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We are thrilled to have Love It or List It Vancouver co-host and designer Jillian Harris as our cover story this issue. The reno pro offers up her expert advice on making your next reno project a great one. Also, look for the new season of her show, which chronicles makeovers and potential moves on HGTV Canada on Mondays. PHOTO: LOVE IT OR LIST IT VANCOUVER

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e are thrilled our spring issue features celebrity design pro and TV host Jillian Harris, who delivers her expert advice on tackling your next reno. Her hugely popular show, Love It or List It Vancouver, is a highly entertaining watch where families decide whether they will stay in their home after Harris and her team have worked their magic, or whether they will put it on the market and move to a new home. It’s a highly entertaining watch – particularly for Harris’ big reveal. On a side note, whenever I think of Jillian Harris, I recall the night of the Nordstrom opening gala in 2015, for which she was a cochair. As you can imagine, there was a ton of great fashion on display, but Harris stood out in her ultra-chic, yet-simple, blackand-white floor-length dress. Managing to create a memorable look was no small feat considering the fact that every fashionista in the city showed up in their best threads. Meanwhile, in this spring issue, we talk to other design and building experts on before-and-after condo renos – where little changes can have a big impact in homes with smaller footprints. New Westminster interior designer Erin Semancik talks the copper lighting trends and dishes on ways to brighten up your space for spring. The esteemed interior design firm Oliver Simon Design weighs in on choosing the perfect tile for kitchen or bath. Of course, because it’s spring, we also talk paint trends, and we head outside with tips on how to add pops of colour by doing more than just planting flowers. Here’s to spring and to finding inspiration for your next reno project in this issue.

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Tile Talk Principal interior designers at Oliver Simon Design, Greer Nelson and Jamie Hamilton, talk about what to look for when it comes to tile.

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et’s face it, tile is not something you want to change very often. As a result, when we choose tile, we often tend to lean towards simple and neutral so that it’s easy to live with for a long time. We like to make sure it’s going to go well with a variety of looks so our clients can switch out accents and give the room an upgrade every few years without having to rip out tile, which is costly, messy and time-consuming. ❖

1 2 3 4 When it comes to patterns, we opt for “interesting neutrals” that add a hit of contrast, but will still go with anything. This black and white X pattern shown here is perfect. Same idea applies in this bathroom, where we kept everything simple except the floor tile, which added pattern and interest while still being relatively neutral in black and white.

A simple white tile will stand the test of time. We will always love the classics - a white subway, square or hexagon will never go out of style. A great way to add an interesting pattern is to use different shaped tiles.

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WITH JILLIAN H ARRIS

Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris had a busy and exciting 2016. She welcomed her first child with longtime partner Justin Pasutto and is now in the process of renovating her own home and running her web business while still filming full time. Through it all, the Love It or List It Vancouver co-host finds time to share her insider tips with Space readers on how to make the most of their next reno.

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ongratulations on the birth of your beautiful son, Leo, last year, and your engagement. Has having a child made you think differently about the functionality or design of space? Yes, it has. We have been using softer finishes, thinking about slip-covered furniture and using more colour in decor items to stimulate Leo’s senses. What’s the next season like for the Love It or List It Vancouver? It’s going to be very exciting – we kicked off again on HGTV Canada on Monday, April 24 at 10 p.m., and this season we renovate our 100th home. It’s a great episode with a very deserving family who already have three kids under the age of five – and they’re pregnant with their fourth baby. I only have one baby and renovating my home is exhausting, so we were super happy to tackle this for her. We also had Leo and Todd’s (co-host Todd Talbot) kids appear in this episode, so it’s a real family affair.

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In the first three seasons of Love it or List It, the numbers were close, but still you garnered more wins. Why do you think that is? People are (understandably) attached to their homes. For most people, there’s an emotional connection there. It’s easier for most homeowners to see themselves living in their newly-renovated home rather than taking the leap on a new house – even if it might be a better fit for their family.

