New Year’s Resolutions for Your Closets

A New Year is dawning and this invites us to look back and access the Old Year. Did you achieve all your goals and dreams? Have you moved forward in areas that are important to you?

And the big question—did you actually keep last year’s New Year’s resolutions? If you can’t say yes, never fear, you’re […]

Top 5 Tips to Make Your Summer Get Together a Smashing Success

Summertime means getting together with friends and family. Longer days and warm weather are natural catalysts for congregating, swimming, playing games and barbequing. Some people are born with a fully-realized hospitality gene and “Drop by anytime!” is instinctive for them, but most of us need some preparation before we’re ready to throw a summer get […]

How to Get Your Home Organized and Ready for Summer

What did you promise yourself to get done before next summer, n.k.a, (now known as THIS summer?

Clear out the garage
Organize the pantry
Declutter all the closets
Reorganize the kids bedrooms
Tame the messy laundry room

Well, it summer again and that big task is still looming. Before you start down the mental dead-end road of next summer, you might […]

5 Tips for Designing an Efficient Laundry Room

We’ve all seen the commercials on TV where sniffing clean, fresh-scented laundry seems to be the high point of everyone’s day. In truth, the high point is actually getting all the laundry done, folded and put away! This process can vary from household to household with differing levels of efficiency:

Mom does all the sorting and […]

Make Your Linen Closet a Refreshing Oasis

When you open your linen closet does it make you smile? Do neat stacks of towels and bedding waft out a pleasant scent? Or, does “augh!” pass your lips as you see the jumbled result of your family rooting through the stacks to find a towel or pillow case?

Linen closets come in all sizes, located […]

Helping George to the Rescue Convert a Dangerous Basement into Safe Family Space

Home renovations are always challenging. Sometimes they are so challenging that they never get done! Joe and Jessica Rende were in that spot with a dangerous basement, until George to the Rescue and his team of contractors and designers, including Tailored Living®, came to their rescue.

Every week, Emmy® award-winning host George Oliphant and team rescue […]

Spring Cleaning Tips and Organizing Your Home

Spring symbolizes new beginnings, fresh starts and … cleaning. It’s the annual after-winter frenzy when we determine that THIS year the house is getting organized and clean and it’s going to stay that way. And for most of us, to a degree, it happens.

There truly is something cathartic about opening up the windows and letting […]

Step Into Spring with an Organized Garage

With spring in the air, thoughts turn to renewal, refreshing and reorganizing. Time to relinquish the constraints of winter and open the windows to let warmth and sunshine in! Bring back the bright colored throw pillows, swap out those cozy flannel sheets for cool, crisp bed linens. Stock the pantry with your family’s favorite outdoor […]

Local Designer featured in Toronto’s Village Living Magazine

Marc Javet, owner of Tailored Living of Central Toronto, was recently interviewed by Village Living Magazine of Toronto for some expert advice on maximizing your home’s storage. The first two articles in the series focus on closet organization and truly effective closet design.

For example: “The design should accommodate your belongings so that they’re visible and […]

A Custom Kid’s Closet that Can Go from Toddler to Teen

For a closet to be effective, it should accommodate the needs of the user. For a kid’s closet, this can mean anyone from a three-foot toddler to an almost six-foot teenage boy, making a “standard design” kid’s closet an impossibility! Closet design for a child’s room should consider how the closet and storage needs will […]