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It's Peach Fuzz and it's glorious.
The construction may have been difficult, but the living is easy.
HB Design pairs clean lines with rich, flagstone floors for something special.
Top Western Canadian chefs share their secrets to keeping a well-stocked kitchen—everything from pantry essentials, how to store avocados and what to do with your food scraps.
From our "Cook Like a Pro" series, top Western Canadian chefs share their best culinary tricks of the trade.
A peek inside the Evoke–designed Vancouver family home of hockey legend Trevor Linden.
Here’s where to eat, stay and play in otherworldly L.A.
These salads from the new Dirty Apron cookbook are comfort food in their own right.
The colours of the year for 2024 are a mixed bag—but this chaotic trend forecast gives you plenty of beautiful hues to choose from.
From perfect patios to chic curtains, get the best tips to elevate your interiors from designers who know best!
Peek inside the stunning Milan apartment of Gallotti&Radice principal Silvia Gallotti.
Bring the cousins: we're going to the beach house.
Brianna Hughes brings texture and a lifetime of design inspiration to this warm and welcoming family home.
The winning team behind this year’s Robert Ledingham Memorial Award is small but mighty.
Ceramicist and Maker of the Year Tanvi Arora nurtures her love of nature with every artfully crafted piece.
This cozy Golden B.C. cabin in the woods has us daydreaming about our next ski trip (all year round!)
It's too hot to renovate... but not too hot to dream.
One strategic structural change and some fresh new finishes transformed this dated space into a farmhouse-modern dream home.
You asked, we answered: everything you need to know about our new WL Design 25.
Author Julia Dilworth brings her book West Coast North to life in a new live interview series at Provide Design Gallery beginning July 18.
Interior designer Annaliesse Kelly of AK Design embraces her wildest design dreams with her most personal project yet.
The categories range from Architecture to Furniture to Industrial design: these are the talented contenders for Western Living's 2023 Designers of the Year awards.
The '90s icon tapped Vancouver design firm Studio Albertazzi for help transforming her six-acre Vancouver Island property into an oasis—with a heavy emphasis on roses and chandeliers.
This timber-paneled New Westminster loft celebrates materiality and texture.
Studio Roslyn proves that beige-on-beige-on-beige can look spectacular.
This nautical-chic, Karly MacLeod-designed home takes its cues from another coast.
Take your culinary skills to the next level with these insider recommendations and pro tips from expert chefs from across the West.
Interior designer Brianna Hughes and Ministry of Interiors embraced rich hues and textures to create a dream home for a successful dentist in Calgary.
Here's a breakdown of where to eat, play and stay for a weekend on island time in Victoria.
A new layout and fresh finishes transform a dated, awkward home into a beauty, thanks to Mave Interior Design Studio.
These local jewellery-design heroes have converted a 100-year-old home into a energy-efficient showroom and production studio.
No gentle neutrals allowed.
A renovation from Kalu Interiors brings a dated '70s home into the present.
McKinley Studios designs a ski-in, ski-out Whistler vacation home that makes the most of the stunning forest views.
This Calgary space from DWK Interiors takes its cues from a bubbly inspiration.
Andrea Rodman and Scott Posno team up to create an Oak Bay dream home.
Inspiring design tips to help you create the bedroom of your dreams.
Is getting a wall bed a good idea? According to our editor-at-large, here's what to expect from installing a Murphy bed in your bedroom.
Keep warm with these tasty twists from Katie Mitzel's Rocky Mountain Cooking.
Vancouver designer Madeleine Sloback transforms a dated, cramped rancher into a breezy, beautiful dream home for her growing family.
Let the design pros guide you to the drapery of your dreams.
What colour? What material? Does it need to match the cabinets? The West's best designers share everything you need to know to choose a kitchen countertop.
For one last hit of that festive winter feeling—and some truly phenomenal meals—just hop a ferry.
Acclaimed chef J-C Poirier shares his recipe for 'cuisses de canard confit' from his gorgeous new cookbook.
How those little guilty-pleasure, made-for-TV movies get made—and become major players in B.C.'s film economy in the process.
An Abbotsford home gets a fresh look from Refined Interiors and Co.
Designer Ami McKay of Pure Design keeps it casual-cool for the holidays, part of the 2020 Kids Help Phone for the Holidays virtual tour.
This 4,000-square-foot Vancouver home by Aysh Design takes a simple palette to new heights.
A cosmetic upgrade respectfully refreshes a historic Vancouver home.
