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  • www.homedecorandrenovations.com

    DECEMBER 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 12

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  • Cover feature

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    In every issue 8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag

    contents

    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

    22 Quick tips Hellen Buttigieg doesnt leave room for clutter during the holiday festivities

    43 Recipe Mark McEwans very own roasted brussel sprouts with bacon

    volume 8 issue 12

    Decorating your home

    for the holidays

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    DECEMBEr 2012

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  • HD&R inspiration

    24 Editors choiceManaging editor Silvana Longo shares her love for everything chevron

    26 Designer tipsEvelyn Eshun creates the perfect guest bedroom

    30 Designer adviceYanic Simard shows you how to pair patterns like a pro

    50 TrendspottingGold is back

    HD&R renovation

    34 Reno readyPeter Khatami explores building codes and how to install crown molding

    36 RenoMarkBILD president Bryan Tuckey knows winter is a great time to start planning renovations for the spring

    41 Reno reportBMO Canadas report on how many Canadians are renovating this season

    44 Insider infoWaterproofi ng your home correctly saves money and promotes health

    On the cover

    THE HOLIDAY ISSUE

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    www.homedecorandrenovations.com

    December 2012 volume 8 issue 12

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  • Yes, you can love your homeDecember is almost here, and were already seeing the signs and hearing the sounds of Christmas in stores across the GTA.

    Its the time of year that many people want to entertain and decide to rethink their dcor. Its always festive to add that holiday feel to a home so be sure to read Erica Gelmans advice on decorating your home beyond the tree.

    If youre planning a visit to dcor shops for some quick-fix items such as pillows, bedding and various knick-knacks just before company comes, youre not alone. Its the quickest way to get into the spirit of things. And with the added company during the holidays, check out Evelyn Eshuns article on how to create the perfect guest room.

    If youre planning a renovation, BILD CEO and President Bryan Tuckey advises that this is the best time to plan one successfully for next spring. A rushed renovation project can go sour because of poor planning, high expectations or too much of a tight timeline and budget.

    Creating a home you love doesnt happen overnight. It can take months and even years yes, years! Ultimately, the homeowners have taken their time and enjoyed the process of selecting just the right furnishings and finishes, over time, on budget, and with spectacular results.

    I hope you will let us know what you think of this issue of Home Dcor & Renovations. Thanks to all of you who have written to us. Check out this months Mailbag page for details.

    Thanks for reading,

    SUSAN LEGGE

    EDITORSNOTEBOOK

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    17A Christmas classic

    Want more news on the home, dcor and reno front? Check out our blog, homedecorandrenovations.com

    50Go for gold

    24Dont be chevron shy

    08 HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS DECEMBER 2012

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    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATEsusan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com

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  • 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. nostco.com

    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

    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@wall2wallmedia.com

    Elisa Krovblit

    Toronto-based designer Erica Gelman, Principal of Erica Gelman House Of Design. Specializes in both large and small scale residential design projects throughout Toronto and the GTA. Known for enhancing and creating new possibilities in every space of your home. House Of Design ericagelman.com

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