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Painter Brenda Palmer

Bathing beauties and strong women

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Friends and family inspire two East Coast artists Painter Brenda Palmer, born and raised in Moncton, divides her time between Fort Myers, Fla., and Shediac, N.B. She comes home every summer for six months to reunite with friends and family, and spend time in her studio. “I love the wonderful artists and art in this… Read More»

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Style influencer Brett Meech. Photo: Steve Smith, Visionfire Studios

Calm, curated and collected

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The “talked about” style trends for spring 2022 are speaking my language If ever there was a time where antiques were “trending,” it would be now. Coming into spring 2022 we are seeing things finally return to normal after a global crisis. As humans, we have been and will continue to seek comfort in the… Read More»

Little girl with Quilt

Worth their weight

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Weight blankets—do they offer hype or the promise of a good night’s sleep? Traditional weighted blankets are filled with tiny plastic or glass beads and range from lightweight to as much as 15 kg. They’re meant to provide a sense of comfort like swaddling or a hug. It’s recommended to use a blanket about 10%… Read More»

Colour and textured panels on a living room wall.

Layer up

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Texture trends to transcend the seasons Clean, white, blank canvases were the norm for a good part of the decade, but 2021 has shifted interior wall design towards texture, moving from traditional minimalist interiors to full-on maximalist.  Texture can be visual like patterns and colours, or it can be tactile, such as fabric and mouldings.… Read More»

Wooden Bowl made by P.E.I. woodworking hobbyist John Havenga. Photo: Todd Lockhart, VisionFire Studios

Hand-picked

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Favourite finds from summer with a purpose It was finally time to hit the road this summer. Time to go back to the places that make summer feel like summer. Favourite places like the pages in my favourite book, dog-eared and so good you just have to go back again. There was also a mission… Read More»

Jane Brokenshire

Style your home like a pro

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These tricks of the trade will help you achieve a designer look on a DIY budget

Previewing our fall issue

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DIY tips, recipes aplenty, and cozy bedrooms are in store for the next issue of East Coast Living

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