The designers at Reena Sotropa In House Design Group give this Bearspaw home a major glow-up.
Vancouver-based design firm Falken Reynolds celebrates the beautiful landscape with this sprawling mountain-meets-lakefront home.
This multi-generational Vancouver vacation home from DesignLab Interiors celebrates family with serenity and style.
A former Designers of the Year honouree finally gets its moment in the retail spotlight.
White oak, black stained cypress wood, concrete and crisp white drywall balance warmth and airiness.
A post-and-beam home offers an architect (and family man) a chance to make a decade-long design dream a reality.
Founder Nicholas Fritz wants a little "something luxurious" for everyone.
Author and chef Jackie Kai Ellis hosts a moving deep-dive into culture and cuisine, through the lens of Canada's unique Chinese restaurant scene.
The professional floral fakers at Faux Floral teach us the tricks of the trade.
A dark and clunky kitchen gets a new lease on life thanks to Farmer's Daughter Interiors.
Comfort food classics get a veg-heavy twist in Bri Beaudoin’s new cookbook
Take your Meatless Monday dinner to new heights with tips from blogger and cookbook author Bri Beaudoin.
Want to make ultra-flavourful tofu? The author of the Evergreen Kitchen cookbook, Bri Beaudoin, has you covered with this spicy-crispy recipe.
It's a vegetarian take on fish and chips from cookbook author and beloved blogger Bri Beaudoin of Evergreen Kitchen.
From Bri Beaudoin's new Evergreen Kitchen cookbook, it's your new favourite salad.
Evergreen Kitchen's Bri Beaudoin shares a new comfort-food classic from her cookbook.
Shopping for a sofa? Heed the wisdom of these interior design pros first.
Teals and rose are back, baby: call it 1996-chic.
Maybe it'll look dated in two years...but for now, we're a little obsessed.
Designer Jamie Banfield gives an Ontario family their new West Coast dream home.
Even when it's behind closed doors, designers can't resist optimizing storage. Here, seven design firms share their best closet-organization advice.
Vancouver design firm &Daughters makes the most of a 1958 remodel.
An architectural collaboration that wows.
Studio Roslyn is both a winning design firm and a living love letter a decade-plus in the making.
Interior designer Jeff Liu finished up his condo reno right before the pandemic—and it's hard to imagine a better place to hide away from it all.
If you can handle a few pieces of drywall, this unique feature wall is a doable DIY with some serious impact.
An Edmonton bungalow gets an open-concept makeover.
Designers Denise Ashmore and Gillian Segal share their area-rug wisdom.
B.C.'s lousy with islands... but we might just have a new fave.
How a renovated 1980s townhouse was transformed into a Scandinavian Modern dream home for one young North Vancouver family.
A chic chalet takes mountain living to new peaks.
Hop on a ferry to Galiano for a day trip that's a world away.
Southwest minimalism is the latest look we love.
A new design compendium from a former Western Living editor is a celebration of West Coast interiors.
A Whistler home from Shelter Design and Lauren Ritz Design embraces sky and stone.
The Kraus multi-purpose over-sink roll-up mat is both functional and stylish. (Do we love doing dishes now?!)
Designer Lindsay Steele's own home makes the most of its Nanoose Bay location.
Fruit salad was once the most maligned dish on the brunch or potluck table—with this easy recipe, that's all changed.
Lessons from a high-contrast, high-traffic vacation home.
Meet the contenders for this year's WL Designers of the Year competition.
The design team at Parker and Harlow bring sophistication to a secluded isle.
Dream penthouse alert.
Kelsey Grose of Farmer's Daughter Interiors revamps her grandma's kitchen into a chic modern space that still honours the past.
This tiny town is a hidden gem—don't tell anyone.
Western Living editor-at-large Stacey McLachlan knew better than to tackle a renovation... but she did it anyways.
What an 8,000-plus-square-foot home with multiple kitchens can teach us about design.
Victoria-based Bidgood crafts a playful modern entryway.
Rent a modernist treehouse or shipping-container cabin from Winnipeg's Bowerbird Stays.
A heavenly look from Nako Design.
Three ways to design your entryway to make an awesome first impression.
You know what's not divisive? Rebecca St. John's beautiful design solution.
We hope you like purple.
Rustic meets Scandi in this dreamy exterior by Synthesis Design.
With a bold and beautiful renovation, Kalu Interiors brings a classic home into 2021.
How cool is it to renovate a home built the year you were born?
This infill home by architect D'Arcy Jones bridges eras in style.
