DIY: Removing Popcorn Ceilings

If you watch a lot of renovation shows you’ll probably notice that popcorn ceilings are one of the first thing they take down, and personally, that is what I just did in my house. If you love them – great!  I’ve seen new builds and the builder lets you pick the finish on the ceiling…

5 Incredible Canadian Women

Today marks a great leap for women where the new $10 bill drops, featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond. According to CBC News’ article, Desmond is the first black person and the first non-royal woman to be on a regularly circulated Canadian bank note. In light of International Women’s Day, we’d like to highlight 5…

Design a Room Around a Piece of Art

The first step is finding the focal point, when you walk into a room and your eye lands on a certain corner; this is exactly the perfect spot for your art. In the image below, it’s easy to see that the space between the windows is a focal point, so placing your art there is…

Black Stainless Steel Appliances

Darker appliances originally started getting popular in Europe and the trend is slowly overtaking design trends in North America. Black stainless steel appliances sure add a hint of modernism to your kitchen. The black stainless steel grants you a sleek, classic, modern look. Most black stainless steel appliances are coated with a fingerprint-resistant layer that…

Valentine’s Day Coasters

It’s that time of the year when people are polarized; you’re either an avid lover of Valentine’s Day or you’re an absolute hater. Both parties take pride in their stance and they take pleasure in teasing the other party about their stance. You know what’s common between both types of people? They both love drinks!…

2018 Paint Trends

Every year, new colours define what the latest trends are. If you’re looking to spice up your home without spending too much on new furniture, consider a fresh new layer of paint! Read: Top Design Trends for 2018 Benjamin Moore has announced that their colour of the year is Caliente AF-290. They’ve described it as…

6 Kitchen Appliances & the Best Ways to Clean Them

Coffee Makers If the dishwasher doesn’t do the job, water and vinegar will do the trick especially if you’re dealing with white mineral deposits. Put equal parts water and vinegar in the water tank and turn the coffee maker on. Turn it off halfway through the cycle and let it sit for thirty minutes, finish…

Creative Ways to Declutter

New Years’ resolutions come in all shapes and forms; we are here to pitch for a resolution to declutter. Sometimes all it takes to be healthier, happier, and more relaxed is to live in a clutter-free environment, but we know it’s not easy. Here are some creative ideas on how to declutter: We have a…

Top Design Trends for 2018

Bright, cosy and slick is 2018’s look. Millennial Pink created a lot of buzz in the design and fashion worlds in 2017 and still does till now. Much like Millennial Pink, 2018 brings another colour that seems like it will be used often in fashion and interior design: Ultra Violet. Ultra violet is now being…

“Festivus for the Rest of Us”

We’re lucky to get to celebrate many different types of holidays in Canada because of its diversity. Here’s a rundown of various types of holidays that some countries, people and cultures celebrate around the holiday season. Bodhi Day – December 8 Bodhi Day (or Rohatsu) is celebrated on December 8 or on the Sunday before….

Ugly Christmas Fridge

We were out on a mission – on the internet – trying to find people’s best ideas for ugly fridge makeovers. Instead, given that it is the holiday season, we found ideas of how to give your fridge a holiday face lift. A light bulb pinged. What if, instead of an ugly Christmas sweater, we…

Organizing your Pantry

There are millions of ways you can have a messy pantry, but we have some ideas for affordable ways to keep it organized. Do not underestimate the power of office file organizers. Trays, lunchbox lids, cutting boards, trays, muffin trays, and baking sheets can all neatly fit in there. Wide Magazine holders are just perfect…