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We received an astonishing 4,000 entries for the IKEA Your Dream Kitchen contest and after many hours of painstaking deliberation, we are pleased to present the top 25.
The next step in this process is to have you, our loyal readers give us a hand and vote for the kitchen you feel is most in need of a facelift.
Vote as often as you like. Read more…
This furniture set is for those who like playing poker or just like the book or the film Alice in Wonderland. Kaira d’or has designed a beautiful table for living room. This creation is named as Alice in chairs and it perfectly matches the name as the interior gives the feel of a wonderland. White color is selected by the designer as the base color for table and chair. The furniture set comes with six chairs which are positioned well on the low table. The sides of the chairs are painted with a look of a playing card. The concept of card falling from the top of the wall and chairs nicely inside the table as been hidden, is main attraction of the pieces. The combination of white, red and black is always elegant. Let’s go to the Wonderland with this set of furniture!
After a long winter and a rainy, cool spring, we can’t welcome summer into our homes soon enough. Michelle Mawby, a Toronto designer, blogger and the in-house design expert on Marilyn Denis’ new CTV show, shares 25 ways to make the most of summer’s lighter, fresher mood in your decorating.
Michelle’s warm-weather decorating philosophy revolves around a simple idea: blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors in every way you can think of. That can range from using sisal and seagrass rugs inside to setting an ultra-elegant table for dining in the backyard. Want to know more? Here are 25 of Michelle’s summer decorating ideas.
Image courtesy of Pottery Barn.
1 Replace wool rugs with lightweight kilim, seagrass or sisal rugs, or leave your floors bare if they’re already beautiful.
2 Move your artwork around and hang it in different rooms. Sometimes a Read more…
We all know dad’s the master of the grill, but this Father’s Day give him a break from the BBQ and treat him to his favourite meal.
Recipe: Garlic and chili lamb sliders
Sliders are the perfect bite-sized snack and Dad will love the kick of these chili lamb mini-burgers.
Recipe: Grilled chicken wings
A healthy and delicious option when Dad’s craving wings.
Recipe: Swordfish burgers with apple tartar sauce
If dad loves seafood try this yummy swordfish burger topped with tangy apple tartar sauce.
Recipe: Pineapple jerk burgers
Evoke the taste of the islands with these juice pineapple jerk burgers.
Recipe: Lamb and feta sliders
Savoury sliders with lamb and feta are appetizers that will certainly appeal to dad.
We sat down to chat with Tommy Smythe about why he chose his coffee table and why it works.
Style at Home: How do you choose what style and size of coffee table to use in a room?
TS: Well, certainly the size of the room itself and the other furniture in the space will dictate how large a coffee table you can have, but my rule is to go as big as you can! For traffic flow around a coffee table, you only need between 18 to 20 inches – you don’t want the table too far away from your furniture because you’re going to have to put your drink down at some point. I also like a lot of surface area. I love my stuff, and I want it close at hand.
S@H: Your take on coffee tables versus ottomans?
TS: I’m not opposed to the ottoman, but I think it belongs in a very specific place, like in a family room or a recreation-type environment rather than in a formal living room. I also Read more…
Tip 1: Go for texture
“I believe that every room should include elements with different textures. Choose furniture and accessories in various finishes — glass, wood, metal or lacquer — to give the room depth and make it feel collected, not matched.” -Tamara Robbins Griffith
- 1 bottle rose wine (750ml)
- 3 peaches, chopped
- 2 cups watermelon, chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 2 tbsp limoncello
- 2 cups sparkling lemonade
- 2 cups crushed ice
Pour the wine into a large glass pitcher and add the fruit pieces and limoncello. Let sit for 30 minutes to allow flavours to infuse. Just before serving, add the lemonade and crushed ice. Stir gently before serving.