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add some greens to your gallery wall

Think outside the box and hang some greenery as part of your next gallery wall. I love these hexagon white planters – they are graphic but simple. Perfect to add some life amongst your frames. Click on to learn more.

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we stopped by: barrymore furniture

Ann Marie, Stacy and I were all pretty excited when we were invited to stop by the Barrymore Toronto showroom earlier this week. Not only did we get a lovely tour around the showroom, we also got a sneak peek at the workshop…where all the magic happens! Seeing how furniture comes together has always fascinated me. Here are some of my favourite behind-the-scene pics that show some of the key steps in Barrymore’s process. Read on to see more!

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the perfect salad dressing helper

Along with recently jumping on the smoothie train, I have also discovered that I’m digging lemon based vinaigrette‘s – especially on kale salads! The acidity helps break down the toughness of the leaves, making the whole salad taste that much better. The lemon seeds and pulp, however, are driving me a bit crazy.

In my Christmas stocking this year, though, I got this mini citrus juicer and salad making has become so much more enjoyable. Love this little kitchen tool. It’s easy to store and easy to wash. Read on to learn more.

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win 10 gallons of paint from style at home’s country colour collection 2

Put down the paint chips and step away from the swatches! If a room refresh is on your 2015 to-do list and you haven’t quite found that perfect hue, look no further than our newly relaunched Style at Home Country Colour Collection 2! Hand-picked by our editor-in-chief, Erin McLaughlin this Beauti-Tone paint collection is available exclusively at Home Hardware and features 50 fresh shades in nine dynamic palettes to help bring an effortless dose of magazine style to your home.

style at home country colour collection 2 win 10 gallons of paint from style at homes country colour collection 2

To celebrate the relaunch of our collection, and to help you transform your home from dull to dazzling, Home Hardware is giving away 10 gallons of paint from the collection!

Read on to find out how you can win.

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win a $100 ikea gift card at IDS Toronto this weekend

It’s that time of year when design lovers flock to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the Interior Design Show, and Style at Home wants you to join us there!

ikea sektion 11 win a $100 ikea gift card at IDS Toronto this weekend

This year, we’ve teamed up with IKEA Canada to help unveil their new SEKTION kitchen system (on sale February 2, 2015). This collection will bring new meaning to a customized kitchen design, providing new measurements for their cabinets, doors and drawers, making your dream space all that more realistic and affordable.

Read on to find out how to win 1 of 3 IKEA gift cards to make that dream even more affordable!

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places to go, people to see: art shoppe

Time flies. Art Shoppe has been a staple in Toronto’s design landscape for 78 years. Steeped in history, the family owned business has a long list of clients, including the Toronto international airport and the Toronto telegram building. Good news, bad news: The historic Yonge and Eglinton location shut it’s doors a few months ago (not surprisingly, the site already has a condo project in the works). But the great news is that it’s found an arguably better home in the Castlefield design district and is settling in quite well. The new showroom retains the signature Canadian-made and European-imported Art Deco-inspired collection that its customers know and love. Situated among other great design shops, the new location makes for a great day trip destination – the in-store cafe, set to open in the spring, will be a great spot to lunch among stylish furnishings. Here are some snapshots of the iconic landmark address over the last seven or so decades. 

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7 steps to brewing better coffee

Chris Chekan, founder of Monarch Methods, designs sleek copper pour-over kettles with efficiency and brewing precision in mind. I asked him about his favourite way to brew coffee – the pour-over method, obviously – and how to do it in seven steps for a better cup of joe, every day.

MonarchMethodsKettle 7 steps to brewing better coffee

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smoothie essential: take it to go

Having recently jumped on the ‘smoothie’ bandwagon, I think these travel drinking glasses are going to become my newest obsession. They are dishwasher safe and you can purchase white lids to go with them, making it easy to take any drink with you. Read on to learn more about these trendy tumblers.

 

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editor’s pick: ace & jig for anthropologie

Anthropologie just launched a home goods collection with Brooklyn-based Ace & Jig by designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson (I posted its table runner in last Friday’s Decor vs. Fashion post), one of my favourite clothing brands. It’s easy to live in its comfortable printed dresses. Although the pieces are a bit of a splurge, they’re the clothes that you’ll reach for when you’d like to feel both comfortable and pretty. I imagine that the home goods collection will have the same effect in your rooms.

AceJig editors pick: ace & jig for anthropologie

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a beautiful way to stay organized in 2015

Is staying organized one of your 2015 goals? I feel like I’d be better at keeping my days straight if my calendar was as pretty as this one! Read on to find out where this work of art is from.

JulieSongInk1 a beautiful way to stay organized in 2015

all images via. Julie Song

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