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The show is highly entertaining and inspiring. What would you say are the most impactful and ultimately best areas of the home to put one’s reno dollars into? If we are talking about value in terms of resale, then I’d say homeowners should invest in kitchens and bathrooms because even though these are the most difficult make-overs to do, they make the biggest difference in your home. Bedrooms and living rooms can be easily updated with a lick of paint and some new furniture or lighting, but changing out plumbing, cabinets, and countertops and flooring in a kitchen or bathroom has more impact in the long run. 4

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What are some of the mistakes people make when tackling renos? A lot of people try and change their minds when construction has already started on the project – that can be a really costly mistake! Unless you’re in Love It or List It Vancouver, meaning we help you make all the decisions, you’re going to want to take the reins on the project and steer it to where you want it to go. So, the best way to do this is to take the

time – before anyone knocks down a wall – to think through exactly what you want in terms of layout, finishes, lighting placement and so on. Once a renovation starts, the trades move quickly and you don’t want your indecision to hold them up or have them undo something because you’ve changed your mind too many times – that can really hit your budget hard!

With most renos, there tends to be unknown costs. How much should a homeowner put aside for these? You should have a 12 to 15 per cent contingency set aside to cover things like asbestos (if present, which is a big unknown cost) and other issues that may come up during a renovation, like electrical and plumbing updates. That amount will also give you a little leeway to make some minor changes during the process.

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I believe you’re in the midst of moving into a home you renovated for your family – how is it different to work on your own personal project? It’s not that different – the same decisions need to be made, like: “How will this space be used?” or “Will I still like this tile in 10 years?” It’s just that it’s all for my own family rather than someone else’s. But really it’s no more or less important than when I’m designing a space for a client. The only difference is that it’s way easier for me to make a decision for someone else than for myself. There are so many options out there these days, and I find it hard deciding what will be best for me and my family; it’s much easier to decide for someone else.

Where are some of your favourite Metro Vancouver home stores? Where do you find inspiration for projects? I love shopping at The Cross, Country Furniture and Pottery Barn. I also enjoy seeking out vintage items at places like Spruce Collective, Painted with Love, The Found and the Freed, Franklin Antique Market and many others. I love working with artisans like Cason from Urban Roots, Steve from Concept and Design and James from Shilo Living – these guys make my design dreams come true.

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Concept. Know where you are going with the renovation so that you can make the decisions you need to make in a timely manner. Are you going contemporary, traditional or transitional? Pull together images that describe what you like as pictures speak a thousand words when it comes to design. ❖

1. Pops of colour and texture, along with natural light, bring the dining room to life.

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Kitchen Before The non-functional layout was backed by dated green paint.

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hen a young professional couple bought this condo, they tried to convince themselves they could live with the tiny, U-shaped kitchen – at least for a little while (though there was never any doubt the green paint had to go). But the space just didn’t work for their lifestyle, and the “kitchen problem” soon became the driver of a gut renovation of the unit. “The layout was not thoughtful in terms of how people would actually live and use the space,” says designer Laurel James of Novell Design Build, who worked with the homeowners to make major changes to the floor plan. She removed the third bedroom to make room for an extended kitchen with a much more usable layout after some “acrobatic work” to address the challenges of utility placement in a concrete building. Now, “light streams through the kitchen, and it’s much more open and liveable,” James says. “The spectacular 180-degee view is on full display, with the kitchen stretching right out to the glass curtain windows, and there’s a crisp feeling of restraint and discipline that speaks to the homeowners’ aesthetic.”

Bathroom Before The cluttered bath lacked personality.

Bathroom After Handle-less wood veneer vanities set off the matte black Odin faucet.

In the master bedroom, non-functional storage was replaced with full-height his-and-hers closets, while the master bath was gutted and rebuilt with handle-less wood veneer vanities and a concrete shower surround. “It’s a modern living feel,” James says. “The homeowners really took the space over to make it their own.”

