour of the Year

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Pantone Colour of the Year

Every year, the design world and decoristas everywhere await the announcement from Pantone declaring the Colour of the Year. Pantone’s astute colour selection influences product development and design decisions from fashion to home furnishings.

For 2021, Pantone has chosen not one but two colours to encapsulate the new year: The calming shade of Ultimate Gray 175104 and the vibrant yellow colour Illuminating 13064. These two colours could not be more opposite, and that is precisely the point. “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with vibrant yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Practical and rocksolid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

Whether you plan to incorporate both colours or just one, here are some simple ways to infuse the hues into your lifestyle.

1. Yellow GEO ROUND GICLEE on canvas. $399. thebay.com

2. Original moustache BOBBLE HAT in lightening yellow/grey. $35. hunterboots.com

3. AJ FLOOR LAMP, dark grey by Arne Jacobsen. $1,666. finnishdesignshop.com

4. Portofino four-burner DUAL FUEL RANGE in yellow by Smeg. $9,499. cookstore.ca

5. Ormhassel THROW in yellow. $19. ikea.ca

6. Goopglow microderm instant glow EXFOLIATOR by Goopbeauty. $58. sephora.ca

7. Sven briar gray SOFA. $1,449. article.com

8. Nolita yellow KETTLE by Kate Spade New York. $100. thebay.com

9. Sunnuntai MUG by Birger Kaipiainen. $24. finnishdesignshop.com

10. Lithic BOWL. $99. eq3.com


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Store in style

Top ten coffee tables with storage

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Top ten coffee tables with storage

Choose a coffee table with storage to keep your space looking spick and span.

MID-CENTURY ART DISPLAY round coffee table in walnut. $674.

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MODERN coffee table with storage and magazine holder in white faux marble/gold. $179.

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MIKA coffee table in brown with ceramic top. $329.

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LEONA coffee table. $1,613.

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VECTOR coffee table in in walnut. $189.

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MID-CENTURY STORAGE coffee table in pebble. $749.

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VITRI coffee table in walnut. $459.

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WINSLET wood and marble coffee table. $1,049.

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VITTSJO nesting tables in black-brown/glass. $79. for set of two.

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Carlton modern SCANDINAVIAN SIDE STORAGE coffee table in white lacquer. $900.

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Get organized

Marie Kondo’s five easy tips to help you organize your home

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Marie Kondo’s five easy tips to help you organize your home

Need to get organized at home? The Container store and organizational guru Marie Kondo want to help! Together they have created 100 sustainably sourced products to inspire a tidy and joyful home. “When I was looking to develop products, I wanted a sustainable line that would spark joy and deliver the versatility and expertise The Container Store is famous for,” says Kondo. “I am so proud of what we have created together and thrilled that we were able to infuse aspects of my Japanese heritage into the collaboration.”

Here are five items currently on our “wish list”…

Marie Kondo modular ceramic canisters in cloud white. $16 to $25.

Marie Kondo serene matte metal accessory hanger in cloud white. $5.

Marie Kondo diagonal in-drawer organizer. $63.

Marie Kondo shoji two-section bamboo hamper. $191.

Marie Kondo ori rattan desktop organizer. $44.

For more information, visit containerstore.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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