Western Living Magazine
The Ultimate Home Design Guide: Top Designer Tips for Every Room
You’re Invited: WL Design Talks With Trish Knight and Nicole Varga
Protect the Moments: Practice Whole Home Safety
5 Incredible New Wineries Have Hit the Okanagan
The Grape Escape for Wine Enthusiasts
The Gin of the Summer (and Fall, Winter, Spring) Is on Sale
Dark Skies in Utah: Chasing Cosmic Connection on the Road
Cycling the Emerald Isle: A Windy Adventure on Ireland’s Greenway
Glamping Utah: Adventure Has Never Felt So Good
Trending Now: 10 New Furniture and Homewares for Fall 2023
Paint Trends 2024: No One Can Agree on the Colour of the Year
Discover California Closets – BC
Q&A: Meet the Texas-Based Contemporary Artist Dan Lam
5 Reasons to Enter the WL Design 25
Introducing Western Living’s 2023 Designers of the Year Award Winners
The winners of our 2023 Robert Ledingham Memorial Award will take the stage on October 17 at Kitchen Infinity Atelier.
WL Designers of the Year judge Dan Lam wants you to love colour as much as she does. With her bold and beautiful sculptures, it’s pretty easy to come on board.
The deadline is fast approaching: October 2, 2023. Enter up to five projects now!
Subscribe to Western Living to get the print issue delivered straight to your door!
IDS Vancouver returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre September 21 to 24—and here are the designers, displays and marketplace finds to look for.
The duo behind Falken Reynolds create quietly confident designs that celebrate that sweet spot: where function and beauty are one and the same.
It’s been carefully renovated, too.
Mary Burgers, creative director of Burgers Architecture, shares her favourite tips for summer hosting—along with a great recipe for a traditional Greek Briam.
You have until August 15 to lock in the early-bird rate for the design party of the year.
Everything you need to know to enter Western Living magazine's newest design competition, which celebrates both incredible spaces and innovative product design.
Designer Andrea McLean brings flexible design and a coastal-inspired palette to this stunning renovation in White Rock, B.C.
It’s the perfect design match for the team at Alykhan Velji Design and an art-collecting, colour-loving family of four in Calgary.
From cat cafes to meaderies and everything in between, here's how to enjoy rediscovering our neighbours to the South after a pandemic’s time away.
Studio Sturdy, the home of designer Martha Sturdy’s iconic resin accessories and furniture, officially closes at the end of June. Head to Provide on May 6th to meet the designer as she winds down her business.
Photographer Ema Peter has captured some of the most significant homes in Western Canada and around the world—and her work is on display at the Art Museum of West Vancouver.
Final deadline to enter is this Friday! Get your portfolio together by 11:59 pm on April 14, 2023
Pavlova is both simple and impressive—just what makes a recipe perfect.
It's deadline day! Get your WL Designers of the Year entry in by 11:59 pm on April 14.
Hey, fashion and jewellery designers: there's less than a week left to submit your work before these all-stars! Submit your portfolio by April 3, 2023.
Put your portfolio in front of these internationally renowned designers and tastemakers.
The deadline is less than a week away to enter the 2023 WL Designers of the Year Awards!
Deadline to enter is fast approaching - get your portfolio together by April 3, 2023!
The new Bastua collab celebrates the Finnish design brand's iconic bold prints and flora-focused design.
A night of great conversation, smart design and excellent cocktails at Vancouver's Resource Furniture in February.
Burrow has arrived in Canada: how does it stack up against other online sofa brands?
Interior designer Aly Velji’s ‘Wanderlust’ collection for Urban Barn is inspired by his travels—and designed to be approachable.
Our top 10 hits in one place, for your reading pleasure.
The greatest Christmas gift of all? A few hours alone with a good book. Here's what Western Living's editors are reading.
The recipes that delighted our editors most this past year, from cakes to casseroles.
Our designer series returns with Annaliesse Kelly and Andrea Rodman on February 1, 2023.
In a modernist West Vancouver home by McLeod Bovell, designer Gaile Guevara infuses seasonal style with sustainability at every turn.
Looking for some last-minute Christmas gift inspiration? Here's what the editors of Western Living want under the tree.
Designer Sophie Burke and her client, Sarah Duyker, pair up to bring a modern, organic spin to a formerly traditional home design.
