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Design Dilemmas: Winter Warmth

Design Dilemmas: Winter Warmth

Change the fireplace—transform the den. Dear Nicola, Now that the cold weather is upon us and we’re spending our evenings indoors, we finally decided that it’s time to update our…

Design Dilemmas: Wonder Walls

Design Dilemmas: Wonder Walls

Making the most of multiple images. Dear Nicola, I have a great collection of family photos, plus my mother’s art, some other works I’ve collected, and some old frames I can’t part with.…

Design Dilemmas: Countertops and Cabinets Combined

Design Dilemmas: Countertops and Cabinets Combined

Endless possibilities in style and design. Dear Nicola, Help! What colour countertops and tile do I pair with off-white kitchen cabinets? There are many things in life that never go out of…

Design Dilemmas: Elegant Window Solution

Design Dilemmas: Elegant Window Solution

Control your living area with blinds Dear Nicola, Help! I have windows all along the back and sides of my house, and a patio door in the eating area. They are covered…

Design Dilemmas: Extend Your Imagination

Design Dilemmas: Extend Your Imagination

Create an intimate al fresco living space. Words by Nicola Gillam Dear Nicola, Help! We dreamt all winter of a warm-weather oasis in the backyard of our new home. Can you…

Design Dilemmas: Hot and Bothered

Design Dilemmas: Hot and Bothered

Starting in the next issue of Spirit of the City, Nicola will tackle readers’ questions in our new column on design dilemmas. Here’s the first! Words by Nicola Gillam Dear Nicola, Two words: corner fireplace.…