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From biking to inspiring documentaries—here's what fuels architect Alan Hung's creativity.
Expanded AFBC Award categories welcome inclusive representation of architectural achievements in BC
From fashion and lighting to his cool artist mother, here's all the ways Peter Wilds ignites his creativity.
There's a resurgence of rug making at the moment thanks to social media but for Vancouver artist Matt Hanns Schroeter, it's a labour of love.
Here are the key places, activities and influences that ignite the Vancouver designer's creativity
From perfect patios to chic curtains, get the best tips to elevate your interiors from designers who know best!
Designer Kelly Deck reveals her go-to sources for creative inspiration.
J&S Custom Furniture Co. embraces the curves of nature in its handcrafted, solid wood creations.
They're looking for monetary donations, as well as in-kind donations from contractors and suppliers.
Maria Heo's handmade wall art makes for beautiful and sustainable home decor.
The science of high-performance homes brings homeowners improved energy efficiencies and a reduced environmental footprint
If you want a dream kitchen with a guaranteed quote, a guaranteed timeline, a dedicated project manager, and quality custom craftsmanship, you want Kitchen Canvas.
The HAVAN Awards offer inspiration and connect homeowners with professionals who can bring dream home projects to life.
Textile designer Annie Axtell makes functional art for your sofa.
Designer Phil Robinson reaches new heights with Calgary-based Custom Ladder Company.
Kaly Ryan founded Capella Design, an assistive furniture company for seniors and people with mobility challenges.
Caleb Blake’s solid-wood furniture is instrumental in a musical (and stylish) home.
Michelle Grimm uses fire, farmland and a little hair to create unpredictable perfection.
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.
Designers Denise Ashmore and Gillian Segal share their area-rug wisdom.
A new Cultural Centre for Daylu Dena community in Lower Post, BC, is calling people home to heal
The designer behind Workbench Studio has deep roots in traditional craftsmanship, but his work is as innovative as it gets.
Since 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) has been the national advocacy association for the interior design profession. This year IDC is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Vancouver-based designer uses her background in fashion design to dream up the gorgeous sculptures she makes by hand.
"This look embraces imperfections and natural materials," says the designer.
Designer Kelly Deck shares her sophisticated space-saving tricks in action in this Mount Pleasant condo.
The Indigenous designer behind Winnipeg's Indigo Arrows is bringing traditional patterns into modern spaces.
Propellor Studio finds the nexus between art and utility.
Vancouver designer Brian Lin takes his flare for fashion design and translates it to gorgeous home objects.
Our 2021 Designers of the Year dish out their biggest design gripes.
The prices for the master's work have gone bonkers in the last few years.
All the stories from our 50th anniversary feature.
When their childhood homes were featured in Western Living, these designers-to-be were inspired.
Arbel said let there be lightsbut before that, was a chair.
In memory of one of the West's wackiest dreamers.
Wood you believe Western Canadian furniture design is a celebration of material?
From jewellery to sculpture to furniture, this style icon is a WL regular.
With 50 years in our rear-view mirror, we're looking ahead to the design stars of the future.
Scientists haven't yet proven that great design runs in our blood, but we have some pretty convincing evidence.
The design community remembers one of the West's greatest.
We can't get enough of her playful geometric designs.
A celebration of understated genius.
Designer Paul Lavoie on his 13 years in the Hollywood of Western CanadaAKA Cridland's world.
A tour we'll never tire of: designer Paul Lavoie's stunning Bel-Aire (Calgary) home.
The first ever inductee to the Residential Design Awards Hall of Fame.
"He never lost himself to trends or gimmicks. His work has a characteristic humility, an always recognizable yet timeless style."
Designer Mitchell Freedland shares the best day he didn't get a raise.
Four decades in, this firm is the busiest it's ever been.
Celebrating an iconic Western Canadian architect.
A true icon who refused to follow convention.
Revery Architectures installation puts an inconvenient truth front and centreand loud.
Soft art made bold.
This Calgary architect is making bold moves.
These material-minded industrial designers are making long distance work.
This designer takes bold looksand her clients' dreamsto the max.
Vancouver weaver Ana Isabel Sousa does fine, fine work.
The OGs of Craftsman architecture strike again.
Got $10 million to spare?
The Master's legendary Lovell Health House is for sale
The Calgary-based makers just won the Grand Prize in Etsy's Design Awards, as judged Ms. Barrymore.
Spoiler alert: it's not that expensive.
How is it that people arent protesting, and appalled by, the sheer waste that we produce?
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.
Catch some homegrown design talent on the streaming service.
Fellow designers share their memories of the furniture designer, who passed away suddenly this week.
The Vancouver entrepreneur had no formal training in fashion design, but that didn't stop her.
Andrew Hibbs takes mass-produced cabinetry and helps make one-of-a-kind solutions.
The Vancouver salvage experts make sure every last piece of a demolition or renovation is put to good use.
Its this conversation starter that everyone gets to have their own experience with, the Vancouver designer says of her pieces.
Calgary-based architectural graduates Jordan Allen and Raya Trefz are all about skirting convention.
