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House & Home May 2018 - Spring Decorating, Inside & Out

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves, editor Beth Hitchcock 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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2 min.
a little bit country

Long before the soapy show of the same name hit the airwaves, I’d always wanted to visit Nashville. Something about the place had dug its cowboy-boot heels into my imagination from the time I was a little girl — whether it was Minnie Pearl’s flower-festooned hats on the Grand Ole Opry or the promise of southern barbecue, who’s to say. So naturally, when H&H had the chance to photograph the home of Scottish-Canadian country music superstar Johnny Reid, his wife, Jennifer, and their four kids, I assigned the story to myself (page 90) and joined the team on location. Music City didn’t disappoint, but it was different than I’d imagined. Sleek restaurants (Little Octopus and Rolf and Daughters were favourites) and design shops, biscuit joints in industrial lofts and boho-chic hotel…

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explore our website at   houseandhome.com

CELEBRITY STYLE Bobbi created a cool and inviting space by accentuating the building’s ornate architectural details. MUST-TRY RECIPES Five of our best-ever homemade pizza recipes, including this crowdpleasing Margherita. LATEST HOME TOUR MEET JOHNNY REID ON H&H TV! See more of the country singer’s beautifully appointed Franklin, Tenn., home (turn to page 90 to start the tour). DIY ARCHIVES Create a handsome headboard using grasscloth wallpaper. DECORATING ADVICE Discover 20 ways to embrace minimalism (without getting rid of everything)! Apple, the Apple logo, and iMac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Photography courtesy of One King’s Lane (Bobbi Brown)/by Donna Griffith (pizza)/Jason Stickley (Johnny Reid)/ Angus Fergusson (DIY)/Gary Campbell (dining room)…

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STACEY BRANDFORD Photographer, “When Stars Align”, “Staying in Tune” and “Kitchen Stories: Philip Haddad” (pages 72, 90 and 108) Stacey began his career shooting for his uncle’s renovation business in New York; now, he’s an H&H regular. What’s on your patio wish list? Definitely an outdoor pizza oven! What’s the best thing about your outdoor space? The oak trees. They keep the house cool in the summer and are gorgeous covered with snow in the winter. JEREMY FREED Writer, “Life’s a Beach” (page 82) As a menswear writer for The Globe and Mail, Jeremy travels regularly and is always looking for reasons to visit Japan. Favourite flower to brighten up your space for spring? Lavender — come fall, the dried flowers make great closet fresheners. What’s on your patio wish list?…

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your letters

I just received my March issue of House & Home. The featured home in “Cool & Collected” (“House & Home of the Month”) is a wonderful combination of beauty, pleasure and intelligence. I particularly loved the Paul Vincent painting on page 77. — ANONYMOUS I love House & Home magazine (and loved your great past TV series), but most of the homes you feature use a large amount of white and other neutral colours on walls, furniture, lighting, drapery and accessories. Please consider expanding your point of view with more colour options… and prices that the average Canadian can afford. Thank you. — ROGER JONES The mailman just walked up carrying the ark of design (March)! Dived in: best issue in years! If my toddler touches this I will cry, lol. Absolutely. Full of…

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fine prints

“WHEN YOU BRING PRINTS AND PATTERNS INTO A HOME, IT MAKES IT MORE PERSONAL AND INVITING — IT MAKES IT A HAPPY PLACE” — John Loecke 1 BLEND COLOURS: “People get hung up on the idea that everything has to match. Things don’t have to match, they just have to blend. It’s a lot easier. A good rule of thumb: take one colour and carry it throughout a room. The eye is going to connect all those dots and it’s not going to be overwhelming.” 2 USE MORE OF LESS: “Repeat fabrics but use them in a different way. Maybe in one room it’s your drapery but in another it’s your sofa.” 3 TRY THIS “IT” PRINT: “Chintz is back! Not the chintzes of the ’80s, which are great, but ones in fresh…

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simple spring style

Florals are already a printemps staple, so we’re skipping the traditional motif this year to give tabletops an unexpected look. Go minimal with pattern-free linens in soft colours. Pair flatware in warm metal tones with white plates for a balance of patinated and pristine. Choose streamlined tumblers and stemware in sexy smoked glass, and keep centerpieces low-key — a carafe of branches is understated and sculptural. All Aflutter TAKE CORNER STORE BLOOMS UP A NOTCH WITH VANCOUVER CERAMICIST RUSSELL HACKNEY’S PRETTY EGG-SHAPED BUD VASES. DECORATED WITH DELICATE FLOWER AND BUTTERFLY RELIEFS (THE MOTIF OF THE MOMENT!), THEY CHANNEL SPRING’S FRESH-AIR SPIRIT IN PASTEL HUES SUCH AS LILAC, YELLOW AND ROSE. SEE SHOPPING LIST Text by Amanda Tucci (Eco Chic)/Kimberley Brown (Decorating)/Reiko Milley (All Aflutter)/Photography courtesy of Pouch (Eco Chic)/H&M Home (Decorating)/Peter Williamson, Bowen Island…