Western Living: One Material, Two Directions

The oversized island in this Vancouver kitchen needed a large light fixture to match, so a grand chandelier was custom fabricated by Karice Lighting from the same material as the minimalist hood vent. “Using a matching finish allowed the fixture to be a statement on its own, while still being complementary,” says Josephina Serra of Form Collective, who designed the space alongside colleague Lauren Webb. But while the lighting design is a true statement piece, the matching hood is actually intended to play a supporting role. “Though they’re both the same powder-coated metal, the idea was the hood fan would be understated in order for it to not compete with the stone backsplash,” Serra says. And what a backsplash it is: lime-green onyx from Aeon Stone and Tile, a playful, modern take on the marble trend—definitely no wallflower. “We were lucky to have a client who wasn’t afraid of colour.”

SFU’S The Study Is Already Burnaby's Coolest Pub – And It Hasn't Even Opened

When I first moved back to North Burnaby a few years ago, I was heartbroken to hear that the Mountain Shadow had been closed down.

I don’t drink, but I do love a good pub menu and a place to watch sports and have a few laughs. The Mountain Shadow met all of those requirements and it was located right in the ‘hood I grew up in.

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Design 101: How To Achieve The Perfect Feng Shui Interior

Does summer have you feeling relaxed? Why not extend those chill vibes into your home. Let us help you with some basic feng shui you can do right now.

Feng shui is based on the simple principle that your living space reflects your life. It is all about balance. The three main energy centres of a good feng shui house are the bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom because they are so deeply connected to your health.

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SFU Pub To Open In The Next Few Weeks

The Study Public House, SFU’s new on-campus pub, is set to open within the next few weeks.

Unlike the Highland Pub, which closed in 2017, The Study Public House will be run by a private corporation, the Joseph Richards Group, which is a B.C.-based hospitality company that was selected by SFU to run the space.

The Peak sat down for an interview with The Study’s general manager, Samantha Baker.

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5 Simple Steps To De-Clutter Your Home Like A Pro

Now that you’ve had time to accept the fact that 2018 is truly here and cannot be stopped, why not embrace a fresh start by finally getting rid of some of the items cluttering your space?

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Condo Life 101: Soundproofing

As our cities get busier, we keep moving closer together. And condo life has us packing a lot more life into every square foot. This means that we are living closer to our (often loud) neighbours.

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Design Spaces In Under 200 Sg. Feet: Your Own Zen Sanctuary

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be exhausting and sometimes seem like a never-ending cycle. While juggling work, sleep, social time, and life on a daily basis, it is easy to get caught up in it all and rarely allow for some much needed alone time. Something as simple as a space to relax, read a book, meditate, or just enjoy some peace of mind can be vital to your daily happiness and overall self-care.

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Condo 101: How To Create That Summer Patio Feel (With Or Without A Patio)

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to embrace and fully take advantage of patio weather! However, not everyone has the luxury of being able to enjoy it from their own personal patio oasis, but that shouldn’t stop you. Here are some tips and tricks for creating a dreamy summer space, indoors or out.

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This Floating All-Inclusive Hotel Is Currently On It's Way From Vancouver To Haida Gwaii

An incredible vacation property that’s been recently renovated is currently being hauled all the way from Vancouver Harbour to Haida Gwaii. It will take between 7 to 18 days to get there, depending on tides in the rugged Northwest Coast of BC.

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Have The Bedroom Of Your Dreams

Your bedroom is one of the easiest spaces to totally make your own. With a few easy additions and adjustments, your bedroom could soon become a sanctuary that you won’t want to leave. All it takes is some organization and commitment to make sure your bedroom is allowing for Insta opportunities every direction you look.

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