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Do include some green in your home. I don't mean the paint colour or the composting bin; I mean living and breathing plants. They are a smart addition to any space. Some clean the air, some live with just air and some add a wonderful fragrance...

Paint can be your best friend; especially if you are on a budget. [gallery size="medium" link="none" ids="381,380,379"] A fresh coat of paint can add drama, expand a space and even correct trouble spots. For a twist on the the standard ceiling white consider painting the ceiling 1/4...

Don't buy a rug for your coffee table; buy a rug for your room. Some of us underestimate what the right size rug will do for a space. The rule of thumb is that all or just the front legs of your major pieces should rest...

‘Green’ area rugs, hand-tufted or hand-knotted, made of 100 per cent wool, vegetable dyed and have a natural cotton foundation; a perfect choice for anyone with sensitivities....

One of our favourite things to do here at Zephyr is to help clients choose a rug to go with their fabrics, fabrics to go with their rug or choose both. Most rugs have multiple colours and a design which can make choosing fabrics quite limiting,...

Almost every new home or new condo built today and many kitchen renovations include an island or peninsula with seating. As these features have gained popularity, so have bar and counter stools. That’s what we’ll talk about in this month’s column. In the years that we...

Condos and apartments are popular options for those who don’t want or need a lot of space and don’t want the responsibility of living in a detached house. Often times, these accommodations have a small floor space and they can be tricky to decorate. Below are...

Curling up on a sofa with a good book and a glass of wine is one of my favourite things to do. We sit on a sofa to relax, entertain, watch T.V, and perhaps lay down for a quick nap. With the exception of your bed,...

Repeating an item in a space can bring focus and attention; especially if it is a geometric pattern. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" link="none" ids="373,374"] A simple round mirror on its own in an entryway looks smart, functional and somewhat minimal. Add two or 6 more and voila! You...

Do consider not using a sofa if the room is relatively small, square and not dedicated to tv viewing. Start with a largish round coffee table. Take four comfy armchairs and encircle the coffee table. Hopefully you have a ceiling fixture dead centre above that table;...

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