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THE BEST ASPECTS OF LIVING IN RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO

Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a place that is continually developing and growing, especially in the business sector. The town calls itself “The Smart Place for Business” and with increased access to transit, arts and culture, it’s not hard to see why more people than ever are choosing to live here. 

MARCH BREAK IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

March Break is the perfect time to get everyone together for some good old fashioned family bonding. There's so much to experience and do together in Richmond Hill, York Region, and Toronto that deciding can become a little daunting. Here's a list to ease you into a week full of fun, and education. These are Observatory Hill's top March Break events for 2016...

ORGANIZE YOUR GARAGE BEFORE WINTER ARRIVES

With the winter months soon approaching and the persistent onslaught of frozen precipitation it’s bound to bring, the time to prepare is now. Many people are putting snow tires on their car, resealing their windows to better trap the heat, and bringing their winter clothing out of storage. But what about your garage? What about that adjacent car haven? All those long summer months of storing newfound treasures and interesting knick knacks might be catching up to you now--but never fear, because there’s still time to organize your garage before winter arrives.

FALL DECOR TRENDS

Observatory Hill in the fall is going to be beautiful. Changing leaves and blue skies, warm jackets and cool breezes, cozy homes and hot apple cider. Fall is a wonderful time of year, and a great way to celebrate the changing seasons is with some fall decor trends. 

 

Cozy neutrals

Neutrals are a great base for any room. Soften up your neutral palette for the fall, and add plenty of depth and interest to your home, with textures and patterns, such as a chunky knitted throw. Don’t feel limited by your colour options in a neutral palette, either. Branch out as much as you want, and explore taupes and greiges, and even less typical neutrals like soft blues and yellows if you want. As long as you stay conscious of the undertones in your colour choices, and keep all of your neutrals either cool or warm toned, your room will still look harmonious as you mix things up. 

 

Retro geometrics

Another more adventurous way to mix things up this season is with some retro geometric patterns, which are very in right now. This is a great choice for the pattern mentioned earlier, if you are looking for a way to blend neutral colours with a more exciting design choice. A bold pattern can draw the eye, while a neutral palette anchors the piece into the design of the room, making it easy to choose this option for something a bit more significant, like a rug or a curtain.

 

Jewel tones and luxurious textures

Of course, without a pop of colour to draw the eye, a completely neutral room can become dull and drab. Rich jewel tones are the perfect choice for the fall season, adding warmth to your home as the temperature drops outside. A velvet throw pillow combines that soft, touchable textural richness that is so desirable this season, and choosing one in a beautiful royal purple would not only look lovely, it would be very chic. Or, if purple isn’t your colour, consider a rich cobalt blue or a lovely green. Remember, though, that an accent colour needs to be repeated throughout your room in order to be most effective. If you decide to add an accent pillow, consider offsetting it with a potted plant housed in a container of the same colour, or look around for something decorative for your shelves in the same colour family that will set off the colour you’ve chosen for your room. This is a great way to add in other textures as well, such as glass or faux fur or a fluffy, tasseled blanket. 

 

Wood

Wood is a great way to add another neutral to your home that also brings life and texture and colour to the space. Consider a nice plinth coffee table if you’re looking for a large piece of furniture, or a side table if you’re looking for something a bit smaller. Wood is also an excellent choice for shelves, or even for smaller items like accessories and decorations. Since wood is such a versatile material it is an excellent choice for any room in your home, and can carry over from season to season very effectively.

 

Lighting

An interesting sculptural lamp is another welcome addition to your fall decor, perfect for brightening up your home as the days get shorter, and for adding warmth and ambience to your home. Look into an umbrella lamp or a paper lantern to brighten up your space in a light, airy way.

 

Warm up your home during the cool autumn months ahead with these decorating ideas, and stay cozy!

FALL DECOR TRENDS

Observatory Hill in the fall is going to be beautiful. Changing leaves and blue skies, warm jackets and cool breezes, cozy homes and hot apple cider. Fall is a wonderful time of year, and a great way to celebrate the changing seasons is with some fall decor trends. 

 

Cozy neutrals

Neutrals are a great base for any room. Soften up your neutral palette for the fall, and add plenty of depth and interest to your home, with textures and patterns, such as a chunky knitted throw. Don’t feel limited by your colour options in a neutral palette, either. Branch out as much as you want, and explore taupes and greiges, and even less typical neutrals like soft blues and yellows if you want. As long as you stay conscious of the undertones in your colour choices, and keep all of your neutrals either cool or warm toned, your room will still look harmonious as you mix things up. 

 

Retro geometrics

Another more adventurous way to mix things up this season is with some retro geometric patterns, which are very in right now. This is a great choice for the pattern mentioned earlier, if you are looking for a way to blend neutral colours with a more exciting design choice. A bold pattern can draw the eye, while a neutral palette anchors the piece into the design of the room, making it easy to choose this option for something a bit more significant, like a rug or a curtain.

 

Jewel tones and luxurious textures

Of course, without a pop of colour to draw the eye, a completely neutral room can become dull and drab. Rich jewel tones are the perfect choice for the fall season, adding warmth to your home as the temperature drops outside. A velvet throw pillow combines that soft, touchable textural richness that is so desirable this season, and choosing one in a beautiful royal purple would not only look lovely, it would be very chic. Or, if purple isn’t your colour, consider a rich cobalt blue or a lovely green. Remember, though, that an accent colour needs to be repeated throughout your room in order to be most effective. If you decide to add an accent pillow, consider offsetting it with a potted plant housed in a container of the same colour, or look around for something decorative for your shelves in the same colour family that will set off the colour you’ve chosen for your room. This is a great way to add in other textures as well, such as glass or faux fur or a fluffy, tasseled blanket. 

 

Wood

Wood is a great way to add another neutral to your home that also brings life and texture and colour to the space. Consider a nice plinth coffee table if you’re looking for a large piece of furniture, or a side table if you’re looking for something a bit smaller. Wood is also an excellent choice for shelves, or even for smaller items like accessories and decorations. Since wood is such a versatile material it is an excellent choice for any room in your home, and can carry over from season to season very effectively.

 

Lighting

An interesting sculptural lamp is another welcome addition to your fall decor, perfect for brightening up your home as the days get shorter, and for adding warmth and ambience to your home. Look into an umbrella lamp or a paper lantern to brighten up your space in a light, airy way.

 

Warm up your home during the cool autumn months ahead with these decorating ideas, and stay cozy!

THE BEST ASPECTS OF LIVING IN RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO

Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a place that is continually developing and growing, especially in the business sector. The town calls itself “The Smart Place for Business” and with increased access to transit, arts and culture, it’s not hard to see why more people than ever are choosing to live here. 

MARCH BREAK IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

March Break is the perfect time to get everyone together for some good old fashioned family bonding. There's so much to experience and do together in Richmond Hill, York Region, and Toronto that deciding can become a little daunting. Here's a list to ease you into a week full of fun, and education. These are Observatory Hill's top March Break events for 2016...

ORGANIZE YOUR GARAGE BEFORE WINTER ARRIVES

With the winter months soon approaching and the persistent onslaught of frozen precipitation it’s bound to bring, the time to prepare is now. Many people are putting snow tires on their car, resealing their windows to better trap the heat, and bringing their winter clothing out of storage. But what about your garage? What about that adjacent car haven? All those long summer months of storing newfound treasures and interesting knick knacks might be catching up to you now--but never fear, because there’s still time to organize your garage before winter arrives.

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