My favourite room: Robyn Manning’s pink-ceilinged dining room

The interior designer behind Bricks + Birches takes you on a tour of her stylish Kentville home.
Robyn Manning's interior design company, Bricks + Birches, is having a moment.

How to win at auctions, both online and irl

No bids, no glory: Five shopping tips to make the most of your auction experience.
Nova Scotia may not attract attention from high-end auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s, but local firm Crowther & Brayley runs good auctions in hockey arenas (the next is March 21).

SHOP THIS: Shad Bay Weaving

Bring the outdoors inside with Allison Pinsent Baker's ethereal, hand-woven wall hangings.
The next-best-thing to a picture window on a big, blank wall in your bedroom might just be a woven tapestry from Allison Pinsent Baker. A multi-disciplinary artist based out of rugged Shad Bay, her one-of-a-kind works capture the coastlines, colour schemes and visceral vibes behind the landscapes people love to lose themselves in.

My favourite room: Maia LaPierre’s TV-free living room

Pretty pastels and edgy details make this space a place to let your mind wander.
Up-and-coming interior decorator Maia LaPierre loves spending cozy evenings in front of the fireplace with her husband in their dusty pink living room.

Five steps to home happiness

Copenhagen’s Happiness Research Institute shares the stats on what it takes to feel content and comfortable in your living space.
As we enter the colder seasons, creating a home that will weather the winter blues is on our minds.

Six student-friendly houseplants that are cheap and easy-to-find

Plants that are perfect for any novice grower.
S o you've moved into your dorm, or apartment that you likely share with four or five of your friends.

Holy Roller Vintage's Bridget VanWart on how to thrift like a pro

Tips from a vintage hunter and seller on getting your money’s worth.
"S uccessful thrifting can, at its essence, be boiled down to perseverance, some basic knowledge and pure luck," says Bridget VanWart, founder of and finder behind Holy Roller Vintage—a furniture and accessories seller that's online home is Instagram.

Everything has a place and a purpose in this Waverley apartment

A little bit retro and majorly minimal, this Rachael Shrum’s apartment makes a case for living with less stuff.
R achael Shrum has an organized mind but she's quick to point out that she's not really a tidy person.

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