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Pretty patios

Pretty patios

Originally published in the Spring 2008 issue. [...]

June 1, 2018 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Spring cleaning 101

Spring cleaning 101

The things one needs to know about organizing the home are taught in kindergarten. “Everything has a place and it is returned to that place,” in the kindergarten classroom, says Renee Chaloux. Chaloux’s mother, a kindergarten teacher, taught her well. “Disorganization makes me crazy,” the busy Sudbury woman says. She is lucky her husband and [...]

March 1, 2013 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

Go bold!

Go bold!

(NC)—For a long time, bold colours seemed too juvenile to use in abundance, too boisterous to let loose in a sophisticated setting. Now, designers say, they are the essential ingredient in even the most timid colour schemes. For example, in Deco Candy, one ofthe PPG Pittsburgh Paints trends palettes for 2012, the colours are clean [...]

September 1, 2012 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Inspiring ideas

Calming colours for 2012 Benjamin Moore colour experts are forecasting blue will be big in 2012 because people want a sense of calm, trust, and the tried-and-true. The paint company’s top colour pick for the coming year is Wythe Blue HC-143, a blue/green hue with a cool grey cast to it. “It’s interesting that Wythe [...]

March 1, 2012 Dana Young Home & Garden 0

Dramatic decor with TallGirl

Two years ago, the statuesque Helen Musgrave started her business appropriately called TallGirl Paint and Décor with the cheeky slogan, “Decorating from a different point of view.” Originally from Woodstock, Musgrave moved to Sudbury to work as a set designer for the Sudbury Theatre Centre in 2005. With an urge to grow and “step it [...]

September 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

’50s bunaglow gets 21st century makeover

When Brad Hayes knew exactly what he wanted when he went looking for a house: a small, brick bungalow with a minimal yard and enough basement room to build a home theatre. And it had to be within walking distance of his downtown shop. Comics North. He found a typical post-war bungalow in the lower [...]

June 1, 2011 Dana Young Home & Garden 0

Absolutely Affordable

The owners of a spacious tri-level New Sudbury home built in the 1980s, invested in major renovations when they moved in several years ago. But the family room with its cosy furniture and pastal colours was beginning to look dated and dreary. Marissa Buttazzoni of Surroundings Interior Design provided some smart ideas for this stunning [...]

March 1, 2011 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Naturally Beautiful

Carol Cecchetto can’t remember a time when she didn’t spend her summers at her family’s camp, and now she shares that leisurely lifestyle with her husband, a southerner who has come to love the north as much as she does. When a cousin decided to sell a property across the bay, Cecchetto and her husband, [...]

September 1, 2010 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0

Comfort Zone

Interior decorators are miracle workers. They have the ability to turn an ordinary room into a work of art. They see things we don’t notice. They pair colours and furniture that most of us could never imagine would work together. Terry Vendetti is a miracle worker with a magical touch. He  is able to marry [...]

March 1, 2010 Vicki Gilhula Home & Garden 0

More than just a place to go

More than just a place to go

* The smallest room in most older homes, after the broom closet, is the bathroom. It is also the busiest room. American Standard, the bathroom fixtures people, took a survey in 2008 that found the average person enjoys at least 30 minutes of total privacy behind closed doors daily, but one in four people spend [...]

September 1, 2009 Sudbury Living Magazine Home & Garden 0