Can't pick a chair for your dining room? Just invite them all to gather 'round the table.
What better look for a Vancouver bedroom than grey-on-grey-on-grey?
The fashion designer's pivot into purpose-driven retail has us swooning.
Designer Michael Leckie takes inspiration from Canadian Cottage Country for his collab with The Back Country Hut Company.
A striking, ultra-modern black-on-black exterior hides a mid-century-inspired dream home inside.
On the banks of Skaha Lake, a home design inspired by the palette (and serenity) of the lake itself.
Grab a brush and get on trend. (Hope you like green.)
When we couldn't find the right fit for our prints, we turned to the hive mind for help.
Impossible sites, soaring cliffs: repeat winners Matt McLeod and Lisa Bovell of McLeod Bovell Modern Houses have proved again that they can't (or won't) be stumped.
For Industrial Designer of the Year Caine Heintzman, great design has no beginning, and no end.
Robert Ledingham Memorial Award winner Amanda Evans brings glam and global inspiration to the West Coast.
Interior designer Gillian Segal shares her tips for crafting the bedroom of your dreams.
In a stunning turn of events... this renovation actually reached a conclusion.
Hunter Office Architecture lets the light in.
A pretty print on towels that actually dry your dishes? We're sold.
Terrazzo, curving lines and hanging seats? Now that's juicy.
It's been five months for an 850-square-foot renovation. Do not do the math.
Surfaces to make you swoon.
Stage 1: delusion. Stage 2: depression. Repeat as necessary.
We'll be real with you: a renovation is never going to be totally painless. But here's how to take the stress levels down to the bare minimum, according to a pro builder.
The call of the beach house.
We had to take out the toilet, but we have cabinets now so... progress?
In these tense last weeks before cabinetry and floor installs begin, it's all painting, all the time.
A major breakthrough takes this never-ending renovation to the next stage.
If you've never considered befriending a designer... maybe you should?
There are still no floors or cabinets or sinks... but we have a stack of doors. And that's something.
This is still happening. Perhaps it always will be.
Time is melting. Tubs are shipping. Renovation purgatory continues.
After all... it's a wonder wall.
A cookie-cutter Vancouver duplex gets a relaxed, modern update (complete with a designated "calm space") from Rudy Winston Design.
The renovation continues... slowly by surely.
Expenses, exhaustion and drywall dust aplenty in this week's Reno Diary.
The AK Design principal turns a dark, dated space into an open, modern home sweet home.
Our editor-at-large continues her demolition chronicles.
A bright and beautiful space by Beth Thompson of Wondrland Interior Design and Rex Panther of Brougham Interiors.
After a decade of writing about other people's home makeovers, our editor-at-large finally experiences a renovation of her own. What better time than a pandemic, after all, to turn your life upside down?
Sorry, hyggewe've moved on. It's alrum season now.
This Vancouver home, built from prefab mass timber CLT panels, offers views for days but makes for some pretty nice scenery in and of itself.
A minimalist Vancouver home designed by &Daughters is at the top of our wish list.
We're dreaming of a green Christmas.
For the Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays tour, Kalu Interiors embraces at least one classic holiday ethos: more is always more.
Our new favourite quarantine hobby? Pretending we live somewhere else. Join us, won't you?
As part of IDS Vancouver, an empty loft in Hastings-Sunrise has been transformed into a moment of Zen.
Kristy Turney cant stopwont stopcrafting.
Each of his pieces is crafted with a sense of place.
It looks like we'll be able to buy WL-worthy homes online, soon.
The latest collection of homewares just dropped. Here's what's on our wish list.
Love It or List It host Todd Talbot transformed his dilapidated garage into a bright and airy backyard getaway.
200 cookbooks + 4 kitchens = 1 house for a
A smart renovation by Negar Reihani gave a 30-year-old space a fresh new personality.
Designer Alykhan Velji shows that the colour of your front door can add a lot of drama inside, too.
A three-bedroom renovation that brings hospitality home.
A modern house in Calgary's River's Edge neighbourhood is "a functional work of art."
Rich, sophisticated colour in a minimalist space makes for a beautiful combination.
Why hide your best spirits away? This kitchen layout puts the home bar on full display.
Let a little light into your stairwell with this genius design feature.
Edmonton's Linger Design Studio created the pretty, playful ensuite of our dreams.
It's like your plants are texting you! You'll never be lonely again!
How to spruce up your outdoor space.
Gotta catch 'em all.
A young couple takes over one partner's childhood home to create a space for brand new memories.
