Home & Garden Category

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Home & Garden, Regulars

West Coast Gardener: The Quiet Garden

by Katie Kroeker, Pacific Ridge Landscapes –  Are you looking for a little hideaway? Where silence can surround you, where you can breathe and reflect before life comes rushing in at you? Sounds like it might be time for a serenity garden.  Although, maybe “serenity garden” sounds too much like a cemetery for your taste. What about a meditation garden, zen garden, contemplative garden, prayer garden or even just quiet garden.  Regardless of the name we give it, we are following a millennia-old tradition of setting aside a sacred space inRead More
  story by Janice Henshaw | photos by Matthew James Photo – “This house is a masterpiece, built with integrity and attention to every detail. It’s a labour of love with no expense spared and will be a dream to come home to at the end of each and every day,” says homeowner Miriam as the electrician works nearby to put the finishing touches on the last of the home’s beautiful light fixtures. The impressive 5,400 plus square foot two-storey home on Bayside Road in North Saanich was finished inRead More

Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Home & Garden, Regulars

On Design – Refresh for 2019

by Trudi Jones & Wendy White, Trudi Jones Interiors –  The New Year is a great time for resolutions – this might well include freshening up your home. Small changes can really make a difference to the overall functionality and enjoyment of your space.  Start by taking a visual inventory of your space and the items in it. Currently many people are moving toward a simplified lifestyle, including “editing out” items no longer serving a purpose, be that functional or aesthetic. Less can be more in terms of flow throughRead More

Posted On November 30, 2018By seasideIn Home & Garden, Regulars

Deb’s Day Out – Festive Finery

by Deborah Rogers –  There’s nothing better than a fresh arrangement to add instant decoration to your house: a centrepiece for the dining table or stunning standalone display for an entrance way or mantle. Nurseries and florists, even the grocery stores, seem to be packed with green arrangements, but perhaps you want to make one yourself? Flower arranging seems like a pastime truly from the past. I know my grandmother used to take classes, and was very skilled at making the simplest collection of blooms from the garden look likeRead More
by Janice Henshaw –  Have you unearthed your boxes of decorations and sentimental treasures? How do last year’s Boxing Day specials look? If, by chance, things are not quite working out as well as you had hoped, and you need to spice up your holiday decorating, look no further – we have some sparkling tips from design experts for you! We also share some holiday thoughts and traditions, and Christmas decorating requests from kids under 10. Wendy White, Interior Designer & Architectural Technologist at Trudi Jones Interior Design, says thatRead More