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Event: Brougham Interiors Sale

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Event: Falken Reynolds Interior Holiday Installations

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A New Shopping Front—Toque Annual Craft Fair

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The Renovation Chronicles: The Final Chapter

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IZM Pop-Up Store in Vancouver

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Design Round-Up: Best Black and White Accessories

Get the Look: Retro Glam Dinner Table

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The Renovation Chronicles: Part 2

Great Spaces:
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Editor’s Pick of the Week: Get Organized!

Ones to Watch: Caste Projects

Real Estate: Celine Dion's Florida Mansion

Design Round–Up: Stylish Office Makeover

The Renovation Chronicles: The First Week

Weekend Essentials: Best Hostess Gifts

Editor’s Pick of the Week: Chalkboard Canning Labels

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Design Round–Up: 5 Best Coffee Table Accessories

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Editor’s Pick of the Week: Moroccan-Inspired Lighting

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Design: Best Whisky Glasses

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Entertaining in Style: Designer Board and Card Games

Editor’s Pick of the Week: Antler Chandelier

Dream Rooms: Secret Wine Room

Kitchen Decor: Kitchen Gadgets for a Healthy Lifestyles

Editor’s Pick of the Week: Dramatic Throne Armchair

Editor’s Pick Blog: Editor-in-Chief Anicka Quin shares a few of her favourite things.

Holiday Decor: Stylish Stockings

Design Round-Up: Lime Green

Design Round-Up: Metallic Servingware

Design Round-Up: Woodland-Inspired Decor

Holiday Decor: Gastown Shops

Holiday Decor: 5 Wreaths We Love

Entertaining: Sophisticated Punch Bowls

Decor: 5 Beautiful Credenzas

Decor: Best Modern Armchairs

Trend Alert: Hot New Paint Palettes for 2013

Decor: Cozy Fur Accents

Trend Alert: Gold Flatware

Decor: Modern Magnifying Glasses

Q&A: Interior Stylist Janette Ewen

Decor: Best Grey Sofas

Video: Inside Western Living's Designers of the Year Party!

Q&A: Designer Alykhan Velji

Q&A: West Elm Picks the Top Trends for Fall

Q&A: Eco Designer of the Year Richard Isaac of Manasc Isaac

Shopping: Elton John and Holt Renfrew Candle Collaboration

Object of Desire: Moooi Boutique Sofa

Object of Desire: Aston Martin DBS Volante

Trend Alert: Metallic Paint

How To: Choose a Backsplash

Round-Up: Best Summer Serving Tools

How To: Sell Your Home with Style

Round Up: Best Hammocks

Design Pick: Modern Cabin Chair

Designers of the Year 2012: This Year's Finalists!

Round Up: Modern Bird Feeders

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Home Design: Three Ways to Bring Colour Outside

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Decor: Green Kitchen Picks

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Gadgets: Best Luxury Watches

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Design: Omar Wine Rack

Designer Profile: Jeremy Sturgess

Decor: Best Colours For Spring

Decor: Hot Pink Home Decor

Designer Q&A: Jan Kath

Decor: Throws

Gadgets: Bodum Bistro Toasters

Design: Lotus Chair

Gadgets: Best Mixing Bowls

Decor: Pools Ceramics

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Decor: Best Bathtubs

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APRIL 2014
Renovations-Pretty Perfect
Renovations-Design Legacy
Renovations-Heart and Home
Renovations—
Pretty Perfect
Renovations—
Design Legacy
Renovations—
Heart and Home

A renovation adds a modern sensibility to vintage cottage charm in West Vancouver.

Nearly six decades after it appeared in this magazine, a Vancouver home is lovingly restored to its original glory.

Hockey legend Glen Sather may work in Manhattan, but he’ll always call Banff home.

Kitchen Design Guide
One to Watch- Victory Gardens
Flooring-Art Underfoot
Kitchen Design Guide One to Watch
Victory Gardens
Flooring—Art Underfoot

Our guide to cool countertops, stylish tiles, fab faucets and all the gizmos and gadgets you need to plan the perfect kitchen.

