Western Living Magazine
Pamela Anderson’s Ladysmith Home Is a Whimsical, ‘Funky Grandma’ Dream Come True
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The Essential Guide to the 2023 BCL Summer Spirit Release
Recipe: Spot Prawn and Cherry Gazpacho
The Low-Alcohol Revolution Comes to the Okanagan
Wellness in Whistler—Your Ultimate Early Summer Retreat
It all starts here in Nanaimo
Local Summer Getaway Guide 2023: 6 Great Ways to Explore B.C., Alberta and Washington
What to Get for Mother’s Day: Editors’ Picks
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Designers of the Year 2023: Meet the All-Star Industrial Design Judges
Deadline Extended! Enter Western Living’s 2023 Designers of the Year Awards
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Spot prawns are in season, it's go time.
The collection is bright, bold and incredibly summer-y.
For foodies, families and fruit-lovers, here's your guide to the best of the Okanagan for a farm-fresh summer escape.
The beautiful modern home designed by iconic architect James Cheng was featured in a 1977 issue of Western Living.
A beachy coastal home by Jenny Martin Design uses natural materials to achieve old-world charm.
This Bowen Island home was built in the '70s, and designer Andrew Barker honoured those groovy roots.
Laneway homes don't offer much in terms of square footage, but designer Rebecca Foster made the most of this space.
Vancouver-based Studio Roslyn brings permanent, high-brow style to a Los Angeles cosmetic tattoo parlour.
A plant-based, cozy recipe from chef Chanthy Yen from Vancouver's Nightshade restaurant.
I thought Vancouver-based Halsa Float Spa’s “float therapy” would be scary, but it was actually extremely relaxing.
Vancouver-based Flax Home and Casca Shoes have created a limited-edition slipper.
A challenging waterfront site on Cadboro Bay is tamed for a Scandinavian-influenced house built to withstand an active family of five.
A Vancouver florist tried different flower hacks: here are the results of her experiment.
Our favourite new accent chairs, statement lights, artful vases and more in February 2023.
West Vancouver's Isetta Cafe Bistro preserves old-school construction but incorporates contemporary shapes and colours.
Modern meets classic in this warm kitchen design by Annaliesse Kelly.
Mitchell Freedland creates a beautiful, serene private libary for a Vancover homeowner.
Designer Josianne Bérubé transforms a former secondhand clothing store into the bold and beautiful Taka Ramen and Sushi.
Our editors pick their favourite home designs in Western Canada in 2022.
These are the trips (local and international!) that brought our editorial team joy this year.
Gorgeous platters of charcuterie for hosting holiday parties—or just treating yourself over the festive season.
Roasted cauliflower with Romesco sauce, asparagus with butter sauce and rustic meat pie from chef J-C Piorier of St. Lawrence.
A beautiful Quebecois comfort food recipe from chef J-C Piorier's Where the River Narrows.
A Quebecois comfort food recipe from chef J-C Piorier's Where the River Narrows.
Impress your Christmas dinner guests with this Quebecois comfort food recipe from chef J-C Piorier's Where the River Narrows.
Getting designer Mariana D’Amici’s North Vancouver home holiday-ready is a family affair.
Caleb Blake’s solid-wood furniture is instrumental in a musical (and stylish) home.
Gifts for the home chef, outdoor adventurer, stylish homebody and go-to cocktail-maker in your life.
Bidgood creates perfect harmony in this family abode.
The Ladner-based company is giving away two Ashleigh boards, each worth $500.
Architect Randy Bens uses artful window placement and natural materials for a light and bright abode.
A guide to eating, drinking, shopping and exploring 6 awesome B.C. winter destinations.
A plucky pair of adventurers prove that you can do Tofino in a weekend—but stay longer if you can.
B.C.’s billion-dollar wine world might seem cutthroat, but in the South Okanagan, the grape grower hath no wrath.
Learning about the land via high-tech museum experiences and high-flying float plane tours.
Where to get your pizza, cocktails, Turkish food and edible souvenirs in Penticton.
Floral wall decals, football-focused decor, and a wine cellar basement make this Vancouver home functional for the whole family.
Aleem Kassam of Kalu Interiors designs a storage solution with some pretty stylish seating, too.
Designer Mitchell Freedland brings rustic warmth to a modern Whistler home.
From minimalist lounges to elegant, jewel-toned speakeasies, we've gathered some of the most beautiful bars in Vancouver for design inspo.
Michelle Grimm uses fire, farmland and a little hair to create unpredictable perfection.
A luxurious hotel, revolving cocktail lounge and Korean/Mexican fusion—plus the best new design shops.
This weekend, IDS returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre: here are the designers, displays and marketplace finds to look for.
The best wallpapers in the West for bold (but temporary) style.
Aleem Kassam and Phyllis Lui of Kalu Interiors bring an elegant palette.
Amanda Hamilton Interior Design brings Kama restaurant to life.
Arthur Erickson Memorial Award winner Scott Posno designs irresistible modern homes that make you stop and stare.
Industrial designer Mario Paredes tackles every project with rational tenacity: if it can be made, he’ll make it out of wood.
