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HGTV gets into the paint business
Ottawa Citizen
HGTV is expanding beyond merely offering design and decor advice into providing concrete options to help you pull your dream room together. The popular home and lifestyle channel is lending its name to bring a line of paint and wallpaper to Canada in a partnership with Sherwin-Williams. Called HGTV Home, there are eight co-ordinated palettes of designer-inspired interior and exterior paint collections and seven wallpaper groups.
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Interior design for the baby boomers and Generation X
CITY A.M.
How do you begin to create a dream home for three generations of the same family, all with conflicting tastes, and a shaky grasp of the English language? This was the challenge that faced interior designer Roselind Wilson and her team when they were hired to redesign a unique penthouse in Notting Hill. The five-bedroom property in Palace Court was originally split into separate apartments, but a previous owner had knocked the walls through to create an enormous lateral space.
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Greek is key as classicism takes hold of interior design
Calgary Herald
If you're a fan of traditional decor, you probably appreciate the elegant lines and rich history of neoclassical style. Interest in classical style really took off in the second half of the 18th century, when Scottish architect Robert Adam began using its elements in fancy homes, says London designer Adrienne Chinn. Adam recast urns, sphinxes and vine leaves as decorative elements in mirrors and mouldings.
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Designers say almost no shade's too bold for home decor
Herald-Review
It might be practical, of course, to decorate your home with neutral colors and muted earth tones. No need to worry about colors clashing if most everything is white, beige and light brown. But what if you're a fan of vivid orange, lime green or a luscious shade of lavender? These colors can be tricky to use successfully in decor. But you don't need to avoid them, says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, creator of the Flynnside Out design blog. Just use them carefully.
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Condo scene: Go for change when choosing paint
Ottawa Citizen
Over the past few years, popular neutrals have changed from beige tones to grey ones and while there are many to choose from, paint manufacturers offer a wealth of information on their websites to help guide you with the latest colour trends. Or you may find it worth the investment to hire a designer for colour specific wit and wisdom.
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Airbnb asks top designers to rethink the modern home
Fast Company
The London-based designers at Raw Edges created a design for a tiny house that uses a version of the movable archival storage systems found in research libraries and records offices. Three different panels can be moved to reveal different interior spaces. As one room is revealed, the other rooms fold away — the bed folds up and a lounge hammock unfolds instead, for instance, and the wallpaper and curtains change.
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The new Memento Collection by ErthCOVERINGS is full-bodied porcelain, pre-sealed and ready for installation. With a timeworn natural stone look and feel, it is suitable for both interior & exterior applications. Designed in collaboration with Italian stone artisan Giovanni Barbieri, it is available now in 4 colours and 3 styles.
 


A look at how to breathe new life into postwar homes
The Globe and Mail
The small community of Edgemont Village in North Vancouver still has that sleepy postwar feel, its big-box-free commercial heart still cast with a mid-century imprint. The village and its single-storey, mom-and-pop-style businesses are only now facing the challenge of densification. Area resident and architect Steve McFarlane brought an appreciation of the community’s roots and a vision for the future in his recent renovation of two area houses.
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    Bold colour choices need to be balanced (The Star Phoenix)
Small touches can make big impact on home's interior design (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Details make a difference in home design and decor (Myrtle Beach Online)

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8 Australian projects shortlisted for world interior design awards
Architecture and Design
Inside festival, a global festival and awards program that celebrates the best in interior design and architecture, have released the 2014 shortlist for their global interior design awards. Eight Australian interior designs have made the shortlist of 61 projects which have now been separated into nine categories: Bars & Restaurants, Creative-Re-use, Display, Hotels, Residential, Offices, Retail, Health & Education and Civic, Culture & Transport.

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Home decor: Now that you've decluttered, prepare to display
Denver Post
Know your limits. The stuff you display is what finishes a room, but you have to stop at some point, says Hilary Robertson, author of book 'The Stuff of Life.' "While it's sad to see a home with no vases, no pictures, no anything that tells you who lives there, on the opposite extreme are homes where people put out too much, so every surface is groaning." Everyone has a threshold.

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Details make a difference in home design and decor
Myrtle Beach Online
The four basic types of lighting for a premium design are ambient, task, accent and decorative. Ambient lighting is soft and fills the undefined areas of a room. Task lighting is a bright light that illuminates a particular area where a visual activity takes place, such as food preparation or reading. Accent lighting is used to focus attention on artwork or architectural features. Decorative lighting attracts attention and can sometimes be the centerpiece or focal point of a room, such as a dining room chandelier.

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Design stands out in this Cotgrave house
Nottingham Post
The unique design of this Cotgrave home provides not only stunning architectural qualities but its interior practicality creates the perfect family home for the current owners and their twin girls. The design origins of this detached family home begin in 1970 when student architects designed, built and lived in the house. Since then, its style and layout have evolved.
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