Three Vancouver urban farmers turn their passion for growing-and their business savvy-into a gardening revolution.

Look down: innovation and creativity have gone horizontal.

April 2014 Hot Buys
Shop Talk-Get Radiant
One Question: Ruth Ozeki
April 2014
Hot Buys
Shop Talk—
Get Radiant
One Question: Ruth Ozeki

New in Stores across the West.

Play with all the colours in its spectrum, and Radiant Orchid might just become your new favourite accent.

Author of A Tale for the Time Being, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; resident of B.C.’s Cortes Island and New York City.

MARCH 2014
Kitchen Special-Modern Whimsy
Q&A- Minotti
Kitchen Appliances
2014 Kitchen Special Q&A—
Minotti
Kitchen Appliances—
Duty Calls

Kitchens of all styles from cities around the West that are sure to inspire.

We caught up with Roberto and Renato Minotti, the brothers who run decades-old modern design house Minotti.

Today’s kitchen appliances look pretty and pack a punch. Here, multi-functionality comes wrapped in fine form.

Divine Dining Room
Shop Talk-Candles
One Question: Sarah Richardson
Great Spaces—
Divine Dining Room
Shop Talk—
Candles
One Question: Sarah Richardson

Vintage-inspired details give this rustic-modern space a serious shot of Parisian glamour.

Find a candle design that fits with your style: from pillar to oversized aromatic, beeswax to delicate lacquered taper.

Interior designer, HGTV host and featured presenter at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show.

One to Watch Mary Lou Banks
March 2014 Hot Buys
On Trend- Modernism
One to Watch
Mary Lou Banks
March 2014
Hot Buys
On Trend—
Modernism

A Calgary geologist takes her passion for gems in a whole new direction with Lulu B Designs, her custom line of beautiful bangles and baubles.

New in Stores across the West.

It’s time to eschew the predictable and rediscover the euphoria in modernism.

JANUARY 2014
Designers at Home-Alda Pereira
Designers at Home-Martine Ast
Designers at Home-Michael Green
Designers at Home—Alda Pereira Designers at Home—Martine Ast Designers at Home—Michael Green

Vancouver designer Alda Pereira has only one constant in her cozy family home: something’s always changing.

The Calgary home of designer Martine Ast is a showcase for how modern and traditional style can live in harmony.

Vancouver architect Michael Green creates a home that’s made for the modern family.

Great Spaces-Life's a Beach
Due West-LED Lighting
One Question: Laura Dempsey
Great Spaces—Life’s a Beach Due West—LED Lighting One Question: Laura Dempsey

Easy style and cosy accessories make this a warm, family-friendly living space.

No longer harsh or unflattering, these LED lights give off a soft glow with seriously sophisticated style.

Featured designer at Calgary’s Make Fashion event.

One to Watch: Lukas Peet
Shop Talk- Touch Test
Hot Buys
One to Watch: Lukas Peet Shop Talk—
Touch Test
The Goods-January Hot Buys

The Vancouver designer is making a name for himself as one of Canada’s brightest design stars.

Look for lush knits, felted wool and soft shearling to warm up the cool seasons.

Hot new buys this month in the West.




DECEMBER 2013
Holiday Wreaths Inspiration
Electronics-Go Go Gadget
2014 Trends Report
Holiday Wreaths Inspiration Electronics—Go Go Gadget 2014 Trends Report

Make the front door merry and bright with a holiday wreath that’s dazzling.

It’s that time of year, when electronics move from wish lists to must-haves.

Design at home channels a bit of vintage charm while staying thoroughly modern.

A Whistler Chalet
On Trend: Black, Red & White
One Question: Michael Pantermarkis
A Whistler Mountain Chalet On Trend: Black, Red & White One Question: Michael Pantermarkis

This contemporary Whistler chalet is a sleek & stylish reimagining of the classic family cabin.

Fashion’s boldest colour trend takes a skilled hand to work with it today.

