Category: House & Home
|October 31, 2018||Filled under House & Home||
Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
When: November 2-4, 2018
Cost: Get your free tickets NOW at www.thehomefest.ca
Details: Do you feel like you’re squeezing yourself into a box which happens to be your home? You can break out of that box! Designer Glen Peloso is ready to show you how at HomeFest presented by Booking.com. Armed with ideas and tips for creating space that works for your lifestyle and lifecycle, Peloso will help you make your home worthy of celebrating – starting with your kitchen.
Whether it’s your first home, or you’re adding to the family, or if you’re an empty nester and home sharing is on your radar, Peloso says the first step is knowing what you want and need. “The house should transform to suit and your lifestyle and your entire family.”
Peloso’s kitchen design will be put to the test during HomeFest’s Kitchen Party throughout the weekend. Drop by to see his creation, as well as taste the savoury dishes from some of the top chefs in the industry. Plus, stop by the Booking.com feature to learn more about listing your home on the site and for an exclusive listing offer, and see why they’ve made home sharing so safe and easy.
More Info: www.thehomefest.ca
|October 18, 2018||Filled under House & Home||
What: Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand recently announced its highly anticipated Colour of the Year 2019 – Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish grey with cool undertones.
About: Calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated; the Colour of the Year 2019 exudes glamour, beauty and balance.
Bonus: Metropolitan AF-690 is supported by Colour Trends 2019, a coordinating palette of 15 harmonious hues ranging from ethereal neutrals to frothy pinks to rich blues and greens.
Where: There are more than 5,000 Benjamin Moore independently owned paint and decorating retailers across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about the Colour of the Year and Colour Trends 2019 palette, or to find the closest retailer visit www.benjaminmoore.com @benjaminmoore @BenjaminMooreCA
|August 22, 2018||Filled under House & Home||
What: The transition back to the classroom can be daunting for both students and parents alike. Luckily, the Google Home Mini, powered by the Google Assistant, can help make the return to school a little easier and a lot more efficient. From assisting with homework, managing extracurricular schedules and preparing back-to-school meals, the Mini is here to help parents and students get through this hectic time.
About: The Google Assistant has the power of Google Search, Maps and more built right in, so it can answer questions from the everyday to the out-of-this world … it has learned how to answer more than a hundred million new unique requests!
The Assistant also recognizes your voice, and up to five others in your home, so that you can all get a personalized experience. And the Mini works with 100+ home automation brands, allowing you to control more than 1,000 compatible smart devices from Philips Hue, TP-Link, Wemo, August and more. Use your voice to turn up your thermostat, dim the lights and turn off the TV.
Bonus: The Mini delivers hands-free help in every room and comes in three colours – Chalk, Charcoal and Coral. Features a cover in a soft custom fabric with four LED lights that only appear when you interact with the device. Designed to project 360-degree sound, and the far-field microphones can hear you from anywhere in the room.
Cost: Available at The Google Store, all major Canadian carriers, Best Buy Canada and select retailers for $79. From August 17, 2018 to September 6, 2018 is on sale for $49. Unless otherwise specified, this offer cannot be combined with other offers.
|October 21, 2017||Filled under House & Home||
Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, today declared its Colour of the Year 2018 – Caliente AF-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red. The highly anticipated announcement was recently unveiled to leading interior designers, architects and influencers at an exclusive event held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
“Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”
The colour leader also unveiled Colour Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues.
The Benjamin Moore Colour & Design team annually forecasts colour trends following a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Colour & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.
|June 13, 2017||Filled under House & Home||
What: Benjamin Moore, North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand, introduces Century in Canada – a new dimension in paint that builds upon the brand’s legacy of craftsmanship, precision and beauty. Formulated to exceed the creative desires of the most exacting designers and environments, this innovative paint comes in a curated collection of 75 brand new colours that are brought to life with the first Soft Touch Matte finish.
About: Benjamin Moore has developed the most sophisticated palette in its class through a complex alchemy of art and science. Skilled craftsmen and chemists applied years of experience to the making of this ultra-premium paint. The resulting formulation is so intricately balanced it is only made in small batches that will be pre-mixed and sealed to ensure the truest colour and experience in every can. The convergence of science and craftsmanship in Century produced the first-of-its-kind Soft Touch Matte finish, offering a tactile experience similar to that of a soft leather glove.
Bonus: Century is available in a palette of colours ranging from mid-tone to dark shades, intended to enrich the colour collection of interior designers. These quintessential hues offer an unrivaled depth and richness of colour previously unseen in the industry, enabling this paint to transform not only a room, but the entire colour experience. The colours of the Century palette draw inspiration from natural elements such as minerals, gems, spices, herbs and plants.