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We bought a church

We bought a church

How two first-time home buyers became steeple people thanks to a renovated sacred space in Musquodoboit Harbour.
Visiting Musquodoboit Harbour, Jennifer Wilcox and Josh Boyter drove by the decommissioned West Jeddore United Baptist Church.

That sinking feeling—the serenity of a clean kitchen

On Mrs. Hinch, feminism and how manageable cleaning tasks can double as a small act of self-care.
Idon't know who needs to hear this, but go clean your kitchen sink.

Nine vintage-loving accounts to shack up with

Smash the follow button and scroll your way to the Instagram home of your dreams.
Bloomfield Vintage (@bloomfieldvintage) Lesley MacKay calls herself the wicker kween, and if that's not enough to earn a follow, I don't know what is. Her curated vintage shop is accessory- (and wicker-) heavy.

Ask an expert: How often should I
re-pot my plants?

"Generally, a plant is ready for transplanting when most of the soil in the pot is completely full of roots, top to bottom, probably the third or fourth year it has spent in your house. Many plants prefer to stay in a crowded pot and actually grow better in this environment.

My favourite room: Kimi Willgress’ sunny kitchen

Artisan and owner of Indie Home on why the open-concept, lakefront space is her oasis.
When Kimi Willgress retired from her career as a professional athlete, the Olympic snowboarder turned to art.

Everything old is new again for Brigid Milway

The social media guru and collector taps into major nostalgia with her online shop and auction, What These Old Things?
What These Old Things?

Host Often is Halifax's Airbnb innkeeper

Local start-up helps Haligonians manage their vacation rentals from start to finish.
Host Often, the Halifax-based vacation rental management start-up, offers everything from property management to guest communication.

Expert advice: how to up your downsizing game

Wisdom from an organizer extraordinaire
Whether you’re trying to enlist your inner Marie Kondo before moving into a condo or simply feeling that “the walls are closing in” vibe in your home, getting rid of shit feels good.

Three forgiving house plants

Simple to care for, easy to keep alive greenery guaranteed to brighten your space.
For me, no room is completed until it has some houseplants. Plants breathe life into any space and instantly make a new place feel like home.

Inside my digs: Alderney Drive

A Dartmouth condo won over this couple with big windows, access to outdoors and neighbourhoody vibes.
Christina Elgee and her husband Matt Davis both work in Halifax and love to live in Dartmouth. After moving to town from Fredericton, and renting a less-than-ideal spot in Cole Harbour, they settled on buying something of their own.

Three home style trends to watch in 2018

Sappho Griffin, owner of Henhouse interior design shares a few of her favourite current looks.
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House Full of Plants’ secret garden

How a pair of plant-obsessed housemates are growing a green-thumbed Instagram following.
It's all about the light: Huge amounts pour in through skylights, tumble over window ledges and bathe the home Jennifer Lee (an occasional Coast contributor) and Robyn Ingraham share.

Tabrizi's rugged terrain

Tabrizi Rugs has had you (and your floor) covered for 30 years.
"This is the trendy stuff today," says Jafar Tabrizi, gesturing to a grey and white rug in his shop, Tabrizi Rugs, on the Bedford Highway.

The French connection: a Parisian inspired model home

Designer Robyn Manning breaks down three key rooms in a new home inspired by traditional style and modern drama.
Robyn Manning is always thinking big picture.

Waverley whimsy: an enviable out-of-town apartment

Second-hand everything and a modern-meets-farmhouse tie Lindsay McMullen's suburban apartment together.
"My friends call me Lindsay Kijiji because I'm so good at it."

The story of us: a carefully curated south end condo

Playful, humorous and thoughtful, this character-filled condo's nooks and crannies illustrate stylish scenes.
Nadine LaRoche still laughs when she remembers moving into her condo eight-and-a-half years ago, during a particularly sweltering August.

My favourite room: Rebekah Higg's green bathroom

A ton of grunt work turned this eyesore into a one-of-a-kind oasis.
The story

Do bold colours and condos mix?

Hue Design Studio’s colour consultant Michele Muir picks three colours for your condo.
It turns out the theory that small spaces need to be light or white is bunk. Hue Design Studio’s Michele Muir—an advocate for warm walls— says condos and smaller rentals are ripe for paint risk-taking.

Accessorizing with authority: A Q&A with Robyn Manning

Tips and tricks with the owner and designer behind Bricks & Birches
As the owner of Bricks & Birches design and consultation firm, Robyn Manning likes to be on top of recent trends–and she’s always looking ahead.

Inside my digs: north end Halifax

When Kaylin MacKenzie crunched the numbers, buying a condo in her favourite neighbourhood made sense.
It was practicality and convenience that sold Kaylin MacKenzie on becoming a condo owner. After years of renting, she’d realized that finding a place she loved wasn’t easy.

Let's get real: tips from real estate agent, Tanya Colbo

She wants to help keep people cautiously excited about buying their first home
What's your best piece of advice for people looking to buy their first home?

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