Newly renovated foyer looks stunning with marble floors, crimone bolts, antique wardrobe, antique persian rug and a touch of black

See How a Dash of Black will add Drama to Your Home

Shhhh it’s a secret. This week we’re sharing our favourite design trick. This is probably the least known design trick of them all, but this one really works and it’s super doable. Curious yet? Here it is. Every room should  incorporate a dash of black. See how easy it is. It doesn’t matter if your style is modern, contemporary, farmhouse or minimalist, every room needs some black. And…

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Antique French sideboard for sale at Uniquities in Calgary

Architectural Salvage adds a Piece of History to any Home

If you haven’t been to Uniquities Architectural Antiques on Alyth Road in Calgary, you’re missing a walk through history. Julia and Doug Shantz have created a store that supplies antique building materials, architectural antiques,  lighting, vintage furniture and some really cool eccentricities.  Originally from Wales, Julia grew up in older homes and was very familiar with salvage yards. She emigrated to Canada in 1983, and eleven…

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Feature Walls are Trending and Here’s How to Do It Right

Do you have a feature wall in your home? If you don’t, you’re missing one of the easiest ways to add some life to a room. When most people think about a feature wall, they think about a wall painted differently from the others. That’s one way to create a feature wall, but not the only one. Wallpaper, wood, stone and or even a gallery wall, will add interest and…

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Tips for Creating an Outdoor Oasis

Last night we were enjoying drinks on our deck with the neighbours and we got to talking about our outdoor spaces.  We all agreed that having an outdoor summer living space is a great way to add extra square footage to your home. When the weather turns nice, we all want to be hanging outside. The prettier and more functional the space, the more we want to be out…

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