Archive for June, 2015

How to Style: Gallery Wall

By SIRC

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Creating a gallery wall is the perfect way to make a personal statement in your home. There are many options and variations, and this can be a great opportunity to make a statement about who you are and what you love.

Here are some ideas on how to style a gallery wall:

Photo via MyDomaine

One option for styling a gallery wall is to just start by hanging your focal point piece and working around it. Make sure that the focal piece (often the boldest piece) is at eye level. It can be in the center of the …read more

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Update On the Horizon: 7 St. Thomas

By SIRC 7 St. Thomas

7 St. Thomas, Yorkville District, Toronto, ON

Price: Starting at $850/SF; sizes range from 928 SF – 1462 SF

Website: 7 St. Thomas Website

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About: 7 St. Thomas offers exclusive commercial ownership – a first of its kind! Situated in Toronto’s prestigious Bloor-Yorkville District, this luxury landmark business address masterfully combines restored Victorian townhomes with a contemporary fritted glass tower. This iconic office tower is steps from international hotels, restaurants, and world-class retail, and central to the conveniences required to meet the needs of today’s discerning business owner.

Presentation Centre: TD Waterhouse Building, 77 Bloor Street …read more

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Urban vs. Suburban

By SIRC

Urban vs. suburban is a debate that many prospective home buyers have to endure. There are many pros and cons to each and home buyers need to consider their current and future situations in order to decide which suits their needs best.

Here are a few factors to consider when choosing urban vs. suburban:

1. Square Footage vs. Cost – generally in a suburban neighbourhood, you will get more square footage for less than it will cost in the city. People have varying space requirements, but most couples need at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms to feel comfortable. The cost of …read more

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Latest & Greatest Design Books

By SIRC

With technology such as mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers more prevalent than ever in today’s society, physical books have become somewhat a novelty. Design books are beautiful and can be enjoyed by most, as the photographs are visually stunning. A beautiful design book can add to the décor of a room by placing it on a coffee table or console, and design lovers often enjoy reading the books cover-to-cover for inspiration and ideas.

Here are the latest and greatest design books:

The World of Shabby Chic: Beautiful Homes, My Story & Vision by Rachel Ashwell (Amazon, $45)

With more than 250 photographs, The …read more

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Investing in Vancouver Real Estate

By iadmag

If you live in Vancouver, you are a lucky person. It is beautiful in the spring, with blossoms and flowers everywhere, when much of Canada still has miserable weather. It has the mountains and the sea; it has such good food that some Asians fly in just to eat; it has an interesting, diverse cosmopolitan population; and it is a scenic drive away from the year-round pleasures of Whistler.

You are lucky to have all this, but your happiness living in British Columbia’s largest city may depend on whether or not you own real estate or are in the unhappy …read more

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Best Summer Furniture

By iadmag

We round up the best new furnishings for summer entertaining, relaxing and dining al fresco. Here, our selection of must-haves for garden, terrace and cottage settings, with durable materials and meticulous design notes.

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Design News: a cinder cone treehouse, LinkedIn’s offices, and updates to air travel

By iadmag

Designed by Oszkar Vagi and handcrafted by master hatter László Girardi, The Little Nest is a hanging cradle made from Merino wool that gently responds to a baby’s movements, mimicking the experience of living in the womb. [Design Milk]

A group of friends built a treehouse in the Columbia River Gorge of Skamania County, Washington, paying homage to the Swiss Family Robinson. The cinder cone treehouse is a multi-platform home, led by Foster Huntington. Through the process of crafting his dream home, Huntington has collected images and video to document the project. “My goal is …read more

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At Home with Tiffany Pratt

By SIRC

If you know Tiffany Pratt, mega designer extraordinaire, the first thing you think of is colour. No question about it. She lives to make this world a warmer, more colourful and vibrant place. Knowing this, her home in the Beaches area of Toronto should not surprise you. It will put a smile on your face and we can almost guarantee it will have you questioning where you can add a splash of colour in your home.

We sat down with Tiffany to discuss her real estate experiences and what she loves so much about her home:

1. Think back to the first …read more

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