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Top 10 Design And Food Stories From 2014

Looking for a little holiday reading? We've compiled the winning list of reader favourites from the last year. Here's to even more inspiring spaces and wonderful meals in 2015.

We share fabulous homes and mouth-watering recipes daily on, but to end off a stellar 2014, we’re looking back on some of our reader favourites from the past year—and it turns out these stories still offer plenty of inspiration.

Western Living Designers of the Year 2014

Designers Of The Year 2014
From architecture to fashion to furniture, these talented design minds (selected by an all-star judging panel) are changing the way we live in the West.

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Swanky Mid-Century Cabin
The mid-century roots of this Gulf Island home provide inspiration for a breezy renovation.

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12 Essential Okanagan Wines
Food and travel editor Neal McLennan picks a mixed case that covers the region’s most exciting producers.

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Okanagan Foodie Road Trip
Top Chef contestant and Okanagan native Evelynn Takoff shares her picks for the best food in the Valley.


Designers at Home—Martine Ast
The Calgary home of designer Martine Ast is a showcase for how modern and traditional style can live in harmony.

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Inside the Island Home of An Oscar-Winning Set Decorator
Academy Award-winner Jim Erickson has created an island getaway as memorable as his movie set designs.

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Interior Designer of the Year: Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey’s elegant, richly layered interiors reflect the designer’s natural optimism and love of warm, coastal modernism.

Salted Butter Caramel Sauce, one of Lebovitz's favourite hostess gifts.

Salted Butter Caramel Sauce
David Lebovitz shares his recipe for his favourite hostess gift, from his cookbook, My Paris Kitchen.

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Stunning Oceanfront Bachelor Pad
A seaside space is transformed into a modern, masculine condo, perfect for entertaining.

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Modest Modern Seaside Cabin
Practical meets poetic in a home on the coast, just right for hosting three generations.



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