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A Little Bit Country

A Little Bit Country

Photography by Jim Gray From the Fall 2014 edition   The decorator, her husband and his brothers transform modest house into magnificent urban country cottage.     Pat Charles loves to decorate homes, hers and other people’s. She owns First Impressions, an interior decorating and home staging service. The former dental assistant and mother of [...]

October 30, 2014 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

A house fit for a mayor

A house fit for a mayor

A home formerly owned by Sudbury’s first woman mayor, Grace Hartman, has lovingly been turned into a B&B.   Larry Dovigi fell in love with a pretty little white house on Paris St. near the old General Hospital years ago when he would drive past it on his way to classes at Laurentian University. When [...]

October 1, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Sudbury decorators dress up a room

Sudbury decorators dress up a room

 The look is subtle, and opulent. Svetlana says luxury shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions. “Don’t be afraid to bring out your crystal.” The designer believes beautiful things should be enjoyed by their owners on a daily basis, not stored away to collect dust. (Photography by Bernie Aho)     (Before) One room, three ways [...]

June 16, 2014 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Decorating ideas that are nothing to sneeze at

Decorating ideas that are nothing to sneeze at

No matter whether you’re updating the clothes in your closet or sprucing up your home décor, the objective is to showcase your personal style. Award-winning designer and fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi knows all about style. This year he has partnered with the Kleenex brand to create an exclusive line of tissue boxes in honour of [...]

April 15, 2014 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Conquer clutter: Tips for a tidy home

Conquer clutter:  Tips for a tidy home

(CNW) As we put away the holiday decorations, most homeowners also do a post-holiday clean up and clear out. The cleaning and organizing specialists at Molly Maid have some easy and inexpensive ideas to get your home clutter free and organized. Before cleaning, try these tips: Hanging shoe organizers make great storage for cleaning supplies, kids’ toys, [...]

January 2, 2014 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Dalron builds Energy Star home

Dalron builds Energy Star home

At the opening of the Dalron-built Optimum Home are Meghan Otto (Dalron), Jeff Hodgins (Union Gas), Dave Arnold (vice-president Dalron), Mayor Marianne Matichuk, Tex McLeod (Optimum Home Program) and Marissa Arnold (Dalron). Photo by Marg Seregelyi   It looks like a contemporary home, the Dalron-built home at 24 Cabernet Court in the city’s south end, [...]

November 18, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden, Lifestyle 0

Ideas for next year’s garden

Ideas for next year’s garden

    “On the right morning, you may be greeted by the wonderful smell of dew, fresh cut grass and the perfumes of myriad flowers. Carlo and Claire Tarini have a quiet, welcoming home in Hanmer amid grounds that live up to the name ‘Tarini gardens’.” Although primarily a summer garden, in early June Carlo [...]

September 30, 2013 David Kechnie Home & Garden 0

An English Garden

An English Garden

  A full spring garden is not as common, as evident, as the summer garden. But they are a wonderful panacea to the long, cold winter. I found one within a kilometre of my home in LoEllen Park. Ruth Doucette has a authentic spring garden. The first wave of spring in the merry month of [...]

July 25, 2013 David Kechnie Home & Garden, Lifestyle 0

Warblers

Warblers

  There are about 22 species of warblers that call Sudbury home.     A friend of mine got himself engaged over a warbler. They now have two kids. A warbler you say? What is that? How can someone get engaged over a bird? The warm southernly breezes in spring, particularly May, bring us these [...]

July 25, 2013 Chris Blomme Home & Garden 0

Home Rescue

Home Rescue

Four years ago Amber Salach and her fiancé, Matthew Schultze, purchased a downtown home in need of some tender loving care for $90,000. They could sell the house for several times that amount today, but they’re not selling. Their home is priceless. It would be hard, if not impossible, to put a dollar figure on [...]

May 21, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0