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  • OUTDOORLIVING

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    JUNE 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 6

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  • Cover feature

    24

    An insiders look at

    Torontos top shops

    In every issue 8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag

    volume 8 issue 6

    juNE 2012contents

    32

    HD&R features

    14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers

    17 Whats new This months product picks and where you can find them

    24 Cover story Designer tips on where and how to shop like a pro

    30 Quick tips Hellen Buttigieg shares simple decluttering tips

    50

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  • HD&R inspiration

    32 Designer touchYanic Simard shares his foolproof rules on the right height for lightfi xtures in every room

    34 Style ndsOutdoor living products that will make your backyard pop

    36 Designer tipsLisa Canning offers the ultimatein small-space decorating

    50 TrendspottingTo teal or not to teal

    On the cover

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    OutdOOr living

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    june 2012 volume 8 issue 6

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    38 Reno readyPeter Khatami takes a dip into the world of pools

    40 RenoMarkThe renovation market in full bloom

    44 Designer advice Glen Peloso on the importance of hiring a designer for your renovation

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  • Shopping made easy!Now, more than ever, finding just the right product or service at just the right price is an important part of any purchasing decision. When it comes to renovating or buying accessories, furniture or dcor items for your home, the dollars can really add up fast!

    So where do you shop to get great deals and the best selection? For our cover story, we went to the source the experts.

    Rather than blow hour-after-hour of precious weekend time visiting furniture stores and renovation shops, do some shopping online first. Compare the prices and details of similar pieces of furniture at 10 to 12 different stores in a matter of minutes, rather than hours, and call them if there are no prices listed and get estimates.

    As convenient as it can be to shop online, its still important to be careful about buying goods and services solely on the basis of an image on the Internet or by referral. Try to inspect the actual item before you buy so you can see its overall finish and appearance and measure, measure, measure! Another benefit of examining items in person, avoiding exorbitant shipping fees and being able to negotiate.

    Good luck in your hunt, and do let us know if youve found any new shops or services that you think we should add to our publication next year!

    Cheers,

    SUSAN LEGGE

    EDITORSNOTEBOOK

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATEsusan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com

    17Live like the French

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    38Everyone into the pool

    Whats the teal-io?

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    34Outdoor accessories that light up your backyard

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  • Vice-President, National Real Estate

    Jacqueline Hill

    Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate

    Susan Legge

    Sales Manager, Home Dcor and Renovations Condo Guide and GTA New Homes

    Conni Robinson

    Art Director Sarah Jang Daiana Garay (On Leave)

    Managing Editor

    Silvana Longo Sara Duck (On Leave)

    Contributing Editors

    Wayne Karl, Elisa Krovblit

    Design Editor

    Glen Peloso

    Senior Account Executive

    Suzana Zarovski sue.zarovski@wall2wallmedia.com

    Senior Account Executive

    Nina Downs nina.downs@wall2wallmedia.com

    Sales Co-Ordinator

    Antoinette Jackson antoinette.jackson@wall2wallmedia.com

    National Account Manager, Mediative

    Andrea Berry

    Production Manager

    Bala Gnanapandithan

    Graphic Designers

    Daniel Mera, Caroline Wassef

    Production Co-Ordinator

    Greg Van Sluytman

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