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<ul><li><p>GLEN PELOSOStidy-up tips</p><p>PRETTY BEDROOMUPDATES FORTHE SEASON</p><p>SPRING AHEADWITH FIVE NEW TRENDS</p><p>$250 TOWARDS MOLLY MAID </p><p>CLEANING SERVICES</p><p>WIN!</p><p>www.homedecorandrenovations.com</p><p>APRIL 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 4</p><p>FREE </p><p>TOWARDS MOLLY MAID </p><p>WIN!</p><p>HD_Cover_April2012-FIN.indd 1 3/20/12 5:24:05 PM</p></li><li><p>AVAILABLE ONLY AT INDEPENDENT</p><p>WINDOW COVERING SPECIALIST STORES.</p><p>Update your home with a classic window covering!</p><p>Eclipse Shutters permit a clear view of the outdoors and provide light control to protect interior furnishings and flooring from harmful UV rays. They are an investment in your home that will look good for years.</p><p>Energy Efficient Easy to Clean Colour Fast 25 Year Warranty</p><p>Made in Canada</p><p>Proceeds from this initiative are going to support SickKids Foundation. Help us change their world so they can change ours. To find out more, visit www.eclipseshutterscanada.com/sickkids</p><p>Proud Supporter of:</p><p>www.eclipseshuttercanada.com</p><p>A Designers Touch Oakville: 905-847-7508 Milton: 905-878-1180 </p><p>Kingsway Carpet &amp; Blinds 100 The East Mall, Etobicoke 416-253-0880 </p><p>Quality Window Coverings Durham Region: 905-213-8389 Clarington: 905-697-4200 Ancaster/Hamilton: 905-304-8838</p><p>www.greenguard.org </p><p>002-Eclipse 03-23-12.indd 1 3/19/12 3:15:04 PM</p></li><li><p> Room Planning Small Space Solutions</p><p> Complimentary Design Service Window Coverings</p><p> Fabric Selection Worldwide Delivery</p><p>www.decorium.com</p><p>363 Supertest Rd. Toronto, ON M3J 2M4416 736 6120 1 800 232 2267</p><p>facebook.com/decorium @shopdecorium</p><p>Bring some character into </p><p>your home with weathered </p><p>reclaimed woods. The soft, </p><p>gentle and aged look allows </p><p>you to bring the freshness of </p><p>outdoors inside your home.</p><p>Design Tip:</p><p>Now at Decorium.A luxury bedding gallery.</p><p>Reclaim your dining experience.</p><p>April 2012 Home Dcor anD renovations 3</p><p>003-Decorium 03-23-12.indd 3 3/19/12 3:15:07 PM</p></li><li><p>4 Home Dcor anD renovations April 2012 </p><p>004-Designers Walk 03-23-12.indd 4 3/19/12 3:15:11 PM</p></li><li><p>5005-Furniture Toronto 03-23-12.indd 5 3/19/12 3:15:20 PM</p></li><li><p>28</p><p>Cover feature</p><p>32</p><p>Closet makeover </p><p>tips after the spring purge </p><p>In every issue 8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag</p><p>volume 8 issue 4</p><p>april 2012contents</p><p>32</p><p>HD&amp;R features</p><p>14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers</p><p>17 Whats new This months product picks and where you can find them</p><p>22 Style finds Freshen up your bedroom with pretty bedding</p><p>26 Quick tips Hellen Buttigieg offers some helpful cleaning habits</p><p>006-007-TOC_APRIL_SL.indd 6 3/20/12 5:42:38 PM</p></li><li><p>22</p><p>HD&amp;R inspiration</p><p>28 Trend reportDvira Ovadia delivers the trends this season and where to fi nd them</p><p>31 Designer touchCool ideas by lisa Canning on how to personalize your space with art </p><p>32 Cover featureGlen peloso emphasizes the value of spring cleaning rituals and closet makeover ideas</p><p>34 Around the houseSpring cleaning advice fromMolly Maid expert, amelia Mackie</p><p>HD&amp;R renovation</p><p>38 Reno readypeter Khatami gives the essential spring prepping list both insideand outside the house</p><p>38 RenoMarkGet a headstart on fi ndingthe right contractor</p><p>50 Trendspottinglighting stylesthroughout timethat illuminateyour space</p><p>On the cover</p><p>THE FrESHEN UpFOr SpriNG iSSUE</p><p>32</p><p>17</p><p>22 31</p><p>GLEN PELOSOStidy-up tips</p><p>PRETTY BEDROOMUPDATES FORTHE SEASON</p><p>SPRING AHEADWITH FIVE NEW TRENDS</p><p>$250 TOWARDS MOLLY MAID </p><p>CLEANING SERVICES</p><p>WIN!</p><p>www.homedecorandrenovations.com</p><p>APRIL 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 4</p><p>FREE </p><p>TOWARDS MOLLY MAID </p><p>WIN!