Deagan McDonald of Origins bridges sculpture and function with designs that pair technology with old-world techniques.
Designer of the Year María del Sol Galdón takes on landscape design in a tough climate—with beautiful results.
Keep these talented Western Canadian designers on your radar.
Fresh sofas, stylish bags, playful plates and more of the best furniture and accessories to give your home the design boost it needs.
Ste. Marie Art and Design spins a concept-heavy bike café into a casual, elegant restaurant.
Studio Felix brings in unexpected colour for a versatile, but unique design.
This Calgary medical clinic embraces wabi-sabi design philosophy.
Make this BBQ showstopper your next summer project.
Including signs of heat stroke and how to prevent it.
Qualicum Beach is thinking pink thanks to this stunning salon by Ivory Design Company.
Make any pastry your heart desires using this go-to dough.
It's ridiculously easy, and you can make it with just about any fruit you have on hand.
The designer behind Workbench Studio has deep roots in traditional craftsmanship, but his work is as innovative as it gets.
The best porch swings, cozy sofas, cool blue ceramics and ultra-useful cookware of summer 2022—plus an unforgettable turtle-shaped bookshelf.
A new take on classic relish from Vancouver nonprofit Fresh Roots.
Hardy garden dos and don’ts from landscape architect Paul Sangha.
The greatest event in the West—I'm not kidding.
Amanda Hamilton’s Calgary office is daring design in action.
The pretty vessels are designed to have a second (and third, and fourth) life after burning.
Victoria-based Bidgood + Co. mixes the modern and traditional in this playful Portage Inlet kitchen.
More is more in this stunning kitchen by Kalu Interiors.
Can you pull off three different cabinet finishes? Stephanie Brown Inc. and Peter Rose Architects can.
Reusable glass bottles and (predictably) soothing scents make this cleaner a winner.
The nurse-turned-designer behind Calgary's ADM Interiors brings a wellness element to every project.
Frank Architecture and Little Giant Studio collaborate on a '70s-influenced mountain retreat.
Funky sofas, minimalist coffee tables, stylish standing desks and more.
Show support by donating to these national and international organizations.
Bergman Interiors designs a stunning secret bar behind a humble dumpling restaurant in Vancouver.
Cozy handmade throws, funky table lights and other new and notable picks for your home.
This new space from Studio Roslyn blends hotel bar nostalgia with modern style.
The Indigenous designer behind Winnipeg's Indigo Arrows is bringing traditional patterns into modern spaces.
Before you invest in a living design element, read these tips from Plantsome.
Linger Design Studios new furniture company, Petra, makes sustainable stone furniture to order.
Vancouver designer Brian Lin takes his flare for fashion design and translates it to gorgeous home objects.
Presenting: presents! From stylish picks for design aficionados to 2022 kitchen essentials (plus our favourite sustainable goodies), this gift guide has all your solutions for the holiday season.
Our stylish top picks for lovers of design.
These travel-ready presents will earn you a one-way ticket to Thank You town.
From ramen bowls to pizza ovens to fortune cookie socks, here are the best gifts for foodies in 2021.
Here's what folks focused on fitness want under the tree.
Keep the earth in mind when shopping this year.
Local and national charities, food banks and disaster relief funds you can donate to.
We're giving away a pair of tickets for the festival, running November 10 to 13.
Whether you've got a fresh bird, frozen chicken breasts or a quick grocery store rotisserie, we've got you covered.
Make this a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation tradition.
A sneak peek inside this collab between Lock and Mortice and Matthew McCormick Studio.
Ryan Donohoe of Donohoe Living Landscapes fostered a childhood passion for gardening into a multidisciplinary firm ready to take on anything.
Jewellery designer Becki Chans twisting career path comes full circle in meticulous, mindful pieces.
David Wei won our barbecue sauce recipe competition in 1982, and we're still here for it.
All of our favourite homewares for sunny days.
We live in a beautiful placeand don't our designers know it.
How the tables have turned.
A dish made for picnicking from Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata.
You can actually see the folks making clothes thanks to an open-concept retail/factory space.
Including how to keep a bookshelf from looking like a vertical junk drawer.
Here's a sneak peek of what's new in store July 1.
Wayne and Freda is a family café with a family story.
Beyond Beige Interior Design worked a little magic on this narrow bathroom.
This New West bathroom drew inspiration from a pretty dessert.
The new collab with Sonos is a sneaky way to play music without messing with your rooms aesthetic.
Superflux Beer Company brings good vibes around the clock.
It's looking like a beautiful one, folks.
Revery Architectures installation puts an inconvenient truth front and centreand loud.
Soft art made bold.
All proceeds from EQ3's thoughtfully designed bag go to local LGBTQ+ organizations.
This Calgary architect is making bold moves.
Our top picks for beating the heat.
It's a space built for balance by Edit Studios.
You'll look ridiculous. Who cares?
These material-minded industrial designers are making long distance work.
The perfect picks for freshening up your space this spring.
Designer Reena Sotropa transforms this industrial space into a warm and welcoming office.