The vegan recipe is one of 36 in Julie Van Rosendaal's latest cookbook, 'You Are Human and You Need Cake.'
A bold and beautiful Calgary home from Paul Lavoie Interior Design wins readers' hearts for our 2022 contest.
Restoring a 100-year-old home is a labour of love for designer Kerri-Lee Watson—and the results offer the perfect stage for a classic Christmas design.
These are perfect as-is, or you can follow one of our suggested variations: chocolate orange, peppermint and more.
This adaptable, easy recipe can become as festive as you like—toss in cranberries, pecans and more.
This perfect recipe is easy to adapt to more elaborate cookies—and we've got 6 more variations here (yes, Linzer cookies too!)
Up the ante on the classic ginger molasses cookie recipe with 3 variations, too—including cream cheese sandwich cookies!
This shortbread recipe is the perfect base on its own—or follow one of four variations to make it your own (hello, Turtle-stuffed shortbread!).
The food writer's new cookbook, 'You Are Human and You Need Cake,' is out in indie bookstores today—and yes, it features her IG-famous cake recipe.
Get your vote in for the winner by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 13!
Designer Annaliesse Kelly of AK Design took this Kerrisdale house out of the 1970s with a new floor plan and facelift to create a beautiful, yet functional, family home.
Thanks to HB Design, an extensive renovation brings life back into this rustic-yet-sunny home owned by a pair of Earls Restaurant co-founders.
"Doing colour properly also means having a space where you can get away from it, and have some variety, or it becomes too saturated," says designer Paul Lavoie.
Nigel Parish of Splyce designs an Okanagan home that's both part of the landscape, and a celebration of it.
These are the top homes published by Western Living in 2022—and it's your chance to vote for which ones wins WL Home of the Year!
The steeps of Kicking Horse are made for the thrillseeker—and for anyone looking to up their ski game.
The walls and ceiling came down in this Vancouver Island home from Whiting Young Interior Design.
These are our favourites from Vinterfint 2022.
Plus designer secrets to get the looks at home.
Beautiful designs will inspire you to slow down and enjoy breakfast.
The team at Calgary's Reena Sotropa In House Design Group were tasked with creating a forever-home for a growing family of five.
U.K. designer Tricia Guild on getting past our fear of colour, the early days of running a business and how to move through a creative block.
Here's the easiest, tastiest way to roast winter squash.
Architect Marianne Amodio and an ambitious homeowner stray off the beaten path—and anchor a heritage home even more firmly in its community.
The gorgeous Mt. Royal home from Alykhan Velji Designs is full of natural light, bold tiling and textural details.
The designer's post-and-beam homes are celebrated part of the North Shore's midcentury modern design history.
HAY celebrates colour in this soon-to-launch collaboration.
Designer Aly Velji brings opulence—and a gorgeous green—to the design of a home bar.
Ben Leavitt of PlaidFox Studio brings narrative-rich, bold and fearless design concepts to each and every one of his projects.
Nicholas Purcell’s work pairs contemporary design with the craft of old-world furniture making.
A Vancouver home by Measured Architecture is a gorgeous study of materials, from its confetti-like exterior to its boldly beautiful interiors.
BattersbyHowat brings a long-planned dream home to these homeowners on the Sunshine Coast.
A Hawaiian getaway gets a modern treatment from designer Stephanie Brown.
Our 15th Annual WL Designers of the Year Awards Party takes place on Tuesday, September 13 - and you're invited.
More than a quarter-million visitors descended on Milan for Salone's 60th edition, and it was a triumph indeed.
Vancouver designer Scott Cohen turns a brutalist glass-and-concrete space into a welcoming community hub.
Two of Canada’s most acclaimed architects have crafted something magical just outside of Nelson.
What it's like to cross the jaw-dropping, stomach-churning bridge in the sky.
"This look embraces imperfections and natural materials," says the designer.
The colourful design came straight from the experts: the kids themselves.
Ten percent of the net proceeds from the actress and singer’s new collaboration for the brand will go to support mental health services for young people.
This power duo is training up-and-coming-chefs and serving incredible (and affordable) meals.
"The topic of Indigenous cuisine can open a conversation about relocation and much more."
Somewhere between chain and independent restaurants lies this Calgary supergroup spearheaded in part by Martin.
Emkao is the first single source, traceable and sustainable chocolate purveyor in B.C.
