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May 28, 2021 | Tyler Difley

A brief history of the conversation pit: why interest in this '70s design staple has skyrocketed in the age of COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an obsession has developed among people who are extremely online with an interior design feature whose heyday occurred more than 50 years ago: the conversation pit.
Upcycling vintage or second-hand furniture can create a unique piece you'll cherish for many years to come.
Before-and-after photos courtesy of Dale Marie Wedge (bloomingdiyer.com)
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Aug. 24, 2020 | Andrea Cox

"Upcycle" your vintage or second-hand furnishings for an affordable, environmentally friendly design upgrade

Adding an element of upcycled, vintage chic to a home's furnishings can create a rich and inviting space with a unique design aesthetic. Plus, it's great for the environment and easy on the pocketbook.

Photography by Joel Klassen
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Sept. 18, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Fall flavour: Three hot design trends for autumn

Courtesy Alykhan Velji


When it cools off outside, it's time to warm up inside with a seasonal update to home décor.

"Fall is a great time for design in general because you can start to layer," said Alykhan Velji, principal and senior designer for Alykhan Velji Designs. "Just like in fashion, where you can start adding scarves and such, with an interior you can start adding more textural items – layering on more pillows, throws and artwork."

Here are three of Velji's top design trends for fall:
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Feb. 28, 2018 | Cody Stuart

Fit for a king

Unique Upper Mount Royal "castle" house continues to generate buzz

In most instances, the saying "a man's home is his castle" isn't meant to be taken literally.

But for those familiar with one rather imposing dwelling in Calgary's Upper Mount Royal neighbourhood, the saying couldn't be more apt.


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