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House & Home January 2015

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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artful refinement

The New GlamourSTYL EEXPERT“ In elegant interiors, all the elements are useful and simple — nuances resonate more than sweeping statements. Subtlety is timeless” — Katherine Newman, interior designerUnderstated colour, elegant lines and a restrained hand are the foundations of this trend. And, as seen in this impressive dining room (opposite), the work of French designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne, a serene palette and luxe fabrics are equally important. Handsome upholstered chairs offset the organic lines of the table’s base, while a standout floor lamp could easily double as sculpture. Instead of books, boxes or vases, small-scale statuary elevates tabletops.In Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa’s bedroom (above), designer Mark Cunningham chose a tailored headboard and crisp bedding, both of which speak to an emphasis on immaculate execution and finishes. Close attention…

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ON THE SCENE1 & 6.SKELETONSAM, founding partner ofToronto’s Design Agency: I think this trend stems from the CAD software industrial designers use, which builds shapes from lines.GW, stylist and buyer for Toronto shop Medulla & Co.: It was predominant in lighting. I loved this sexy, feminine silhouette.AM: Wire seating like this stool was once for outdoor only. Now it’s moving indoors. Pendant light, Petite Friture; stool, AddInterior.2 & 3.MODDELFTGW: Interpreting old styles, like blue delftware, in a modern way is very popular. Seletti’s hybrid tableware takes it to a whole new level. Soon Salon’s vase reminded us of Miffy, the cartoon character. Who doesn’t love Miffy? Plate, Seletti; vase, Soon Salon.4.RAINBOW COLOURSGW: The saturated colours of these candlesticks made them stand out in a sea of neutrals. Splashy colours are…

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what’s on in january

1Peruse pastoral paintings. Calgary’s Newzones gallery presents the exciting group exhibit Landscape X 7 from January 10 to 31. Seven artists from across North America and Europe will interpret contemporary landscapes through a variety of media, including photography and oil painting. (403) 266-1972 or your finger on the pulse of the design world. The 2015 Interior Design Show brings together the latest, most innovative designs and products at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from January 22 to 25. Join H&H experts on Sunday, January 25 on the main stage for an afternoon of inspiring talks. (416) 960-9030 or in the holiday season outdoors. Stroll through the Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach, B.C., for Milner Christmas Magic. During the evenings of December 12 to 14, and 17…

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style statement: the gallery comes home

Located in the older, front part of the house, the living room features walls painted azure blue to create a cosy, enveloping ambience and accentuate the height of the original windows. Despite being filled with part of David’s prized collection of iconic mid-century modern furniture — including Le Corbusier chairs from Cassina, and a desk and chair by Marcel Breuer from Klaus — the space doesn’t feel too grown-up or serious. Everything is low, loungelike and supercomfortable. “We spend a lot of family time around the fireplace, so we replaced the old, ornate mantel with the painted-wood one from our old house, instantly making us feel at home,” says Lisa. The new granite hearth and surround from Saltillo Imports add subtle tension. Coffee table by Frank Gehry, Knoll; love seat…

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GLENNA WEDDLE AND ANWAR MEKHAYECH Trendspotters, “On the Scene” (page 24)What design trend do you wish would go away? Faux-distressed everything. It kills authenticity. Our decorating resolution for 2015 is… to focus on outdoor spaces for our house — a whole new design for the façade, landscaping and backyard. A piece of furniture we’ll still love years from now is… our set of white rattan Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs.BETH HITCHCOCK Writer, “Grand Entrance” (page 68)What’s on your wish list for the New Year? I’d love to bid a not-so-fond farewell to the track doors on my bedroom closets. What design trend do you wish would go away? Posters with sayings on them. One piece of decor I’ll still love years from now is… the vintage kilim in unusual tones of…

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town & country

DESTINATIONH&H Senior Features EditorA little over two hours from downtown Toronto, perched next to a babbling creek and overlooking a sandy stretch of Lake Ontario, a beautifully restored 1800s foundry building now operates as a quaint country outpost of urban cool. The home of Drake Devonshire (DD), it’s the latest hot spot from hotelier Jeff Stober, who opened the Drake Hotel 10 years ago on a shabby stretch of “West Queen West,” helping to turn the Toronto neighbourhood into a hub of arts and culture. (Vogue recently named it the world’s second-hippest district.)The DD isn’t celebrating its grand opening until the spring, but a tapped-in crowd looking for some R&R has been filling the 11 guest rooms and two suites since the hotel began welcoming guests back in September.Head designer…