</p><p>HD_Cover_April2012-FIN.indd 1 3/20/12 5:24:05 PM</p><p>22006-007-TOC_APRIL_SL.indd 7 3/20/12 5:43:04 PM</p></li><li><p>Refresh, reorganize &amp; rejuvenateHome organization has become a national obsession. </p><p>Its a skill that most people take for granted if they have it, butfor those of us who dont, there is help. Many new businesses have emerged in the last decade to help us organize home stagers helppurge, storage companies help store, professional organizers help usmake sense of clutter, and closet organization companies help us redesign our closet spaces.</p><p>In this day and age, when simply organizing our time is a challenge, everything truly does need a proper place having less is really more.</p><p>Regardless of your organization skills, the April issue of Home Decor and Renovations will help guide you to a clutter-free existence and help you rejuvenate. </p><p>Youll discover a little goes a long way when it comes to getting rid of unused items and making sure you store seasonal items sooner rather than later. Whether its an out-of-control junk drawer, a garage full of unpacked boxes or a whole house overhaul thats required, spring cleaning ranks high on the to-do lists of many of us. Re-organization should be done before the cleaning process begins or during as the need arises. My tip, rather than doing it all at once, take it one step at a time. If one of your kitchen cupboards is a nightmare, take the time while the rice cooks to pitch or purge. You will love the results and it will likely inspire you to tackle a drawer or two next time. </p><p>In this issue we have a ton of tips and advice on refreshing and updating your home for the spring, as well as some great deals and news on the latest trends and products. We always look forward to your feedback, so please write to us! </p><p>SUSAN LEGGE</p><p>EDITORSNOTEBOOK</p><p>INSIDE THIS ISSUE</p><p>Check out page 12 for details on this months give-away a Molly Maid gift certificate worth $250! Check out great tips from Molly Maid cleaning expert Amelia Mackie on page 34 </p><p>Want more decor and reno advice? Check out our blog: www.homedecorandrenovations.com. </p><p>38</p><p>SPRING CLEANINGGIVE-AWAY</p><p>Follow me on twitter:twitter.com/SusanLegge</p><p>Become a fan ofHome Dcor and Renovations on Facebook (Search: Home and Dcor)</p><p>EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATEsusan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>22Refreshyour bedroom</p><p>28</p><p>8 HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS APRIL 2012 </p><p>Springtrend report</p><p>Spruce up your home for spring</p><p>008-H&amp;D EditorsNOTE_APRIL_SL.indd 8 3/20/12 5:43:22 PM</p></li><li><p>T. 416.636.5495680 Rivermede Road. Vaughan Keele St., North of Highway #7</p><p>www.AltaModaFurniture.com</p><p>F U R N I T U R E</p><p>Custom Furnishings. Bedrooms. Dining Rooms. Sofas. Dinettes.</p><p>London Leather</p><p>Vegas Bedroom</p><p>Toronto Arm Chairs</p><p>9</p><p>009-Alta Moda 03-23-12.indd 9 3/19/12 3:15:49 PM</p></li><li><p> Vice-President, National Real Estate</p><p>Jacqueline Hill</p><p>Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate</p><p>Susan Legge</p><p>Sales Manager, Home Dcor and RenovationsCondo Guide and GTA New Homes</p><p>Conni Robinson</p><p>Art Director</p><p>Sarah JangDaiana Garay (On Leave)</p><p>Managing Editor</p><p>Silvana LongoSara Duck (On Leave)</p><p>Contributing Editors</p><p>Wayne Karl, Elisa Krovblit, Lydia McNutt</p><p>Design Editor</p><p>Glen Peloso</p><p>National Account Manager, Mediative </p><p>Andrea Berry </p><p>Senior Account Executive</p><p>Suzana Zarovski sue.zarovski@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>Senior Account Executive</p><p>Nina Downsnina.downs@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>Sales Co-Ordinator</p><p>Antoinette Jacksonantoinette.jackson@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>Production Manager</p><p>Bala Gnanapandithan</p><p>Graphic Designers</p><p>Angelo Praturlon, Caroline Wassef</p><p>Production Co-Ordinator</p><p>Greg Van Sluytman</p><p>Please recycle this magazine! Wall2Wall Media participates in the Partners In Growth Reforestation Program through St. Joseph Communications. To date, Partners in Growth has planted over two million trees in parks, recreation and conservation areas, and other </p><p>public spaces across Canada. Established in 1990, this program was started with Scouts Canada to help replenish the environment.