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Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 1
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

?Calgary DECOR Green is gorgeous July 2009 ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

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Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 3
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

Going green and gorgeous Nicole McLaws The three R?s are no longer reading, ?riting and ?rithmetic. And that?s great, because two of those aren?t even words. No, today the three R?s are reduce, reuse and recycle ? and that?s a saying that?s become mantra for many Canadians. In fact, 94% say they recycle and 59% purchase from green companies when possible. It just goes to show, we?re living more healthy, more consciously. With so many manufacturers, home builders, retailers and designers hopping on the green bandwagon (which, of course, is a hybrid) there?s no end in sight to the fabulous, stylish and green-friendly products DIY decorators can choose. Take a look at our product spread. Light fixtures, accessories, building products and furniture are not only environmentally responsible, they?re ? gasp! ? affordable. And what would life be without splashes of bright paint colours or swaths of funky wallpapers? It would be boring. So wall coverings have gone green, as well. So have plumbi ...

Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 4
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

4 4 DECOR DECOR JULY 2009 JULY, 2009 Clockwise from top left: The Pure sofa is made of biodegradable and sustainable materials; Vetrazzo countertops from Icon Stone and Tile are made using recycled glass bottles; Lifestyle Homes? Air showhome kitchen; Concetto white quartz countertops; Lifestyle Homes? Air showhome; Pure chair. GREEN IS GORGEOUS ECO-ELEGANCE ?Eco-inspired home decor products have become more beautiful and elegant.? NICOLE McLAWS DECOR Only a few years ago, the most important features in a home were its design, location and size. However, there?s a new addition to that list ? environmental friendliness. And whether it?s a new home, a resale home or a renovation, ?green? products are selling like hot cakes and making any abode both stylish and earth friendly. ?Eco-inspired home décor products have become more beautiful and elegant,? says Judy Riley, vicepresident of design at Moen. Indeed, low-flow faucets are streamlined, sinuous and downright sexy with their gleaming s ...

Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 5
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

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Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 6
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

6 DECOR JULY, 2009 6 DECOR JULY 2009 ?The Tresa collection allows homeowners who seek fashion- forward design and performance to create a beautiful, indulgent experience in the bath while remaining environmentally responsible.? Innovative products o?er environmental benefit and improved performance NICOLE McLAWS DECOR They?re like accessories for the home, a little bling to add sparkle to the kitchen or bath. Faucets are a necessity in any abode, but by combining new styles and technology, homeowners can get good looks and function in one gleaming package. Take Brizo, for example. The company?s known for its stylish designs, and its Tresa line is a fashionable and green choice for classically inspired bathrooms. ?Tresa?s design hearkens back to a different era, but its functionality is all about meeting modern needs,? says Anita Griffin, Canadian marketing brand manager. ?The Tresa collection allows homeowners who seek fash- ion-forward design and performance to create a beautiful, ind ...

Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 7
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

JULY 2009 DECOR 7 BANISH PHANTOMS & VAMPIRES NICOLE McLAWS DECOR Your home may not be haunted, but despite the lack of ghosts, there are still ghouls to be found. Phantom electronics, or as Dave Walton, Direct Energy?s director of home ideas, calls them, vampire electronics, suck electricity all day, every day ? and this not only costs homeowners money, but taxes the environment, as well. ?Phantom or vampire electronics are basically appliances in the home that continue to use energy even when they?re not in use,? Walton says. ?A really good example of that would be a cell phone charger. It?s typically a trickle charge but it?s still drawing energy and that adds up.? Take a look around the living room with the lights out one evening. Chances are, LED clocks are glow- ing, standby lights on computers and stereos are blinking and the fridge is humming away ? but that?s only the stuff that?s visible. Televisions, phone and camera chargers, DVD players and home appliances all draw energy e ...

Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 8
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

8 8 DECOR DECOR JULY 2009 JULY, 2009 ?The new hardwood flooring collection is best described as easy ? easy on the eyes, easy to install and easy on the earth.? HARD FLOORING AN EASY CHOICE NICOLE McLAWS DECOR Green features top the list of musthaves for many homeowners, whether it?s time to renovate or redecorate. And while programmable thermostats, high-efficicency furnaces, low-flow plumbing and low-E windows seem obvious choices for that next green purchase, what to select as flooring is important to consider, as well. ?With allergens and those types of things that like to hide in carpets, we see families opting for hard flooring on main and second floors ? that includes cork, laminate, hardwood ? for the cleanliness of it, and because it?s a very good choice environmentally,? says Calvin Onyszchuk, managing partner, Calgary for Alberta Hardwood Flooring. Indeed, concerns about off-gassing, allergies and asthma has yesteryear?s flooring choices falling to the wayside as new ideas t ...

Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 9
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

NO PAYMENTS OR INTEREST FOR 90 DAYS! 100% Leather Home Theatre Seating Starting at Reg. $6,268Sale $2,998 www.rossinis.com www rossinis com Available in Many Colors Reg. $2996 Sale $1,498 Love Seat $1398 Available in Many Colors Reg. $3667 Sale $2,198 100% Reclining Leather Sectional Starting at Reg. $7498 Sale $4,498 Sofa $1148 Love seat $1048 * LIMITED TIME OFFER Available in Many Colors Reg. $3767 Sale $2,498 100% Leather Reclining Sofa Special $1,997 Available in 10 colors Shown here is but a sampling of the many beautiful designs now on display in our showroom. Upholstered in durable full-grain aniiline dyed European leather. Quality coil spring construction with hardwood frame is your invitation to supreme comfort JULY, 2009 DECOR 9 711 46 TH Ave SE Corner of Blackfoot & 46 Ave SE 259-4448 0605-CS3037828 ...

Publication: Decor_July2009 - Page 10
Publisher: Calgary Sun | Special Sections | Homes | 2009-07-30 16:35:50

10 DECOR JULY 2009 ?We?re matching great style to innovative features such as eco-friendly wash cycles that use up to 83% less energy and 56% less water.? AWASH IN GREAT STYLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY FEATURES NICOLE McLAWS DECOR Washers and dryers have been banned to the basement for years, their clunky white frames decidedly less than attractive, and their noisy operation a nuisance at best. But over the years, things have gotten nicer to look at, easier to use. Washers and dryers today are anything but bland, and have come up the stairs to reside on main and second floors ? after all, it?s much more convenient to do laundry closer to the hamper, and when appliances are as attractive as they are today, it?s hard to banish them out of sight. In fact, today?s homeowners can keep their clothes clean using brightly hued laundry pairs that add punch and pizzazz ? and of course, a healthy dose of green appeal ? to the laundry room. ?We?re excited to be introducing Red Hot Red into our laundry coll ...


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