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April 2014 by natalie spence It’s always nice to add new touches to your home, especially now that it’s spring, you can opt for fresher options. There are endless possibilities when it comes to doing this. You can do small … Continue reading

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March 2014 Lianne Beland We’ve almost reached the time of year that means warmer temperatures, longer days, and the feeling of renewal and rejuvenation.  It is one of the best times of year to give ourselves a fresh start.  Maybe … Continue reading

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By Natalie February 2014     For the second installment of splurge vs. steal, we will be looking at ottomans. This is pretty much a staple item in many households, as they are very versatile, functional, portable and many are … Continue reading

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January 2014 With the Holidays out of the way and all the festive décor back in the boxes to be reopened next year- it is the perfect time to give your rooms a little boost! Let’s face it the Canadian … Continue reading

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The holiday season is upon us again and it’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly! The snow has fallen, the malls are busier and your holiday budget keeps getting smaller and smaller. This time of year is … Continue reading

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By Lianne 1.      Electronic device holder   Start off by finding an old lotion bottle; shampoo, moisturizer, soap etc…   Cut the top of the bottle off, leaving a section on at the back.  Lastly, cut a hole in the section … Continue reading

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Sept 2013 By Amanda Labelle All of the latest fashion and home design magazines are buzzing about the hottest interior design trends of 2013:   Brass and gold furniture accents Elegant graceful design or classic/traditional fabrics Homey kitchens Computer generated … Continue reading

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The day has finally arrived! We are hyped to have Zara Home in our very own Yorkdale Mall! Courtesy of the Yorkdale Blog, styled by Nelia Belkova Fun, beautiful pieces that will change your home from drab to fab. The … Continue reading

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Aug 2013 Samantha Lawson   We all know that big blue store—you can see from miles away—IKEA is the Mecca for all home-related shopping. It’s no question that when you go in, you don’t come out empty-handed. The store itself … Continue reading

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July 2013 By Pamela With summer arriving, the only thing we can think of is to escape to a long awaited paradise. The idea of staying in our anticipated swimsuits all day while sipping drinks by the water is basically … Continue reading

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June 2013 Samantha Lawson What was once an urban myth is now a common reality: the man-cave exists and is taking over basements and garages everywhere. If you feel you’re missing out, have no fear – you too, can have … Continue reading

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may 2013 By Megan Dussin   As April showers will hopefully bring May flowers, the best way to beat the rainy spring blues is to revamp your home for the sunny and bright summer to come. Putting away your throw … Continue reading

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APRIL 2013 Magdelena There is no doubt about it: there’s a magical feeling when you receive a bouquet of flowers, and I’m not just talking from personal experience, this has been scientifically proven. In 2005, The Society of American Florists … Continue reading

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March 2013 Erika Lobo Green is a symbol for life, harmony, balance, well being, nature, growth, new beginnings and many more. As we anticipate the end of winter and look forward to spring, there are many ways to add some … Continue reading

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FEB 2013 WENDI CHANG People pursuit calm, warm and lovely homes, and the combination of romance, classical and modern reflects an essential decoration that noble quality people prefer- fireplaces.   A fireplace is indispensable to a nice and genial home, … Continue reading

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jan 2013 Sarah Amormino With a new year comes fresh goals and mindsets, additions to bucket lists, and brand new gym memberships. I’m a firm believer in starting fresh for the New Year, but in welcoming 2013, I’m trying something … Continue reading

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Dec 2012 By Casey Jane Tuninga With the growing popularity of D.I.Y, do it yourself is becoming the hottest trend to crafty fashionistas everywhere. It saves you money and gets your creative juices flowing, with the many very popular DIY … Continue reading

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Nov 20th 2012 By Telisha Ruddell Jan24th-27th It’s nearing that time again; Canada’s largest contemporary design fair is gracing us with its presence for its 15th annual expo this January! If you’re looking for the newest and most innovative in … Continue reading

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November 1st 2012 Telisha Ruddell Searching for a quick way to spruce up a space in your home? Well pinterest is the new way to quickly gather new ideas to decorate your personal spaces. Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo … Continue reading

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Oct 9th 2012 Wendi Chang According to reports from The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), because of mortgage regulations are tightened further, the housing transaction activity in Ontario has softened. They predicted that the national average price will be reduced, … Continue reading