Mouallem took a bite out of the film world with his original documentary starring Alberta's Burger Baron restaurant chain.
There's something fishy going on here (it's carrots).
It’s our 15th Annual celebration of the farmers, chefs, activists, owners, authors and more who make the West the very best place to be for food lovers.
The fuss over Oca Pastificio comes from the lack of fuss.
The pair behind Dachi, Elephant and Hanai are always spotlighting the success of their collaborators (but they deserve some major credit, too).
Guignard's group, the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, gave restauranteurs a much-needed boost during trying times.
She's the champion of tofu the worlds needs right now.
Dad of the Year alert: architect Rafael Santa Ana built an incredible treehouse for his kids that's almost as enviable as the family's real house.
A Sommelier of the Year, a Master of Wine and a Master Winemaker are joining forces.
We went all the way to Bologna to get the scoop on 2022 trends (okay, and some excellent pasta).
HB Design brings a curve factor to a West Vancouver bathroom.
Denise Ashmore of Project 22 Design combines inky black herringbone with a quiet marble tile in this Vancouver bathroom.
It's the final countdown! Just one day left to enter our 2022 Designers of the Year awards: deadline April 14.
The new store, Provide Design Gallery, spotlights local furniture design alongside international makers.
MGA, Unbuilders and Pure Design bring thoughtful experiential exhibitions to the show, which runs until March 24.
Deadline is April 14, 2022: We can't wait to see what you've got!
The renovation of this vintage home on Vancouvers west side is a master class in designing a space thats both contemporary, and a celebration of its history.
Ben Leavitt of Plaidfox Studio creates a bright and beautiful family home. (Check out the blue kitchen!)
Beetroot is a bold and organic shade that's a great left turn from greener 2022 colour trends. (Plus, we're giving one away!)
The team at Burgers Architecture helps a Vancouver couple to rescue a 1970s gem of a home.
Vote now! We're just one week out from naming our 2021 Home of the Year.
The team at Falken Reynolds creates a space that celebrates this Vancouver condo's historyand future.
The space celebrates the international brand's Vancouver origin story.
The designer has sourced accessories locally and from around the world, each with a great story.
Designer Paul Lavoie boldly brings colour and pattern into a formerly builder-basic designand we cant get enough of it.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing paired with thoughtful landscaping results in a Vancouver home that feels like it's miles away from the city.
The online brand's first bricks-and-mortar space will also host pop-ups leading up to the holidays.
If you've been on Colour Watch 2022, you'll note their selection is on to something big.
Local designers create pop-ups around the city for this year's offsite program.
Never enough pastels!
And the winners are...
Designer Amanda Hamilton wants to bring great design to people who share her passion for it—and that's meant gorgeous spaces and meaningful collaborations.
Our Furniture Designers of the Year explore the realm where high-tech design meets old-world technique.
Sumer Singh of Mtharu conducts grand and wonderful experiments in materials and designand the result is a thoughtful collection of furniture that marries art with function.
The Thermomix TM6 pairs a food processor with a heating elementand a recipe platform that basically does all the work for you.
To celebrate 50 years of Western Living, we're looking back on all the people, designs, homes and innovations that made us the magazine we are today.
Architect Werner Foster thinks outside the box.
Think stunning views, a farmers' market, tacos and Canada's oldest movie theatre.
Alykhan Velji Designs said no wallpaper, no problem.
Ami McKay of Pure Design made this home an ode to joy.
A showstopper vanity from Kelly Deck Design.
Mitchell Design House keeps monochrome from being monotonous in this Calgary bathroom.
Sophie Burke Design adds a little whimsy to this pool change area.
We're loving this extra-moody look from Marrimor.
Living got low.
The design duo offer up a moment of somber reflection, and a hopeful glimpse of the future.
And spoiler: Im kind of obsessed with it.
It's a perfect spot for a design element, too.
And a little grey, too.
Designer Martine Ast updates a mid-century kitchen with a great solution for keeping the kitchen island tidy.
Henriquez Partners Architects beautifully transformed the former Emily Carr University to host 15,000 young artists this year.
Designers Aly Velji and Alison Connor bring a hit of colour to a classic white design.
Enter by April 16 to put your work in front of these all-stars in their fields.
Bring on the early '90s nostalgia.
