By: Lawangeen Khan

Moving to Montreal from Ontario has been one

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Moving to Montreal from Ontario has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and altogether the experience has been more than magical. But that isn’t to say the whole process has been easy and breezy. There are certain things you just aren’t prepared for when migrating from suburban Ontario to Montreal like I did. And no, I’m not talking about speaking French (which ...Read More

By: Lawangeen Khan

Having No Long-Term Ties To The City

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All too often I’ll hear my Montreal-born-and-raised friends reminisce about their younger days in the city, talking about major franchises that came and went (apparently Harvey’s used to a bigger deal), festivals they’ve been going to since they were kids, people they knew from high school, and how much the city has changed since “back in the day.” As an Ontario-tran...Read More

By: Lawangeen Khan

What were the first steps you took in decorating your home?

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I usually start with my couch since that’s where I spend a lot of my time. I knew I wanted something darker (to hide my dog’s shedding) and navy is super versatile. From there, I chose the living room rug and coffee table. Decorating a studio apartment is never easy. It’s tricky having your bedroom and living room all in one small space. So before I even moved in, I tried out a ...Read More

By: Lawangeen Khan

Being Typecast As Someone “From Toronto”

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Ontario is a big place, hell, the GTA is huge in itself, and yet anytime you tell someone in Montreal that you’re from the province to the directly to the west, you’re automatically labelled as a Torontonian. Or, simply “from Toronto.” If you’re legit from Toronto, I guess that would be fine, but for someone like myself who lives well outside the urban core of Ontari...Read More

By: Lawangeen Khan

Apartment Therapy Survey

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My Style: Thrifted, collected, easygoing Inspiration: Using what we have. Creating a warm and inviting home for my family. Sharing those ideas and DIY’s on my blog House Homemade and on Instagram so that others may do the same. Favorite Element: When we first moved in, I pasted dictionary pages to the dining room wall to cover outdated wallpaper. It’s light and bright and still one o...Read More