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Western Living's annual Designers of the Year awards celebrate the best designers in Western Canada, as judged by Canada's foremost designers and architects.

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Fashion Designer of the Year, Gaby Bayona, is a wedding dress designer with a knack for romantic whimsy. Living Magazine, Year 2016, Designer Wedding Dresses, One Shoulder Wedding Dress, Cool Designs, Chiffon, Product Launch, Flower Girl Dresses, Sequins

Fashion Designer of the Year 2016: Truvelle - Western Living Magazine

Portrait by Carlo Ricci “I look at fashion from a problem-solving mindset,” says Gaby Bayona. It’s not something you expect to hear from a wedding dress designer, especially not one with such a knack for romantic whimsy (rose-gold sequins and chiffon are her tools of the trade). “I ask myself, ‘what could be in the …

Designer Clayton Salkeld removed interior walls to open up the space, and an ultra-thin staircase features a glass banister for even more visual flow. Inside Outside, Banisters, Living Magazine, Interior Walls, Building Design, Craftsman, Cool Designs, Stairs, Architecture

Architecture Designer of the Year 2016: Design-Built - Western Living Magazine

#Designersthatbuild. That’s the hashtag that the Design-Built firm in Winnipeg uses on social media to underscore its philosophy. “We’re designers with tool belts,” says founder Clayton Salkeld. “There’s no disconnect between the ‘Design’ and ‘Built.’” This year’s Architecture winner is a firm that prides itself on hands-on work that goes well beyond the drafting table. …

The design of a minimalist home staircase is important in the design of a minimalist house. In the design of a house, the presence of stairs is part of the interior of the house tha… Home Stairs Design, Railing Design, Interior Stairs, Interior Architecture, House Design, Stair Design, Design Design, Design Ideas, Stair Handrail

Robert Ledingham Memorial Award 2016: Falken Reynolds Interiors - Western Living Magazine

A cowboy and a cop: not your usual beginnings for these designers. Before they were Falken Reynolds Interiors, Chad Falkenberg rode the range and Kelly Reynolds patrolled the streets—until, on separate ends of the continent (Falkenberg in Texas and Reynolds in Vancouver), they each decided to go back to school for interior design in their …

Our first Maker of the Year, Cathy Terepocki, crafts ceramics that bring old-world tradition to modern whimsy. Living Magazine, Ceramic Clay, Old World, Cool Designs, Planter Pots, Bubbles, Designers, Pottery, Shapes

Maker of the Year 2016: Cathy Terepocki - Western Living Magazine

In Cathy Terepocki’s world, ceramics is a practice without shortcuts. Her functional plates, bowls and jars are shaped on the wheel into forms she’ll hand-throw thousands of times. She’ll add in layers of painted colour, print, glaze and reclaimed materials throughout a four-stage firing process where even the tiniest rogue air bubble can send her …

Sholto Scruton wins the furniture category of the 2015 Western Living Designers of the Year competition. Expandable Dining Table, Inspiration Boards, Cool Designs, Tables, Designers, Mid Century, Contemporary, Furniture, Home Decor

Designers of the Year 2015 — Furniture

With tables like this, it's no surprise that Sholto Scruton won the #doty2015 #furniture category. #westernliving

Eco Designer of the Year, James Tuer combines landscape and architecture to create beautiful, sustainable homes. Western Canada, Sustainability, Competition, Cool Designs, Designers, Homes, Landscape, Architecture, Create

Designers of the Year 2015 - Eco Design

Eco Designer of the Year, James Tuer combines landscape and architecture to create beautiful, sustainable homes. #westernliving #doty2015 #eco

 We're thrilled to announce this year's Designers of the Year Western Canada, Westerns, Cool Designs, Designers, Celebrities, Dresses, Fashion, Vestidos, Moda

Announcing Western Living's Designers of the Year 2015

The results are in! We're thrilled to announce this year's Designers of the Year #winners. #westernliving #doty2015

Throwback Thursday: Michael Green, Michelle Biggar, and Steve McFarlane of MGB won the award in Young Buck, Western Canada, Living Magazine, Throwback Thursday, The Locals, Westerns, Cool Designs, Designers, Architecture

Architects of the Year 2009: McFarlane Green Biggar - Western Living Magazine

Throwback Thursday: Michael Green, Michelle Biggar, and Steve McFarlane of MGB won the #architecture award in 2009. #westernliving #doty2009 #tbt

This Gastown designed by finalist, Splyce Design, is small-space living at its finest. Small Space Living, Small Spaces, Space Outfit, Space Place, Cool Designs, Designers, Loft, Rooms, Interiors

Splyce Design | Gastown Loft

The existing main floor in this loft consisted of undefined and uninspired domestic spaces outfitted with standard developer finishes.

The Meadow Dress is one of our favourite pieces from finalist, Dear Pony. Chambray, Spring Fashion, Pony, Cool Designs, Awards, Designers, Spring Summer, Pockets, Gallery

Collection - We Are Stories - Tracy Fillion

The Meadow Dress is one of our favourite pieces from #doty2015 finalist, Dear Pony. #westernliving #fashion

Judges Tim Zyto and Danny Chartier are the geniuses behind the sophisticated pieces at Montauk Sofa Montauk Sofa, Cottage Living Rooms, Furniture Decor, Love Seat, Cool Designs, House Design, Couch, Interior Design, Modern

Judges Tim Zyto and Danny Chartier are the geniuses behind the sophisticated pieces at Montauk Sofa #westernliving #doty2015 #judges

Andronyk Jewelry creates custom engagement rings and wedding bands using recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds. Nontraditional Wedding, Conflict Free Diamonds, Wedding Bands, Cool Designs, Designers, Engagement Rings, Board, Jewelry, Fashion

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Raw, sci-fi inspired, non-traditional wedding and engagement rings made with 100% recycled gold and conflict free stones.