Designer Jo Alcorn’s bedroom essentials

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As a designer my bedroom is a place I go to relax, unwind and get away from the hustle of my daily designs. In addition to a serene space where I can relax there are also a few other tricks I use to help me unwind after a long day when I need to catch some much-needed shut-eye.Use these simple tips to create your perfect bedroom and ensure you get an amazing night’s sleep!

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Now is a great time to plan for that renovation!

Now is the time to plan for that renovationBy Bryan Tuckey

Maybe you’re looking to update your kitchen, modernize your bathroom, spruce up your living room, create an office nook or finish your basement. These kinds of projects take time to plan for, and I suggest that you seek out a qualified expert to make your renovation dreams come true.

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Designer gingerbread houses for charity

designer gingerbread houses for charity

Some of Canada's most beloved designers such as Brian Gluckstein, Samantha Pynn, Sarah Richardson and Tommy Smythe  have teamed up with well-known pastry chefs from around Toronto to create one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses that will be auctioned in support of the Children's Aid Foundation. Proceeds from the auction will go towards providing urgently needed transitional housing support for vulnerable young people leaving the care of the child welfare system at age 18. This year's gingerbread houses will be unveiled on the first day of the auction, which takes place from Dec. 2 to 9, 2014. Preview the design teams at cafdn.org/gingerbread.