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Home & Cottage

Face it, it's always a challenge to come up with the right interior paint colour and perfect lighting.

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>Interior decorator, Iris Piercey displayed special items purposefully, like this horn magnifying glass, which is elevated upon books.

Decoding Decorating Dilemmas

ASK ANYONE who has renovated or built a new home: decorating decisions are difficult. The wrong choice can cause years of regret, and be very costly to fix. A...

Wouldn’t it be lovely (Nova)?

A local company brings new life to old furniture

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...

The world in an oyster

Debbie Brady creates stunning, unique art

Down the Primrose Path

The last time I was in St. John’s, NL, I visited Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Botanical Garden. It was early summer, and of the many gardens that...

The Untouchables

Looking up during a winter wander, I often spot our Buddha of the East, the slow and placid porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), gazing calmly down from a treetop...

Location, Location!

Euphoria strikes when you finally decide you are ready to start construction on your new home. The excitement has been building since you found what you...

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...

The everlasting orchid

Challenged by orchids? Chaba Conrad creates lifelike specimens that will last forever

Live-In Companions (Plants, That Is)

A plethora of plants adds warmth to our home’s décor and helps us cope with an Atlantic Canadian winter.