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Jillian Harris chats about the spectacular 2014 PNE Prize Home

PNE2014_0751By Janine Mackie

“When you design a restaurant, you design with hunger in mind and create a darker space with accents of red and orange which elevate a room’s energy level. Never blue — that supresses hunger,” says Jillian Harris, designer of the PNE's 2014 Prize Home. “In residential homes, I gravitate towards the exact opposite – white, creams and neutral. I look for wow and vintage pieces that stimulate conversation.”

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New line of gardening furnishings from Virginia Johnson

VJ Garden group vignette 6Canadian textile designer Virginia Johnson has launched a lovely little line of garden furnishings, planters and accessories. The collection features an airy bench and table, blue and yellow planters (in different shapes and sizes), hand painted ceramic garden stools as well as scented candles and shaped cushions.