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Oct 2012 By Cassandra C. There is never enough room in a closet and dresser`s mean folding. Before you know it you cannot remember what you really have hiding under all the little tanks and gym t -shirts. You’re sitting … Continue reading

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Sep 11 2012 By: Megan Dussin Regardless if you’re no longer gearing up for the first day of school, most find themselves feeling a sense of rejuvenation as September brings a clean start and a new routine. For TV junkies … Continue reading

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Sept 2012 By Kyla It’s that time of year again! The Ikea catalogue for 2013 is out and full of inspiration. Whether you are a university student looking for inexpensive home decor or a new home owner who wants a … Continue reading

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Fri July 6th 2012 By: Ashley DeFrancesco If you are about to undertake the design of a new home, a major renovation, or an expansion, then this is the article for you. You might have seen this Ontario native on … Continue reading

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Thu June 14 2012 By Amy Gnesin Summer, known for fabulous colours such as fuchsia and peach, boasts outdoor fashions not unlike its clothing counterpart. With summer comes nights in the cool fresh air, as outdoor and patio living spaces … Continue reading

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June 2012 Courtney Vike Going green is the latest and greatest fad, and for good reason – it’s environmentally friendly. Decorating your home does not have to be an expensive venture entailing shopping and buying a lot of expensive possessions … Continue reading

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Tue May 8 2012 by Sheena Osman So you decided to improve your carbon footprint by leading more of a green lifestyle. Why not start in your home? Here are five ways to make your home more eco-friendly. 1) Save … Continue reading

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May 1st 2012 By: Meagan Enciso Creating an eco-friendly lifestyle is increasingly easier as individuals such as Michelle Mawby from Lucid Interiors take the lead to design environmentally friendly spaces. As one of the lead designers for the Dream Home … Continue reading

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Mon April 9th 2012 by Samantha It’s that time of year again; spring clean out time. This year, pay more attention to an area of the house you may have been avoiding for a while now; the garage.  Whether it’s … Continue reading

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Sat Mar 31st 2012 Mikyla Allen Charmaine Gooden knows the fashion and beauty industry inside and out. She knows who is who and keeps up to date with all the happenings in the industry. She has to of course because … Continue reading

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Monday March 12th 2012 By Ashley De Francesco It can be very easy to accumulate more than you need in your bedroom. Spring cleaning is a vital activity to do every year to help insure you stay organized. Five easy … Continue reading

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Monday March 5th 2012 By Amrita Labana Spending time and money on your home is an investment in you and your life.” Born in Mississauga Ontario, Jane Lockhart is a well- known Canadian spokesperson, author and television personality for interior … Continue reading

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Monday Feb 27 2012: Feb Issue 4: MARCH 2012 By Hebah Baker I’m sure many of you have passed by this store and thought to yourself, “Wow, what is going on here?”. The Art Shoppe, centrally located in Toronto on … Continue reading

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February 6th 2012: Issue 1 As we get festive with many holidays in Canada, Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is usually given the backseat because it is much rather a celebration of presents, diamonds, dinners, dates, movies and other … Continue reading

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Issue 4: January 30 2012 By: Rochelle Cabas The last couple of years have seen a steady rise in home décor design and renovations. Interior designers are often sought after for their keen sense of style and aesthetics. One such … Continue reading

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This Holiday season, decor has taken on two very contrary style directions both of which will create stunning looks with effortless elegance that are sure to be memorable for Christmas 2011. Fashionista’s are decking the halls in glitz and glam … Continue reading

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With times becoming more and more obsessed with design, décor and renovations- FW searched for a sensational star in our Canadian heritage. When we talk design, it would be foolish not to mention one of the most skilled, creative and … Continue reading

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Trendy boutique agency downtown, Moro Talents refaces their website to launch early June 2011. It fresh new look is inspired by their upbeat roster and is a catalyst to their new marketing strategy that includes increasing their roster and promoting … Continue reading

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Recently Fashion Weekly rewarded two lucky winners to visit Montreal on a romantic trip which featured two night accomodations at the very trendy and stylish hotel in Old Montreal, Place d’Armes Hotel. Situated on 55 Saint Jaques Street West in … Continue reading

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All home decorators appreciate the value of flea markets, garage sales and vintage shopping. The best way to make our home look like the style you want to achieve is to mix in what the FW brand thrives on the … Continue reading

