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Spring is in the air – it is time for cleaning, organizing and most importantly decorating! We have compiled our ‘Must Have’ list of Spring accent pieces to instantly spruce up your interior space.

SIMPLY WOVEN

Woven accents give a natural handmade appeal to a space. This boho inspired Spring trend is warm, simplistic and adds unique texture. Items to consider to incorporate this trend are area rugs, accent chairs and storage baskets.

Shop The Look: Ikea Jassa Rug – $89.99

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FRESHEN UP

Potted greenery adds instant life and freshness to a space. Consider a minimalistic base like a cement pot so the organic energy of the plants pop. A faux plant adds the same appeal without the maintenance.

Shop The Look: Crate & Barrel Potted Plants – $229-$249

Craate and Barrel Potted Plants Paradigm Condos Spring Decor 2017

THE MARBLE EFFECT

The marble trend continues but consider incorporating this natural surface in unexpected ways. Marble décor accents are a great way to add a luxe feel on a budget. Wall accents, table-top décor and serving platters are all great options for adding the marble effect.

Shop The Look: Chapter/Indigo White Marble Clock – $49.50

Indigo White Marble Clock Paradigm Condos Spring Decor 2017

VIBRANT WATERCOLOURS

Looking for a vibrant accent for your interior? Think watercolors for a playful addition to your space. Not only does it add a pop of colour, it provides beautiful texture that will instantly spruce up any décor scheme. Toss cushions and artwork are a great way to start introducing watercolours to your space.

Shop The Look: Urban Barn Radley Toss –$39.00

Urban Barn Radley Toss Paradigm Condos Spring Decor 2017

PLAYFUL PASTELS

Pastels and Spring go hand in hand. A few accent pieces in varying pastel hues will brighten up any space with Spring inspired flare. Vases and décor objects, towels and bedding – the pastel options are endless!

Shop The Look: Structube Triyo Ceramic Vase – $25.00

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Fall has officially arrived and with it comes cozy nights in and festive entertaining. Embrace the season and add our list of Fall Must-Haves to your condo space for instant style.

Toast In Style

fall-must-haves-gold-feather-low-ball-glassesWith the arrival of the cooler months, it’s time for some indoor entertaining. Gold rimmed glassware is all the rage this season. The antique look has been completely reinvented and is the most stylish way to cheers, sip and enjoy!

Shop The Look: Chapters Indigo Gold Feather Low Ball Glasses – Set of Four $39.95

Cozy Up In Style

fall-must-haves-distinctly-home-reversible-throw-blanketIt is no secret that plaid is quintessential to the cooler seasons. Bring the fashion trend to your interior space with a luxury throw. Not only does a plaid throw look great draped over your sofa, it is the perfect addition for snuggling up on a cozy night in.

Shop The Look: Hudson Bay Distinctly Home Reversible Throw Blanket – $99.00

Serve It In Style

fall-must-haves-acacia-wood-serverFood is art no matter what the season. Take your entertainment serve ware up a notch this fall with acacia wood platters. Wood accents add instant warmth to a space. These multi-use pieces can be displayed on table tops with decorative candles and act as the perfect surface for an elegant and festive display of cheeses, charcuterie or canapes.

Shop The Look: Crate & Barrel Acacia Wood Server – $39.95

Rest In Style

fall-must-haves-mongolian-toss-cushion-in-grey-ombreChic and cozy, Mongolian fur instantly elevates your bedroom or living space with fall festive flair. Resting your head has never been more stylish. Available in a variety of colours to accent any condo space, this toss pillow is a must have this season!

Shop The Look: Urban Barn Mongolian Toss Cushion in Grey Ombre – $99.00

fall-must-haves-wood-and-metal-lanternSet The Mood In Style

Ambient lighting is a must during the cooler months – whether it’s a cozy night in or gathering with friends. The perfect addition to any surface are decorative lanterns with festive scented candles. These stylish and on trend pieces add visual warmth to a space and set the mood for any affair.

Shop The Look: Bouclair Wood & Metal Lantern – $59.99

Warm It Up In Style

fall-must-haves-shag-plush-area-rugA plush shag rug is the ultimate luxury during the cold months. Visually it warms the overall look of your condo space and physically it warms your toes on those chilly nights. Don’t be afraid of bold prints and patterns for elevated style.

Shop The Look: Wayfair.ca Shag Plush Area Rug by nuLOOM – $465.00 (8’x10′)

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With summer vacation coming to a close, its time to get back to the books and back into work mode. Get work done in the comfort of your condo and get it done in style with our list of condo office space essentials.

