GTA Home D©cor and Renovations - SEP 2012

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    In every issue 8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag



    HD&R features

    14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers

    17 Whats new This months product picks and where you can find them

    58 Trendspotting A modern twist on the general store

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  • HD&R inspiration

    24 Designer tipsLisa Canning explores the bold and brave

    new kitchen and how to get it

    26 Style leYanic simard shows you how to empower

    your home with colour

    28 Designer touchDecorating a room with colour simplifi ed by Erica Gelman

    31 Colour specialistHD&R goes to the experts to fi nd out everything you need to know about colour

    38 Quick tipsDeclutter queen Hellen buttigieg offers her best tips to organize your home and delegate the rest

    17HD&R renovation

    40 Reno readypeter Khatami discusses a few crucial steps involved in undertaking a home


    42 RenoMarkbILD president bryan Tuckey stresses the importance of protecting yourself and the economy from underground contractors

    52 Renovator black bookYour handy guide to fi nding a renoMark-certifi ed contractor in the GTA

    54 Outdoor tipsFive must-dos for your lawn and garden this fall by landscaper extraordinaire Denis Flanagan

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  • Set the stage with colourColour can set the stage in every room of your home.Whether its brilliant white, ocean blue or crimson red, colour speaks

    volumes about what your home is all about. Colour can be found on the walls, in accessories or showcased in a major statement piece like a sofa. The most important thing is not to be afraid of adding colour to your home. It can be fun, calming, inspirational and beautiful its what you want it to be!

    This issue is devoted to the power of colour.Our wonderful contributors have brought their best suggestions,

    inspirations and colour expertise to the table for this special September issue.

    Beginning this issue, our managing editor Silvana Longo kicks off our new Reno of the Month feature with an in-depth story on a well-known Toronto renovator Paul Gallop of Men at Work. We hope you will let us know what you think by writing to our Mailbag (see page 12 for details).

    Theres plenty more to enjoy in this issue, so kick back and get inspired by Hellen Buttigiegs decluttering suggestions, reno advice from contractor Peter Khatami, and the latest products, trends and ideas for your home.

    If you have a reno or dcor story youd like to share, please connect with us via email or give us a call. Wed love to hear from you!





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    17A punch of colour for every room

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  • HD&R managing editor Silvana Longo, a self-confessed Italo-phile, loves all things decor and is in awe of the transformative power of a good renovation. The two go hand in hand, as she compares them to a delicious meal, Decor is the dessert, but the renovation is the main dish. Its a total package of savoury and sweet.

    Peter is co-owner of Nostco Construction, a design/build, project management and contracting firm serving residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Peter prides himself in working tirelessly on behalf of his clients to transform vision to successful reality on every project.

    Vice-President, National Real Estate

    Jacqueline Hill

    Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate

    Susan Legge

    Sales Manager, Home Dcor and Renovations Condo Guide and GTA New Homes

    Conni Robinson

    Art Director Daiana Garay

    Managing Editor

    Silvana Longo Sara Duck (On Leave)

    Contributing Editors

    Janine Druery, Wayne Karl, Elisa Krovblit, Lydia McNutt (On Leave)

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    In love with design and dcor, Elisa is a contributing editor at Home Dcor and Renovations. When not searching out some unusual solutions to her century homes reno projects, shes busy looking for whats hot and happening for every area of the home.

    Elisa Krovblit