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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.

We bought a church

How two first-time home buyers became steeple people thanks to a renovated sacred space in Musquodoboit Harbour.
Visiting Musquodoboit Harbour, Jennifer Wilcox and Josh Boyter drove by the decommissioned West Jeddore United Baptist Church.

That sinking feeling—the serenity of a clean kitchen

On Mrs. Hinch, feminism and how manageable cleaning tasks can double as a small act of self-care.
Idon't know who needs to hear this, but go clean your kitchen sink.

Nine vintage-loving accounts to shack up with

Smash the follow button and scroll your way to the Instagram home of your dreams.
Bloomfield Vintage (@bloomfieldvintage) Lesley MacKay calls herself the wicker kween, and if that's not enough to earn a follow, I don't know what is. Her curated vintage shop is accessory- (and wicker-) heavy.

Expert advice: How often should I re-pot my plants?

"Generally, a plant is ready for transplanting when most of the soil in the pot is completely full of roots, top to bottom, probably the third or fourth year it has spent in your house. Many plants prefer to stay in a crowded pot and actually grow better in this environment.

My favourite room: Kimi Willgress’ sunny kitchen

Artisan and owner of Indie Home on why the open-concept, lakefront space is her oasis.
When Kimi Willgress retired from her career as a professional athlete, the Olympic snowboarder turned to art.

Everything old is new again for Brigid Milway

The social media guru and collector taps into major nostalgia with her online shop and auction, What These Old Things?
What These Old Things?

Host Often is Halifax's Airbnb innkeeper

Local start-up helps Haligonians manage their vacation rentals from start to finish.
Host Often, the Halifax-based vacation rental management start-up, offers everything from property management to guest communication.

Expert advice: how to up your downsizing game

Wisdom from an organizer extraordinaire
Whether you’re trying to enlist your inner Marie Kondo before moving into a condo or simply feeling that “the walls are closing in” vibe in your home, getting rid of shit feels good.

Expert advice: Three forgiving house plants

Simple to care for, easy to keep alive greenery guaranteed to brighten your space.
For me, no room is completed until it has some houseplants. Plants breathe life into any space and instantly make a new place feel like home.

Inside my digs: Alderney Drive

A Dartmouth condo won over this couple with big windows, access to outdoors and neighbourhoody vibes.
Christina Elgee and her husband Matt Davis both work in Halifax and love to live in Dartmouth. After moving to town from Fredericton, and renting a less-than-ideal spot in Cole Harbour, they settled on buying something of their own.

Three home style trends to watch in 2018

Sappho Griffin, owner of Henhouse interior design shares a few of her favourite current looks.
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House Full of Plants’ secret garden

How a pair of plant-obsessed housemates are growing a green-thumbed Instagram following.
It's all about the light: Huge amounts pour in through skylights, tumble over window ledges and bathe the home Jennifer Lee (an occasional Coast contributor) and Robyn Ingraham share.

The French connection: a Parisian inspired model home

Designer Robyn Manning breaks down three key rooms in a new home inspired by traditional style and modern drama.
Robyn Manning is always thinking big picture.

Tabrizi's rugged terrain

Tabrizi Rugs has had you (and your floor) covered for 30 years.
"This is the trendy stuff today," says Jafar Tabrizi, gesturing to a grey and white rug in his shop, Tabrizi Rugs, on the Bedford Highway.

Waverley whimsy: an enviable out-of-town apartment

Second-hand everything and a modern-meets-farmhouse tie Lindsay McMullen's suburban apartment together.
"My friends call me Lindsay Kijiji because I'm so good at it."

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