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Heritage home meets Nordic chic

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Susan Drover’s carefully curated home bucks style trends I’m not personally a trend follower, I’m more of an observer of things I love,” says Susan Drover from her heritage home in downtown St. John’s, N.L. Drover has turned her historic 129-year-old house into what she calls a “Nordic chic” refuge, with design values she hopes… Read More»

New spin on a classic look

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Modern farmhouse graces Fredericton’s West Hills neighbourhood Laurie Cole had just started her home staging business when Tim Kelly, a Fredericton police officer and part-time builder, hired her. They worked so well together they decided to join forces. In 2010, they launched New View Designs, a one-stop-shop design and building service. They’ve since completed projects… Read More»

Combining history and home

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Campobello cottage reno celebrates island’s past Two flags fly proudly on Dennis and Margaret Haire’s cottage property. One is Canadian, the other American. They symbolize both the story of their summer home on New Brunswick’s Campobello Island, and the couple themselves. When the Haire’s, who are from Evansville, Indiana, first visited the Canadian island back… Read More»

Amanda and Adam Langley in their home in Halifax. Photo: Steve Smith, VisionFire Studios

Living the ‘salt + sea lifestyle’ on and off the water

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Home renovation celebrates East Coast charm Eleven years ago, Amanda and Adam Langley bought a home in their dream location in Halifax. The street had beautiful mature trees and was close to great schools and amenities. Although the house was almost 100 years old and in need of updates, it had just the kind of… Read More»

Odd Fellows Lodge. Photo: Luke Adams, Beach Glass Photography

Beachy vintage

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Nova Scotia reno embraces and preserves local history When you walk in the front door of Kara Gourley’s renovated, two-unit lodge in Malagash, N.S., you’re met with yet another door. This one was once a ticket booth with a small peep hole at its centre. “It was used to screen people before they entered,” says… Read More»

Krista Wells. Photo: Submitted

The DIY Queen of Georgestown

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Krista Wells chronicles her styling journey as she creates something unique in every room of her St. John’s home When you set foot into the porch of Krista Wells’s home, you immediately get a sense of her unique style. She believes it’s the rich colour she painted the room that makes it one of her… Read More»

Nina and Matthew Elliott and their two young children, Ambrose (3.5) and Lulu (18 months). Photo: Alyssa Gillingham

Small home, big charm

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Twillingate homeowners get creative with their space On the northeastern shore of Newfoundland, in a small town called Twillingate, Nina Elliott is relaxing and enjoying her newly renovated home. The house blends the charms of the original structure with a modern design, plus some ingenious storage spaces for her young family’s needs. The first thing… Read More»

Welcome back: the return to your home away from home. Photo: Stephen Harris

Welcome back

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The return to your home away from home Debbie Hercun and her family may live in Calgary, but their hearts beat to the rhythm of the East Coast. Careers took Hercun and her husband Jason, both from Halifax, away from the Maritimes but they bounced between the U.S. and Canada, eventually landing in the western… Read More»

It was love at first sight for Karen Lee the first time she laid eyes on the vintage Lady Scotia stove. Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire Studios

A very vintage Christmas

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A former antique dealer puts a festive spin on her restored farmhouse in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley When Karen Lee started collecting holiday ornaments to deck out her little farmhouse in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, she didn’t walk the aisles of big box stores or order from the online giants. She put on… Read More»

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