Enter our 2021 Designers of the Year Awards to showcase your work in front of these top designers.
Just a few days left to get your entries in!
Indoor-outdoor designs like this one call for matte finishes.
Deadline day is near!
Architect Fred Hollingsworth's post-and-beam homes in North Vancouver are the backbone of West Coast modernism.
The reveal of our first panel of judges for the 2021 WL Designers of the Year!
To celebrate 50 years of Western Living, we're digging through the archives and sharing our favourite throwback designs.
The latest collaboration with Lebanese designer Nada Debs brings in earthy tones and geometric patternsand cozy floor cushions for a cozy night in.
Mercedes and Singh designs prefab studios to make #WFH better.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Aly Velji's winning home this year.
It's our 4th annual Reader's Choice Awards for the best design in Western Canada.
Gingerbread Höme offers those classic Ikea instructions on a very tiny scale.
It could be a great yearso long as Lower Mainlanders are allowed to travel again soon.
Alykhan Velji revisits one of his designs to bring a modern holiday spirit to a chic Calgary home.
Kids Help Phone's Homes for the Holiday runs virtually this year.
The Calgary-based makers just won the Grand Prize in Etsy's Design Awards, as judged Ms. Barrymore.
The awards were live on October 8, 2020, but it's not too late for you to watch these top designers Zoom in from their studios and home design projects.
Cedric Burgers pairs thoughtful, sustainable design principles with stunning modern architecture.
The team at Measured Architecture prizes collaborative relationships with their clients and the artisans they bring into every project.
The "Into the Wild" prepared meals are going to fancy up your campfire.
A collaboration with a Bangkok design team, recycled content, and more.
Meet the contenders to be named Designer of the Year in our 13th annual awards program.
A little colour can make everything else pop.
Melanie Finkleman of Hazel and Brown Design brings a little rock-star edge to a heritage home in Vancouver.
The original Battersby Howat design was a winner in our Residential Design Awards in 2005.
All our past winners of our Designers of the Year Awards.
Our response to COVID-19, and what it means for Vanmag, Western Living and our awards programs.
Deadline to enter is April 1, 2020.
Fashion and Jewellery designers in Western Canada, this is your chance to shine in front of these world-renowned designers.
Family recipes from Western Canadian chefs that take the place of a warm hug.
The four judges ready to examine the best the West has to offer.
The cookbook author takes a stand against our clean food obsession.
Both our Architecture and Arthur Erickson Memorial Award entries will be judged by our illustrious panel members.
The designers judging our Maker category are renowned in their fields.
Fellow designers share their memories of the furniture designer, who passed away suddenly this week.
Soak my aching ski-boot feet and sip a glass of champagne too? Yes, please.
Two disparate design themes find harmony in this Vancouver home.
Our third annual Readers' Choice awards celebrate the best in home design for 2019.
The home's original owners will be opening its doors for a fundraiser for the Arthur Erickson Foundation.
The designs, from Treana Peake's Obakki Foundation, support a community of women in a Ugandan refugee camp.
Modern meets traditional in this showstopper of a fireplace.
Western Living and Vancouver magazines' former art director passed away on Friday, October 25.
Designer Gaile Guevara hosts an open house on a home that's still in construction to help people understand how to build for aging in place.
Bring his designer look home.
We celebrate the talented maker culture that's booming in the West.
This duo from Calgarys Studio North was destined to be a design firmand the city is the better for it.
Youll find his imprint on restaurants, retail shops and even beer labels, but modern home design remains the driving passion for Evoke Internationals David Nicolay.
Are the new Symfonisk bookshelf and table lamp speakers the best inexpensive wireless speakers?
A global collection merges with a thoroughly West Coast aesthetic.
Giovanni "Gio" Ponti's furniture pieces read as current today as they did in the 40s.
After 12 years and a lot of life changes, it was time to make this home truly hers.
It's a little lakeside Shangri-la.
Theres something about Colannino's tiny, perfectly imperfect spot on the citys east side that feels a world away from Vancouver.
Consider it a little bling for the home.
On land once ravaged by fire, Geoff Orr builds a new home that celebrates a rebirthnamely, of the salvaged materials used to construct it.
My Danish teak chairs are much better for it.
The architect will be speaking with the President of Yasodhara Ashram on one of the most beautiful new sacred architectural designs in Canada
Editorial director Anicka Quin went to Yasodhara Ashram for the architecture, but a welcome dose of wellness found her there too.