Restaurateur, the Olive Tree, Saskatoon

One to Watch: id8 Design
Expert Advice: Geoffrey Lilge
Shop Talk: Feeling Blue
One to Watch: id8 Design Expert Advice: Geoffrey Lilge Shop Talk: Feeling Blue

Victoria’s Krista Rossato brings a hands-on approach to every project.

The acclaimed Edmonton designer shares his secrets for making everyday life beautiful.

Pantone’s colour of the year in 2014, Dazzling Blue, is the liveliest of accent colours.

The Goods—December Hot Buys
December Events & Happenings
 
The Goods—December Hot Buys December Events & Happenings

Hot new buys this month in the West.

Check out what's new in your city this month.




NOVEMBER 2013
Holiday gift guide
Scandinavian-inspired holiday decor
Inspiring Holiday Decor
Holiday Gift Guide Get the Look: Scandinavian Christmas Inspiring Holiday Home

Whatever your price point, we've got goodies from across Western Canada sure to please.

Western Living stylist Nicole Sjöstedt celebrates the holiday season in cozy and chic Scandinavian style.

A peek inside one elegantly decorated Vancouver home.

Punk inspired decor
Best holiday decor
master bedroom design ideas
Trend Alert: Punk Inspiration Best Holiday Decor Rustic-Modern Bedroom

Add a little edge with these accessories.

Art deco is everywhere this holiday season and we couldn't be happier.

Designer Sophie Burke shares her tips for getting this cozy-but-modern look.

historic Calgary home
   
Cool Historic Home    

One Calgary couple transforms a century-old coach house into their dream home.

   


OCTOBER 2013
Civil Union
Great Spaces: Divine Dining Room
Well-Edited Space
Civil Union Great Spaces: Divine Dining Room Well-Edited Space

He loves cool modernism, she loves warm and cozy. The results? A beautifully designed compromise.

A walnut and white design makes a bright modern space feel warm and welcoming.

After years of writing about renos, Western Living’s food & travel editor Neal McLennan goes through one of his own.

The Goods: Hot Buys
Ones to Watch: Tamara Bowman
Heavy Metals
The Goods: Hot Buys One To Watch Shop Talk: Heavy Metals

New in stores across the West.

Saskatoon was in need of a design showroom that could keep up with its evolving tastes. Tamara Bowman was more than happy to provide.

With the return of bold colour to the home front (just check out that sofa on the cover!), metallics offer perfect, grounding counterpoint.

The Exhibitionists
Events & Openings
Hot Seats
The Exhibitionists Events & Openings Hot Seats

Our favourite furniture pieces of the year aren’t the shy, retiring types. They’re the stars of the show, setting the stage for this year’s top furniture trends.

Hot new rooms we love and the coolest events across the West.

Mixing the well-worn with the shiny and new may be trendy now, but it’ hardly a new trick. Here’s why rustic-modern endures.

On Trend: Rustic Modern
Chevron
On Trend: Rustic Modern One-Question Interview

Mixing the well-worn with the shiny and new may be trendy now, but it’s hardly a new trick. Here’s why rustic-modern endures.

Restaurateur, mixologist of Victoria’s highly anticipated Little Jumbo.

 
SEPTEMBER 2013: DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR!
Interior Design Show West 2013 Trends
the Goods
Designers of the Year Awards IDSWest Trends for 2013 Hot New Products

Our sixth annual celebration of the West's best and brightest design minds.

Spot these trends we've compiled for 2013 at the Interior Design Show West happening September 19-22, 2013.

Our city editors' favourite new home decor and lifestyle products from across the West.

One to Watch
Ones to Watch: Studio Brovhn
pastels
One to Watch: Landon Dix One Question Interview Trend Alert: '80s Pastels

The Vancouver designer is our latest design crush—here's why we're swooning.

...with Igloodgn, speakers at this year's IDSwest.

Incorporate a splash of these '80s hues into your decor.

best new events and openings
Chevron
best fireplaces
Events and Openings Why We Love Chevron Best New Fireplaces

The hottest new stores and best events this month.

The enduring pattern has stuck around for a reason. Here's why we love the trend that's here to stay.

