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With its safari theme, Cummings wanted to keep the room neutral, so she drew her colour palette from sandy desert tones. Design: @ana_interiors. : Phil Crozier.
A neutral colour palate allows the zebra print to shine in this Calgary renovation. Design: @ana_interiors. : Phil Crozier.
This Calgary condo offers sophisticated safari style. Designer Ana Cummings utilized wild wallpaper and animal prints to created this luxurious space. Design: @ana_interiors. : Phil Crozier.
Foodie of the Year Joël Watanabe is a risk-taker. When everyone was telling him to play it safe, Joël decided to gamble with an Italian-Japanese hybrid restaurant, @kissatanto. #WLFOTY : Luis Valdizon.
Wanting to help newly arrived refugees, Foodie of the Year Nihal Elwan created a series of pop-up dinners that have now developed a cult following. Read more about Tayybeh at westernliving.ca #WLFOTY : @carloricci.
An inspiring New York Trip had the owner of this Vancouver home ready for a sophisticated, modern look. Pro tips? Mix neon with neutrals, maximize the textiles, and keep it custom. Design: @sophieburkedesign. :Camera:: @pineconecamp.
WL's Julia Dilworth opens up the 2017 #wlfoty in front of an amazing display by @psbappliances and Blomberg Appliances
Like wandering through our kitchen dreams! @caesarstoneca makes a perfect backdrop to fete our foodies! #wlfoty
The WL team is gearing up for our 2017 Foodies of the Year awards at @trailbc tonight!Who's ready? #WLFOTY
Taco Toppings are meant to compliment your filling, but they are a pain to eat when they’re too large. “One of the most important things you’ll need to remember is that everything has to be cut into small pieces to fit in your shell,” says @lataqueria's Chef Madrigal. Try pairing a protein filling with fried onions, cilantro and a splash of lime juice—our mouths are watering just thinking about it! And though it’s not mandatory, Madrigal always recommends an added kick of spice (hello, hot sauce). #TacoTuesday
Happy #TacoTuesday! “If you wish to have tacos for lunch or dinner you don’t need to have ground beef at home,” says @lataqueria Chef Madrigal. Get creative, and try using chicken, tofu, fish or even vegetables as a filling. “You are looking to create a filling that has a spreadable consistency, thick enough for it not to fall out of the shell, but not dry.”
Are all farms this much fun? A farm is always many things, but @covertfarms is truly an ecosystem. Organic produce, vineyards, cattle, sheep, chickens, alpacas - what do they not have? 🥕 Styling: @luisarinostylist. : @evaankheraj.
You’ve Got to See This Idyllic 650-Acre Okanagan Farm. Covert Farms is where four generations bring all the Valley’s bounty together. Styling: @luisarinostylist. : @evaankheraj.
Inside the new personal shopping suites at @holtrenfrew, aptly named The Apartment. When can we move in?
Get The Look: Bold Bulkhead. It started off to fill a practical need—to hide a last-minute change to the electrical work—but the white-oak-veneer bulkhead above the statuarietto-marble-topped island wound up being a design highlight in this Vancouver kitchen. “It emphasizes the hits of warm colours elsewhere and blocks out the central region,” explains interior designer Tanya Krpan, who designed this masculine country-style kitchen with her builder husband, Jure. She chose oversized Arteriors pendant lights to balance out this eye-catching element (“They add another dimension to the space,” she says), but the glass fixtures keep sightlines clear (and reference the glass-doored china cabinets built into the blue-grey millwork). Design: @tanya.krpan. : @kristajahnkephotography.
Throwing it back to when we got a sneak peek of @coastappliances newly designed showroom. See more photos from the designer soiree at westernliving.ca : Erin Wild.
Our favourite room of the week has to be this Gulf Islands living room. Design: Johnson McLeod. : John Sinal.
So much wisdom. Chef Cesar Madrigal of @lataqueria shares The Rule of Three: (1) Shell: “Like a canapé, a taco has a base—in this case, a soft or hard tortilla shell.” (2) Spread: “Any type of veggie or meat filling, mild or spicy, with a stew-like consistency.” (3) Garnish: “It can be any type of salsa, a sliced avocado, or chopped cilantro and onions—even lime juice.”
Happy #TacoTuesday! We chatted with @lataqueria's Chef Cesar Madriga and nabbed some of his best tips—and his fave taco recipes. Let's start with some leftover inspiration. Leftover curry? Try putting it in a taco shell. Why not?
Calling all #yyc-ers! Your new favourite brunch spot may just be a little out of the way. @hayloftrestaurant, Airdrie’s hot new (locavore!) restaurant, offers a taste of rural Alberta.
Want to learn to mix patterns like a pro? Head to westernliving.ca. : Summer Thornton Design Inc.
Opposites attract. Combine a neutral, angular geometric featuring triangles (or basic stripes) and let a pop of colourful floral with gentle curves play against the sharp lines. : Contemporary Bedroom.
An easy way to mix multiple geometric patterns is to choose patterns with a similar thickness to the lines. These pillows use very different patterns, but they all contain thin lines at approximately the same scale. : Caitlin Wilson Design.
Design 101: How to Mix Your Fave Pattern Types. We've got foolproof guidelines for mixing stripe, geometric, floral and organic patterns. Stripes are probably the easiest pattern to work with, so much so that you can treat them as a “neutral.” That means they can mix easily with any other pattern, almost as if they weren’t a pattern at all. : Arlington Design Center.
When creating a subtle mix of patterns, remember to stick to similar colour schemes. : Oliver Simon Design.
A granita is even easier to make than ice cream: freeze fruit juice, or even coffee, in a pan—don’t bother stirring it as it freezes—and scrape the mixture into a granular snow with a fork to serve. Try adding a scoop of granita to your glass before pouring in Prosecco or cava. : Makito Inomata. Food Styling: Lawren Monata.
Burnt sugar and espresso—a flavour combination inspired by Paris food writer and ice cream aficionado David Lebovitz—has a sharp burnt-caramel flavour that pairs well with espresso and is mellowed by smooth cream. : Makito Inomata. Food Styling: Lawren Monata.