Interior designers share their wisdom for nesting with purpose.
Layer on the monotone shades for a sophisticated master suite.
The team at Falken Reynolds helps a family transition from close quarters to this airy dream homewithout the growing pains.
It's been an unprecedented few weeksand according to designers and architects, this experience may just change the way we think about our personal and public spaces forever.
You're going to need something soft to snuggle up on during these crazy times.
Bringing artisanal flour (and transparency) to East Van.
The plant pioneers bring their craft to Kelowna.
Annaliesse Kelly Design used a timeless palette and natural elements to give this home lifelong style.
Haeccity Studio Architecture embraces the contrast of tradition within a streamlined modern space.
The designers of Kresswell Interiors share the secret behind this on-trend look.
Glamour, culture and pintxos galore at New Yorks Hudson Yards.
Spare seating with style.
This oven is heating things up.
With Botanist's new weekend brunch, the upscale restaurant tries its hand at Sunday Funday.
This Vancouver fabric showroom is only the second Kravet Workspace in the world.
"Dirty Food" is out now... and we're overwhelmed.
This Fort Langley project is thoughtfully laid out with the future in mind.
Store? Apartment? 3-D Vision board? Settle in and judge for yourself.
The Eric Ripert-founded event is an everyday beach party.
The West Coast taco chain continues to put a unique spin on each new location.
What to expect from this celebration of intersectional (and global!) design in advance of tonight's opening night party
New Year's came early this year!
Is there anything a carb can't cure?
This Chilliwack home keeps things simple (and sophisticated).
We've got a design crush on this East-meets-West beauty.
The new shop-within-a-shop at Inspiration Furniture stocks statement-making home decoreverything from beetle sculptures to pink velvet sofas.
And the winners are...
A lifetime in the garden has helped María del Sol Galdón blossom into one of the Wests great landscape architects.
Painter Zoë Pawlak bridges art and design through thoughtful product collaborations with the best in the West.
Take a sneak peek at the Willow and Stump-designed awards that our 2019 DOTY winners will receive this September.
A lush terrace shares design DNA with the gorgeous surrounding garden.
Three new palettes to inspire your next paint pick.
Chef stories and all-star dishes make for a delicious combo.
The restaurateur is no stranger to fighting the good fight against Vancouvers No Fun City rep with her collection of always-playful bars and restaurants.
When the pair moved to Saskatoon in 2016, they both began to miss the fresh bread they remembered from home.
We wanted it to feel like an extension of the inside.
Multi-course Korean fare and fluffy Japanese pancakes, oh my!
One Calgary couple makes a fresh start on a striking Okanagan site with the help of Sturgess Architecture.
Voice-activated bathtubs, coming to an ensuite near you.
Designed with straight lines and available in one shade of black, these hyper-minimalist faucets are still somehow playful.
The Western Canadian fine-casual chain continues their design evolution with an art-deco-meets-tiki-cool new Burnaby room.
It's the perfect middle ground for fruit fans and sweet tooths alike.
Bonding on the beach with acclaimed chefs Eric Ripert, Dominique Crenn and Emma Bengstonn.
A modern renovation offers a fresh new look for a cookie-cutter Calgary home.
Interior designer Annaliesse Kelly shares the looks and pieces on her spring 2019 mood board.
It's a much bigger space, but you still might have to wait for a seat.
Our new favourite bar is... in somebody's basement.
Hope you're hungry.
Architect D'Arcy Jones lets in the light with this striking modern space.
M8s urban-tropical vibe finds the sweet spot between two worlds.
The iconic Tofino spot welcomes its first new executive chef since 2013.
HGTV host Sabrina Smelko shares a peek into her master bedroom makeover.
A part-time home for a rotating cast of family members can still feature a homey warmth, as this Coal Harbour space proves.
Planning a home makeover? This (free!) event is your chance to score some expert advice.
The head of RySpot Design builds on the family legacy.
A West Van renovation turns a stuffy 30-year-old apartment into an open, airy West Coast wonder.
The northern lights arise when charged particles emitted during a solar flare penetrate the earths magnetic shield and collide with atoms and molecules in our atmosphere. Simple.
The Vancouver furniture designer stays curious about design.
A tapered island becomes the life of the party.
Beautiful homes, expert advice and insider tips topped our list of most-read stories for 2018.
How this petite modernist space offers oversized inspiration.
The Vancouver designer's sophisticated contemporary style has us crushing hard.
Calgary and Winnipeg get some cool spots.
How to embrace this joyful saturated hue at home.