My Danish teak chairs are much better for it.
Interior designer Annaliesse Kelly shares the looks and pieces on her spring 2019 mood board.
The head of RySpot Design builds on the family legacy.
The Vancouver furniture designer stays curious about design.
The Vancouver designer's sophisticated contemporary style has us crushing hard.
From Turkish linens to an eccentric Vancouver Island getaway, here's what the design maven recommends for the hard-to-shop-for names on your list.
Palette Archives offers customers pre-selected interior design samples organized around 35 different themes.
Lifestyle gurus Colin and Justin share how to bring a cabin-style (and super cozy) aesthetic into your home this fall.
This duo turn discarded chopsticks into design gold.
Interior designer Franc Ranieri shares the secrets behind one of his most recent luxury projects.
The architect behind Fogo Island Inn sits down with Western Living to talk experiential architecture, international projects and Canadian kindness.
Designer Sydney Carlaw on how 5 simple steps to taking your renovation to the next level.
A Vancouver furniture designer crafts multi-purpose pieces with Scandinavian charm.
Interior designer Stephanie Brown shares her top summer product picks.
Adad Hannah and Nicole Ondre reinvigorate the art of glass painting with a modern touch.
Cluttered closets and drawers, your days are numbered.
A former X-Games champ turns to elegant furniture design.
A Vancouver industrial designer turns custom material into striking furniture designs.
We're loving Briana Mercier's nature-inspired rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Ceramicist Anna-Lise Schmidt isn't afraid of a little mud or snakes.
Ahead of her appearance at the Calgary Renovation Show, HGTV host Sabrina Smelko shares her tips for honing your at-home style.
Multidisciplinary artist Sara Clark turns her talents to traditional materials.
Calgary's pretty-in-pink Calcutta Cricket Club is full of design surprises.
Professional organizer Marie Potter shares her best tips for keeping your home clean and tidy during the busy holiday season.
The House of Bohn creative director on how to design a vintage-inspired holiday table.
Ceramicist Kathleen Tennock takes some earthy inspiration for her work.
The 'Love It or List It Vancouver' star knows the secrets to maximizing storage space.
A tour of molo's East Van studio reignites our love for the design firm's innovative furniture and home accessories.
Industrial designers Knauf and Brown are already making a splash on the world stage.
Designer and craftsman Will Morrison creates elegant, functional furniture that's built to last.
Timothy Dyck transforms old forgotten pieces of iron and steel into beautifully designed accessories for your home.
An abandoned factory inspires the Edmonton designer's latest project.
"We need good experiences; we need human experiences."
Victoria florist and gardener Clare Monica Day knows how to work her green thumb.
The Nota Bene makers help raise more than $30,000 for a scholarship in the late architect's name.
The white-on-white Aviary office in East Vancouver provides inspiration for aspiring minimalists.
Three designers create three unique dining nooks just right for small spaces.
Edmonton's Delina Wright turns scraps of wood into works of art.
The lineup is stacked for the fourth annual Address Assembly pop-up shop and gallery.
If the room has a mid-century or Scandinavian style, the team at Vancouver's Falken Reynolds probably designed it.
Calgary architecture firm MODA works to bring meaning back to their craft.
We chat with Amery Calvelli, executive director of the Design Talks Institute, about the importance of public play spaces.
Local lamp design firm Loom steps into the spotlight.
From living rooms to kitchens and everything in between, we bring you our five favourite designs from Vancouver's Stephanie Brown.
Furniture designer Ben Barber brings a little colour to the West Coast.
Interior designer Tiffany Pratt shares her easy tips and tricks for incorporating bright, bold, beautiful colours.
Micheal Leckie returns to his alma mater to speak about alternative housing solutions and self-built structures today.
A retrospective on Vancouver Island ceramicists Jan and Helga Grove opening this month offers an opportunity to look backand then forward to the next generation.
We chat with the Director of Industrial Design to get the scoop on Monograms empathy sessions.
Vancouver accessories designer, Andrea Wong, crafts beautiful bags to weather West Coast storms.
Wining, dining and splashing around with the interior-designer-turned-restaurateur.
For Calgary design-build firm Studio North, its all about finding a sense of place.
Bring that snug cottage feeling home with these budget-friendly design tips from Cabin Pressure hosts Colin and Justin.
Bright young thing Andrew Hibbs turns neon sign-making into a modern art form.
Mia Parres and Rob Evans share their expert advice for making the most of living in tight proximity.
Plus the chance to win a prize from the DT for Sears range.
This Victoria ceramicist puts a new spin on craftsmanship.
We sit down with the renowned real estate and design brothers to talk about their new book, design trends and Vancouver.
Interior designer Karin Bohn fills us in on this tropical trend and shows us how to get the look at home.
This Victoria-based furniture company is reinventing the forest-to-table dining experience.
We sit down with the international and award-winning designer Ron Gilad to talk abstraction, function and panna cotta.
A trio of designers redesigns Calgary's restaurant scene.
A life-long love of concrete turns into a burgeoning new design career.
