I am one of those people who collects chairs. Well, actually I collect chairs, sofas and settees. Fortunately I have a large garage. Needless to the crowded garage is a sore point for my husband. He is upset that there is not enough room for the second-hand air hockey table that he purchased. At any rate, I thought that I was done with my collection chairs until I saw the Keira chair on a press release from the talented team at Plum Furniture and Design Solutions. Called the Kiera
chair, this piece works beautifully in any kind of decor.
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Since there’s nothing quite like a boozy drink to warm you up at the end of a long work week, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe each Friday for the next month or so. Next up: mojito. Best enjoyed poolside, it’s also delicious with a plate of tacos. Since I have some fresh mint and a bottle of rum on hand, this is what I’d like to make tonight.
This week marked the 10 year anniversary of the Wood Design Awards in British Columbia, a ceremony that celebrates leadership and innovation in wood use. Run by Wood WORKS!, a project of the Canadian Wood Council, the event brought together 350 design and building professionals, of which 113 nominees were recognized across 12 categories.
Among the winners were three architects awarded for their stunning residential interior designs. Personally, I’m a big fan of using wood in your home decor, whether it’s to add a rustic look, texture or warmth to your space. While Style at Home has encouraged adding wood decor accessories around your home, these projects demonstrate a skillful and thoughtful use of wood on a much larger scale. These homes truly showcase the strength, beauty, versatility and cost-effectiveness of wood, from construction and architecture to design and style.
Which of these three winning home designs is your favourite?
Tomorrow, The Forbidden City exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum opens its doors to the public. An historic collaboration between the ROM and the Palace Museum in Beijing, this exhibit boasts more than 400 of the 1.8 million artifacts within the walls (and storage) of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Many of the items have never been on display in North America; some have never been seen outside of China.
Are you looking to add refined elegance to your daily life without the hassle of a home renovation? If so, we have just the right ideas for you. An opulent crystal chandelier or a shimmering statement necklace instantly introduces lavishness and decadence to your sophisticated home and wardrobe. Owning either piece this season, you are guaranteed to win Kate Middleton’s approval.
If you had $900 to spend on a shopping spree, which would you choose–the crystal chandelier or statement necklace?
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Let’s be honest… Life is hectic, days are long and while we don’t always want to be cooking elaborate meals every night, we have to satisfy our hunger. Am I right? The problem is that I do love to cook, but don’t always have the motivation or time. As a result, I’m always keeping my eye out for quick and easy recipes that have simple instructions and ingredients.
I adore the simplicity of natural flavours when it comes to food. Fresh vegetables. Fragrant herbs. Rich olive oil. They combine so easily it’s hard to believe it can taste so good!