Home Decor

Top 10 home decorating stories of 2013

From a makeover to maximize a 1,200-square-foot townhouse to a gorgeous P.E.I house and designer tips to create your dream home, here's a recap of what you loved this year.

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Photo by Roberto Caruso

1. A peek inside a stunning Muskoka, Ontario cottage

Long sultry days punctuated with dips in the refreshing water of a pristine lake, s’mores by the campfire and warm star-filled nights are the essence of summer living. Get it here.

 

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Photo by Roberto Caruso

2. 12 clever and pretty ways to keep your home clutter-free

The cheater’s guide to wiping out clutter in every room! Tips on keeping your counters clear, create instant order among loose items, and how to camouflage storage solutions to blend in as part of your decor. Get it here.

DIY captain mirror art frame Melissa Esplin

Photo by Melissa Esplin via melissaesplin.com

3. Five cool things inspiring our home editor

From captain mirrors to macramé textiles, Emma Reddington shares what she’s been scoping out. Get it here.

Photo by Sian Richards

Photo by Sian Richards

4. Best designer tips for decorating every room

Looking to revamp your abode? We’ve got you covered for every room in the house with these expert tips on creating your dream home. Get it here.

Tableware by Asa, lamp by Eichholtz, tables by Pulpo; Bath fixtures

Maison&Objet Show

5.  10 hot home decorating trends straight from Paris

We hit the largest interior design show in the world to bring you the inside scoop on the 2013-2014 autumn-winter home collections. Get it here.

Photo by Stacey Brandford

Photo by Stacey Brandford

6. How to turn your home into a cozy country getaway

Design superstar Sarah Richardson shares her best tricks for turning a dated ’80s bungalow into a pretty summer home — all on a savvy budget. Get it here.

Black hallway with table and lamps, Kimberley Seldon

Roberto Caruso

 

7. 10 hallway decorating ideas

Looking to transform a lacklustre hallway into a stunning corridor? Draw your inspiration from these stunning ideas, from a unique ceiling display to cute console pieces and more. Get it here.

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Photo by Roberto Caruso

8. Makeover to maximize a 1,200-square-foot home

With a baby comes a lot more than a little bundle of joy! Our associate home editor Julia Black shows us how she maximized space and style to make her 1,200-square-foot townhouse work for a family of three (plus a dog named Parker!). Get it here.

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Roberto Caruso

9. A gorgeous summer home on Prince Edward Island

A close-knit family and their friends gather every summer at their P.E.I. home. Long hot days punctuated by cool dips in the Atlantic are capped off by leisurely memorable dinners with the best eats the East Coast has to offer. Get it here.

Living room dining room modern cozy Eames lounge chair Marcel Dzama wall art stone fireplace

Photo by Sian Richards

10. His and her decor: Modern meets cozy and traditional

See how designer Julie Charbonneau was able to merge the couple’s opposing tastes in this gorgeous farmhouse retreat. Get it here.

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