Heat things up this fall with the hottest new fireplaces and accessories.

retro glam dinner table
Gorgeous Guest Suite
 
Retro Glam Dinner Table Get the Look: Gorgeous Guest Suite  

Take a cue from Dinner by Design and go all out at your next dinner party with these designer touches.

A West Coast guest room gets some East Coast flavour with soaring white walls, natural linen window coverings and a breezy colour palette.

 
JULY/AUGUST 2013: THE SUMMER ISSUE
Inspiring Homes:
Eco-Friendly Penthouse
Summer Retreat: Modern Lakeside Cabin Home Design: Summer Style Tips

A mechanical room turned sustainable penthouse in downtown Edmonton that comes with a view to thrill.

After a fire destroyed their lakeside retreat, one Calgary couple turned tragedy into a fresh start.

Find design inspiration in this West Vancouver home where summer is always present.

The Goods: July/August 2013
Ones to Watch: Studio Brovhn
Warm Wood Accents and Accessories
The Goods: July/August 2013 Ones to Watch: Studio Brovhn Trend Alert: Warm Wood Décor

The coolest new products for your home and life from across
the West.

Vancouver’s Studio Brovhn proves that great design doesn’t have to be complex.

Warm, honey-coloured tones like teak, oak and walnut the perfect accent to your home. Here are 13 of our favourites!

Nature-Inspired Paint and Wallpaper
Home Design: Nature-Inspired Wall Treatments

With bold butterflies and earthy shades of green, paint and wallpaper are taking a nature-oriented spin this season.

 
JUNE 2013: THE OUTDOORS ISSUE
Small Spaces: Gulf Islands Cabin Retreat Family Retreat: Hamptons-Inspired Cabin Inspiring Renovation: A West Coast Wonder

A compact, modern cabin in the Gulf Islands designed by Tom Kundig that demonstrates that small is big.

A Hamptons-style retreat on Mayne Island designed with family time in mind.

A North Vancouver home's renovation that allows nature inside.

Ryder Hesjedal
The Goods: June 2013
Concrete and Cement Accents and Accessories
10 Things I Love: Ryder Hesjedal The Goods: June 2013 Trend Alert: Concrete Accessories

From Clif protein bars to his Nespresso coffee machine, cycling champion Ryder Hesjedal tells us about a few things he can't live without.

The coolest new products for your home and life from across the West.

The season’s hottest material? Cool concrete. Here are 13 ways to bring the trend home.

Caste Projects
Summer Furniture
Ones to Watch: Caste Projects Best New Outdoor Furniture

For a playful touch to serious design look no further than Caste Projects.

With playful, punchy hues and cool, sophisticated textures, celebrate summer in style.

 
MAY 2013: THE BATHROOMS ISSUE
Bathroom Inspirations The Goods: May 2013 Trend Alert: Indigo Blue

Four beautifully designed bathroom retreats and tips on
how you can create your own bathroom sanctuary.

The coolest new products for home and life from across the West.

Add a pop of colour to your home with these indigo blue accents and accessories.

Ones to Watch: Loyal Loot
Saksatoon Home Bold Design Inspiration
Bathroom Trends
Ones to Watch: Loyal Loot Inspiring Interiors: Designing a Home with Personality Trend Alert: Bathroom Style

From reclaimed log bowls to cheeky clothing hooks, the Loyal Loot Colelctive's designs are going global.

A dramatic dream home with bold fabrics, modern colours, and glamorous accents designed by Atmosphere Interior Design.

From bold gold to organic waves to modern accents, here are three current bathroom style trends.

 
APRIL 2013: THE RENOVATIONS ISSUE
Calgary Renovation
Architect's Renovation
Decorating with Antiques
Renovation: Contemporary Grey Interior Renovation: Bright and Modern Space Designing with Chic Antiques

A traditional Calgary home gets a contemporary new look, thanks to a beautiful grey colour palette.

An architect and interior designer turn their own home into a bright and modern masterpiece.

A pair of globetrotters bring their international style to their Vancouver condo.

