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A wooden dresser transforms into an ultra-stylish statement piece.
Put your DIY skills to the test with these simple and stylish IKEA furniture transformations.
Style at Home's talented design team puts their own unique spin on IKEA's VITTSJÖ nesting-style coffee table with three personality-packed rooms to match.
Discover how all three looks came together and how you can create the same look in your home.
We created a customized office desk for this cozy home office nook.
Using IKEA's ALEX desktop you can create the same look at home.
A simple DIY project dramatically transforms a regular wooden dresser into a luxe piece of furniture on a budget.
Using IKEA's TARVA three-drawer chest get this look at home.
Glam up a plain pendant light with a coat of gold spray paint.
Using IKEA's HEKTAR pendant light get the step-by-step instructions here.
Add some stylish storage to your space with this gorgeous do-it-yourself cabinet featured in our high/low: chic dressing room.
Using IKEA's SEKTION wall cabinet get the step-by-step instructions here.
Create your own free-standing island like the one featured in our Parisian-style kitchen. This budget-friendly accessory can be customized to suit your style while adding an extra prep area to any size space.
Using IKEA's KARPALUND base get the step-by-step instructions here.
Check out these great gift ideas for your holiday hostess. Source: Donna Griffith
Get holiday party ready with these gift ideas for your holiday host or hostess.
Forget the wine – say thanks to your holiday host with one of these less-than-obvious options.
Scent Surround diffuser in English Pomegranate Noir, Jo Malone London, $95.
Red Grip Gingerbread man cookie cutters, Crate and Barrel, $10 per 3-piece set.
Meraki hand cream in Cotton Haze, Drake General Store, $29.
Champagne Collection macarons, Delysées Toronto, $25 per 20-piece.
Blank Swan Lake notecards, Indigo, $15 per 12-piece set.
Faceted Geo frame, 4" x 4", HomeSense, $10. Metallic Geo frame, 5" x 7", HomeSense, $8.
2017 Herb Garden wall calendar, Rifle Paper Co., $18 US.
Concrete Hex coasters in Gold, Mindtheminimal on Etsy, $30 per set of 4.
Sapele wood Geometric planter, Adrian Martinus on Etsy, $40.
Kate Spade New York Deco Dots travel mug, Hudson’s Bay, $40.
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster book by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, Indigo, $13.
Cotton Eve dish towels, Crate and Barrel, $22 per pair.
HBC Collection bottle opener, Hudson's Bay, $15.
Nostalgia Edition Twister board game in tin box, Hudson’s Bay, $80.
We've got the scoop on what's popular in bathroom designs for 2017.
When it comes to resale value, kitchens and bathrooms typically give homeowners the greatest return on their investment, which makes them the optimal rooms to update and renovate. As we head into a new year, we asked designers what some of the hottest trends in bathroom design are for 2017. Looks like this is the year to get creative with those bathroom tiles! Check out what seven designers had to say.
Photography: Donna Griffith
1 "Accent walls have been around for a while but traditional accents walls have been achieved with paint or wallpaper. In 2017, we'll see mosaic glass tiled accent walls. From over-sized florals, confetti bursts and subtle damask prints, the small squares of the mosaic glass tile offer a cool pixelated look, tipping its hat to today's digital world. Whether behind a free-standing tub, shower or bathroom floor, the mosaic tile accent wall can add a whimsical wow factor into any bathroom." - Designer, Andrea Haraldsen.
Photography: Stacey Brandford & Donna Griffith
2 "Since bathroom are typically one of the smaller rooms of the house, they are the perfect place to create interest on the floor by splurging on mosaic tiles. Create a border in the room with a larger format of the mosaic inlay. You won’t want to cover these beautiful tiles with an area rug, so consider heated floors." - Interior Designer, Tara Fingold.
Photography: Stacey Brandford
3 "A streamlined, contemporary bathroom with wall-mounted toilet and a ledge to house bathroom essentials or display artwork is on top of my dream bathroom list. If you are going to install a wall-mounted toilet, you will need to build out the wall to facilitate the flushing mechanism. So why not make it a design statement and practical feature? Best of all, a tailored, refined bathroom is always in style and will definitely bring in top dollar at resell." - Blogger and Decorator, Tim Lam.
Photography: Angus Fergusson
4 "Graphic floors continue to be a strong trend in 2017. Printed encaustic tiles in beautiful graphic patterns will continue to prevail, but I am also loving patterns created with solid coloured tiles laid in interesting patterns. For example, three colours of the same hexagonal tile laid in a random pattern, or in a pattern that gives the floor the look of an ombré gradient, can create beautiful impact in bathrooms large or small." - Designer, Lisa Canning.
