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Giving thanks… and Pagliacci’s this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving weekend is almost here, and it’s a great opportunity to take a step back from our busy lives and look at what we have. So let’s take a moment and share what we are grateful for, and hopefully bring some joy to ourselves and others–and maybe remind each other of the many moments, people Read More

IKEA door style of the week: TINGSRYD

IKEA’s TINGSRYD cabinet style can go from modern to rustic to industrial in a drop of a hat. (Image: IKEA.ca) Pair this gorgeous cabinet with long bar pulls and a smooth concrete floor to give the illusion of a minimalist industrial home. Or kick up the homey atmosphere by incorporating some dark reclaimed wood pieces. Or Read More

IKEA door style of the week: JARSTA

When we think of a modern kitchen we look for frameless door design, sleek and simple hardware and strong lines throughout the space allowing the natural beauty of the materials to come through. JARSTA is a wonderful compliment to any modern kitchen. Its warm yellow colour melds in harmony with a clean semi or high Read More

Do IKEA cabinets have formaldehyde?

For many families off gassing of new products is a critical health concern. If members of your family have asthma or immune issues, the fumes are important to avoid. It’s important to know that almost all cabinets have some level of formaldehyde. So, do IKEA cabinets have formaldehyde? You can breathe a big, healthy sigh of relief. The Read More

IKEA door style of the week: RINGHULT

RINGHULT- This high gloss clean door is the epitome of contemporary chic. Paired with any doors style from the classic LAXARBY to the daring FLADIE, this door ties it altogether. Weather you go with a push latch, half hidden or straight door pull, this door stays sleek and stylish. The high gloss gives a nice Read More

Contemporary transformation for Oak Bay kitchen

Modern Home Victoria just posted this fantastic project, which we were excited to work on with Ben Brannen at Bespoke Design. Ben redesigned a dark turn of the century kitchen into a beautiful and airy kitchen for this Oak Bay family. Ben used IKEA’s Bodbyn white cabinetry throughout, which we installed. Check out the before:    As MHV says: Living in the 1912 Read More

Video tour of IKEA’s Sektion kitchen line

If you haven’t been able to visit an IKEA store since they launched their new kitchen line, Sektion, Canadian interior designer Sam Pynn hosts a great video for HGTV that you can view online. Watch it here: http://www.hgtv.ca/video/the-ikea-sektion-kitchen/video.html?v=411231811606#openhouseoverhaul/video/exclusivewebisodes

House & Home’s IKEA kitchen

H&H designed the IKEA booth at the interior design show IDS-15 in Toronto. The design is rich, elegant and warm. Instead of opting for the popular all-white look, the H&H team paired grey cabinets with beautiful flooring and tile choices, and open upper cabinets. The kitchen feels anything like a kitchen, and more like a Read More

IKEA door style of the week: RASDAL

IKEA’s RASDAL door is elegant with a little earthy thrown in. The gorgeous white wash wood finish is stunning in its solid and glass options. A gold or bronze handle brings this door into an art deco vibe. Easily paired with daring patters in wall paper or floor in any colour you can imagine, or keep Read More

Design goes to the dogs

Have you tripped over your dog’s food dish too many times? Or maybe you’re always finding your children getting into the bag of dog food in the corner? Or how about those leashes always hanging in different spots? Here are some inspired ways of keeping your dog items tucked away in your kitchen. Use a pull-out Read More