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House & Home February 2019 - The Essentials: Decorating Must Haves!

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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winning formula

“How can I update my rooms?” It’s the number-one question you ask us, and though we aim to answer every month, this issue we’re giving the topic special attention. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution that I can share, but I can offer a hint or two. The secret is to dig deep and develop your own formula — a must-have list of the things that suit your style today and will years from now. Lynda Reeves’ column on her top essentials (page 38) is a great example of someone who’s a student of her own signature look. Some of the things on her list are surprising while others are right on brand, and that mix is what matters. Spend some time walking around your own house and make note of what you…

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contributors

HEATHER ROSS Photographer, “Style Files: Check-in” (page 23) Raised on the West Coast, Heather has also lived in Paris and still visits Europe often when buying for her Vancouver boutique. She’s also a painter and book author. Dream winter getaway destination? Baja, Mexico … the warm rustic desert with surf close by. Cosiest room in your home? My living room. I wrap up in hand-knit alpaca throws on velvet floor cushions by the fire with tea and a book. PHIL CROZIER Photographer, “Change of Scene” (page 60) Phil brings a timeless tone to the people (Naheed Nenshi, Jann Arden, Kaillie Humphries…) and interiors he shoots for clients from Hermès to The Home Depot. Your decorating must-haves? Leafy modern plants are uplifting during our winters. Dream winter getaway? A couple weeks on a beach…

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your letters

I really enjoyed reading “Coastal Celebration” (December). I earmarked a couple of decor ideas to use in my own home for the holiday season. The homeowners showed that you don’t have to overdo the decorating to feel festive. Simple fresh greenery scattered around is just perfect! — WENDY BERNIER, London, Ont. When I read Beth Hitchcock’s reaction to Eshun Mott’s “just salad” lunch (“Best of the Best,” December), I immediately thought of my daughter’s salad-making talents. Like Eshun, Alyson makes spectacular salads with stuff she finds in the fridge. Your magazine is a page-turner; thank-you for creating anticipation at the beginning of each issue. — PEGGY GRANT, Port Coquitlam, B.C. I was utterly dismayed to read Lynda Reeves’ column (December) advocating for “ordering weed online along with beautiful bongs and designer accessories.” Maybe instead…

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style files

GOTTA HAVE IT Upgrade plain walls with graphic black and white art prints that deliver a gallery-level look in any space. “HARDWARE IS A GREAT WAY TO REFLECT YOUR UNIQUE STYLE”—Megan Cassidy PROFILE CASSON HARDWARE WHO: Architects and founders Megan Cassidy and Jane Son WHERE: Toronto CONNECT: cassonhardware.com, @cassonhardware THE SCOOP: After meeting at architecture school and spending several years working on interiors, Megan and Jane focused their big-picture thinking on one of design’s smallest details: hardware. They launched Casson in 2017 with 20 carefully selected collections of hinges, handles, pulls and exterior hardware — a figure that has grown to 44 today, and now includes accessories such as lighting and bath fixtures. “There’s a lot of traditional hardware on the market, but it was difficult to find something more minimal. It wasn’t collected in one place,” says…

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insider trading

WALLPAPER WITH A DARING PRINT “THERE’S A REAL RETURN TO A BOLD LAYERING OF PATTERN ON PATTERN. WALLPAPER ALLOWS THE CHANCE TO BE ADVENTUROUS AT ALL PRICE POINTS”—Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Los Angeles PAINT SOMETHING GREEN “Deep shades of green are definitely having a moment, and they look great with all the millennial pink and light grey everyone bought last year!”—Nancy Mayerfield, NM Design House, New York, ChicagoDerbyshire (SW 6741), Sherwin-Williams.—Anne Hepfer, TorontoCalke Green (34), Farrow & Ball.—Philip Mitchell, New York, TorontoDutch Door Green (3015), Fine Paints of Europe.—Julie Charbonneau, Toronto SWITCH TO SOFTER LIGHTING “We’re moving toward more diffused lighting such as lanterns, rattan shades and opal blown glass and away from exposed bulbs and harsh metals”—Alison Milne, Toronto SAY MORE WITH LESS “Instead of a cluster of pottery, showcase one beautiful piece on its own”—Kate Krasic…

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acre

Part of the beauty of Acre lies in discovering it. The drive up a bumpy dirt road outside San José del Cabo, Mexico, leads to a simple concrete path lined with sun-drenched palms and agave plants. At the end of this walkway, guests arrive at the property’s alfresco restaurant as if they’ve stumbled upon a forgotten jungle temple. This immersion with the landscape is felt throughout the sanctuary, opened by Canadians Cameron Watt — the man behind Vancouver’s award-winning The Keefer Bar — and financier Stuart McPherson. The hotel includes a restaurant and bar, pool, gardens and 12 private tree houses built from the branches of local palo de arco trees. Mexico City architecture firm FabriKG was recruited to create an open-air design that draws from the owners’ minimalist West…

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