5 "Bold geometric and mosaic tiles in the bathroom have been popular in recent years but a shift to simple and creative tile patterns will gain traction in 2017. While a classic white ceramic tile will never go out of style, it feels fresh when laid in a herringbone pattern instead of traditional subway running bond. Or create chic appeal with solid square tiles in a trio of colours laid out in a trendy yet timeless buffalo check pattern." - Blogger and Designer, Jennifer Flores.
Photography: Phil Crozier
6 "All white bathrooms will continue to be popular as they are timeless and tend to evoke a spa feel that people crave in a bathroom. Introducing lighter wood tones befitting of Scandinavian spaces will continue to be on trend and warm up an all-white space. Mixing metals will gain popularity as homeowners realize they can mix a chrome faucet with a gold or brass mirror and wall sconces to great effect. Busy patterned floor tile will lose its appeal as consumers realize that they will tire of them and they will date very quickly." - Interior Designer, Vanessa Francis.
Photography: Stacey Brandford
7 "Move over subway tile and make room for shapes and geometrics. Whether the shape or pattern is part of the tile or simply created by installing in a geometric pattern, we’re seeing diamonds, hexagons, fish scale, chevron, herringbone, ovals, penny rounds and more. Regardless of the tile, basic white, bold colour or natural stone, creating pattern through shape is sure to elevate your bathroom in a classic, yet current way." - Interior Designer, Nyla Free.
House tour: Bright and bohemian holiday
Two sisters prepare for a holiday party that's anything but predictable. Because when it comes to Christmas, tropical is about as far from traditional as you can get.
There’s a first time for everything. Jeanette Seymour bought her first solo home four years ago, a two-bedroom Toronto rowhouse that looks transplanted from the streets of a quaint English village. But when it came time to host her first holiday soiree there last year, Jeanette, a kindergarten teacher, wanted it to seem like she’d decked her halls and dressed her dining room a dozen times before. “I planned to have friends over for cocktails, but I’d never really decorated my own house for Christmas,” she says. “I’d always celebrated at my parents’ place.”
Enter Jeanette’s sister, stylist and cookbook author Sasha Seymour, who helped her younger sibling come up with a plan and a holiday decor palette that would suit the 850-square-foot space. Though Jeanette’s place exudes English country charm on the outside, the interior is pure feminine glamour, from the mirror-clad walls and vintage oil paintings to the French doors and retro checkerboard-patterned bathroom floor. “It’s light and airy inside, so the last thing I wanted was to bring in the traditional deep reds or heavy tartans of Christmas,” says Jeanette. “They would have dominated my small space.”
Sasha’s suggestion? She would update Jeanette’s existing decor by creating a tropical foundation of turquoise, white and seagrass, then layering in juicy accents of coral and green – suitable for everyday, but amplified for the holidays.
A four-foot tall Christmas tree, dressed with vintage ornaments to match the pops of colour in the artwork and toss cushions, sits in the corner of the living room
When dressing homeowner Jeanette Seymour's living room for an upcoming holiday party, Sasha (her stylist sister) suggested switching out Jeanette's usual toss cushions for velvet ones. "Velvet is cozy for winter," Sasha explains. "Plus, it lends weight to the tropical vibe."
Eucalpytus boughs adorn the fireplace mantel in the living room, enhancing the quiet still-life oil painting. "We used eucalyptus everywhere because it's not as heavy or as traditional as sprcue or fir," says Jeanette.
Sasha brought a tall, slender Christmas tree into the dining room and wrapped its pot with robin's egg blue fabric for a clean look.
Patinated brass adds a warmth to the bar area atop a mirrored console in front of a mirrored wall.
"I wanted to capture the spirit of the holidays without the massive effort," says Jeanette.
While updating the all-white dining room for the holidays, Sasha gave it a mini makeover. For a punchy, party-ready look, she suggested coral drapery with graphic Greek key detailing on the leading edge and a valance for a polished vibe. Vinage white dining chairs were reupholstered with a bold green malachite print.
In the bedroom, the fresh eucalyptus wreath hints at the holidays, but still blends with the decor, matching the sage green nightstand.
The bottom shelf of the nightstand comes alive with brightly wrapped gifts that mirror the vibrant hues in the toss cushions on the bed.
The bathroom dressing table, which once belonged to the Seymour sisters' grandmother, serves as a freshening-up station for guests, complete with clean towels, perfume and hand cream. Green and pink accents bring a preppy palette to the predominantly black and white space.