Its the ultimate splurge room, designed to make the morning routine a beautiful thing.
Do they make them big enough for humans? Asking for a friend.
Calgarys East Village gets another must-visit destination courtesy of some well-known locals.
Once a closed-off bungalow, this Vancouver home now soarsand has plenty of room for its owners quirky collections.
The creative minds behind Umbra, Bocci and one of the top industrial design schools in the country join the team.
Whether you're thinking about a major overhaul or mini-facelift, these gorgeous spaces offer inspiration galore.
Calling all fashion and jewellery designers! Put your work in front of these world-class judges by April 1.
It's the kind of place where youll see old-timers and twenty-somethings sharing a picnic table, a pitcher and a story.
Available in crystal, gold or smoke finish, the Buster Bulb creates a subtle ambient light.
Enter by April 1, 2019, to put your work in front of these all-star judges.
This year's panel features architects from around the world.
Introducing the experts who know what makes a space beautiful both outside and in.
A trio of internationally renowned designers joins our Interiors panel for 2019.
Jonathan Adler returns, along with an internationally renowned potter and a world-travelling duo known for their keen sense of aesthetics.
Vancouver magazine's new awards program will celebrate makers in the city.
For his latest collection, the designer looks at the influence of shifting tides in the intertidal zone.
A dozen stunning residential spaces from across the West.
You've chosen your top 5: keep voting to crown Western Living's 2018 Home of the Year!
Our second annual Readers' Choice awards celebrate the best in home design for 2018.
Designer Denise Ashmores home from last year's Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays was made for snuggling up by the fire with cocoa and cookies.
An interview with CEO Heather Reisman on why the store left, and then came back to the iconic shopping street.
You're going to want to make this triple-layer parsnip and cranberry cake.
Pretty design AND a bargain? Yes and yes.
The chef's latest cookbook, Simple, takes his signature, richly flavoured foods to an easy-to-execute level.
From ceramic wallpaper to rusted elegance: the top 7 trends spotted at this year's CERSAIE Expo in Bologna, Italy.
The architect behind Fogo Island Inn sits down with Western Living to talk experiential architecture, international projects and Canadian kindness.
A motorcycle so design-friendly, I couldn't resist.
We shine a light on Alberta makers with our new IDS Vancouver showcase.
A radical update to a vintage 70s home in Calgary has more than a few playful nods to its original era.
Hundreds of entries, 20 judges and just nine winners. From a pair of unabashedly modernist architectural designers to a creative director bringing Vancouvers bridal fashion scene to the international stage to landscape architects who create symphonies for their clients: here are the 2018 Western Living Designers of the Year.
Architect Joanne Gatess practice finds both elegant and creative solutions to classic design problems.
BattersbyHowat creates landscape designs as detailed and striking as the architecture theyre already celebrated for.
Who says coffee snobs get all the fun?
It's back as of August 15.
Give your minimalist space a pop of colour with these playful vases from Kit.
The duo that brands Vancouver's restaurant scene sees their influence grow around the world.
With the help of designer Paul Lavoie, the late Jim Shaw created a lakeside home in the Okanagan as warm and welcoming as the cable magnate himself.
A stunning staircase and floor-to-ceiling curtain wall highlight the open design from intern architect Marvin DeJong and designer Nyla Free in the citys Elbow Park neighbourhood.
Proof that flowers look great on just about anything.
Designer Negar Ghorashi saves a mid-century West Vancouver home from the bulldozerand brings it beautifully into the present.
Calgary's MoDA designs a trophy that celebrates both the designer and their support network.
Hug a pillow today.
Provençal chef Jany Gleize brings a taste of Southern France to his simple dish.
With a little something extra, please.
Also, super yay for getting ready-to-eat cookie dough in Vancouver, period.
Why yes, we do want one in every colour.
Designer Mitchell Freedland brings a contemporary spin to a classic Whistler home.
Plus where to stay, where to sleep and what to buy in the resort mountain town.
Have a say in our first-ever readers' choice awards.
Designer Paul Lavoie brings some California cool to a Calgary home with views for miles.
The Swedish giant has finally teamed up with Danish furniture company Hay.
The iconic Mah Jong sofa gets a creative update from Japanese designer Kenzo Takada.