Comforting beverages and dishes that will make you feel better the day after too many drinks.
This pretty, airy clothing store on the North Shore serves up interior design inspo alongside fashion.
Bets holiday markets in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton.
Stay healthy during the year's darker months with these delectable, easy-to-make plates.
Glamorous and eco-friendly alternatives for everyday essentials.
Embrace colour and pattern with these statement-making occasional chairs.
Dreaming of brighter times.
Bold modernist arches create a statement overhead.
Palette Archives offers customers pre-selected interior design samples organized around 35 different themes.
Executive editor Stacey McLachlan finds a new furniture crush in a familiar place.
We love that these old brick walls were given a second chance to shine.
With Halloween around the corner, its time to start thinking about treats.Move over, fun-sized candy barsthese caramel creations are our prefered indulgence this Halloween.
Designer Alykhan Velji gives Sucré Body Sugaring a makeover of its own.
A pop of blue makes a window seat even more appealing.
The official Canadian launch of the new masterbrand makes for a great excuse to look at a bunch of dream bathrooms.
New York-based Snarkitecture turns stone into interactive artworks.
A revamped motel embraces the retro vibes whole-heartedly.
Interior designer Franc Ranieri shares the secrets behind one of his most recent luxury projects.
Brooklyn's Stickbulb offers some serious creative freedom for designers.
Get a little hit of inspo from the pros at the home design expo.
Though we're barely halfway through 2018, the colour experts are already looking ahead and predicting the hottest hues for next year.
Interior designer Andrea Rodman finds the artistry in the process.
A ceramic artist from Golden, B.C., honours the magic in the little moments.
Designer Sydney Carlaw on how 5 simple steps to taking your renovation to the next level.
A pair of luxe condo units is transformed into a singular home with twice the sophistication.
A hair-stylist duo call in House of Bohn to help bring their vision for Vanilla Loft to life.
Does this magic cushion fit perfectly with pretty much any design style?
A few strips of painters tape and a palette of pink and peach, and you've got yourself a one-of-a-kind wall design.
The first step in planning the perfect lazy beach day? A great lounging blanket.
How a renovation transformed the interior of this three-storey wood-frame building.
The pair proved that Winnipeggers will line up in -30C for the right kind of ice cream.
The world-class bartender has the trophies to prove it.
This vegan cheese store, run by past Foodie of the Year winner Karen McAthy, sells out regularlyso we wanted to get inside for a closer look.
Designer Vanessa Stark turns a too-dark corner into the best part of her home.
Three new Lower Mainland condo developments demonstrate how one standard kitchen layout, with the right design elements, can take on endless fresh looks.
Spoiler alert: we love it.
Three generations share one property (and a great balance of privacy and family time) thanks to this Studio North-designed laneway house.
Apply new finishes to traditional design elements for a fresh take.
Which makes for a pretty good excuse to make this paella recipe.
Designer Kelly Deck shares a space-saving trick that works magic in a 600-square-foot Vancouver suite.
Say hello to your new dream kitchen.
Ten bedside tables sure to inspire some sweet dreams.
Every piece in this interior designer's home tells a story.
The more cabinets, the better, right?
Here's how tiny-home experts maximize small square footage (and maintain plenty of style).
Want to blow up a beloved photo without blowing your budget? Here's our fave new designer trick.
Smartly designed desks to help you build a home office without sacrificing space.
There's no easier way to get a peanut-butter-and-chocolate hit.
"Wake me up before you go-go."
Calgary architecture firm McKinley Burkart embraces the West Coast in their new Vancouver office space.
Calgary's pretty-in-pink Calcutta Cricket Club is full of design surprises.
The architectural competition brings design onto the ice for the eighth year running.
A stunning staircase, eclectic artwork and treasures from around the world punctuate an industrial and modern Yaletown space.
We've never described a lamp like this before.
This bright and welcoming family home takes its design cues from the house's history.
How do some of us react to the world? By picking up a fresh can of paint. It's why in these turbulent times, cozy, serene, comforting colours rule the roost.
Architects Dustin Couzen and Ben Klumper team up with Nicky Gretzen to design a sophisticated family home.
How Frank Architecture modernized a historic residential space.
Designer Gillian Segal reveals her trick for revamping a dated feature fireplace.
We got a sneak peek at this year's Interior Design Show Vancouver. Here's what you'll find at this year's show.
How a forgotten Langley farm inspired an interior designer and her IT executive husband to get into the garlic business.
"We need good experiences; we need human experiences."
