Energy Meets Elegance – Honeycomb Shades

Both freezing outdoor temperatures and bright summer sunshine bring substantial rises in our heating and cooling costs and, while we can’t do anything about the weather, we can look at ways to make our homes more energy efficient all year round. You might be surprised to know, but choosing the right window coverings can make a big difference! Here’s how Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb shades can help you save energy and money – its as easy as one, two, three!

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Creating a Cozy Bed

In the depths of winter there is nothing more inviting than a beautiful cozy bed. Just looking at it helps to bring that warm, calm feeling – even before you have snuggled under the blankets! Creating this cozy haven can transform both your room and the quality of your sleep – its all about the carefully chosen layers…

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Thick Italian Hot Chocolate

I have been searching for a really good hot chocolate recipe for a while… one that is rich in flavour and has that wonderful thick texture that reminds me of a the delicious hot chocolate we had at a restaurant in Paris many years ago! This one checks all the boxes and there is nothing like indulgent chocolatey goodness to warm up with on a wintry day!

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End of Summer Plum Cake

Nothing can capture the change in seasons quite like a good recipe or good food! This plum cake brings the wonderful flavour of end of summer plums and warms them with a few spices into that perfect fall dessert. The cake is beautifully moist with pockets of magic created by the plums. It is perfect served cold (with a cup of tea, blanket and a book!). Or it makes a lovely dessert, served warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Behind the Scenes with Barrymore Furniture!

We already knew we loved Barrymore but, after a tour of their amazing Toronto facility, we are even more excited about this beautiful line and the incredible passion, skill and attention to detail that goes into every step of creating your custom piece! Our designers, Angie and Jaymieson, just got back from their behind the scenes trip and here’s what they got up to…  Continue reading

Sunbrella Fabric for Indoors and Out!

Before the green vibrancy of Spring, there is the dirty, salty and brown phase – and if you have pets, children or grandchildren, this also gets tracked into the house! In fact, no matter what season, they often find a way to spill, smear or wipe something on the couch cushions – that’s just how it goes! But can your furniture handle it? Some fabrics don’t stand up to wear and tear, sunlight exposure and cleaning efforts – but Sunbrella fabrics do! Continue reading