ChangesPublished on April 23, 2018

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Photo by: Mark Holleron

The spring issue of Ottawa At Home is our renovation issue. Along with inspiring features on home renovation projects, this issue also includes some intriguing stories about Ottawa’s vibrant arts community. Chloe Girvan meets three local artists to find out what drives their passion for the media they work with.

Ottawa pottery artist Anne Nicol has been one of my closest friends since our days at Fisher Park High School. I have watched her talent grow and evolve, and I continue to be in awe of the path she takes on her creative journey. Read more about her and other local artists within the pages of our spring issue.

Ottawa At Home is evolving on a creative journey of its own as we welcome a new team on the production side of the magazine, with AN Design now taking over the creative direction. I am impressed with their thoughtful, keen approach to tackling this project and look forward to growing with them.

This change means that we bid farewell to Tanya Connolly-Holmes who has been the creative director since the magazine’s inception. This is a grand-scale change for me personally as Tanya can be credited for mentoring me through the process of becoming editor-in-chief to ultimately becoming owner of the publication. Tanya and I formed a strong friendship based on a mutual respect for each other and a passion for the product we were creating.

Readers may notice some changes with the magazine, as the AN Design team works to bring their own influences to the pages, but rest assured, the backbone of the product will remain true to our original creative style. Like the renovation of a much-loved home, changes bring enhancements that honour the tradition.

Ever evolving, always the same, Mary

Mary’s Must-Haves

  • Urban Barn’s Fresno chair brings a little Acapulco style to the backyard, $249.
  • IKEA’s SOLVINDEN LED pendant lamp sheds light on al fresco dining, $39.99.
  • Kettal’s two-seater Cala sofa adds colour to outdoor space, kettal.com

Mary Taggart

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