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House & Home April 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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ONLINE TVDiscover how designer Sloan Mauran transformed a dated city house into a tailored family home.PHOTO GALLERYSee our 10 dreamiest walk-in closets.Tag your photos with #hhinspired to show us how H&H inspires you!FACEBOOKWould you hang a rug on your wall? Join the debate! Tell us what you think on our Facebook your bedroom a new look for spring. Follow our Beautiful Bedrooms Pinterest board for OF THE MONTH“Kind of fell hard for the wallpaper in the pantry [at] @houseandhome[’s] @ikeacanada #ids15 [kitchen]” — daily decorating ideas by following us @houseandhomemag! Here @joelbray revamped a $20 lamp from Value Village with a new shade. by Virginia Macdonald (Online TV)/Donna Griffith (closet)/Angus Fergusson (rug on wall)/Jason Stickley (bedroom)/Alex Lukey (pantry)/Joel Bray (lamp) ■…

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fashion comes home

Join the conversationFollow us on Twitter @suzannedimma and @houseandhomeLike us on and decorating have always been intertwined. The colours, patterns and textures introduced on the runway inevitably show up in our houses. And as our “Model Home” story (page 106) shows, these days, they’re more in step than ever.I think fashion and decor relate so clearly because they’re both about storytelling. On their own, they give an idea of what moves us creatively, but together they offer a far bigger picture. We love to surround ourselves with things that inspire us or have meaning — whether it’s a trademark bracelet you wear every day or the one-of-akind vintage chair you’ve had in every home you’ve lived in. It’s how we develop a look that feels personal.And while not every…

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(Compiled by Amelia Nezil/Photography by Ian Woo)IAN WOOPhotographer, “Style Steal” (page 24)What’s one fashionable item you can’t live without? I studied jewelry and metalsmithing for a year in art school, and I wear two minimal silver bands on my index fingers that I made for myself — reminders of a time when I made things with my hands. The best thing about spring is… how Montreallers start dressing as though it’s much warmer than it is. Seeing all these stylish people shed their coats and strut their stuff at only 15°C helps declare the end of winter.(Matthew Williams)MATTHEW WILLIAMSPhotographer, “Sitting Pretty” (page 82)Who’s your fashion icon? Vivienne Westwood. She took things right off the edge. How does fashion influence your home? Fashion and interior design have run hand in hand…

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your letters

I have two sick kids at home, and it’s -30 degrees outside, however my medicine just arrived in the form of the February issue of House & Home. Perfect timing!(Photography by Alex Lukey)SHOWSTOPPERYou raved about our Ikea concept kitchen at Toronto’s Interior Design Show.Meaghan@rowhousenest:The @IKEACanada @HouseandHome show kitchen was stunning. Loved the cabinet colour and use of brass #ids15Jonathan Garza @bluedrummajor:@HouseandHouse @IDSToronto Do my eyes deceive me? Do I actually see colour in a kitchen instead of boring, done-todeath, uninspired white?RECIPE FOR SUCCESSReader Gail Palkeinen wrote to say that our recipe for Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies, featured in The Ultimate Guide to Holiday, didn’t work out for her. We triple-tested it and posted our results at THE CONVERSATIONRSVP, House & Home, 511 King St. W., Suite 120, Toronto, Ont., M5V…

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style files

NEWS • IDEAS • HOT TOPICS • TRENDSGOTTA HAVE ITArtfully distressed walls — real or faux — are the decorating equivalent of Lauren Hutton’s gap-toothed smile: that little imperfection that brings everything to life.Romo Black Edition wallcovering, pillows and fabric by Jessica Zoob, Bilbrough & Co.Text by Kimberley Brown/Photography courtesy of The Romo Group, featuring an exclusive collaboration with Romo Black Edition and artist Jessica Zoob, ■…

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in the club

1985 Designers Christine Ralphs and Michelle Lloyd join as VPs of design. The first stores open in Toronto, designed by Yabu Pushelberg and inspired by Muji.1989 The first U.S. store opens in Santa Monica, Calif. Shops open in Korea in 1995.1996 Toronto firm Burdifilek redesigns stores with a minimalist, monochromatic look.1996 Photographer Walter Chin and stylist Joe Zee (right) shoot the first (now-iconic) black and white ad campaigns.1999 Polo Ralph Lauren buys Club Monaco for a reported $52.5 million U.S.2000 Legendary photographer Richard Avedon shoots the fall collection.2012 Makers and Muses offers pieces designed in collaboration with indie brands like Loeffler Randall.2013 The first new-concept flagship debuts in New York’s Flatiron district.2014 Montreal’s new flagship opens.2015 The spring campaign, shot by Inez and Vinoodh, goes back to black and white.Text…