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Home & Cottage

When it comes to window treatments, one size doesn’t fit all. Choosing the best drapes, shades or blinds for your home is an important, but often under-valued...

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Freshen Up for Spring

SPRING IS the season of renewal; a time to refresh and revive. Your garden may not be bursting with colourful blooms yet, but with a bit of fabric, some paint...

Spring Cleaning With Colour

Spring is, of course, when we think about throwing open windows and freshening things up, but this year, I’m leaving the re-organizing, tidying and KonMari...

Photo-Worthy Finishes

LOOKING FOR A decorative way to add a sense of height and interest to the walls in your home, define a space and establish a visual flow? Start with the...

Are You Covered?

We all buy insurance - we insure our homes, our belongings, our health, our lives, our vehicles - but how many of us truly know what coverage we have or what...
With careful planning and functional storage options your foyer can work hard and look great at the same time.

A Fabulous Foyer in Four Steps

WE EXPECT A LOT from the foyer. It is one of the hardest working spaces in the home. In we come; arms full, drop the keys, mail and bags, kick off our salty...

Turf Wars

Horticulture bullies can be introduced, or native. They might be fine in one environment or set of conditions, and not in others. Like many things, the topic...

Pining for Alpines

As is so often the case, I slid into a fascination with alpines as part of a natural progression of learning about plants and different gardening styles. Some years...

No Monthly Energy Bills

It is a frigid winter day in Bathurst, NB, but inside the EcoPlusHome, the Kenny family is cozy and warm. And thanks to an integrated component system that...
Heather and John Lohr have meticulously renovated the former Halls Harbour home of artist John Neville.

Balancing old and new

It’s a cold, grey day in Halls Harbour. Large waves crash against the beach, and the wind blowing in off the Bay of Fundy feels as cold as the ice covering nearby...

Deer, Oh Deer

IF I COULD find a surefire cure for keeping deer away from gardens, I could retire. Of all the gardening questions I receive, one of the top three begins: “How...