1) ABOVE THE SURFACE

The days of boring office furniture are long gone. Consider a desk that serves the purpose of work surface, as well as enhances the look of your condo space. Reclaimed wood, high gloss lacquer, or a one of a kind vintage piece are all great options for your condo office desk.

Paradigm Condo Office Design Above The Surface

2) WORK IS ART

Skip the artwork and go for an interesting display of office essentials. Think architectural shelving with a display of stacked books and closed canisters to house supplies. The look achieved creates organization and visual interest to an  otherwise cluttered area.

Paradigm Condo Office Design Work Is Art

3) THINK INSIDE THE BOX

Need extra storage? Get creative with painted wooden crates. Stack them under your desk space for a unique look that can be used to store books, supplies or decorative items. This one of a kind look is a great addition to your condo space.

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4) PICK AN ACCENT

To complete your condo office space, choose an accent colour. Buy supplies and accents in your coordinating colour to jazz up your work surface.

Designer Tip: Work doesn’t have to be boring. Don’t be afraid to be bold!

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Picking furnishings and décor for your condo space can be challenging and it all begins with selecting a colour palette. The Paradigm Design Team have compiled a list of neutral palettes schemes that are classic, chic & livable. Here is the inside scoop to creating interior spaces that range from cozy and calming to bold and metropolitan with no use of colour!

1) ALLURINGLY ACHROMATIC

Furnishings and accents with clean lines in black and white tones is modern and bold. There is a sense of chic city living -the perfect ambiance to gather with friends.

Furnishing Tip: Consider incorporating wall hanging cabinets and shelving for extra storage space and for interesting visual appeal.

Paradigm Neutral Palettes Alluringly Achromatic

2) NATURALLY NEUTRAL

There is a sense of warmth and serenity in soft neutral living spaces. Layering textures add dimension and depth while wood accents add an earthy appeal. The overall look achieved is cozy, calm and serene.

Furnishing Tip: A glass coffee table is the perfect addition to your living room space as it doesn’t take up visual space and it can be incorporated into any design style.

Paradigm Neutral Palettes Naturally Neutral

3) ELEGANTLY EARTHY

Varying wood tones mixed with light airy fabrics and nature expired textures creates an earthy and zen inspired space. The look achieved is bright, energetic and cozy all at the same time. The ideal space to pull out your yoga mat or relax with a book.

Furnishing Tip: Consider large textured vases with potted greens to finish off the spaces. The foliage help achieve the earthy allure and enhance the air quality.

Paradigm Neutral Palettes Elegantly Earthy

4) GRADUALLY GREY

A trend that is here to stay is classic grey. With many hues to choose from, the look is best executed by layering light through dark tones. Consider soft furnishings and accents with subtle texture to add warmth to the cool space. The look achieved is hip, chic and metropolitan.

Furnishing Tip: A sectional sofa works well in condo suites as it provides additional seating without taking up additional space.

Paradigm Neutral Palettes Gradually Grey

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The Paradigm Décor Centre will be opening its doors in the upcoming weeks. The Design Team has established five contemporary colour palettes – Bianco, Ash, Taupe, Charcoal & Espresso. Below is the 101 to help in the selection process!

Paradigm Condos Decor Colour Palettes 101 BIANCO1) BIANCO

Fresh, bright, and airy, the bianco colour palette is classic, simplistic and timeless. The cool undertone of the palette provides the condo space to feel lavish and open. Colour can be easily added in and changed in the palette through small appliances, plants and décor items.

 

Paradigm Condos Decor Colour Palettes 101 ASH2) ASH

All of the charm of classic white united with contemporary warm grays formulates the ash colour palette. The warm french inspired hue pairs great with earthy wood tones and natural elements. Your condo space will exude an air of refined elegance.

 

Paradigm Condos Decor Colour Palettes 101 TAUPE

3) TAUPE

With a luxury hotel appeal, the taupe colour palette is timeless and sophisticated. The natural undertone of taupe provides warmth to a condo space and can be paired with any accent colour.

 

Paradigm Condos Decor Colour Palettes 101 CHARCOAL4) CHARCOAL

The charcoal palette offers modern elegance and urban poise. If it’s a touch of drama you desire, pair the darker palette with bright white and light grey accents for a chic achromatic allure.

 

Paradigm Condos Decor Colour Palettes 101 ESPRESSO5) ESPRESSO

A modern update to the traditional palette, espresso offers warmth and earthiness to a condo space. This sophisticated palette pairs perfectly with natural tone elements and green foliage.