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A good designer can work in different styles and flex different muscles. It shows how much you can tailor a project to really suit the homeowners. Laurel James of Novell Design Build

These two homes are so close that you can see one from the windows of the other – but they’ve become two very different spaces to suit homeowners with very different tastes. A good designer can work in different styles and flex different muscles. It shows how much you can tailor a project to really suit the homeowners. ❖

Pro Tip Get your strata council and neighbours on board Before you can start work on a condo renovation, you’ve got to get your strata council’s blessing – and your life will be much easier if you can get your neighbours on board as well. That can be as simple as being nice and making it clear you’re going to play by the rules. “Everything is about relationships,” James says. “You’re living in a neighbourhood right next door to all your neighbours, so it’s important to be respectful. They want to know that when guys with boots on are coming through the hallway, they’re not going to be making noise after hours.” There’s an additional benefit to getting the council involved early, too. “They can be super-helpful with access to plans, and information about what others have encountered,” James says. “Talk to them right away.”

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ibernation season may be over but you don’t have to leave home to enjoy the changing season. In fact, local interior design expert Thoma Doehring says spring is an ideal time to feather your nest with a new splash of colour.

with what’s going on globally all the time and, as a result, people are really craving that simple, quiet, calm feeling in their homes. For spring, that means getting back to nature, fresh colours, gentle tones.”

The long-time owner of Benjamin Moore TriCity Paint and Decorating says colour trends come and go through the years and from season to season, with influences as wide-ranging as international politics to local lifestyles and culture.

Doehring says colour trends will usually play out across a variety of design fields at the same time, from home décor to paint colours, fashion and even the automotive industry.

“We tend to see a major trend-change every ten years or so. This current one we are in right now has been a real celebration of those grey tones. As we come into spring, that subtle shift moves into warmer tones in the same range,” she says. “There’s a real sense right now for people of needing and wanting to create a refuge in their homes. We’re so busy, so connected, so in tune

“You really begin to see how that transforms and influences many areas of our lives,” she said. “Colour has a big impact on everything.” But she’s quick to note: It isn’t necessary to overhaul an entire house to freshen up a space. A small paint project and a few small design changes can make a huge difference in a short amount of time. ❖

Quick tips for seasonal updates + Choose a small space to freshen up with a new paint colour. + Swap out small décor items – a throw blanket or a small pillow, for example - for a new look. + Take down heavy winter drapery and change to something light and seasonal. + Change out bedspreads, pillow shams, bathroom towels and other household linens to items with a lighter, fresher colour theme.

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We’re taking our spring décor inspiration from NewWestminster-based interior designer Erin Semancik.

START WITH THE SOFT A simple seasonal change may be all you need. First, retire heavier fabrics, like wool and fur, and introduce some lighter fabrics, such as linen. Update your neutral sofa with some new throw pillows that inject a splash of colour and a fun pattern into your space, such as these from the John Robshaw Collection. Pitaka Pillow The Cross Design, $145.

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Afraid to commit to wallpaper? Why not try adding some wall decals to your space, like these ones from Urban Walls. A fun and inexpensive way to update your space, they stick on, remove easily, and can be arranged however you like. If you really want to bring the outside in, these fresh vintage blooms are a bold way to dress up any room.

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DRESS UP YOUR TABLE A white dinner plate collection is a great base for any dinner party, but this season swap out your appetizer plates and salad bowls for something with a little pattern and brightness that will spunk up your patio party. Add some fresh blooms – cherry blossoms are always a great option for spring – and you will be set.

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How about brightening up that long, boring hallway with some colourful dot hooks? They look like a funky art piece on their own, but are also totally functional. It’s a win-win.

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Comfort Never Felt So Good Household heating and cooling systems are crucial to keeping your home comfortable and safe. Your comfort, your Hydro bill, and your household’s safety depends on proper care and maintenance. So says Serge Laredo, principal/owner of Moore & Russell Heating & Cooling, a well-respected company with more than 50 years in the business. “Most of us don’t think of our cooling and heating systems as part of our spring maintenance program,” notes Laredo. “Equipment doesn’t work at its optimum if you don’t maintain it … it can be as simple as changing your furnace’s filter.” He went on to explain that if you run your furnace fan continuously, (on auto), it will circulate the air much better, and if your filtration system is good, it will also keep the dust away.

