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Friendly advice | House Staging

Friendly advice | House Staging

When it comes to decorating and renovating, a friend with an interior decorator’s eye to detail is an asset. We all need someone to tell us like it is. People who don’t have such a friend can hire one. Nadine Harrison-Beange is a Sudbury interior decorator who acts as a coach for people who are [...]

September 1, 2008 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Dreams do come true | Landscaping Design

Dreams do come true | Landscaping Design

Ahh, it’s fall again and many Sudburians are rejoicing over a new season of Reality TV. So what does that have to do with fall landscaping in Sudbury? Well, Reality TV has embraced a myriad of design and home improvement shows, such as Debbie Travis, and House & Home, that have enlightened and inspired so [...]

September 1, 2008 Mark Elliott Home & Garden 0

From rustic to regal | Rustic House Plans

From rustic to regal | Rustic House Plans

With more than 300 lakes in and around Sudbury, waterfront living or “camping” has long been part of the local summer lexicon. Sudbury’s first doctor, William Howey, and his wife, Florence, built a camp on Ramsey Lake just a few years after they arrived in the city in 1883. Their log cabin is still standing [...]

June 1, 2008 Todd Robson Home & Garden 0

The High Life | Apartment

The High Life | Apartment

Apartment living offers the carefree convenience that many people want. It is increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for individuals in urban areas throughout North America, especially with empty-nesters who are thinking about their retirement years. A big house doesn’t fit in with their plans. Apartments account for 30 percent of all Canadian households. This two-bedroom [...]

June 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

High hopes

High hopes

Tammy DiAmicis is an addict and proud of it. She is addicted to gardening, and this spring she was spreading the word at free seminars at Greater Sudbury Public Library branches. “There’s something about getting your hands dirty and watching plants grow,” she says. Thirteen years ago, DiAmicis was asked to cover a shift at [...]

June 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Shrubs add class

Shrubs add class

Shrubs provide the framework that ties a home’s landscape together. Ornamental shrubs direct foot traffic, create backgrounds, as well as provide a smooth transition from tree canopy to ground level. A shrub is usually a multi-stemmed woody plant shorter than 15 inches, but this definition is not set in stone. When selecting shrubs consider the [...]

June 1, 2008 James St. John Home & Garden 0

An inviting place | Kitchen Furniture

An inviting place | Kitchen Furniture

Our ancestors considered the hearth as the focus point of their homes. It was where people cooked and enjoyed their food. Its fires warmed them and gave them light to read or enjoy other activities after the sun went down. Despite the massive changes in the way we live during the last century, the kitchen [...]

March 1, 2008 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Maison Nouvelle | Living Room

Maison Nouvelle | Living Room

The owners of this unique residence in the city’s South End had vision. They selected a rocky, treeless site with a view of Ramsey Lake in 1958 several years before Paris St. extended to the Four Corners. There were few neighbours when they moved in. Forty-five years later, they live in one of the city’s [...]

November 1, 2007 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Fine family living

Fine family living

Family is important to Ron and Helene Scagnetti. The couple’s blended family consists of seven children and 10 grandchildren. Family pictures, including those of the couple’s parents and siblings, have a prominent place on the walls in their two-level home that was designed by Sudbury architect Andy Frick and built by Toffoli Construction 20 years [...]

September 1, 2007 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Upscale Urban | Floor Tiles

Upscale Urban | Floor Tiles

Bonnie Dittrich may not be schooled in interior de-sign, but her keen sense of decorating has been honed by years of experience. At 34 years old, she has already transformed three houses from dilapidated to desirable. This experience has given her the skills she needs to finish one of the most ambitious “renovation” projects she and [...]

September 1, 2007 Wendy Bird Home & Garden 0