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House & Home April 2017 – Makeovers & Renovations

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get House & Home digital magazine subscription today for DIY projects, recipes and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

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in this issue

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change of space

A new bathroom will change your life. OK, yes, I’ve been known to exaggerate for the sake of a good story, but about this I’m 100 per cent, stand-myground serious. Is a bathroom renovation inconvenient? After living through two, I can’t sugarcoat the truth: Absolutely. Sweeping up demo dust and trudging down to the basement for showers gets old quickly. Is it expensive? Well, usually. Just ask Lynda Reeves, who confesses what her ensuite reno — a dream 10 years in the making — really cost on page 94. But once the last tile is laid, the wiring finished and the water running again (hallelujah!), that newbathroom buzz courses through your veins. Suddenly, you find yourself springing out of bed in the morning and wanting to start your bedtime routine a…

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JOHNNY C.Y. LAM Photographer, “Style Files: Profile” (page 29) If I could give one room a makeover, it would be… My kitchen. I love cooking, and it’s so satisfying to work in a well-appointed space. Small change that can have a big impact? Light fixtures, even in the most ordinary room. I have a couple of large milk-glass pendants in my living room, and they give off the softest ambient light. Best cost-saving makeover tip? Do the painting yourself! JEREMY FREED Writer, “Style Files: Profile” (page 29) What would you splurge on in a makeover or reno? I’d love to do a room in Martinique banana-leaf wallpaper. It’s so tropical and soothing. Small change that can have a big impact? I’m really into Persian rugs. Not only are they functional works of art, but…

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your letters

I was a subscriber for years, but fell out of love with H&H when I found each issue was filled with what seemed to be the same house, clad in white, more white and a dash of super-white. The February issue with the coverline “Decorating Warms Up” inspired hope. I’m happy to see I can look to a Canadian magazine for inspiration again. Bring on the hygge! — LISA J Gibson’s winter retreat in the February issue: beautiful. What a joy to have such a home. I’d love to pick it up and place it in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.... — MARILYN LAROSE I’ve been following this publication for almost 30 years. Editors do make a difference, and this one is a keeper. From a satisfied subscriber who pays for four copies of…

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oak + fort home

Calling all minimalists: Vancouver-born clothing company Oak + Fort is expanding into homewares. Clean-lined dishes, matte bud vases and simple brass utensils are seamless additions to mod — and modestly appointed — spaces, and are sure to win over fans of the brand’s neutral palette and fuss-free fashion silhouettes. “The general aesthetic is refined, trend-conscious and leans toward minimalism,” says industrial designer Alyssa Lewis, who both creates and curates Oak + Fort Home’s offerings alongside visual brand manager Miya Kondo. “Unusual shapes, interesting textures and light colours often catch my eye,” she adds. The full collection is stocked at Vancouver’s Park Royal shopping centre and Toronto’s Sherway Gardens, while a pared-down selection can be found at other bricks-and-mortar locations or online. With the line ramping up, Alyssa and Miya are…

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kate golding

“ I LOVE THE SENTIMENTAL FEELINGS ATTACHED TO PATTERNS. THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO INSTANTLY TAKE YOU TO A SAFE AND PLEASING PLACE” WHO: Wallpaper and textile designer Kate Golding WHERE: Picton, Ont. CONNECT: kategolding.ca, @kategolding THE SCOOP: Inspired by her quaint Prince Edward County home, Kate creates whimsical, hand-drawn sketches of her surroundings — think birds, boats and berries — then turns them into colourful fabrics, table linens and, most recently, wallpapers printed to order in collaboration with Montreal studio Wall You Need Is Love. “Prince Edward County boasts such a thriving biosphere and hardworking creative people. The energy is the most wonderful fuel for creativity,” she says. TOILES OF THE TRADE: Kate charts her interest in pattern-making to childhood holidays in her native England. “We would stay at my…

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rosy glow

HEY, IT’S OKAY to have different colours of wood in the same room. “ A mix of woods can make spaces feel more warm and natural — think of a walk in nature. I like to stick to two main types in a room. My rule of thumb is to make sure they’re the same tone, like these two, which share a golden undertone.” Taking a cue from the Sputnik launch in 1957, silver-orbed lamps were a hot look in midcentury lighting. Eradefining designers Robert Sonneman and the Castiglioni brothers championed the look. 1960s Italian floor lamp, $5,920. Through 1stdibs. The Helix floor lamp by Lumifer harks back to the futuristic designs of the Space Age but updates the concept with an organic vibe. Pink glass shades blossom from the twiggy brass frame…