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Renovate and refresh this fall

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Autumn brings changes to the landscape around us, to our homes, and to the magazine you hold in your hands.

East Coast Living has always been about sharing homes and style ideas from across Atlantic Canada. A big part of that is collecting new trends, tips, and ideas that you can use in your own home. We want to take that goal farther, so we added a new section, called The List; it’s going to inspire you try even more projects around your home.

The List includes the décor articles you love and two new opportunities to do-it-yourself through our Projects articles.

The first of these new additions is a step-by-step DIY project. Learn how to start a backyard composter to cut the amount of waste that goes in your green bin and make nourishing fuel for your yard.

Our second new addition is Quick fix, offering affordable ideas you can use to improve the look of a room without the expense of a full-scale renovation. In this issue, we look at the kitchen. From free to $400, we have a tip for every budget.

You’ll also find style tips from designers and decorators across the region on how to create a cozy and stylish bedroom for fall and window treatment trends you’ll want to try.

In our features section, you’ll discover homeowners who found different paths to homeownership, each with their own lessons to share. One is a Saint John couple who rekindled their romance and then created their dream home in a vintage house on a tree-lined street. Our other home story features a young man who shares what he learned buying and decorating his first home, a new-build condo in Stratford, P.E.I.
Our In Depth feature shares tips from the professionals on what to look for when researching a new wood stove.

Eating In features imaginative recipes for Indian food from Shivani’s Kitchen in Halifax, and Top Chef Canada finalist Chef Rich Francis’s aboriginal menu from the Natoaganeg Food Centre fundraising dinner in Eel Ground First Nation, N.B.

We had so much to share with you that we couldn’t fit everything in. Throughout the issue, you’ll find details about our online extras; visit to find more recipes and ideas from those stories. Plus, find all of our back issues available online for free.

I hope you’ll enjoy the new additions to our magazine and everything you find within its pages. I’d love to hear from you if we’ve inspired you to refresh a room or take on a new project. Likewise, if there’s a project idea you’d love to see within our pages, please let me know. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or email me.

Kim Hart Macneill
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