“I used to wonder what it would be like to live in a curio cabinet,” says Cody, a Toronto shop-owner and lover of vintage objects, such as mourning art, old photos and all things funerary. In 2010, Cody opened the Chief Slavage Co., a second-hand shop stocked with antique finds that reveal her personal passions.

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How To Move Back In With Your Parents (& Not Lose Your Mind)

Archie v. Meathead: Those All in the Family head-butting sessions always made me laugh and cringe. Poor or not, I would think to myself while watching the show, Gloria and Michael need to get the heck outta Dodge.

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Just when Sarah and Chad had reached the limits of their house-hunting patience, they found the one: a 1950s semi-detached house in Montreal that hadn’t been updated in decades. What other prospective buyers may have seen as a daunting gut job, Sarah and Chad saw as opportunity.

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Home Insurance: Has It REALLY Got You Covered?

One fine night, as my brother, Michael, and his girlfriend, Barbara, were dropped off at home after a night out, they began to wonder how much beer they’d poured back at the local pub. The scene seemed oddly off-kilter. But it wasn’t their blood-alcohol level or even their night vision–their once-free-standing garage really had acquired […]

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How Will Being Landlords Affect Your Relationship?

In a tight real estate market, the hot-ticket item on many first-time buyers’ lists isn’t a granite countertop; it’s a basement apartment. What could be more fab than roping in willing participants to help pay off your mortgage, right?

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Alexandra has a thing for objects. It’s not surprising, really, considering she is s a costume and textiles curator at the Royal Ontario Museum and an art history professor. Although she doesn’t treat her house like a museum, the Toronto home that she shares with sons Wyndham and Hugo (and dog Edie) is full of […]

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Home Tour: A Victorian Semi With Mid-Century Flair

One day, Katrina and Neil were happily biking along when they noticed a “For Sale” sign. It was love at first sight: They bought the house that very day, without even glancing at another. Since then, Katrina, a designer by trade, has infused the 120-year-old home with her quirky mid-century style.

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If this brutal and seemingly endless winter has made you feel that spring is nothing but a myth, you’ll be happy to feast your eyes on the latest issue of online decor magazine Covet Garden. The fresh, bright colors on the cover make us think of all things spring.

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Curious Collectors: Covet Garden Issue 42

Tucked away in the winding streets of Toronto’s Little Portugal neighborhood, Eric and Jonathan’s two-story apartment is a treasure trove of antiques and collectables. Although the apartment is spacious, the couple have created a cozy vibe by filling their home with bits of history.

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Home Tour: Rachel & Paul’s Cozy Country Farmhouse

A few summers ago, Rachel and Paul sold their house in the city and moved to the country with their twin toddlers. They found an old family farmhouse that had suffered years of neglect.

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