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Back in March who would have imagined that December would be a record month for the number of properties sold in that month. The analysis and questions of how this could happen during such a global crisis will be a topic for many conversations, and while record low interest rates...

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What is your style?

What is your style? Contemporary...
Romantic...Flea Market Maven...Globe Trotter or Glam?

What are you drawn to? Identifying your décor personality is helpful to creating a home you love. Here are some descriptions of each type and shopping suggestions for you.

The Romantic:Your definition of happiness is an inviting chaise, a plush throw, burning fireplace and piles of books. Friends love to stop by for a cup of tea and end up staying for a nap!
Your Vancouver shopping destinations are Orling & Wu, Anthropologie, Liberty and online cathkidstonusa.com, laylagrayce.com & shopterrain.com
For a romantic blog... A Bloomsbury Life

The Flea Market Mid Century Maven:You have painted and hammered your house into a colourful temple of your offbeat tastes. You can transform a curbside castoff into a sparkling gem. You share the romantic’s nesting instincts and the minimalists artsy flair, but there is nothing traditional or restrained about your vintage approach! Whether its midcentury modernist or industrial kitsch here are my shopping ideas for you.
In Vancouver check out Vancouver Special, Fullhouse or Refind. Online see vintageweave or schoolhouseelectric
Follow trouvais and remodelista

The Contemporary Minimalist:Your home is sophisticated, organized and devoid of clutter. It is calming and serene like a gallery.
Your Vancouver shopping destinations: Inform; LivingSpace, Provide, Bombast furniture and Mint, and on line conran shop or hivemodern
Follow this blog for more ideas: mocoloco

The Globe Trotter:you exist to roam and a home filled with Turkish kilim rugs, Marrakesh poufs, Indian silk pillows is a living diary of your journeys. There is no real method to your décor, your next design crush will come from your next adventure from pretty much anywhere except Homesense!
Vancouver spots: Peking Lounge, East India Carpets, The Antique Market, 18 Karat. Online click on serenandlily and west elm has a Moroccan line too.
Blog? Follow shop latitude

Glam: From the front hall to the mirrored vanity, your home is all sparkle and shimmer. Pure function has no place here – if it isn’t fully fabulous, you can’t be bothered. You are old Hollywood, complete with classic cocktails and the perfectly paired glass to drink it from!
More sparkle to buy? The Cross Design, Peridot and Parliament. Online try the paris apartment & well appointed house
Thepeakofchic blog is for you!

If you need help turning your style into a reality check out the designers at www.ruthieshugarman.com

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