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  • Spring decor, trends and style ideas Spring decor, trends and style ideas

    Spring decor, trends and style ideas

    Spring has sprung, which means fresh and fabulous new decor inspirations. from outdoor party essentials , to lighting options, to picnic secrets and more, this list of home decor accessories will help you give your decor a seasonal refresh. picnic-ready pattern rosanna’s first...

    Published:

    2012-04-11 10:57:00

    Author(s):
    Catherine Therrien
    Updated:

    2012-04-11 10:57:00

  • Stylish outdoor furniture Stylish outdoor furniture

    Stylish outdoor furniture

    It’s time to emerge from winter hibernation. throw open the windows and doors. once again, home time can be outdoor time. so make your backyard, front porch, deck or patio the must-be place for you and your family to hang out and catch up. whether you’re a social butterfly looking to create...

    Published:

    2012-03-22 11:17:11

    Author(s):
    Cindy Jacobelli
    Updated:

    2012-03-22 11:17:11

  • 7 outdoor Christmas decorating ideas 7 outdoor Christmas decorating ideas

    7 outdoor Christmas decorating ideas

    It’s time to deck the halls again. and that includes giving the exterior of your home a makeover as well. transform windows , walkways and bare branches to create a warm and welcoming holiday home. as you explore your festive options, you’ll find there’s a lot more out there than the old...

    Published:

    2011-12-22 11:15:34

    Author(s):
    Cindy Jacobelli
    Updated:

    2011-12-22 11:15:34

  • 13 ways to prepare your cottage for winter 13 ways to prepare your cottage for winter

    13 ways to prepare your cottage for winter

    The fall colours are falling and the days are getting crisper. now that cottage season is over, it's time to shut it down for another year. preparing your cottage for its long winter’s nap need not be a major chore, but there are some crucial steps you should take to avoid any surprises while...

    Published:

    2011-11-28 13:15:11

    Author(s):
    Martha Uniacke Breen
    Updated:

    2011-11-28 13:15:11

  • Cabana-style change room Cabana-style change room

    Cabana-style change room

    Here are 7 simple steps will help you turn your outdoor storage space into a poolside change room done up cabana style. poolside bliss an outdoor shower is a bonus (seen on the right side). this one is built-in but stand-alone versions that hook up to your garden hose are readily...

    Published:

    2011-07-23 20:56:57

    Author(s):
    Catherine Therrien
    Updated:

    2011-07-23 20:56:57

  • Resort-style cottage retreat Resort-style cottage retreat

    Resort-style cottage retreat

    Location, location, location. the realtors’ mantra is chanted by house hunters everywhere, and in cottage country the refrain assumes a feverish pitch. finding the perfect private waterfront spot takes patience – so it helps if you’ve been staring at it for almost five years. “from our...

    Published:

    2011-07-04 22:56:18

    Author(s):
    Kathleen Dore
    Updated:

    2011-07-04 22:56:18

  • 8 outdoor party essentials 8 outdoor party essentials

    8 outdoor party essentials

    It's that time of the year, when the weather starts to warm up and the party can move outdoors. whether you have a fabulous deck or a big backyard, there are some essentials that will guarantee a smooth sailing outdoor party. these eight key outdoor accessories that will make entertaining in...

    Published:

    2011-04-29 10:38:47

    Author(s):
    Elaine Song
    Updated:

    2011-04-29 10:38:47

  • 5 fab outdoor entertaining spaces 5 fab outdoor entertaining spaces

    5 fab outdoor entertaining spaces

    Photography by andreas trauttmansdorff sophisticated dinner party having an open space just off a pair of doors leading inside is perfect for an outdoor dining table. transferring food from the kitchen is easy and guests can mingle indoors and out. see more of this chic space

    Published:

    2011-04-29 09:35:43

    Author(s):
    Lauren McPhillips
    Updated:

    2011-04-29 09:35:43

  • Colourful garage makeover Colourful garage makeover

    Colourful garage makeover

    Our tiny toronto backyard looked like it had been abandoned centuries ago until we transformed it into the vibrant warm-weather hot spot that it is today. in 2007, my partner, tim stewart, and i updated the small patio with granite pavers and converted the unused garage into a second living room....

    Published:

    2011-04-14 09:27:18

    Author(s):
    Doug Wallace
    Updated:

    2011-04-14 09:27:18

  • Outdoor space: Chic courtyard Outdoor space: Chic courtyard

    Outdoor space: Chic courtyard

    The transformation of paul vivian and mark pundzius's 12' x 19' garden from a concrete parking spot to a classically styled courtyard with cooking, entertaining and gardening zones is miraculous. despite health challenges, paul worked in the garden over the course of six summers. "at moments,...

    Published:

    2011-03-02 16:09:53

    Author(s):
    Kathleen Dore
    Updated:

    2011-03-02 16:09:53

  • Outdoor lighting tips Outdoor lighting tips

    Outdoor lighting tips

    Decorating your home with pretty outdoor lights is a beautiful way to make your space feel festive during the holiday season. however, choosing the right lights for your house can be a challenge. to make shopping for lights easier this season, we've asked allison duffy from canadian tire ,...

    Published:

    2010-12-22 13:25:00

    Author(s):
    Jennifer Bartoli
    Updated:

    2010-12-22 13:25:00

  • Summer-ready outdoor decor Summer-ready outdoor decor

    Summer-ready outdoor decor

    These 10 beautiful summer outdoor decor items will help you create an outdoor oasis at your home or cottage this summer . celebrate the season with these colourful pieces that are sure to give you even more reason to get outside. 1 sparrow doormat welcome guests into your home this summer...

