Will your house be a haven for entertaining this year? Why not spruce up your space before guests arrive with a fresh coat of paint? According to a country-wide survey of Canadian painting habits conducted by leading brand CIL paint, living rooms and kitchens - the most popular rooms for welcoming guests - are among the top of the list when it comes to most frequently painted rooms. “Based on the survey results, it seems Canadians want to put their best foot forward when entertaining in their home, and that includes decking their walls with paint,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings US and Canada.
On the last weekend in September, I hosted a 40th anniversary party for my parents in their backyard (I kicked them out of their own house for the day!). After the bipolar weather we've had, I really hesitated to plan a soirée outside but I had a vision for the party and it involved a backyard setting. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and the party went off without a hitch! Here are a few simple ideas I used to plan the fall fête.
By Megan Baker
Here are some simple suggestions to help you welcome the wonderful ambiance of autumn into your home!