So, how often should one change the filter? “A 1 inch filter should be changed every three months, whereas a more efficient filter, say a 4 inch filter, only needs to be replaced once a year,” Laredo says. If you have an air conditioning unit, head outside and clean any debris and leaves, in order for it to function properly. Ideally, Laredo says, you should hire a professional to conduct a yearly 15-point inspection on your component. “An air conditioning system can cost between $6,000 to $15,000,” he explains. “If you don’t maintain it, your system will end up costing you more to run it because it must work harder to keep your home comfortable.”

TIPS ON KEEPING COOL ■ Keep windows and blinds closed early in the morning to rebuff some heat ■ Keep your furnace fan on to keep your home slightly cooler ■ With air conditioners, bigger is not better. A larger one cools down quickly, leaving you feeling clammy

Remember, a little TLC now can save you more later.

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Adding personality and a personal touch to your home products and furnishings for small spaces to suit those proportions.”

Vancouverites have made urban condo living a way of life. The growing popularity of Vancouver condo living may challenge your design décor. Moving from a large home to a smaller condo, can seem daunting, never mind determining what current furnishings will fit into your new space.

The seasoned, award-winning designer has helped clients navigate the downsizing process to design a space that celebrates their unique personality. “Thanks to the popularity of HGTV shows such as Love It or List It, people receive inspiration,” notes Bernier. “But not everything that inspires you will work in your space.”

Hiring a professional interior designer can ensure that you are making the best choices for your lifestyle and your budget.

Set your priorities. What can you afford, how do you want your space to feel, what is your lifestyle?

“People can feel overwhelmed with decisions … that’s where an interior designer can really help them focus their vision,” says Michelle Bernier, interior designer/principal Michelle Dupré Design & Company, a fully integrated, customized company and showroom offering everything from home renovations, consultations and staging services. “A small space should feel beautiful and comfortable, not cramped. There are specialty

EXPERT TIPS Spring Design Tips! Discover SPRING after a long dreary winter: ■ Chic: This season’s fun spring colour is yellow! ■ Fun: Buy new throw pillows in bold colours, switch up accessories ■ Lighten: Add white sheers and replace drab drapery

“For any project, big or small, I need to know my clients’ budget. Then we discuss what styles, colours and patterns they like, and more importantly, what they don’t like,” Bernier explains. “From there, we add inspiration for a realistic plan to achieve their dream home.”

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Inject personality into your home through pops of colour Spring always brings great joy and excitement. Energized by the warmer weather and blossoming colours, we often seek change in our personal surroundings. Some opt for a complete overhaul, but that’s far from necessary. Instead of tossing out drab, outdated furniture, why not freshen them up with a facelift? With a little sweat equity and FAT Paint you can transform grandma’s vintage dresser into a beautiful contemporary, one-of-a-kind piece. Not only are you preventing it from winding up in the landfill, but you also get the opportunity to tap into your inner artisan, says Victoria Lambert, avid DIY’er and co-founder of The FAT Paint Company. “FAT Paint is predominantly used for furniture, picture frames and other home decor items, but it can be applied to just about anything,” adds Victoria, who created the chalk-style paint with her brother Bradford in 2012.

“Our customers tell us how empowering it is to transform old furniture into something truly unique.” The beauty of FAT Paint is that it is a lot less labour intensive than regular paint, which typically requires heavy sanding and priming before you start. Because there is minimal prep with FAT Paint, you have a lot more time to add your personal touch. “No experience is needed. Choose your colour — we have 42 bold, on-trend hues to pick from — and start painting,” she explains, adding that FAT Paint is now sold in 140+ retail shops across North America. “Finish off the piece with a light sanding to smooth out the surface then seal it with our luscious FAT Wax.”

EXPERT TIPS ■ Upcycle select pieces of decor — lamps, bowls, candlesticks and vases — to create an eclectic, curated vibe. ■ Revitalize signature furniture pieces such as vanities, tables and chairs in dynamic, on-trend hues. ■ Add delight by using complementary colours or alluring prints in unexpected ways.