Helen Youn has trained under Marie Kondo herselfget ready to declutter and spark some joy.
Designer Claudia Schulz takes the vintage art of millinery into the chic and modern present.
Javier Campos designs stunning, stripped-down spaces with modernist heart.
Designer Elena Del Bucchia shows us how to design a nursery with a style that grows up along with the baby.
Two designers create a white-on-white space that's part dream home, part gallery of treasures.
Wallpaper, chandeliers and walnut: cult gym brand Equinox steps up the Vancouver workout scene.
One of Vancouver first craft breweries, Parallel 49 is growing up with Graham With's care.
The restaurant owner's newest Japanese izakaya, Raisu, has just as much personality as its predecessors.
A statement piece fulfills a necessary function in this blue-and-white kitchen.
Three designers create three unique dining nooks just right for small spaces.
The Beaux Arts beauty will be opening its doors for this year's Heritage House Tour.
A cool new way to use wallpaper, according to designers Erin Chow and Megan Baker.
Vancouver's design community throws open the doors May 12 to 14.
Designer Allison Holden-Pope creates an oasis in a busy home with a canopy-covered dining space.
Heres how to make your weekend in L.A. as magical as La La Land.
You've got to see this stunning renovation.
Design opportunity awaits overhead.
Architects Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale make the most of compact quarters with made-to-fit storage.
This bedroom by Fox Design is totally quirky, but totally cozy.
Not to dis the classic white kitchen (well happily admit that were suckers for a subway tile), but its nice to see some darker shades sneaking their way into kitchen designs, too.
Calgary taqueria Native Tongues reinvigorates the shabby-chic trend.
Dreamy, abstract landscapes populate the painter's first Vancouver show.
Albertan beauties that have us swooning.
Designer solutions to six common interior design problems.
These homes display works of art underfoot.
Designer Allison Holden-Pope shares her secret for grounding an open-concept space.
A minimalist open-concept design gives the master bath a spa-like vibe.
The beloved Japanese lifestyle brand gets a pop-up shop as part of the upcoming Japan Unlayered exhibit.
Still scrambling for that friend with impeccable taste? We've got a few suggestions.
With these recipes, it's easy being green.
Cabinets you'll covet.
One look at this Stephanie Brown-designed dining room, and you'll be on the hunt for blue dining chairs of your own.
An open-concept laneway house in the homeowners childhood backyard embraces a beautiful contrast.
Catching up with the acclaimed British designer in the wake of a year-long collaboration.
New design and old world charm collide.
Forget the cliche tourist disheshere's where to eat like a local in Maui.
Groningen mashes up small-town charm with smart urban planning and post-modern architecture.
Surfing may be fun, but the real star of Maui right now is the food scene. So feed yourself well, then hit the water to work up an appetite for the next amazing meal.
Custom appeal without breaking the bank.
Matthew McCormicks graphic designs are lighting up the West.
With only 500 residents year-round, there's a good chance you'll get a dinner reservation.
Furniture and decor that's catching our eye this summer.
Don't miss out on these opening shops in Western Canada.
Suquet Interiors reinvigorates a storied family brand with rustic-cool furniture and bold modern art.
A serene West End apartment plays host to a celebration of eclectic tastes, thanks to the team at Peter Wilds Design..
Layer textures and finishes to create a tone-on-tone look that feels fresh.
Want to add some pop to the bedroom? These bold headboard ideas are sure to inspire.
A holographic, 3D tool may just change the face of interior design.
Fresh spots to get local designs and Parisian treats alike.
A punch of colour gives this kitchen some serious personality.
When you need to seriously unplug, there's no better place than Pender. (Because you can still get a decent cocktail while you're at it.)
A question for the ages. Check out our comprehensive guide and mark your calendars now.
See it yourself in person at the Vancouver Heritage House Tour June 5.
They may be more complicated than a G&T, but these two recipes are worth the effort.
We asked designers to share their favourite hotel designs from across the world, and the results are (no surprise) stunning. Get ready to experience some serious wanderlust.
Rich textures and a subdued palette make for a space with some serious sophistication.
Of course you love your baby. But that doesn't mean you don't love design, too.
And we got one of the first looks. See it for yourself, now through May 8.
Six must-visit new rooms in the West.
Create a Euro-cool look for your mantel with a visual trick.
Get your shop on.
Designer Aly Velji gives a mid-century house a second chance.
Say hello to warm, wonderful yellowour latest home decor colour obsession.
Embrace a little fun this spring with these pretty, playful accessories and furniture picks.