</p><p>ADVERTISING Call 416.626.4200 for advertising ratesand information.</p><p>CIRCULATION Available monthly in select high-traffic street boxes, retailers, spas, banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, and selected financial institutions.</p><p>COPYRIGHT 2012 All rights reserved by Wall2Wall Media, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Reproduction in any formis prohibited. Contents of this publication are covered by Copyright and offenders will be prosecuted under the law.</p><p>TERMS Advertisers, Editorial Content and Home Dcor and Renovations are not responsible for typographical errors, mistakes or misprints. All prices are correct as of press time and are subject to change without notice. E. &amp; O. E.</p><p>EDITORIAL Submissions from interested parties will be considered. Please submit to the address below, to the attention of the editor-in-chief.</p><p>Wall2Wall Media is a trademark of Yellow Pages Group Co. in Canada.</p><p>401 The West Mall, Suite 500Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 5J5 t 416.626.4200 f 416.789.9554</p><p>PUBLISHED BY</p><p>OURINSIDERS</p><p>Peter is co-owner of Nostco Construction, a design/build, project management and contracting firm serving residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Peter prides himself in working tirelessly on behalf of his clients to transform vision to successful reality on every project.nostco.com</p><p>In love with design and dcor, Elisa is a contributing editor at Home Dcor and Renovations. When not searching out some unusual solutions to her century homes reno projects, shes busy looking for whats hot and happening for every area of the home.elisa.krovblit@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>Peter Khatami</p><p>Elisa Krovblit</p><p>Glen Peloso, design editor at Home Dcor and Renovations and principal designer of Glen Peloso Interiors, has been designing spaces for commercial, corporate and residential clients for more than 15 years. Youll recognize Glen as the host of such television design shows as Restaurant Makeover, Take This House &amp; Sell It and Renovate My Wardrobe, to name a few, as well as from speaking engagements at home shows across Canada. glenpelosointeriors.com</p><p>Glen PelosoDESIGN EDITOR</p><p>Joe Vaccaro is Acting President of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). BILD operates the RenoMark program nationally. You can read more from Joe and BILD by visiting the Associations official blog at bildblogs.ca. </p><p>Recognized internationally as a pioneer in the professional organizing industry, Hellen Buttigieg is a Certified Professional Organizer, Life Coach, TV Personality, Author and Speaker. Her company, We Organize U, helps busy families clear their clutter and create a more relaxed home, a more productive workspace, and a more manageable, meaningful life. Her award-winning book, Organizing Outside the Box: Conquer Clutter Using Your Natural Learning Style has won endorsements from recognized experts in the field. weorganizeu.com </p><p>Dvira Ovadia manages and runs her own design firm offering a full range of design services. Dvira has appeared on numerous TV shows, most notably as the winner of From The Ground Up with Debbie Travis. For the past five seasons, Dvira held the positions of lead designer and art director for HGTVs Income Property and is currently in development of new seasons. dvira.com</p><p>Joe Vaccaro </p><p>Hellen Buttigieg</p><p>Dvira Ovadia</p><p>ACTING PRESIDENT OF BILD</p><p>PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER</p><p>INTERIOR DESIGNER</p><p>NOSTCO CONSTRUCTION</p><p>CONTRIBUTING EDITOR </p><p>10 HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS APRIL 2012 </p><p>010-APRIL-Contributors_SL.indd 10 3/20/12 5:17:03 PM</p></li><li><p>Join us at any one of our four area showrooms</p><p>Mississauga1825 Dundas St. E.