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Style at Home Special Issues

Style at Home Special Issues

SIP no.02 - 2019

Collection of Style at Home special issues

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
TVA Publications Inc.
Frequency:
Back issues only
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1 min.
from the editors

YOU DON’T NEED TO LIVE deep in the woods or by the sea to have a love affair with cottage style. Wherever you call home, there are many ways to incorporate the look and make it your own. Sure, there are recognizable hallmarks (think: slipcovered sofas and painted furniture), but what it comes down to is the lifestyle – being carefree and comfortable, enjoying the company of loved ones in soothing surroundings and ensuring nothing’s too precious. It’s about being you. That’s the beauty of this aesthetic and the reason for its universal appeal. So no matter what your decorating personality is (Do you gravitate toward all-white interiors? Fancy the calming effect of pastels? Maybe punches of primary hues are your thing?), our special Cottage Style issue has something for…

2 min.
10 simple tricks

1 STEP BACK Embrace the old! Instead of making beat-up surfaces look like new again, try enhancing their patina. Here, worn wooden stairs were given a milky white wash to pleasing effect. 2 SAME DIFFERENCE Use a monochromatic palette to give tabletop displays a pulled-together look. It’s the perfect way to make a grouping of disparate items feel collected and cohesive. 3 BRANCH OUT Literally bring the outdoors in with a towering leafy branch centrepiece. Its simplicity and scale make a strong sculptural statement, especially when set against a light and airy backdrop. 4 NEW LIFE Revitalize seen-better-days furnishings with fresh white paint. To lend pieces that well-loved cottagey feel, lightly rub the edges with fine-grit sandpaper after painting. 5 BENCH WARMER Use a garden bench as an indoor perch for gazing out the window. This one seamlessly blends…

1 min.
winning formulas

PHOTOGRAPHY, DONNA GRIFFITH; DESIGN, CROMA DESIGN. PHOTOGRAPHY, DONNA GRIFFITH, ROBIN STUBBERT, JANIS NICOLAY, ROBIN STUBBERT; DESIGN, LISA BESSELING, CHRISTINE MURPHY, JILLIAN HARRIS, LIDIA VAN ZYL. PHOTOGRAPHY, JANIS NICOLAY; DESIGN, JOANNA VAGELATOS. PHOTOGRAPHY, DONNA GRIFFITH; DESIGN, ERIN MCLAUGHLIN. PHOTOGRAPHY, NATALIA CINELLI, STACEY BRANDFORD, JANIS NICOLAY(2); DESIGN, KATE KRASIC, LYNNE KNOWLTON, SHEREEN DE ROUSSEAU, JILLIAN HARRIS. PHOTOGRAPHY, TRACEY AYTON; DESIGN, MONIKA HIBBS…

5 min.
pretty pale & patinated

in pictures, Jillian Harris’s newly renovated West Kelowna, B.C., home is idyllic. The bright beachy rooms are washed in soft white, cream and the palest blue. You can almost feel the balmy Okanagan breeze that blows in through the wall of French doors, which open to the deck that overlooks her one-acre property, the pool and, in the distance, hills dotted with vineyards and orchards. In everyday life, the house – which Jillian shares with partner Justin Pasutto, two-year-old son Leo, seven-month-old daughter Annie and boxer pooches Nacho Cilantro and Peaches – is as down-to-earth and quirky as the designer and TV personality herself. Jillian won’t let you buy into the picture-perfect facade for a second. “At one point, the living room coffee table had painter’s tape all over it,” she…

2 min.
10 simple tricks

1 NEW DIMENSION Utilize unexpected elements like a Scandi-look bench and encaustic cement floor tiles in gentle hues to give a white space a warm lived-in feeling. The quiet style maker is the shiplap panelling, which drives the cottage aesthetic home. 2 HAPPY MARRIAGE Combine smooth and rustic finishes with clean-lined and organic shapes to make a subdued setting sing. A single accent colour – such as petal pink or seafoam green – adds to the sophistication of this cottage style. 3 ON REPEAT Bring life to an interior washed in white with hits of cool colour. Here, watery blues peppered throughout several rooms make everything feel effortlessly connected. 4 GOOD THINKING Retrofit an antique cabinet into an attractive bathroom vanity in a few simple steps. Paint the exterior a soft shade (an imperfect finish adds to…

1 min.
winning formulas

PHOTOGRAPHY, JANIS NICOLAY; DESIGN, REBECCA HEPBURN. PHOTOGRAPHY, TRACEY AYTON, DONNA GRIFFITH, JANIS NICOLAY, DONNA GRIFFITH; DESIGN, SOPHIE BURKE, MICHAEL PENNEY, JILLIAN HARRIS, JESSICA KELLY. PHOTOGRAPHY, STACEY BRANDFORD; DESIGN, LYNNE KNOWLTON. PHOTOGRAPHY, JANIS NICOLAY; DESIGN, JILLIAN HARRIS. PHOTOGRAPHY, BARRY CALHOUN; DESIGN, KELLY DECK. PHOTOGRAPHY, TRACEY AYTON, ROBIN STUBBERT, DONNA GRIFFITH, STACEY VAN BERKEL; DESIGN, TANYA MCLEAN, CHRISTINE MURPHY, MICHAEL PENNEY, MARGIE DOYLE WHITE. PHOTOGRAPHY, DONNA GRIFFITH; DESIGN, TARA BALLANTYNE. PHOTOGRAPHY, TRACEY AYTON; DESIGN, MONIKA HIBBS…