A lesson in smart seating design from Shift Interiors.
Concrete, brick and leather make a beautiful team.
Even if you're not going anywhere for the long weekend, it's still nice to dream.
The next generation of wallcoverings is pleasing to both the eye and the touch.
The Gulf Islands find their own answer to Ace Hotel.
Loyal Loot designer Anna Thomas knows theres plenty to love in Edmontons burgeoning downtown.
A kitchen inspired by culinary traditions brings old-world charm to downtown Calgary.
Indulge your sweet tooth for a good cause at Faubourg Paris.
The storied Parisian tea-and-macaron shop is set to come to downtown Vancouver mid-2016.
Want to boost your mood? Grab a paint roller.
On our radar this month: a cool credenza, bold lampshades and one sweetly surreal table lamp.
Hot new rooms, coming to a neighbourhood near you.
An open-concept mid-century kitchen becomes the focal point of the home.
We're crazy for cork, and these designers are too.
A calming, white-on-white palette offers the perfect backdrop for splashes of bold colour.
It's island time.
A born entertainer brings Brit style to the West Coast.
Creating community, one locally minded design at a time.
Wallpaper pro Markella Mildenberger shares her top tips for incorporating a little pattern into your space.
You may not be able to ski like an Olympic athlete, but that doesn't mean you can't eat and drink like one.
Finish formal furniture in a modern colour palette for a fresh look.
Time to get your shop on.
8 design-forward pieces new in stores this month.
Four smart tips from designers for making the most of your dining room design.
Some eye candy for your holiday break, as selected by the WL art department.
Stylish goodies to help you finish off your shopping list.
Designer trick: install drapes that blend with the wall colour to create a cozy hideaway.
What's on our wish list right now: fab furniture, quirky decor pieces and the tub we're obsessed with.
Baby, its cold outside. But Winnipegs just heating up.
Hot new rooms coming soon.
A few key pieces to celebrate the announcement of the 2016 Pantone Colour(s) of the Year.
Ladies and gentlemen: this year, it's a tie.
Bring a little light into your space with these designer tips.
After almost 20 years, Calgary architect Robert Pashuk still cant get enough of Palm Springs.
Designer Anna Dhillon has an ideaand it's surprisingly elegant.
A West Coast modern home gets a contemporary update.
The West Coast Modern House is a tribute to Vancouver's iconic residential architecture.
Slide right up to some practical wow factor.
A tired 80s loft becomes one womans Crosstown dream home.
The designer's itinerary involves woodworking, tacos and architectural tours.
Its no surprise a geologist would request some natural elements in her study's design.
Look out for these new openings across the West.
What's new and noteworthy across the West.
Designer Anna Dhillon transforms an awkward nook into a beautiful custom workspace.
Highly anticipated stores and galleries opening in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary.
What unites these four lamps? They all had us charmed at first sight.
These chic modern sofas, credenzas and coffee tables take a cue from the past.
Not that we need an excuse to enjoy a glass of wine, but free tapas makes a pretty good one.
Set the kids up for a successful school year with a workspace to call their own.
And how to soothe your aching muscles afterwards.
A landscape designer-turned- architect brings a green perspective to every space.
Pillow talk with Western Living and our favourite bedding expert.
Looking into the future at some gorgeous new colour palettes for the home.
How do they get those corners so crisp, and those tucks so tight? We asked the experts to show us the tricks of the trade.
A culinary dream teamincluding David Gunawan and Wendy McGinnisopens up Royal Dinette in downtown Vancouver.
Locally inspired dishes pair with Sandhill Winery and Howe Sound Brewing Co. in two special winemaker/brewmaster dinner events.
Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff, one writer learns the value of taking the scenic route.
Create a beautiful space to inspire great work.
In this minimalist kitchen, a few pops of colour go a long way.
The 10,000-square-foot showroom opens to the public Saturday, July 4.
5 tips for creating a sophisticated look with black paint.
These gorgeous patios conjure up images of leisurely afternoons spent lounging in the sun and long, lazy outdoor dinners.
Mixing and matching sheens can add a little personality to a room.
Choosing a colour is just the beginning. How do you know which sheen is right for your needs?
No more hopping across the border for a dealdesigner outlets are coming to Vancouver this summer.
New all-natural wine bar opened by Farmer's Apprentice now open for business.
There's no need to fear bold colourhere are 5 ways to get experimental with your favourite hue.
4 amazing up-and-coming wineries from the Okanagan's newest hot wine region, Oliver.
