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places to go, people to see: 3d parti festival

With a high concentration of quality designer showrooms – from Kiosk to Klaus, UpCountry to Studio b – King Street East has long been a destination for interior designers and decor enthusiasts alike. The tastemakers of the district have come together to create King East Design District (KEDD), and the collective plans to announce itself with a bang: A neighboughrhood-wide contemporary design festival called 3d parti. The one-day event will be held this Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and span from Church to Parliament along King and Adelaide streets, transforming the area into a life-sized public art gallery. Patrons can expect to be wowed by 15 art and design installations, including work by Toronto’s own Thrush Holmes. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.

THRUSH HOLMES DEATH VALLEY LOVERS MM WITH NEON ON PANEL 84X120 2013 36K places to go, people to see: 3d parti festival

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editor’s pick: jonathan saunders rugs

When deocr meets fashion, the result is almost always fabulous, and Jonathan Saunders’ floor covering collection for The Rug Company is no different. The Scottish designer is known for his bright colour choices and tantalizing prints. He didn’t hold back while working on the collaboration, creating four styles that pair bold hues in bolder combinations on captivating patterns. The price points are a little steep for this fashion and decor lover (my place isn’t quite as palatial as the below), but a girl can dream. Check out the four patterns and the inspirations behind them.

DC JS NOUVEAU R PORTRAIT editors pick: jonathan saunders rugs

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editor’s pick: rooms i love

This is one of my favourite kitchens that we have featured, designed by Sam Sacks. I love the mix of white, marble and warm wood tones. And don’t even get me started on that floor! When I finally buy a house, I’m using this space as inspiration.

Sam Sacks Kitchen editors pick: rooms i love Photography Virginia Macdonald

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small space storage solution: raskog kitchen cart from ikea

Keeping a small space organized can sometimes be a difficult task. I’m definitely guilty of having too many items and not enough places to put them. So, I’m always on the hunt for stylish storage solutions to help keep me organized without blowing my budget or taking up too much of the little space I have.

While searching online for creative space saving ideas, I came across the RASKOG kitchen cart from IKEA. With an endless list of uses, this little cart has taken the blogosphere by storm. Thanks to its simple design, large storage compartments and colours (my favourite is the turquoise), I have fallen victim to its charm.

style at home ikea kitchen cart small space storage solution: raskog kitchen cart from ikea {RASKOG kitchen cart, IKEA, $69.99}

Starting to feel the same? Check out a few of my favourite creative uses for this versatile cart. You never know, they might just inspire your next diy project (or trip to IKEA)!
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places to go, people to see: canadian national exhibition

With grey days and cool temperatures – and the fact that the whole Style at Home office is busily working on our November “Holiday Decorating” issue – it’s hard to feel like it’s summer. But I’ve got just the ticket for getting into a summertime mood: the Canadian National Exhibition is on in Toronto! Running through the first of September, this year’s festivities include a preview of the 2015 Pam Am Games (which will be hitting the city on July 10), an art exhibit of can sculptures of our mayoral candidates, an old-fashioned saloon, a fleet of food trucks and much more. I’m looking forward to checking out what’s new this year, but my all-time favourite thing to do at the CNE (not counting eating funnel cake, of course) is play the carnival games. The only problem is, living in a tiny condo, I don’t have the space to house the stuffed prizes. (The days of my bed being lined with plush toys are far, far gone.) So, my best advice for the ring toss and Whack-a-Mole aficionados out there is to scout out your desired loot before you play. Check out this beauty I won last year in a game of darts. This darling vintage-inspired metal plaque has held pride of place in my kitchen since last August and I have no intention of taking it down. After all, it does speak to my cooking style!

Take It Or Leave It places to go, people to see: canadian national exhibition

 

feature fridays: instagram inspiration

With each new issue of Style at Home magazine our readers take to social media to share their excitement. Over the past month, we’ve received lots of positive feedback from friends and fans through our @StyleAtHome Instagram account. Since we love seeing our readers enjoying the magazine, we wanted to share a few of our web team’s favourite pictures.

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Dream Home: $13 million Four Seasons Residence, Toronto

I love peeking inside people’s home’s and what better way to see some of the most luxurious houses in the city than by scouring real estate listings? This $13 million property in Toronto definitely caught my eye.

four seasons residence 1 Dream Home: $13 million Four Seasons Residence, Toronto
I found this listing on Chestnut Park and my heart started to beat faster. The space! The view! The windows and the floors! It’s one of the Four Seasons Residences, located in Toronto’s Yorkville. Read the rest of this entry »

removable wallpaper from chasing paper

I don’t know about you but I love decorating with wallpaper. There are so many gorgeous patterns out there to choose from. I adore the pattern I finally chose for my front hall and living room (Lumimarja by Marimekko) but when I see other beautiful designs, I sometimes wish that I could more easily switch up the look of my walls.

That’s where New York-based Chasing Paper comes in. Chasing Paper offers dozens of gorgeous designs of removable wallpaper. According to their website, the paper features the kind of high-quality texture you’d find on most traditional wallpapers but it’s really a peel and stick fabric, backed with a low-tack, non-toxic adhesive.

They say it’s super easy to hang yourself and since it’s easily removable, it’s perfect for commitmentphobes. The panels are 2 feet by 4 feet and cost $30. Here’s a closer look:

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brass office accessories

If you’re looking to give your office a sense of authority, add a few choice brass accessories – the sophistication level will skyrocket! Here are a few of my favourite decorative items for the desk top in the finish.

West Elm book end brass office accessories Geo Brass bookends, $49 per pair, West Elm.  

Keep your books in place with these geometric bookends, which subtly reference the shape of a horse.

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editor’s pick: maritime outdoor pillow

Too many people are starting to talk about fall, but Summer’s not over yet! Check out these geometric outdoor pillows – the perfect accent for a nautical themed outdoor space. Invite some friends over for a BBQ and lounge in comfort with this fab find. Read on to find out where to buy.

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