FAT Paint is a fun, easy way to inject life into your home this spring. Grab a brush and get painting!

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Advantages to Working with a Real Estate Team You have decided to sell your home. When you are looking for a realtor, do you choose a real estate team or an individual realtor? To answer that question, one must recognize the sheer amount of work that goes into the sale of a home. Each real estate transaction comes with stacks of paperwork, multiple showing requests, home inspections and appraisals, print and online marketing, negotiation meetings, collecting feedback from potential buyers; the list goes on and on. Patti Goss, an award-winning realtor with more than 25 years’ experience, understands that a wellorganized team is more efficient and provides clients with a better selling experience. Six years ago, she teamed up with her son Wes Goss and together hired an office coordinator Brenda Smith to form

the Patti and Wes Goss Real Estate Team. “The advantages are many … there is always someone available to assist you pretty much 24/7,” notes Patti. “Brenda is in the office Monday to Friday, taking care of our social media, marketing, and answering questions, such as open house times or queries about contracts, this allows clients to be taken care of immediately.” With an office coordinator, it frees up Wes and Patti to do what they do best – help their clients sell their home.

EXPERT TIPS ■ The Kitchen comes first clear the counters & clean it thoroughly! ■ Lighten it up – maximize the light in your home including cleaning your drapes, blinds and windows. ■ Half-empty closets – storage is something buyers can never have enough of.

“People often expect realtors to be available on a moment’s notice, and with a sole realtor that isn’t always possible,” adds Wes. “Having three of us allows us to provide the best possible service.”

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New Westminster’s best kept secret is out! It shouldn’t come as any surprise that consignment stores are on the rise. But this isn’t the thrift store of yesteryear. Champage Taste Home has landed on something very unique. A blend of carefully curated previously owned treasures with new and modern pieces. Interior designers such as Love It or List It Vancouver’s Jillian Harris are fans of the eco-friendly, budget stretching concept, as are several HGTV television personalities. “Forget matchy matchy” says Janice Wright, owner of the award-winning Champagne Taste Home. “Invest in pieces you love and capitalize on savings by discovering what quality consignment finds can offer.” You’ll discover a design look you’ll love. Come see Champagne Taste Home’s showroom

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to see what we mean. Besides specializing in fine consignment furniture and accessories, Champagne Taste Home offers a varied collection of custom designed and new furniture at very competitive pricing. The layout changes daily, breathing new life into new spaces and causing devoted customers (many have become friends!) to visit the store regularly, just to see what’s new. “We are also very excited to add more product lines and accessory pieces in coming months, providing more of an all-things-home experience”, she notes.

EXPERT TIPS ■ Consider consigning items that you love; consider donating items that you don’t. ■ Most furnishings & decor depreciate, likely by 50-60% even if in excellent or near-new condition. ■ Present your property in the best possible light for optimum results - clean, complete and packaged/ protected for the journey.

Whether upsizing, downsizing or just feeling the need for change, consigning makes good sense…. good for your wallet, good for your soul and good for planet earth.

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Find your FAT Paint colour(s) at any of these retailers around the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley: ❱❱ Around My House Consignment, Port Moody ❱❱ Artisan Gifts & Flowers, Coquitlam ❱❱ Brick & Mortar Living, New Westminster ❱❱ Little White House & Co., Langley ❱❱ Maple Ridge Florist, Maple Ridge ❱❱ Muckabout Gift Gallery, Burnaby ❱❱ Pioneer Building Supplies, Chilliwack ❱❱ Scout & Co., Richmond ❱❱ Tea Time Décor, Mission ❱❱ The Abode, Surrey ❱❱ The Garden House, Rosedale ❱❱ The Handpicked Home, White Rock ❱❱ The Sellution, Vancouver ❱❱ Urban Décor Centre, Surrey

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Our experienced design team work hard to transform your vision into reality. We step through the creative process together, always keeping you informed and empowered at every phase of the project to deliver a beautifully designed space that you will enjoy for years to come. See our business profile on page 35 for details.

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