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By Sakina Khawaja Fashion influences all aspects of our lives.Let’s face it our style not only pours into what sortof jeans we wear whether boot cut, straight legor the skinny , it also effects if we like a club chair,a … Continue reading

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the tips, the ideas and the obsession. There is nothing more enjoyable than inviting a group of friends to enjoy an evening filled with martinis and delicious cuisine, while Michael Buble plays in the background. Hosting has become the new … Continue reading

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BY ASHLEY GREENE, FW WRITER With the arrival of spring, many of us are ready to move out of the cold weather and into the sunshine. Whether it’s a bold new haircut or new wardrobe, we are ready for a … Continue reading

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Housing Toronto 2010 By: Vanessa Manno, FW Writer With a bustling population of 2.5 million in Toronto and growing, the real estate market deserves a closer look. From current trends to future developments, the market this year has turned up … Continue reading

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By: Eva Bowering, FW Writer Queen East was by far one of my favourite neighborhoods to discover upon moving to Toronto, and luckily it was just around the corner from where I am living now. Leslieville has so much to … Continue reading

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By: Amanda Bloye, FW Writer Individuals exist in this world that believe that “a woman’s home” means pink walls, frilly sofa covers and floral wallpaper. Fortunately for home décor everywhere our tastes as women have become much more refined than … Continue reading

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By: Lora Maghanoy, FW Editor Throughout the course of day-to-day living we are told that change is good. Whether it is switching up your lunch routine and trying a new restaurant or hitting the gym after work instead of before, … Continue reading

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By: Lora Maghanoy, FW Editor Nestled in the west-end of the city, Roncesvalles has garnered a reputation for being home to independent shops and antique hotspots. But like many Toronto neighbourhoods (and perhaps credited to the increasing popularity and gentrification … Continue reading

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By: Lora Maghanoy, FW Editor Some of us get bored easily. And this couldn’t be more true with me – especially when it comes to my room décor. I can remember staying up late, re-arranging furniture because I just needed … Continue reading

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By: Lora Maghanoy, FW Editor Toronto’s Annex district has a rich history that dates back to the 1800s and is now commonly known for it’s affluent reputation. But as the years have gone by, the Annex has become a common … Continue reading

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By: Lora Maghanoy, FW Editor Once seen as stark and uncomfortable, minimalism interior design has taken a fresh spin to introduce a new trend of liveability infused with clean lines and low-to-the-ground furniture. The term ‘minimalism’ originated from the 60s … Continue reading

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BY AMANDA BLOYE, FW Writer There are fewer rooms in a home that generate more traffic than the kitchen. Whether it’s a quick bite to eat on your way out, a nice sit-down meal with family or friends, or a … Continue reading

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BY VANESSA BURKA, FW Writer Some call it the happiest moment in their life and others regard it as gift. Though having a baby comes with all sorts of fun, the transition from non-parent to parent is often a stressful … Continue reading

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BY LORA MAGHANOY, FW Editor Considered to be the center of ‘cool’ in Toronto, Queen West (and West Queen West – we’ll differentiate the two in a moment) has no doubt seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Cool … Continue reading

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BY AMANDA BLOYE, FW Writer When the show design inc. first went on the air it had the potential to be a success. The show’s cast and crew were armed and ready with ideas and excitement. Each of the show’s … Continue reading

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BY AMANDA BLOYE, FW Writer With hot summer days and hotter summer nights upon us, many individuals are looking to their backyards, decks, balconies and patios with dreams of something more. With visions of wrought iron patio sets and decadent … Continue reading

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BY STEPHANIE TRENDOCHER, FW Writer Living ‘green’ is vital for the future of our planet. As a consumer it is becoming easier to make earth-friendly choices in terms of food, clothing and household products. Whether you are a home-owner or … Continue reading

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BY LORA MAGHANOY, FW Editor The stretch which is appropriately bordered by Front, Spadina, Adelaide and Bathurst has in recent years become the go-to area for chic urban living. Once known for only two clubs in its area, King West … Continue reading

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BY LORA MAGHANOY, FW Editor It’s been said that learning to live in a small space has now become an art form. Finding furniture to fit the space and finding the space to fit your belongings have become constant issues … Continue reading

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BY LORA MAGHANOY, FW Editor Jane Ip is anything but ordinary. From the pink house from which she resides and runs her successful handbag and accessories line, to the eclectic and vibrant way she decorates her space, Ip is certainly … Continue reading

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