Stuff We Love
Best New Flooring
Ask Kelly Deck
The Goods: April 2013 Flooring Options for Everyone Ask Kelly: Awkward Architecture

The coolest new products for home and life from across the West.

Whether you're looking for new carpet or stylish tyle, these nature-inspired flooring options are sure to inspire.

Designer Kelly Deck answers one reader's question: What do I do with all these half walls?

Decorating with mercury glass
Joe Mimran
Trend Alert: Mercury Glass 10 Things I Love: Joe Mimran  

Mercury glass is hot right now. Stylist Nicole Sjostedt rounds up her favourite pieces from this gorgeous trend.

The creative force behind the beloved Joe Fresh brand shares his inspirations and indulgences.

 
 
MARCH 2013: THE KITCHENS ISSUE
Beautiful Kitchens
Best New Appliances
Decorating with black and white accessories
Beautiful Kitchens to Inspire Best New Kitchen Appliances Trend Alert: Black & White

Whatever your style, there's a kitchen here to inspire in our annual kitchens showcase!

The gizmos and gadgets that will make your kitchen a better place.

Contrast these bold black and crisp white pieces for a pop of '80s attitude.

The Goods Western Living March 2013
Ask Kelly Western Living
The Goods: March 2013 Galley Kitchen Update

Our favourite new products from across the West.

An outdated galley kitchen gets a much needed overhaul.
JANUARY/FEBURARY 2013: DREAM HOMES!
Dream Homes!
Best New Lighting
How to design with plaid
Dream Homes Bold New Lighting Trend Alert: Plaid

Kick off the New Year with a dose of fantasy. A private island, a luxe French villa, extravagant accessories and fantastical rooms: it's the stuff dreams are made of.

Bold reds and shiny copper are all over lighting this year. Here's our favourite options to light up your life.

Plaid isn't just for lumberjacks anymore. Add a touch of tartan to your home with these beautiful accent pieces.

Fireplace Mantel
 
Fireplace Makeover  

Kelly Deck redesigns a reader's mantel into a goregous focal piece.

 
DECEMBER 2012: HOLIDAY CHEER
Beautiful Christmas table setting
Trevor Linden Condo
Great gift-wrapping ideas
How to Style Your Holiday Table Trevor Linden's Whistler Condo 4 Gift Wrapping Ideas

This Vancouver dining room is set for holiday cheer, decked out with warm candles, vintage silver and nature-inspired touches.

Inside Trevor Linden's grand Whistler getaway, made for long-table dinners and apres-ski cocktails.

Four creative takes on classic holiday wrapping: here's how to give your most beautiful gifts ever.

Trend Report 2013
Ask Kelly Deck
Electronics Round-Up
Trend Report 2013 Ask Kelly Deck Best New Electronics

Embrace the bold and the beautiful in 2013. These looks aren't for the weak of heart.

Our resident designer solves reader dilemas. This month, how to give a blank living room personality.

Gadgest and gizmos aplenty: here's the hottest electronics of the season.

Using red in your decor
Decorating with Red

Embrace the bold and the beautiful in 2013. These looks aren't for the weak of heart.

NOVEMBER 2012: HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Holiday Decor Ideas
Ask Kelly Deck
Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Decor Ideas Ask Kelly Deck Gift Guide

Three homes to inspire: Classic Christmas, going glam with green and playful colours and textures.

Our resident designer solves reader dilemas. This month, creating storage in an open floor plan.

What to give the jetsetter, the foodie, the design lover, the entertainer, the kids and the bookworm this holiday season.

OCTOBER 2012: FALL FANCY
Furniture Report 2013
West Coast Home Renovation
Indian Themed Decor
Furniture Trends 2013 Interior Design: West Coast Home Renovation Interior Design: Inspiration from India

Furniture for 2013 is bold with colour and texture, or draws inspiration from mid-century style. Choose your camp.

An eco-friendly reno brings the outdoors in and celebrates family togetherness.

An Edmonton couple brings a piece of India to Windsor Park.

50's Style Decor
Ask Kelly Deck
Best New Sofas
'50s-Inspired Home Decor Ask Kelly Deck Classic Sofa Updates

Clean, curved and colourful mid-century modern pieces create mad style.