[905] 629-7060</p><p>Toronto35 Arrow Rd.[416] 743-1530</p><p>Scarborough1355 Kennedy Rd.[416] 751-9853</p><p>Brampton258 Queen St. E.[905] 456-1046</p><p>FreshIDEAS</p><p>FreshFreshFreshFreshIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASIDEASfurniture</p><p>11</p><p>011-Arrow 03-23-12.indd 11 3/19/12 3:15:54 PM</p></li><li><p>mailbag</p><p>Winners must e-mail susan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com or call 416.626.4212 and arrange to pick up their prize at our head office before the end of the month of April 2012.</p><p>Renovation kick-staRtI picked up the March copy of Home Decor and Renovations yesterday, as I do every month and was thrilled to see your article on Bathroom Renos for Every Budget. It couldnt have come at a better time because I have been thinking about renovating mine for a while. The </p><p>TOP 10 Tips by Yanic Simard also gave me a good start.</p><p>Thanks for kick-starting my imagination and thanks for such a wonderful magazine. I look forward to the next issue.</p><p>mimi Walsh</p><p>Heather is the winner of the hands-free Delta faucet.</p><p>congratulations!</p><p>DecoR DReams come tRue</p><p>Dear HD&amp;R:</p><p>Its so great to find a localized magazine that focuses on what I love most - decorating and renovating! I always like to visit local shops since its very often thats where you find the most unique items. The difficult part is finding them. The Toronto area has so many unique places and not all of them are online yet either. </p><p>Thank you for a great resource. </p><p>Heather simmons </p><p>Foot WaRming eDition This months issue about bathroom renovations and decorations is awesome. I especially enjoyed reading about the top 10 tips that Yanic Simard has gifted us with. I think it is important to choose a durable flooring in the bathroom because the ones we had in our old home was neither tile or stone, so after eight years it started to tear apart.</p><p>Also I never knew about the existence of heated floors. My bathroom and bedroom is above the garage so whenever winter comes both of these rooms get really chilly. Itll be a really nice treat for my feet if I get those heated floors. Theres always something new to learn each day. </p><p>susana ng</p><p>mar. winner</p><p>Home Dcor anD renovations c/o mailbag 401 The West mall, Suite 500 Etobicoke, ON, m9C 5J5</p><p>FaX Us c/o mailbag 416.789.9554 </p><p>email Us c/o mailbag susan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com </p><p>write to us All Mailbag letters are subject to editing for clarity and length</p><p>This MonThs give-AWAy is A $250 gifT cerTificATe for Molly MAid. Always thorough, consistent and reliable, Molly Maid, your local cleaning company, offers affordable, stress-free house cleaning services. They provide a fully customized and guaranteed cleaning service to meet your individual needs. Youll love coming home to a clean house!</p><p>no purchase necessary. giveaway open to ontario residents of legal age. This give-away runs from March 24 to April 19. odds of being chosen depend on the number of letters received. one letter per reader. Prize is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable. </p><p>Write and win! Let us know what you think of this months issue of HD&amp;R. The winner will get a headstart on spring cleaning with some help from molly maid.</p><p>12 Home Dcor anD renovations aPrIL 2012 </p><p>april 2012</p><p>012-Mailbag-APRIL_SL.indd 12 3/20/12 5:17:11 PM</p></li><li><p>78 Signet Drive, TorontoHwy 400 &amp; Finch Avenue</p><p>416.749.7111</p><p>563 Queensway East, MississaugaQueensway &amp; Cawthra Road</p><p>905.949.8453</p><p>Express Yourself with X-Tile.With over 1 million square feet of the most exceptional and sought-after design trends the world over, X-Tile Canada is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. Ceramics, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaics, metal and more... whatever your theme or motif, you will find the perfect solution to your design projects. 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