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Nice weather is upon us and with it arrives patio season. Every unit at Paradigm has its very own balcony, perfect for outdoor patio living. To maximize your small outdoor space we have compiled a list of our favourite furnishings and accents.

Paradigm Outdoor Living Rug1) FROM THE GROUND UP

Set the tone of your condo outdoor space from the ground up by adding an outdoor rug. With countless options to choose from, go bright & bold or earthy & subtle. It enhances the overall space while giving it a cozy living room feel.

Paradigm Condos Outdoor Lighting Candle Lanterns2) ALL ABOUT THE AMBIANCE

Enhance your condo’s outdoor space with ambient lighting. A few outdoor lanterns with flameless candles act as a great decorative piece while providing extra lighting. Great to set the mood for a romantic dinner or to set the tone for cocktails outdoors with friends.

Paradigm Condos Outdoor Patio3) MULTI-PURPOSE GARDEN STOOL

Add a pop of colour to your condo balcony with a decorative garden stool. These small accent pieces are a great multi-purpose item. It can be used as a side table to rest your drink or as an extra place to sit when entertaining.

Paradigm Condos Outdoor Dining4) DINING ALFRESCO

If you love the intimacy of dining alfresco, make an outdoor dining set a key item when planning out your outdoor living space. A small set with sleek and minimal design is the perfect option for your condo balcony. A small arrangement of succulents act as the perfect centre piece that will last the whole season!

Paradigm Condos Outdoor Lounge5) FOR THE LOVE OF LOUNGING

The perfect spot to unwind after a long day’s work is on your condo balcony taking in the views and watching the sunset. An outdoor sofa or day bed is a great addition for entertaining or relaxing on your own. Add a few accent cushions, potted plants and a small table and you are set to lounge all season long!

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Spring has officially sprung and with it arrives the blossoming of a beautiful array of colours. There are countless ways to reflect the vibrancy of the season when decorating your new condo. We have compiled a list of our favourite colours inspired by the vibrant palette of Spring in Burlington.

1) BREEZY BLUE

Paradigm Condo Living Decorating with Colour Breezy BlueInspired by the serene & energizing hue where water meets sky at the Burlington waterfront. Adding a pop of blue through small furnishings, like an accent chair or ottoman, immediately brings a feeling of energy to a small condo space.

Tip: Choose a vibrant shade of blue for a dramatic & energizing pop. If its serenity & calmness you desire, select a muted shade of the same hue.

2) YOUTHFUL YELLOW

Paradigm Condo Living Decorating with Colour Youthful YellowThis warm & happy shade gives a cheerful punch of colour to any condo space. Inspired by the bountiful yellow tulips at Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens, this vibrant hue is symbolic to the season. Add a few pops through small accent pieces in an otherwise neutral palette –a little goes a long way!

Tip: Add instant freshness to a space with a display of lemons in a glass bowl or fresh cut yellow tulips in a simple vase.

3) GARDEN GREEN

Paradigm Condo Living Decorating with Colour Garden GreenBring nature indoors with garden greens inspired by the many parks, trails and escarpment views Burlington has to offer. This colour provides a condo space with a feeling of harmony & tranquility. Add a few green accessories and foliage to a room and you immediately give it natural and earthy enchantment.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to layer different shades of the hue throughout your condo space to add dimension and interest.

4) PLAYFUL PINK

Paradigm Condo Living Decorating with Colour Playful PinkFor an unexpected & playful addition to any condo space, think pink. Inspired by the iconic cherry blossom trees at Spencer Smith Park, this colour provides a whimsical and exciting allure. This colour works great as a statement piece, like a love seat or accent chair. Don’t be afraid to be bold!

Tip: Pair this vibrant hue with playful patterns and textures for a fun retro feel.

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You’ve moved into your new condo, your furniture is assembled, you’ve added some decorative items but your condo walls are still in need of some TLC. Below are four easy ways to create interest and add character to a small space with the “Art of Focal Walls”.

The Art of Focal Walls Colour PopCOLOUR POP

Add a pop of colour to your condo walls and engage the eye with a painted focal wall. Warm colours pull the eye towards the wall, creating an intimate and cozy space. Cool colours push the walls away from the eye, making a smaller room appear larger and longer.

Tip: Coordinate with small accent pieces in the same hue throughout the space to create unity.

