Ami McKay is a Canadian designer from Vancouver with impeccable taste. She is the designer on Makeover Wish, an HGTV series that rewards local British Columbia heroes with a $25,000 home makeover (not sure if it's still on the air). Fun and fresh style creates spaces that are energetic and inviting. And she's not afraid to use wallpaper!
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I've subscribed to a few Canadian shelter magazines for several years and my favourite has always been Canadian House & Home. If you can get your hands on one, do check it out. Their website is fantastic as well and has a great gallery of photos from past issues where I found these...
Since I am off today and am avoiding chores around the house, I thought I would give Jo a little break from a couple WINKS this coming weekend. First, I received an email from Zoe Pawlak, a painter and mom living and working in White Rock, British Columbia. She is incredibly talented, and all her work had me totally intrigued. Gorgeous colours and touching portraits and drawings. I love it all. See more of her amazing art here.
Lee McCabe also wrote us about a homewares site that his wife Jennifer has just launched, based in Australia. It's called Whiteport, which is a perfectly suitable name because all the products are white. "Our products look equally good in a city loft apartment or a sprawling beach house. White products are simple, timeless and complement any colour scheme." Selling all sorts of accessories for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and dining rooms, if you love white you've got to check out Jennifer's store (and they ship internationally). Here are some of my favourite items.
Nora, from my former 'burb of Kanata, emailed with a link to local artist Andrew King. I'm always eager to plug Canadians, especially from here in Ottawa. Andrew's art is almost cartoonish, at times humorous, and I can't help but smile when I look at it. His work can be seen at the Terence Robert Gallery on Sussex, for our Ottawa readers, and he will soon be featured at the Toronto Art Expo. Thanks Nora!