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The Calgary Sun n SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015

NEW HOMES & CONDOS

Wallpaper provides instant drama

There’s nothing like wallpaper to completely take a room from bland to amazing. If the thought Carrie of decorating with wallpaper makes you nervCALGARY CALGARYSUN SUN ous, start small. But that doesn’t mean playing it safe. Even those who are originally hesitant to commit to wallpaper are usually thrilled with the results when they see the dramatic impact it provides. A bold print makes your room memorable and injects your personality into your space. “When a room has beautiful wallpaper, you walk in and you don’t want to leave,” says Katie Rioux, owner of Calgary’s Decorating Den Interiors. “The bathroom is a great little space to test it out on, but

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if you start with wallpaper in one room, you may become addicted.” With a small room such as a bathroom, she recommends you cover all the walls to reduce the boxy feel, while an accent wall better serves a larger room such as a bedroom. Wallpaper is a good way to add interest to an awkward space, such as a high wall in an entrance. O n c e t h e wa l l p ap e r i s installed, Rioux believes the work is usually done. No artwork is necessary when you already have a beautiful pattern, rich colour or interesting texture. “When you wallpaper a half bath, you don’t necessarily need much more,” she says. “You do it and you’re finished, so wallpaper is a pretty good bang for your buck.” With so many gorgeous

wallpaper patterns, people are look of wallpaper without finding uses for them beyond any of the work, call a professional to have it expertly covering entire walls. A hot trend right now is hung. framing panels you especially But if you’re willing to love and hanging them on tackle the project on your your wall, Rioux own, Farrow & Ball says. has product advice Farrow & Ball, sheets online to renowned for its help you prepare. handcrafted wallFirst, remove pap er, has tips any traces of dirt, o n l i n e f o r c re old wallpaper and ating art with a flaking paint so you wallpaper panel, begin with a clean, as well as how to smooth surface. use it to beautify Take care to not a drawer, brighten stretch the paper up a lampshade during application, Katie Rioux, or to create a faux since it will shrink h e a d b o a r d f o r owner of Calgary’s back when dry. Decorating Den your bed. Farrow & Ball is Interiors Wallpapers are always coming out generally made of with new patterns ink, but Farrow & Ball creates to make your room unique them using paint to add tex- and the latest designs are ture. inspired by traditional JapaIf you want the beautiful nese craftsmanship.

“When a room has beautiful wallpaper, you walk in and you don’t want to leave.”

COURTESY FARROW & BALL

Farrow & Ball’s new wallpaper features bold prints, which makes your rooms memorable and injects your personality into the space.

PA I D A DV E RT I S E M E N T

Boulevard of Dreams Happily Ever After lives in Come live the dream, life is what it seems in Strathmore’s newest country/urban development. Beautiful eastern vista views, wide open green spaces, hiking/biking and flowing water features are just the beginning of your Happily Ever After. Edgefield residents can literally walk and shop as a brand new Co-op shopping centre is well on its way to opening in 2015. All this is just steps from your new home and a mere 25 minutes from Calgary. Where else can you enjoy true country style charm, a healthy lifestyle and yet have every imaginable commercial outlet right at your fingertips. You’ll discover Edgefield’s grand boulevard entrance that will lead you to a fabulous show home parade that features an appealing mix of duplexes and single family homes. Edgefield offers you affordable quality, unique designs and seasoned builders who will create a community you’ll love to call home. Prices you can build a life around starting at $360k.

Join us for the highly anticipated Grand Opening on Saturday, May 23rd 2015 from 12:00 to 5:00PM. The great town of Strathmore and Mayor Michael Ell are coming together to show you firsthand what they’re all about. An exciting town parade kicks off at 2:00 PM down Edgefield’s Boulevard of Dreams. Take in our mini town fair where you can learn all about Strathmore’s fine schools, churches, golf, swimming and much more. There’s free food, music and you’ll have a chance to win a big screen TV sponsored by Phoenix Custom Electronics. Just visit the BMO Tent and pick up your passport for prizes. Need a new car to go with your brand new home? Edgefield’s Boulevard of Dreams includes complimentary test drives from Checkered Flag Auto Sales 3. Don’t miss out on our Boulevard of Dreams Grand Opening Event sponsored by The Ag Society, The Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Strathmore. Come on out and meet our Dreammakers; Reidbuilt Homes, Westview Builders, Ovation Homes and Aquilla Homes. Happily Ever After really does live in Edgefield. MPSSCS5641594MPSE AD{CS5641594}

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