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diy: upholstered headboard

I did it. I finally made my upholstered headboard – and (surprisingly) it was easy! For anyone needing to add a little ‘umph’ to their bedroom decor, I highly suggest you give a DIY headboard a go. Here’s mine – it really makes the bed more of a focal point in my farmhouse room. Click to read my steps for how I crafted this together. The room is almost complete – now it’s just desperate for artwork!! So close to calling this project a wrap!

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fab find: colourful striped tablecloth

The ‘layered look’ is so in this time of year, and not just in fashion! Bring this look to home decor too by layering tablecloths for a fun fall tablescape. The colours and stripes of this one make the space feel young and inviting.

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feature friday: 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 loved seeing how you’re enjoying our Celebrate with Style November issue, we wanted to share a few of our web team’s favourite pictures. sah-blog-nov-8 Read the rest of this entry »

places to go, people to see: montreal restaurant week

Now in its third year, MTL à Table (a.k.a. Montreal Restaurant Week), returns on October 30. Running through November 9, the event offers prix fix menus in 140 restaurants throughout the city. Priced at $19, $29 and $39 the set three-course meals allow patrons to hit up their go-to spot for less or try a new place at an affordable price point. It’s the perfect excuse to plan a date night or to catch up with friends. Check out a few mouth-watering dishes from a couple of choice restos below.

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foxes are the new owls

Remember when every store you went into had some sort of Owl decor? Well bye-bye owls…Foxes are in! Amanda Etty was ahead of the game calling this trend out back in the January 2013 issue, and it’s still going strong! I’ve been out and about checking out what’s new and foxes are taking over the shelves. Here are a few of my favs.

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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?

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diy projects: 5 things to spray paint gold

As a DIYer, part of the beauty of ‘doing it yourself’ is seeing something transform before your eyes.  Often times that transformation requires days or weeks, and sometimes months.  On the other hand, sometimes a transformation happens right before your eyes thanks to a can of spray paint.

Spray paint is the closest thing to magic I’ve found.  There is a huge array of colours to choose from, matte or glossy finishes, and even metallic.  My personal favourite is gold.  A little gold spray paint goes a long way to dress things up.

If you’ve got a few minutes, here are five fun items to whip out the spray paint for.  In a few quick coats and not much effort you’ll witness a  magical transformation right in front of your eyes.

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5 easy no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas

Put down those carving tools, there’s a new way to decorate pumpkins and it’s taking the internet by storm! Gone are the days of scooping, carving and candles. Say hello to paint, glitter and googly eyes!

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If you’re thinking of spending the weekend decorating pumpkins for Halloween (but want to skip the mess), why not check out these five creative no-carve pumpkins.

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stop what you’re doing and watch scott mcgillivray bond with a stray kitten

I’m going to make a bold claim here. It does not matter if your day has been bad, good, or great, because it’s about to get way better!

Enjoy a serious injection of cute this afternoon thanks to our regular contributor and expert handyman Scott McGillivray as he bonds with a stray kitten found onsite while shooting his HGTV show Income Property.

 


For more of Scott’s tips and tricks on how to save by maintaining your home, check out:

4 ways to save with an eco-friendly home
How to: Renovate your laundry room
6 tips for avoiding renovation mistakes
4 quick weekend updates
How to: Add or expand closet space

 

bluebellgray at hudson’s bay

Spring is in the air at the Hudson’s Bay Company with the arrival of bluebellgray, a Scottish textile company run by the fabulous Fiona Douglas. Based off of her own colourful watercolours, these designs have been digitally printed onto natural materials which are then made into bed linens, pillows and furniture. Amanda Etty and I had the pleasure of meeting Fiona a couple weeks ago and seeing the whole line in person. Read on to learn more about the company and to see a few snap shots from our visit!

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