After a year inside, I'm done with boring furniture. Send in the clowns.
Online events, businesses to support, and charities to donate to.
Kula Kitchen is making community cool.
And we totally predicted it.
Luxury and function meet in this new West Vancouver salon.
From concept to construction, this restaurant was a serious challenge.
Cozy sofas, warm lighting and the best #WFH wares.
We got advice for the ultimate #WFH design hack from Brandy Kawulka of Wood Be Art Renovations.
This designer takes bold looksand her clients' dreamsto the max.
Signed, sealed, deliveredunless you live outside Vancouver.
Vancouver weaver Ana Isabel Sousa does fine, fine work.
Vancouver lighting design team Andlight brightens up this downtown L.A. restaurant.
Extra-special gifts for extra-special someones.
One Seed Architecture and Interiors Allison Holden-Pope pairs pragmatism with striking design.
Enjoy safe sauce in these unprecedented times.
When it's safe to co-work again, we know where we'll be hanging out.
Melanie Finkleman of Hazel and Brown brings angles and subway tile to a space in need of an update.
New and noteworthy in stores now.
How is it that people arent protesting, and appalled by, the sheer waste that we produce?
Texture elements and handmade materials warm up this cool Calgary bar.
The new and noteworthy furniture and accessories that are catching our attention right now.
Heres some real advice from home office pros.
A new look for the Womb chair, updated tech pieces and more.
She'll serve you a killer bottle of wine... but you'd better believe she'll be in Converse while she's doing it.
Natural materials and clever tricks of light take this Alberta restaurant from lair to luxe.
This gastropub-inspired Vancouver restaurant makes hard work look easy.
Pasta La Feasta, Calgary.
The new food-truck-style Foodbox is the first in Canada.
Design experts Helen Youn, Jamie Banfield and Wanda Westonall at the Calgary Fall Home Show next weeklead you through big little living, room by room.
And yes, we can see ourselves moving in.
These five tips from the Lazy Gourmet's Shannon Boudreau will take your party from blah to blockbuster.
Where art and smart meet to make modern living.
Interior designer Karin Bohn shares her tips for creating a modern, colourful holiday look.
The pastry whiz celebrates the release of her new cookbook, French Baking 101, by stuffing our executive editor full of croissants....and (more importantly) sharing a recipe or two.
Beaucoup Bakery's Betty Hung shares her picks for making oh-so Parisian holiday treats.
"Food is all about the connection, so I don't want to spend the whole day cooking and end up in the kitchen by myself."
From maple bits to pineapple and coconuts, these delicious speciality carrot cake recipes are the answer to any question about breakfast, brunch, and dessert.
Handpicked products for your favourite home chefs, foodies and let me get you another cocktail hosts.
A short story a day to keep your inner Grinch at bay.
A beautifully designed mat that's truly welcoming.
Vancouver stylist Kat MacInnes focused on delicate details and a rosy blush to turn her home from boxy to beautiful.
These dream kitchens are sure to inspire.
We're digging the look of Virtuous Pie's latest location, care of the local Mason Studio.
Turns out wine's fourth colour is a great pairing option
Victoria's new James Bay branch is just the latest example of how library design is evolving.
Statement-making rugs and tiles that prove bold is beautiful (even underfoot).
Garnish this fancy fish with a pinch of dried lemon verbena (you know, just for the halibut).
Compact, stylish and functionaljust how we like 'em.
Vancouver's Chef Chris Whittaker knows his brome from his bristlegrass.
Easter just got a little bit sweeter thanks to these pretty dessert recipes.
From vintage shorts to a birth watch.
So we can binge watch our favourite shows in style.
2017 Margolese Prize winner Anne Cormier is sharing her insight on innovative, affordable design.
The Beaucoup Bakery founder tells all in a stunning new memoir.
These reno ideas will majorly improve your kitchen's functionality.
Kitchens, kitchens and more Scandi-beautiful kitchens!
Roasted garlic mellows addictive tahini sauce on this Italian sausage-stuffed squash.
Goldcon Construction's Karim Goldan gives us the inside scoop on renovation considerations.
A Calgary ballet studio mixes girliness with grit thanks to designer Aly Velji.
From wild and crazy patterns to subdued tones, there's a colourful sofa for everyone.
A utilitarian bathroom tool gets a design-y makeover.
At our latest WL Design Talks, Toby Barratt, Brent Comber and Kate Duncan gave us the inside scoop on what it's like to design custom furniture.
These stylish designs are a work of art all their own.
Wanna rock the high-contrast look? These eight black-and-white rooms are sure to inspire.
Yes...we're being optimistic that spring is on its way.
Whether you're a small fry or a culinary captain, anyone can make these fresh salmon recipes at home.
Give your decor story a happy ending with these clever designs.
Furniture designer Kate Duncan shares some secret and some not-so-secret (move your shoes!) advice for custom design and installation.
They say art imitates lifeand so do our countertops.
Get inspired by these fearless designs.
The exhibits and speakers (Bryan Baeumler! The DIY Mommy!) we can't wait to see at this month's Edmonton Renovation Show.
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