"We want to create wonderful streetscapes that also create social diversity."
Experience B.C. through the eyes of acclaimed artist Ross Penhall with this beautiful new book of paintings.
If the shoe fits... Renée Macdonald probably made it.
Designer Chad Falkenberg shares his tricks for making that what-exactly-do-we-do-with-this space work for you.
Designer Samantha Pynn shares her tips for simply designing a stylish bedroom with beautiful patterns and soft palettes. Step one: prepare for lots and lots of layers.
DIY aficionado Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault shares her top 3 tips for using paint to spruce up your home this Spring.
Calgary interior designer Alykhan Velji shows us how it's done.
Minimalist maven Nicole Campre brings fashion production back to downtown Edmonton.
Designer Anna Dhillon has an ideaand it's surprisingly elegant.
Inspired by the runway collections of Valentino, Vancouver's bakery maven creates a trending table look overflowing with florals, warmth and texture.
And they recruited superstars Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Naoto Fukasawa to help out.
The designer's itinerary involves woodworking, tacos and architectural tours.
"I try to think local, and I love repurposing things."
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.
Saskatoon furniture designer James Hopper makes modern, timeless pieces.
Leopard-print mirrors, optical illusions and gritty graffitiwe challenged three more brave designers to work their magic with some unusual tiles.
Furniture designers Willow and Stump craft pieces with West Coast heart.
The first in our summer tile challenge series! 3 interior designers + 3 bold tiles = 3 inspiring new room designs.
Choosing a colour is just the beginning. How do you know which sheen is right for your needs?
Interior designer Amanda Hamilton shares her top 5 tips for freshening up your space.
Designer Sarah Ward infuses Calgary restaurants with a sense of history.
Theres no rest for the aspiring home stylist! The newly announced finalists get their first #NextHomeStylist challenge today.
The results are in! We chat style tips and strategy with the contest's three winning finalists.
Architect Paul Koopman brings a sense of play to Saskatoon.
We caught up with tile expert Sophie Belanger to talk about whats new and trending in the world of tile.
For beginners, Janette Ewens four steps are the starting blocks to any interior makeover.
Inglewood deconstructed by designer Amanda Hamilton
This local hero celebrates Canadian content.
Learn how to get a bold and bright entryway from this Victoria townhouse.
Interior designer Kerri Watson shares her know-how for combining opposite styles for a seamless look.
Calgary architect Marc Boutin shares his tips for creating a bright and warm cabin in less-than-sunny conditions.
The Vancouver designer lets us in on her favourite trends for Spring.
This design company celebrates functionality in its simplest form.
Interior designer Jamie Banfield tells us what's new in the world of kitchens and baths.
SoCals design powerhouseand esteemed judge on our 2014 Designers of the Year furniture design paneltalks about sharing stories, appreciating space and emphasizing simple (but stunning) beauty.
The Calgary-based designer gives us the scoop on some of his must-haves.
We caught up with Stephanie Brown, featured designer in our latest Designers At Home issue.
Our featured designer answers questions on his personal style.
Manitobah Mukluks pairs aboriginal traditions with modern innovation.
Battle Lake Design Group creates modern design from a century-old practice.
Exhibit designer for Winnipegs Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Designer Karin Bohne shares her smart fixes for common design missteps.
The designer shares her expert advice for designing your small space and making the most of fall trends.
Calgary author of Decades of Decadence, which won Best Culinary History Book at the last Gourmand World Cookbook and Wine Book Awards.
A serious accident results in a creative new collection.
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 interior designer shares her tips and tricks for creating an energy efficient home that doesn't skimp on style.
The Dutch designerthe man behind the infamous Moooi Random lightspeaks at IDSwest in Vancouver this weekend.
An Edmonton woodworker redefines restaurant design.
Vancouver designer Todd Holloway turned a passion for plants into a career and revolutionized planter design along the way.
Property Brothers stars Jonathan and Drew Scott reveal how to make your home as green as it is stylish.
The chair of Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) shares his thoughts on the thriving Edmonton design scene.
Calgarys Lara Presber channels her architectural talents into fashion-forward womenswear.
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.
Residential designer Crystal Bueckert is creating sustainable (and beautiful) homes that are transforming the Saskatoon cityscape.
A Calgary geologist takes her passion for gems in a whole new direction with Lulu B Designs, her custom line of beautiful bangles and baubles.
We caught up with celebrity designer Sarah Richardson, who headlines the Edmonton Home and Garden show this March, to find out her secrets for getting a fresh look, trying out new trends and finding inspiration in unlikely places.
Interior designer, HGTV host and featured presenter at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show (March 20 to 23, 2014)
The Vancouver designer studied and worked around the world; now, hes making a name for himself as one of Canadas brightest design stars.
Featured designer at Calgarys Make Fashion event (March 1, 2014).
Victorias Krista Rossato brings a hands-on approach to every projectfrom the citys bustling Public Market to fanciful pop-up doghouses.
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.
Vancouvers Studio Brovhn proves that great design doesnt have to be complex.
Caste Projects brings a playful touch to serious design.
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