Designer Denise Ashmore brings both a relaxed and refined coastal elegance to a body of work spanning two decades.
The Ikea catalogue is here! The Ikea catalogue is here!
Monkeying around with Seletti's new outdoor lighting collection.
Wanting to help newly arrived refugees, Nihal Elwan created a series of pop-up dinners that have now developed a cult following.
Aly Velji's new online shop is stocked with designer pieces we love.
Winter may be over, but there's still plenty of reason to cozy-up.
Beautiful powder rooms and master ensuites to inspire.
Jonathan Adler's Fisher-Price collection features black and white graphics, wood and wire finishes, and a touch of metallic.
Ehren Seelands curated collection blends contemporary design with traditional artisan pieces.
Snowpocalypse has been good to skiers this year.
Luckily, this south-of-the-border find is finally available a little closer to home.
Just north of the tourist behemoth of Puerto Vallarta, theres an entire coast thats just waiting to be discovered. From Mexicos most exclusive resorts to low-key colonial beach towns, the Riviera Nayarit has the holiday youre looking for.
This water jug is everything you want from a tabletop piece: artful, versatile and utilitarian.
Design house Alessi creates a whole new category of office accessories: the corner clock.
The classic Christmas dessert gets a summery West Coast update from the chef at the Victoria Marriott.
Wood Reform's pallet line of furniture looks like anything but the material it's made from.
For when you want to bring a taste of Hawaii home.
The Pan Pacific's latest renovation brings with it a suite of local cocktails. This one's great for sunsets.
Relive all your Fame fantasies at this gorgeous new ballet-inspired studio in Calgary.
Why our editor-in-chief is dreaming of the island life.
An Obakki scarf that gives back with new wells in South Sudan.
In just two years, the event in the Waterfall building has become a go-to for designophiles to spot up-and-coming and established talent in the city.
Spring napping requires specific conditions be met.
Designer Kelly Deck steers this year's new category for Makers.
Bend's new Betty Chair is stackable, sturdy outside, and a very sweet shade of pink.
Whistler's best design shop gives us another reason to hit the slopes this weekend.
EQ3's capsule collection, Assembly, brings together some of Canada's most exciting furniture designers.
Four designers turn a functional piecea hood fan, an island, a pillar and a backsplashinto the star of the show.
Front-loaders may have met their match.
Created with a classic technique, this Vancouver kitchen brings tradition into modern design.
Ikea's new Giltig collection pairs fashion whimsy with clever industrial design.
Then we've got a space for you.
It's a little bit French, and totally fab.
With subtle nods to the distilling process, the restaurant design is an ode to the gin cocktails and Cascadian cuisine.
Chef Angus An is everywhere these days: his original Kitsilano spot Maenam, his casual New Westminster location Longtail Kitchen and his Chinatown haunt, Fat Mao. But we snagged a great recipe from his newest venture: Freebird Chicken Shack.
You're going to get what makes a neutral palette so stunning in a tour through the light-filled new accessories store.
Two playful looks we love for the perfect kids' room makeover.
An important lesson from Vancouver design firm Falken Reynolds.
A trifecta of ideas for creating the bedroom of your dreams.
Some eye candy for interior design lovers.
Want your own home workspace to look like these? We've got designer tips to make those stylish office dreams come true.
From gorgeous open-concept kitchens to modern home offices to quirky kids' rooms, we're showcasing our favourite inspiring spaces from across the West.
Want to make over your living room? Take your cue from these gorgeous spaces from across Western Canada.
Designer Craig Stanghetta's Osteria Savio Volpe brings a classic Italian osteria to the city's east side, with a very modern update.
Manufactured in London since 1947, this is a serving tray with some serious street cred.
Give a T Smile pendant, make spirits bright.
Designer Carrie McCarthy skipped the classic pine in favour of some natural minimalism.
Yes, I love chocolate: but a new short story every day? That's way more satisfying.
Get ready for drama in 2016 with this bold design trend.
Omer Arbel's new 73 Series for Bocci shows he's still the king of modern lighting design.
Don't ignore your entryway when designing your home. And you're going to love this tile.
A Vancouver home becomes an experiment in collaborative design between its architects and the artisans they work with.
You might as well make dinner in a dish that's gorgeous as is.
Want your tablescape to stand out? Try moody blue and black for your dinnerware.
