Inside my digs: north end Halifax

Inside my digs: north end Halifax

When Kaylin MacKenzie crunched the numbers, buying a condo in her favourite neighbourhood made sense.
It was practicality and convenience that sold Kaylin MacKenzie on becoming a condo owner. After years of renting, she’d realized that finding a place she loved wasn’t easy.

Do bold colours and condos mix?

Hue Design Studio’s colour consultant Michele Muir picks three colours for your condo.
It turns out the theory that small spaces need to be light or white is bunk. Hue Design Studio’s Michele Muir—an advocate for warm walls— says condos and smaller rentals are ripe for paint risk-taking.

Accessorizing with authority: A Q&A with Robyn Manning

Tips and tricks with the owner and designer behind Bricks & Birches
As the owner of Bricks & Birches design and consultation firm, Robyn Manning likes to be on top of recent trends–and she’s always looking ahead.

Let's get real: tips from real estate agent, Tanya Colbo

She wants to help keep people cautiously excited about buying their first home
What's your best piece of advice for people looking to buy their first home?

Grow your own way

Because green thumbs don’t come naturally to all of us, we got some advice on keeping plants in your home without killing them.
Katie Morrison of Granville Street's The Flower Shop didn't always have a knack for growing things.

Expert advice: a decorator's advice for planning your space

Decorator and and home stager Charlotte Skiba reminds us that Pinterest is pretty, but it’s not real life.
Charlotte Skiba of Charlotte Interiors has a home decor Pinterest board just like any average daydreamer.

How to transform your home with paint

Paint Next’s Karen Peters shares tips how to change your home with colour.
Just how much can a few licks of paint change a space?

Natural selection

Handmade by Haligonians using salvaged and pure materials, these home accessories boast both texture and style that could complement any room.
Large copper dodecahedron, Looking Glass Design

Who’s the boss?

Boss Furniture’s Katherine Cherry channels her creativity into breathing new life into classic pieces.
Katherine Cherry knows a thing or two about starting over.

Lofty goals

How music, California and mid-century style inspired the vibe of this couple’s first home.
"It literally looks as much like a blank slate as possible, which is kind of intimidating at first, but luckily I kind of had a vision of what I wanted," says Jillian Tonet of the north end loft she and her partner Crissy Goodwin bought about a year-and-a-half ago.

My favourite room: Andrea Tsang-Jackson

Inside a designer/quilter’s sanctuary—AKA her bedroom.
What makes this room your favourite?

My favourite room: Maurice Meagher

Case Design’s project developer brings the outdoors as close to indoors as possible in his living room.
What makes this room your favourite?

My favourite room: Raj Kapahi

Natural and contemporary details come together to make his dining room a beautiful gathering place.
What makes this room your favourite?

Northern touch

How sibling of the year and interior decorator Alicia MacDonald helped her sister tear apart and re-imagine her first house.
Sisters share clothes, secrets and sometimes bedrooms. They help each other get ready for things, from birthday parties to bridal parties.

The best of both worlds

With a less-is-more vision in mind, this couple found a middle ground between old and new while renovating their first family home.
When carpenter and photographer couple David Bryant and Candace Berry bought their 100-year-old house, they knew they wanted to make some major changes.

Fresh faced on Forrest Road

Realtor, furniture designer and rookie house-flipper Mary-Ellen Power teamed up with her brother to give a bright Dartmouth bungalow with a big backyard the TLC it needed.
"I feel like I've always been visual," says Mary-Ellen Power.

Black magic on Elm Street

A modern, monochrome exterior facelift resulted in a house that “disappears yet draws the eye at the same time.”
When Stefan and Breanna Bolduc snapped up their west end home, it was far from the modern study in clean lines that it is today.

Condo decor, deconstructed

Home stager and decorator Joanne Abrahams breaks down how she made one small space feel big, bright and inviting.
Joanne Abrahams knows how to make the most of a space. The owner of Rave Review Home Staging & Redesign, she’s an expert in making rooms look their absolute best, no matter the size.

Three things to consider when buying a condo

Tips from a Halifax realtor
Sandra Pike is a Halifax-based realtor with an expertise in new condominiums.

My digs: downtown Dartmouth

Against all odds, Jeremy Walker falls in love with a charming condo—perfect for entertaining— in downtown Dartmouth.
When you know, you know.

If looks could kill

Make your condo look its best with smart, stylish, functional design tips from decor expert, Joanna Lane.
So you got yourself a condo.


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Vol 25, No 38
February 15, 2018

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