December 2014 archive

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ART DECO REDUX

A labour of love restores a rare Modernistic house from the 1940s into a celebration of the eclectic and exuberant style of the Art Deco movement. Read more…

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COLOUR WITH CONFIDENCE

Do you have the urge to add some colour to your living spaces, but feel just a little bit timid about how bold to go? YAM shares designer tips to take the stress out of choosing and coordinating colours — and we give you permission to break those outdated rules that say beige is best. Read more…

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RENOVATING TO SELL

If you had seen Jason Binab’s Oak Bay house when he first purchased it in 2010, you wouldn’t think it was the same structure he decided to sell this spring — and you’d be right. Read more…

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CREATING THE ULTIMATE GUEST ROOM

When it comes to creating a welcoming guest room retreat, the details make all the difference in making your visitors feel comfortable. From guestroom must-haves, to design tips, to adding local touches, our experts share their inviting ideas.  Read more…

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See the World’s Best Wildlife Photography

From the stunning winning photograph of lions resting with their cubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, to the amusing image of a Japanese macaque examining a smartphone snatched from a tourist, visitors to the Royal BC Museum will be charmed by the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibit.  Read more…

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DIVINE RENOVATION

How a much-loved old church in Victoria underwent a reverential transformation to become one of the region’s most stylish homes — a truly divine renovation. Read more…

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DIY TIPS FOR A PARTY-WORTHY UP-DO

If your holiday calendar is full of cocktail parties, festive dinner parties, and New Year extravaganzas, wearing your hair up is the perfect way to top off your look. Use these expert tips to master a classic up-do.  Read more…

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HOME AS A MODERN SANCTUARY

Sustainable materials, soaring ceilings, an open concept plan and abundant windows with views of the forest are artfully combined to create a Victoria home that feels like a modern sanctuary. Read more…

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A Festive Recipe for a Holiday Gift

Whether you give the cookbook itself or one of the creations inside, Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen: More than 100 Culinary Inspired Presents to Make and Bake by Alison Walker offers plenty of gifting inspiration. This Stollen Wreath is so tasty you may want to keep it for yourself. Read more…

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WINTER COCKTAILS BRING ON THE WARMTH

With colder weather on the way, it’s the perfect time to wrap your chilly fingers around a warm and steaming drink. So take the shaken, stirred and on-the-rocks cocktails off the menu until spring and indulge in something a little sweet, comforting and toasty.  Read more…

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