Our resident designer solves reader dilemas. This month, a stuffy living room learns to loosen up.

This season, the classic lines of tuxedo, mid-century and sectional sofas get a thoroughly contemporary update.

Coastal Inspiration
Stylish Stockpots
Interior Design: Coastal Getaway Condo Stylish Stockpots for Fall

A Vancouver getaway for cable magnate Jim Shaw gets a mod new look inspired by its seaside location.

It's time to start digging into fall comfort food, and these classic designs will get you cooking.

SEPTEMBER 2012: DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR!
Western Living Designers of the Year
Trendy Fireplaces
9 Ways to Add Wood to Your Home
Designers of the Year Awards Hot New Fireplaces Trend Alert: Wooden Home Decor

Our fifth annual celebration of the best in architecture, interior design, landscape, fashion, industrial design. furniture and eco design from all across the West.

The most stylish heat sources of the season, and modern fireplace accessories, too.

From seating to tables to home accessories, rustic wood gets a modern spin this season. Here's 9 ways to get the look.

Ikea PS Collection
Modern Terrariums
New Ikea PS Collection Modern Terrariums

Here's our 8 favourite pieces from the new Ikea PS collection.

A modern spin on the classic trend, these gorgeous terrariums add greenery and style to any room.

JULY/AUGUST 2012: GET ORGANIZED!
How to Be More Organized
Smart Bedroom Style
Paint and Wallpaper Guide
20 Ways to Organize Your Home Interiors: 3 Looks for the Bedroom Hot New Paint and Wallpaper Trend

Your office, your closet, your kitchen: we'll have it all ship shape in no time with these tips from designers and stylish storage options.

We spend a third of our lives sleeping—so doesn't the room where it all happens deserve a little design love, too?

Wallpaper and paint take on some urban edge this season

Vintage-Inspired Home Decor
Modern Calgary Home
Trend Alert: Vintage Interiors: Modern Calgary Home

Home decor gets a retro twist.

One Calgary designer takes on his greatest challenge yet—building a home of his own.

JUNE 2012: MAKEOVER MAGIC
Historic Home Restoration
Modern Vancouver rennovation
10 Bold Flooring Options
Interiors: Historic Home Rennovation Interiors: Modern Rennovation 10 Bold Flooring Picks

A historic Victoria home is restored to its original glory.

A delapitated Vancouver Special gets a facelift.

Tiles and carpet with serious attitude.

Yellow Home Decor
Best Barbecue Tools
Trend Alert: Yellow Stylish Barbecue Tools

How to add a pop of summer colour to your home (and waredrobe).

Heat up the grill with these sleek modern BBQ accessories.

MAY 2012: THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Best Cabins
Best Colourful Baking Tools
Nature Decor
Inspiring Cabins Best Baking Tools Nature Trend

Three dynamic spaces that capture the thrill of getting away from it all. PLUS the hottest patio furniture.

Colourful baking supplies with serious glamour.

Birds, butterflies and botanicals for fashion and home.

APRIL 202: BATHROOMS
Best Bathrooms
Best Cutting Boards
Graphic Decor
Bathroom Inspiration Best Cutting Boards Graphic Prints

The best bathroom design, plus sleek bathtubs,cheerful shower curtains and dramatic tiles.

Sophisticated wooden cutting boards.

Bold prints are hot—here's how to use them in your home and your waredrobe.

MARCH 2012: KITCHENS
Best Kitchens
Best Salt and Pepper Shakers
Pink Home Decor
The Kitchen Package Best Grinders Pink Home Decor

Kitchen design for every taste, plus this season's coolest faucets, tiles and appliances.

Salt and pepper, meet your match.

Think pink with this season's hottest hue.

JAN/FEB 2012: DREAM HOMES ISSUE
Dream Homes
Unusual lights
Dream Homes Package Creative Lighting

Dream big with our collection of fantasy homes, luxury accessories and fabulous ways to travel.


Pendant lamps to give your home a dose of fun.

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