Decorating with Florals

Modern florals are big, quite literally. Think big, beautiful blooms adorning wallpaper, artwork, pillows, bedding and more. The images are realistic, like focused photos or sketches giving us an up-close look at flowers in their most attractive moment, captured forever in your design. Background colours tend to echo nature and the elements, with shades including…

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Winnipeg Landmark, Lego-Style

We can completely appreciate the benefit of hard work and attending to your craft, be it with furniture and leather – or in this case – Lego bricks. Local photographer Dan Harper has applied his design skills to replicating a Winnipeg landmark, Fort Gibraltar. Each February this location is host to Festival du Voyageur, a celebration of…

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Going Bohemian Chic

Get ready to channel your inner Bohemian. Bohemian style is all the rage again, in fashion and home design, so why not have some fun with it. The term Bohemian originally described the free-spirited creative people including artists, poets, musicians, actors, and writers of the 19th century who rebelled against society’s conventions and created their…

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Designing with Accent Pillows

Looking for a quick style refresh? Here’s a strategy for you: Add some new accent pillows. Accent pillows have great potential to help you make the most of your space and create that refreshed look you are craving. Before you buy, here are some things to consider. Proper Care and Construction Washable pillows that can…

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Road Trip – Narcisse, MB

Manitobans love a good roadtrip. We have plenty of reasons to be uncharacteristically boastful about our province. From lush boreal forests to sand dunes – there are adventures for every travel appetite. So that’s why – this past Mother’s Day – we decided to go visit a few thousand garter snakes. Loaded up with appropriate footwear and sunflower seeds,…

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Earth Day and Everyday

At Palliser, we remain committed to our Environmental practices Earth Day and everyday. North American Made Since 1944 While many companies have moved manufacturing operations overseas, all Palliser furniture is made in North America. With our main plant headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada and specialty manufacturing completed in Saltillo, Mexico, we’ve managed to reduce our environmental…

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Will this bring you JOY?

It’s spring. If you are feeling inspired to declutter your home, how will you go about it? One method Marie Kondo, a bestselling author from Japan who wrote The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, has some advice to get you thinking about your own process. Keep only what…

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Elf on Anywhere but The Shelf

The Christmas of 2010 was vastly different from the Christmas of 2011. How happily we prepared for the festive season, blissfully unaware of how everything would change the following year. Enter: The Elf on the Shelf. Admittedly, it is a rather cute story; designed to coerce children into good behaviour and believing  in Santa Claus. What…

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Pets and Christmas Tree Safety

Is your home decked out for the holidays? Keep Fido and Fluffy safe this festive season with some seasonal advice: Consider a tabletop tree that can stand out of harm’s way. (For the record, tabletop trees can be just as beautiful as their seven–foot siblings.) Shop for ornaments that are shatter–resistant (cotton, felt, wool) and…

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2015 Trend Review

2015 is fast coming to a close. Some decor trends are still going strong while others have fizzled. We’re taking a look at looks that still have us looking. Warehouse Chic Warmth and warehouse don’t usually run in the same decor circles. This industrial look gets cozy with multiple textures, warm tones to soften the hard…

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Caturday

It’s been said that the whole reason for the existence of the internet is to share cat pictures. It’s hard to argue this statement with the abundance of feline-funny material. Exhibit A: I Can Has Cheezburger?: This popular website started off with a simple meme photo. Meme:  a cultural item in the form of an image,…

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Real Estalking

Real Estalking: perusing real estate listings online. Writer/blogger Mark David has made a career for himself with real estalking, giving his take on celeb listings and decor with a dash of snark. While we love intel on a star’s house, this practice actually has a practical purpose. When it’s time to pull up stakes and…

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Coffee Table Klatch

Macmillan Dictionary, we have a bone to pick with you. They define the term coffee klatch as: “a social occasion where people have conversations about unimportant things”. Connecting with friends and family over a cup of joe –  what could possibly be more important than that? When entertaining friends with a cup of coffee, it’s a…

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In Praise of Idleness

“We use 10% of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60%.” ~Ellen Degeneres New planners and calendars are prominently displayed this time of year. Full of promise and gleaming white sheets of structure. There are systems and apps that can schedule every waking moment. While we do love a…

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Home Shame

61% of adults have admitted that they have “Home Shame.” They don’t invite friends or family over because they are embarrassed about some aspect of their house. Maybe it’s the mess, location, the size, nosey neighbours…Do you think you have some amount of “home shame?” While this may be a modern problem, it is definitely…

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Fall 2015 Wallpaper Downloads

Much as we hate to admit it, the days of summer are numbered. Summer 2015 – you have been good to us. But we have started to already see signs of Fall; shorter days and *gasp*, folks are already talking about pumpkin spice everything. We’ll stick with our artisanal popsicles for a little longer, thankyouverymuch. Before you…

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Advanced Geometry

For awhile, it was hard to go anywhere without seeing a chevron pattern. Charlie Brown was never so in style. In recent months, this graphic design element (and it’s partner, the ubiquitous “Keep Calm” sign) are starting to fade from popularity. But what remains is the strength of the geometric pattern in interior design. As…

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August Colour Crush

In Canada, today we celebrate what’s largely considered the last holiday of summer, Labour Day. While there are still a few weekends and warm days, we begin to consider the season ahead. We will say it… (the F word), Fall. Evidence of it is everywhere, from the changing crop at farmers markets to school supply…

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Dream Home Envy

Dream Home Behaviour: consisting of a short list of homes you’d buy if suddenly striking it rich, stalking the neighbourhood, checking to see if a for sale sign suddenly came up, creating a list of potential renos. Blame Barbie and her Dream House. When it first debuted in 1962, it brought the phrase “dream house”…

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Glamping is Where it’s AT…

We love a good travel story as much as the next person. But camping and sleeping on the ground? It’s going to take a little more than that to entice us off of the sofa. Enter the world of “glamping” – a conjunction of glamour and camping. Don’t think that it’s possible for the two…

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Falling for New Colours

A few years ago, the term “nerd” went through a transformation. Once a derogatory word, nerds of all sorts have emerged, proud of their personality quirks. Now, nerd classifications abound for sorts of focuses. There are word nerds, font nerds, design nerds and colour nerds, who we tend to hold dear. Behold, fellow colour nerds…

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Make a New House Feel Like Home

Soon after the shine of new keys have worn off, it’s not unusual to feel a little off in your new home. New sounds, smells and neighbours will pop up while unpacking that mountain of boxes. A little familiarity is what’s needed to balance the shift of moving. Luckily, there are a few tricks to speed up the…

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