You don't need a whole renovation to make the kitchen feel freshsometimes a fun accessory or cool new gadget is all it takes.
Get crafty to create a show-stopping feature wall.
Sorry, Whistlertheres a new Sea to Sky hot spot.
Wood-panelled walls are making a comeback, and we've rounded up five on-trend feature walls to inspire.
The Quebec fashion-and-home-decor retailer set to open up its first BC location this October.
Its not all about the honey. Think of the hive as natures medicine cabinet.
A Coal Harbour condo pairs feminine charm with a masculine edgeand some seriously cool wall treatments.
??Forget wine tastinghoney is the new flavour frontier.
Sure, honey's great in teabut it's even better drizzled on pancakes or slathered on pork belly.
A place for everything and everything in its place
in style, of course.
Source sparkling chandeliers and conversation pieces here
One for rocking, one for lounging, and one for that last-minute dinner guest
We grilled a professional cheese judge for his expert advice. Here's how to curate a cheese plate to rule them all.
Lose the shower curtain: this gem of a bathroom in a 1920s-era Vancouver home keeps things simple.
Interior designer Kerri Watson shares her know-how for combining opposite styles for a seamless look.
Want to escape for the long weekend? We've got some suggestions.
A ho-hum space becomes a beautiful riot of colour and texture.
These thought provokers produced the award-winning film, Just Eat It.
One Saskatoon design firm discovers that big design risks can yield beautiful rewards.
Bundle up, and hop aboard Squamish's coolest eco-tour. Just don't fall in.
Calgary designer Erica Cook shares her tips for creating a gallery wall that showcases your memories in style.
The coolest new furniture and accessories that caught the attention of our editors this month, all available in Western Canada.
The space above your dining table offers ample opportunity to make a splash. Need some inspiration? Here's 10 of our favourite statement-making light fixtures, chandeliers and pendant lamps that have graced our pages.
Make the most of your ceiling space.
Where to take your shopping detours on your next trip to San Francisco, Tahoe or Sacramento.
Forget the cheap chocolate countdownsthis Canadian-designed treasure chest will make every day feel like a special occasion.
Trade in Las Vegass all-you-can-eat buffets for a sip of the high life.
Chintatown street art and industrial treasures pair perfectly with hits of feminine charm.
Its time to give the paradise pioneer another look.
Dozens of enticing communities are lined up along Highway 101, making British Columbias Sunshine Coast a bevvy of getaway options.
Find inspiration from designer Sophie Burke's Scandinavian-inspired tabletop to create your own modern rustic look at home.
Saskatoons Kings of Style celebrate 10 years of glamour in the Prairies.
Michael Thomas Host earns a second Furniture Designer of the Year award as he transforms found material into works of art.
New in stores across the West.
Where's the best place to hide from Palm Springs' noon-day sun? At the spa, of course. Here's our five faves.
Our favourite new products from across the Westthe best beach bags, cool throwback seating, modern office furniture and more.
A seaside space is transformed into a modern, masculine condo, perfect for entertaining.
A pair of Saskatoon designers brings the hotel luxe look home.
By mixing the modern with the classic, two Saskatoon designers create a look that will stand the test of time.
The Vancouver designer studied and worked around the world; now, hes making a name for himself as one of Canadas brightest design stars.
Vancouver designer Alda Pereira has only one constant in her cozy family home: somethings always changing.
Forget the bearskin rugs and flannel throws: this contemporary Whistler chalet is a sleek and stylish reimagining of the classic family cabin.
A pair of UK imports exemplifies the best of West Coast design with their collection of smart, simple spaces.
A university project evolves into one of the West's most enduring design studios.
It's bold, brash and unapologetic. Give your dining table a dose of retro glam with these designer tips.
Western Living stylist Nicole Sjöstedt had developed a bit of a design crush, and we cant blame her: Landon Dixs smart, sophisticated pieces are worth obsessing over.
Houseboating with your best girlfriends is great. Getting there is even better.
Where to eat, stay and play on your weekend getaway to Victoria, B.C.
Top chefs are turning to the forest, not the farmer, for specialty ingredients that range from chanterelles to wild lemongrassand Tyler Gray of Mikuni Wild Harvest is happy to give it to them.
Vancouver's Anne Talbot-Kelly creates enchanting, sustainable landscapeswith a dash of whimsy.
A bike shop manager walks into a furniture storeand emerges as one of the West's best new design talents.
A custom cabin in the Gulf Islands offers a great escape for a family searching for the perfect summer retreat.
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