Editor-in-chief Anicka Quin sits down with the executive vice-president of the iconic furniture company to talk family, furniture and drinking coffee like a Frenchman.
The long-awaited department store is set to open its doors in one week's time.
See an hour of sunlight? Grab it on one of these.
A side chair for our next phase of staycations.
Calgary designer Kevin Mitchell balances the bold and the beautiful in his interior designs.
Furniture designer Sholto Scruton creates pieces that are made for the individual and appeal to the masses.
With a piece like this, you're bound to host more parties.
It's Time for Lunch (and also this new clock from Ikea).
Marset's new linear Tam Tam lights are both pretty and functional.
It's time for more than art on your walls.
Vancouver designer Ami McKay's latest Pure bedding line features fool-proof, mix-and-max shades.
When you're renovating the kitchen, you could go with the standard handle, or you could rethink the door pull altogether. Guess which one we like?
Danish design house Hay makes pretty summer fans for fashionable guests.
I just did. The metal-topped Stockholm from Punt will have you finally embracing warm metals for good.
Give yourself a few hours for this one.
Haven't you always wanted a dandelion bookmark?
Now-national event has its inaugural Calgary party June 11 to 12, 2015.
Simple, elegant: it's the perfect summer tabletop accessory.
The owner of Liquidity Winery finds a piece of modern paradise, perched high over Okanagan Lake on the Naramata Bench.
Lose the cords, charge your phone with a new wireless charging collection from Ikea.
Cool aquamarine blasts a little fun into a little one's space.
18Karat collection embraces the warmest metal.
Bring the season's hottest trend into your living room for less than $10
Where to eat, stay and play in the arts and culture capital of Europe.
Berlin is a city of dichotomy. Its West and East, gritty and elegant, historic and modern. But woven through Der Stadt is an appreciation of art, culture and life which makes it Europes most talked-about city.
A heritage home in Victoria is returned to its original majestic design, with a spa-like bath thats full of modern conveniences.
Calgary architect Marc Boutin has created an extraordinary family cabin on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Lose the liners (and save your muffins!) with a two-in-one pan.
Calgary architect Marc Boutin shares his tips for creating a bright and warm cabin in less-than-sunny conditions.
Ikea's new limited collections feature the work of street artists from around the globe.
Locally made coloured concrete stools bring an affordable hit of colour to the patio.
Ligne Roset solves your seating puzzles.
It's scaled to fit your wall.
After rising waters nearly destroyed it, a Calgary home gets a second chance.
Ikea's new kitchen solution gets custom for designs that won't fit inside the box.
Could this be the solution to my aversion to winter camping?
Isn't it time someone rethought the light bulb?
A beautifully vintage fabric gets a swish modern update.
Once home to cocktail parties and a vibrant past, a mid-century home gets a second life thanks to designer Paul Lavoie.
The classic French bakeware gets an update in time for Valentine's Day.
For a Slovak Christmas celebration on January 6, the perfect dish feels both nostalgic and modern.
For the person who has everything, a goat and two hens.
The double whammy of Aspen and Crested Butte covers every skiing base from luxe après to knee-knocking steepsand everything in between.
For the fan of the handmade (when you've run out of time to make it yourself).
A new mint green sifter has got me sentimental about baking.
After years of dissing the pod, I'm fully in camp Nespresso.
Calgary designer reinvents the kitchen stool to be a thing of comfort, beauty and a little fun.
Yotam Ottolenghi on his essential pantry, why we love vegetables, and choosing just two butternut squash recipes for Plenty More: "Sometimes there were really hard choices."
Alessi's Acacia honey dipper gives the gift of comfort.
A Calgary designer uses smart planning and select materials to create an authentically designed home that still complements its venerable neighbourhood.
Mountain Equipment Co-op opened its brand new corporate headquarters up to the media for a sneak peek of the LEED Platinum building in Vancouver's False Creek Flats neighbourhood.
Thanks, Olivia Pope, for making it cool to drink red wine in your comfies.
Pleat Box lights bring warmth, texture and drama into the warmest room in the house.
The copper Beat and Etch lights from U.K. native Tom Dixon seemed to single-handedly bring the metal back into vogue. Editor-in-chief Anicka Quin caught up with the designer on a recent visit to Inform Interiors in Vancouver.
