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decor vs. fashion: geometric trays or necklace?

Have you seen the December issue of Style at Home? I love the modern op art trend I curated for the “Trendspotting” column – the products have patterns composed of irregular shapes in bright colours, which remind me of 1960s 0p-art motifs. In particular, the modular Kaleido trays and artful The Conversation necklace caught my eye, since they’re both small accent pieces that make a big statement.

Which of these edgy geometric pieces would you choose: the modular trays or statement necklace?

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Harley Pasternak’s essentials for a healthy kitchen

Last week, I sat down with celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak to chat about his latest book, The Body Reset Diet, and his brand-new Power Blender. Here, I’m sharing Harley’s top three essentials for a healthy kitchen. Read on to find out what they are – I wholeheartedly agree that every budding home chef should have all three of them!

HarleyPasternak Harley Pasternaks essentials for a healthy kitchen

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decor vs. fashion: colourful striped artwork or sweater?

Multicoloured stripes are such a happy pattern, don’t you think? Especially when the skies are grey and the weather’s weary, the vibrant pattern is certain to brighten up the day. I came across this gorgeous artwork from Jayson Home, and while it’s a splurge, it’s a statement piece for neutral rooms that need something extra.

If money were no object, which would you go for, artwork or a sweater? DecorVsFashion ColourfulStripes decor vs. fashion: colourful striped artwork or sweater?

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decor vs. fashion: girly pink bows

Have you seen the Kate Spade New York for GapKids collection? The limited edition pieces are bright, pretty and ideal for the upcoming holidays. I adore the girly flourishes like bows, gold glitter and shiny graphic letters, and was super-excited to spot a coordinating toss cushion from The Land of Nod.

So, which would you choose for party season: a toss cushion with a pink bow or a crossbody bag?

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easy ideas for a sparkling wine and fondue holiday party

When it comes to holiday parties, I veer toward the approach that simpler = better. Parties that take minimal effort to pull together not only leave the host feeling relaxed, but guests, too. This year, I’d like to invite my friends over for a sparkling wine and fondue party. Inspired by a Jackson-Triggs après ski party that I attended, here are four easy steps (and two recipes).

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removable wallpaper for renters

I rent my Toronto apartment, so I’ve never considered putting up wallpaper. But these removable wallpaper tiles from Hygge & West are amazing – and WAY less of a commitment. Wouldn’t the wallpaper be lovely in a powder room or entryway wall?

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decor vs. fashion: metallic vase or dress?

Our sister brand, Elle Canada, launched an exclusive holiday dress collection with RW&CO. (available in stores and online starting tomorrow, November 1), and I couldn’t be more thrilled; after all, who doesn’t love dressing up?

Since I’m usually pretty conservative when it comes to party clothes and, let’s face it, home decor as well, I decided to step outside of my comfort zone with a very sparkly Decor vs. Fashion post. Here’s hoping this will inspire all of us to shake things up!

So, which would you choose: an opulent mosaic vase or sequined dress?

DecorVsFashion Metallic decor vs. fashion: metallic vase or dress?

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decor vs. fashion: camel-coloured drapes or coat?

Camel is such a classic shade for the cooler months, and most definitely one of my go-tos. It transcends trends yet remains effortlessly stylish from year to year. I can attest – I’ve had my (very lived-in) wool camel-coloured coat for years now and it’s still my favourite. So, if you’re looking to invest in some warmth this season, look no further than this warm neutral.

For this week’s Decor vs. Fashion, which would you choose: Silk drapery or a wool coat?

DecorVsFashion Camel decor vs. fashion: camel coloured drapes or coat?

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kitchen cravings: structure bakeware

I think it’s safe to say that Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend officially rings in baking season (for those of us who aren’t year-round bakers). I got a sneak peek at a brand new collection of bakeware from Quebec-based Trudeau, and lovely readers, I think you’ll be as pleased as I was.

The Structure collection features everything you love about silicone bakeware – non-stick and flexible properties ensure muffins and loaves easily pop right out of their pans – plus the added bonus of a reinforced steel rim for secure handling. Your baking lives just got a whole lot easier!

StructureBakeware kitchen cravings: structure bakeware

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decor vs. fashion: faux fur toss cushion or scarf?

Soft and luxurious faux fur is having a moment this fall, and with good reason. I’ve been seeing the coziest accessories everywhere, and have been daydreaming about spending days cuddled up in them. For this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post, I can’t decide whether I’d like like to dress my sofa in faux fur or myself!

What do you think – if you had $75 to spend this weekend, which would you choose – a faux fur toss cushion or scarf?

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