The Art of Focal Walls WallpaperPAPER MATE

Introduce pattern and texture to a space with wallpaper. Options are endless – minimalistic and sleek or bold and geometric. Whichever direction you choose, this addition is sure to engage the eye and add character to your condo design.

Tip: To finish the look, replicate pattern, texture and shapes from the wallpaper in fabric and soft furnishings throughout the space.

Modern-Bookcase-Furniture-Photo-motiqonlineOUT ON DISPLAY

Bookcases are a great storage solution and an eye catching way to display accent pieces, art work and keepsakes in your condo. Place bookcases side by side to fill the length of a wall or place on either side of your television for enhanced visual appeal.

Tip: When placing items on your bookcase, organize vignettes of coordinating pieces and stagger heights and sizes.

The Art of Focal Walls Personalized GalleryPERSONALIZED GALLERY

Collect old travel photographs or vibrant art prints and create a gallery vignette to bring life to once blank condo walls. Whether it be an entry hall, a dining area, a bedroom or the living room – this technique is a simple way to create a statement focal piece in any area.

Tip: Choose coordinating frames for a uniform and sophisticated look or choose varying size and colour frames for eclectic and playful flare.

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many of us will be hosting friends and family for get-togethers and dinners to celebrate the season.

Get your condo in the Thanksgiving spirit with these three design tips that will transform your dining and living rooms into an autumn oasis that you and your guests can enjoy.

Holiday-Scented Candles

 

Paradigm Thanksgiving Design Tips Candle HolderCandles can add a nice touch of natural light, a great scent, and when placed with your decor they can be that small detail that makes a big difference. Displaying your candles in a stand or holder can accent your condo design, whether you’re placing them on a side table, coffee table, or the dining room table.

Also, there are unlimited candle options that fit the autumn and Thanksgiving season. From Apple Cinnamon to Vintage Leather scents or anything in between, there is no shortage of opportunities to find a candle that fits your personality.

Fall Table Runner

 

Paradigm Thanksgiving Design Tips Table RunnerWhen setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner, or just to celebrate the season, a table runner can add a design splash without making a major change to your decor. Finding the right runner for the centre of your table can easily accommodate your preference for lace, rustic, or something flashier.

If you have a square table, we recommend placing your table runner in the direction that you enter the room to create illusion of length.

Centrepieces

 

Paradigm Thanksgiving Design Tips CentrpieceCentrepieces also make excellent Thanksgiving table decorations. Add a centrepiece on your dining room table to welcome guests and add a touch of the holiday to your table, or place one between two candles on a coffee table to create a feature piece that adds an autumn touch to your living room, and extends your design from the dining room.

Remember that real leaves have a wonderful look, but crumble and can make quite a mess. We recommend finding synthetic leaves, berries, and other centrepiece accessories that can be packed away and used year after year in new ways when you are decorating for Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Paradigm Condominiums, we hope you enjoy the holiday!

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As summer winds down and fall approaches, take advantage of the many warm and comfortable pieces you love to update the look of your condo for the new season.

With the temperature dipping more in the evenings and at night, your space should remain as inviting and cozy as it was on those long summer days that have now passed us by.

1) Cozy Blankets

Throw Blanket Fall Design Tips

Adding a simple throw blanket to the couch or chair in your living room will add a fall/winter touch to your space. Even if you keep the heat turned up and don’t need to use it, a blanket adds a look of comfort to a room that no longer has the sunshine and natural warmth that the summer once provided.

Pick your favourite fall colour, or a colour that ties in with your year round design touches to make this accent perfect for your condo!

2) Soft Lighting

Table Lamp Fall Design Tips

If you don’t already have lamps in your bedroom or living room, this is a great time to consider adding them. Evenings that offer less natural light are an excellent opportunity to use lamp light that is softer than a bright overhead light fixture may be. Whether you want to read, watch TV, or pass the time with conversation, lamps offer the light you need while keeping the room comfortable and stylish.

If you’re looking for a more vintage look, lanterns can be a great option for you. Look for lantern bodies that can use candles as a light source, or vintage looking lamps that use LED bulbs.

3) Comfy Rugs

Floor Rug Fall Design Tips

If you have hard surface flooring, adding a rug to your rooms is a wonderful way to add warmth to your condo this fall and winter. Pick an area rug that works well with the other design elements in your room and condo, and that feels comfortable when you’re walking through your home in your bare feet.

Like throw blankets, an area rug doesn’t have to be a year round design feature in your condo. Roll and wrap your rug in plastic during the spring and summer, and store it away until you need it again.