The Calgary pied-à-terre of a cable magnate is a showcase for artworkand the colour orange.
Punt's double-depth bookshelves are made for book lovers.
Calgary's MoDA Architecture share their secret for making the most of your hallways.
Retro storage design gets a very modern update.
Here's how the design duo behing Marrimor included a nod to history in a modern design.
Our pick from IDSwest 2014: Jeff Martin Joinery's Radius side tables.
Western Living Design Week is almost here! Here's one of my favourites from IDSwest, the closing party to a stellar week.
Our editor-in-chief shares her favourite utensil for keeping baked goods looking pretty from the pan to the plate.
For Dinner by Design, Kelly Deck created a tablescape to celebrate handcrafted design, complete with a hand-stitched wall .
Designers David Nicolay and Rob Edmonds of Evoke created a tabletop design to spark conversation.
Spiral cutter turns your bumper crop into pasta.
After years of working for others, a partnership is born to help channel homeowners dreams into a lyrical medley of glass, wood and concrete.
The classic Malm gets a storage update.
Artist Julie Thevenot makes modern the art of the 1970s.
Two criteria make for a great sleeper sofa, and this one rings a high note for both.
A Vancouver design team transforms a condemned Mayne Island cabin into an idyllic retreat from the big city.
Umbra's new partnership with established and emerging designers rethinks everyday objects.
Bring bold, sherbet colours into the kitchen with linen towels from Studiopatró.
Martone Cycling's cruisers are made for design lovers (and cyclists).
Make quick work of fresh summer herbs with this modern update on the mezzaluna.
A bespoke home on Vancouver's best street has an envy-inducing patio that's the perfect setting for throwing a summer wine tasting.
Wine Pro David Stansfield shares his insights for hosting a wine tasting that's both informed and delightfully informal.
These baskets from Bend are perfect for the home spa or the living room
Outdoor lighting isn't just functional anymore. This quirky outdoor lamp mimics indoor style and lights up summer nights.
Once dark and cavernous, a West Vancouver home gets a light-filled renovation.
These leather poufs add flexible (and pretty) seating options to a room.
The mid-century roots of this Gulf Island home provide inspiration for a breezy renovation.
The Ninja beats pricier brands for slicing and dicing its way through my summer produce.
Editor-in-chief Anicka Quin picks her H&M Home Collection favourites.
A Vancouver-based company revolutionizes the classic French press design. No more sludge!
These planters from Vancouver company Pot Inc. may be even prettier than the blooms you'll grow inside.
The classic area rug becomes modern artwork in the hands of Spanish designer Nani Marquina. Editor-in-chief Anicka Quin chats with the iconic designer about fair trade, modern design and her newfound love for the West Coast.
These gorgeous jewellery designs are enough to convert even non-fans to the celebrated HBO show.
Minotti, creator of the classic modern sofa, is still a family-run business. Founded in Italy over six decades ago by Alberto Minotti, its now steered by his two sons, Roberto and Renato; we caught up with the pair when they stopped by Vancouvers Livingspace.
A modern kitchen in Edmonton goes from cramped quarters to room enough for everyone.
Vancouver architect Michael Green creates a home thats made for the modern family.
The Calgary home of designer Martine Ast is a showcase for how modern and traditional style can live in harmony.
The freshest snow, the coolest gear and the best vistas. They're all but a short trip for you. You just need to know where to look.
Winter whites paired with silver and gold transform a Vancouver home into a holiday delight.
With an eye to local materials and environmentally conscious design, architect Cedric Burgers has created work that's a celebration of next-generation modernism.
Want a hit of summer, all year long? Find inspiration in this airy space in a West Vancouver home, where sunshine yellow rules.
Take a sneak peek inside one Vancouver photographer's stylish and sexy home.
A couple aims to transform the way we think about innercity living, one sustainable project at a time.
Juli Hodgson's down-to-earth design sense results in quietly glam interiors that exude West Coast appeal.
A traditional Saskatoon kitchen gets a high-tech boostand a lot of charmfrom Atmosphere Design.
Conservation is paramount in architect Cedric Burgerss elegantly designed homesbut it isnt just about turning off the taps.
Alda Pereira decided from the start she wouldnt be one to follow the rulesand its been a winning decision.
Interior designer Mitchell Freedland left the East Coast to put down soulful design roots in Western Canada.
Are you over 18 years of age?