Get the Look: You've Got Mail

Get the Look: You've Got Mail

September 11, 2022

"Don’t you love Okotoks in the Fall? Makes me want to watch You’ve Got Mail."

Well, I guess if I’m being completely honest, I always want to watch You’ve Got Mail, but the urge is especially strong at the first hint of Fall. In a lot of ways, I’m not typically nostalgic when it comes to the 90’s. I’m not eager to revisit my grunge phase, but I do have a special place in my heart when it comes to 90’s interior and set design. Enter You’ve Got Mail and, more specifically, Meg Ryan’s apartment.

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AHR's Design Rules

AHR's Design Rules

August 14, 2022

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

When you think of creativity, rules probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind. But in art, as in life, there are certain rules that point us in the right direction and give us a better chance for success; interior design is no exception. The following are guidelines for some of the most common stumbling blocks I see, those tricky little design conundrums you shouldn't need a degree to master.

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AHR's Favorite Summer Reads

AHR's Favorite Summer Reads

July 10, 2022

Summer reading. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stocking up on books for the summer. If I’m being honest, I love stocking up on books any time of the year, but there’s something about the promise of long summer afternoons spent lounging in the shade or by water, with a good book. It’s the anticipation of relaxation, when the most pressing thing you have to do is finish a chapter, refill your drink and reapply your sunscreen.

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AHR's Most Fun Summer

AHR's Most Fun Summer

June 19, 2022

I don’t know if it’s a culmination of the last two years, the lousy spring weather, or the beautiful bright party plates that I’m clearly obsessed with in store, but I am ready to have THE MOST FUN this summer. And by THE MOST FUN, I mean working my way through a list of beautiful little projects and experiences I always mean to get around to planning and executing, but never really do. Right about now, you might be asking what it says about me that the most fun thing I can imagine for myself is a list of tasks to plan and execute and to that I say, THAT’S BETWEEN ME AND MY THERAPIST (but yes, I am a Capricorn, thanks for asking).

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AHR's Guide to Buying Art

AHR's Guide to Buying Art

April 10, 2022

Oh, you haven’t received a large inheritance from a distant great aunt which stipulated it be used in service of expanding the family art dynasty? Me neither! Guess what? You can still afford some pretty great art. If it’s the investment that’s holding you back, there are plenty of ways to start amassing your collection without amassing a lot of debt.

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What's New for Spring

What's New for Spring

March 20, 2022

Just like a breath of fresh air, spring has arrived at An Honest Room! Everything feels so much lighter and brighter. We celebrated our second anniversary on Monday, March 14th and we’ve got some great new products, many of the highly requested! Here’s a little overview of what’s new in store.

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AHR's Guide to Cottagecore

AHR's Guide to Cottagecore

February 20, 2022

Even if you’ve never heard the word cottagecore, you’ve most definitely seen it in action, and if spring and fall product lines are any indication, you’re about to be seeing a whole lot more of it.

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AHR's Guide to Giving

AHR's Guide to Giving

December 05, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year...except for the stress of figuring out what to buy for each and every person on your list. Well, we've got a few suggestions to help with gifts for some of your favorite people: the Hostess, the Cook, the Design Lover, the Bartender, and the Homebody. 

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Deck Your Halls

Deck Your Halls

November 14, 2021 1 Comment

Here, I’ll go first. My name is Regan, and I am the owner of four quilted, Santa Claus shaped placemats. I used them for longer than I’d like to admit. My past crimes against Christmas include: decorating my tree with gold plastic cherub head ornaments, using matching cherub tree lights, and layering white and gold wired ribbon to make massive bows that I stuck all over the tree. There’s just something about the holidays that make even the most design savvy among us completely disregard our typical sense of style and it made me wonder, “How does one remain true to oneself while decking their halls”? I’ve come up with seven simple steps you can take to keep from losing your mind (and your design cred).

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In Defense of Color

In Defense of Color

October 10, 2021

Color. It’s one of the first things we consider after the nuts and bolts of designing a space. Wall color, floor color, sofa color, what colors are in your area rug? Your tile? Your countertops? Color impacts everything and it’s an evergreen topic for design magazines, blogs, and Instagram accounts. But if color is everything and information about the where and how of it is everywhere, why are many of us so scared to use it? We’ve become accustomed to designing our houses for resale, which leaves very little room for expressing our own identity in the most personal of spaces.

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Living room with fireplace and coffee table from movie Home Again

An Ode to Nancy Meyers

September 12, 2021

Father of the Bride. That’s the first time I fell in love with an interior in a Nancy Meyers film. I had no idea it was a Nancy Meyers film, or who Nancy Meyers even was, I just knew that I loved everything about that house.

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AHR: The Origin Story

AHR: The Origin Story

August 15, 2021

Everyone has an origin story and although mine’s yet to be optioned by Marvel Universe and is disappointingly void of epic battles in the streets of New York City, I think it will give you a bit of an idea of where the store came from as well as the intention behind it.

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