Calgary New Home + Condo Guide - May 28, 2021

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Designers Edge

Art of the mAtter by PePPer rodriguez You just moved into your new home, you’ve worked with the builder to design a home that fits your lifestyle and personalize it to answer your and your family’s needs. Now how do you go about making it your very own?

Designers Edge; Sandi Fedorchuk, Cedarglen Homes’ Showhome & Studio 81 Supervisor; and Christina Loc, renowned interior designer and owner of Calgary’s Metro Elements boutique design store. Q: how do you ApproAch

Art is the Answer!

plAcing Art in the home?

But just how do you approach placing art in your home? It’s a very subjective matter, so it might help readers know how a professional approaches the subject. Here are a few tips from the experts: Danielle Paul, President of

Danielle: Art adds so much personality and expression to the home. It is an effective way to bring in colour, express yourself, tell stories, or remind you of the places you’ve been. Generally, we try to keep

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our art consistent in terms of art style. It’s okay to mix it up a bit, but I would stay away from having an abstract in one room, then switching to a landscape and adding pop art and so on, in adjacent rooms on the same floor. Ask yourself, “what is my goal for art?” Do you want to collect art as an investment or are you just trying to fill walls? If you are trying to fill up empty spaces on the walls, step back and try to find meaning into what you are hanging. A piece that has movement and texture could

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