    Published:

    2010-06-02 08:52:28

    Author(s):
    Marissa Liu
    Updated:

    2010-06-02 08:52:28

  • 10 outdoor entertaining essentials 10 outdoor entertaining essentials

    10 outdoor entertaining essentials

    Our 10 outdoor entertaining picks are perfect for any outdoor occasion, whether you're hosting an intimate open-air dinner party or a throwing a bustling summer social.  1 graphic ceramic entertaining set bold black and white graphics adorn this chic set of ceramic serveware. designed...

    Published:

    2010-04-01 09:49:29

    Author(s):
    Marissa Liu
    Updated:

    2010-04-01 09:49:29

  • 10 outdoor decor ideas 10 outdoor decor ideas

    10 outdoor decor ideas

    Keep cool and comfortable in style while enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. create a captivating patio arrangement with the help of these fantastic outdoor decor accessories. 1 recycled glass pitcher this handsome handblown pitcher is perfect for serving cool cocktails like fruit...

    Published:

    2010-03-09 10:52:21

    Author(s):
    Marissa Liu
    Updated:

    2010-03-09 10:52:21

  • Our best outdoor living ideas Our best outdoor living ideas

    Our best outdoor living ideas

    Make the most of the warm weather by creating a wonderful outdoor oasis. whether it be on your balcony or backyard, we've got the very best in outdoor living. decorating your outdoor living space 10 outdoor decor ideas stay stylish in the sun with these 10 chic outdoor decor items. pretty...

    Published:

    2010-02-01 08:54:00

    Author(s):
    styleathome.com
    Updated:

    2010-02-01 08:54:00

  • 10 autumn home exterior accessories 10 autumn home exterior accessories

    10 autumn home exterior accessories

    Fall is the perfect time to freshen up decor so take a look at your home's exterior and consider how even small updates can make all the difference to make your home look lovely. and if you're putting your home on the market, there's nothing like some curb appeal to set your home apart from the...

    Published:

    2009-10-08 12:04:00

    Author(s):
    Jennifer Melo
    Updated:

    2009-10-08 12:04:00

  • Find the perfect cottage chair Find the perfect cottage chair

    Find the perfect cottage chair

    Retailers have finally realized what we’ve all known for years: a rickety folding chair does not cut it for outdoor seating. now, there are more choices for a cottage chair than you can shake a stick at. we’ve collected some of the best ideas, from traditional to surprising, so you don’t...

    Published:

    2009-08-20 13:15:00

    Author(s):
    Jennifer Murray
    Updated:

    2009-08-20 13:15:00

  • Relax in an inspired outdoor room Relax in an inspired outdoor room

    Relax in an inspired outdoor room

    Some of the best decorating happens, as we all know, when you bring the outdoors in. so maybe it should follow, then, that the opposite is also true, and that taking the inside out can create spaces that are equally as interesting. of course, it's easy when your house looks out on green fields...

    Published:

    2009-07-20 00:00:00

    Author(s):
    Suzanne Moutis
    Updated:

    2009-07-20 00:00:00

  • Purchasing a hot tub Purchasing a hot tub

    Purchasing a hot tub

    Relax amid swirling waters...in summer and winter! if you're toying with the idea of purchasing a hot tub for your backyard , there are a few things you should know before you jump in. what to consider advantages hot tubs have become increasingly popular -- with good reason. first, unlike...

    Published:

    2009-02-01 21:02:00

    Author(s):
    Claire Harvey
    Updated:

    2009-02-01 21:02:00

  • A beautiful beach cottage A beautiful beach cottage

    A beautiful beach cottage

    This small shingled cottage -- just a shack, really -- that belongs to fiona duff kahn and her husband, robert kahn, is a miraculous holdout from the developers' wrecking ball that has leveled so many of its compatriots among the increasingly valuable properties of new york's fabled hamptons. it...

    Published:

    2008-07-27 00:00:00

    Author(s):
    Mary Emmerling
    Updated:

    2008-07-27 00:00:00

  • Picnic essentials Picnic essentials

    Picnic essentials

    Beautiful weather means one thing: it's time to breakout the picnic gear. eating al fresco is truly one of summer's fleeting pleasures, so make the most of it by whipping up a feast and finding a grassy spot for an outing with the family. don't have any gear? here's what you need to get your...

    Published:

    2008-07-15 00:00:00

    Author(s):
    Helen Racanelli
    Updated:

    2008-07-15 00:00:00

  • 10 essentials for an outdoor party 10 essentials for an outdoor party

    10 essentials for an outdoor party

    When summer is in full swing, there’s no better way to enjoy it than to host an outdoor party with friends and family. fire up the barbecue and let the good times roll! but before you sit down to relax with a refreshing cold drink, make sure your backyard is party-ready. from gorgeous decor...

    Published:

    2008-06-25 12:51:00

    Author(s):
    Natalie Bahadur
    Updated:

    2008-06-25 12:51:00

  • Outdoor decor Outdoor decor

    Published:

    2008-04-04 00:00:00

    Author(s):
    styleathome.com
    Updated:

    2008-04-04 00:00:00

  • Cleaning your outdoor furniture Cleaning your outdoor furniture

    Cleaning your outdoor furniture

    The basics regardless of the type of outdoor furniture you have, some guidelines apply. start with water and a mild dishwashing detergent. the gentle mixture won’t scratch or bleach. always test any specialty products in an inconspicuous place first. two new environmentally friendly...

    Published:

    2008-03-11 22:12:00

    Author(s):
    Heather Camlot
    Updated:

    2008-03-11 22:12:00

  • Trend watch: Swimming ponds Trend watch: Swimming ponds

    Published:

    2007-07-24 00:00:00

    Author(s):
    Martha Uniacke Breen
    Updated:

    2007-07-24 00:00:00

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