Design Notes: How to Mix Metals in Your Space by David Brian Sanders

Design | How to Mix Metals in Your Space

So we can all acknowledge that all professional fields have rules, whether you’re in the field of fashion, interior design, law, architecture, or engineering, etc.  Then there are those rules you hear about that we abide by them because we’ve just heard them one to many times and we’ve been brainwashed (so to speak).  For example, ever […]

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Top Trends from the Canadian Home Furnishings Market by designer Janette Ewen

Design | Top Trends from the Canadian Home Furnishings Market

I was recently asked to select my “must haves” from The Canadian Home Furnishings Market (TCHFM) show, and it wasn’t an easy task! This year’s show was brimming with amazing new furniture, accessories and appliances. I fell in love with so many items, as did the many attendees at the show. So this year was […]

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How To Choose a Color Scheme

Design | How To Choose a Color Scheme

When it comes to choosing a color scheme in your home, it’s important to learn how to mix colors and fabrics, as well as how to repeat color throughout your rooms. The principles of decorating and using coordinating fabrics and dressmaker details are extremely helpful when deciding which colors will work in your home. So […]

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The Dos and Don’ts When Applying for a Mortgage by Guaranteed Rate

Finance | The Dos and Don’ts When Applying for a Mortgage

You want your mortgage process to go as smoothly as possible – here’s how to make that happen. Applying for a new home loan can be a stressful time. There are so many steps to take, types of paperwork to gather, and preparations that need to be done. But are there certain things you can […]

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Ty Pennington and Bruce Stern

Inspiration | A Memorial To Big Daddy

I had to take an unfortunate hiatus from writing for the last few months due to the recent loss of my father. Bruce Stern, better known as “Big Daddy” to most of us, was a great dad and friend. He was truly one of a kind and always lead the charge when it came to […]

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Finance | Should You Refinance Your Home?

So, you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage. While there could be many reasons why you’re considering a refinance (such as lowering your monthly payments, consolidating debt or changing your mortgage terms), they really all boil down to one thing – saving money. But how can you be sure that choosing to refinance now is the […]

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5 Steps For Qualifying: Your First Mortgage by Guaranteed Rate

Finance | 5 Steps For Qualifying for Your First Mortgage

When you’re buying your first home, trying to decide who you can trust for your mortgage and how to get the best loan option for you can certainly be intimidating. But now it doesn’t need to be – we’ve mapped out the first five steps you need to take when applying for your first mortgage. […]

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