Home décor shoppers are thrilled that Hilary Farr has brought her collection to The Shopping Channel. We sat down with Hilary prior to her shows to get all the details on her gorgeous pieces, but also to pick her brain about interior design and style!
Q: Describe the Hilary Farr Collection you’re bringing to The Shopping Channel.
A: I wanted to design a year-round quilted duvet cover set that was gorgeous, but also functional so that it could be used during both warmer and cooler months. I’ve created an all-season coverlet that can be used with or without a duvet. It’s very elegant, very luxurious, and comes in colours that were inspired by childhood in England. The colours will work with every décor and design style.
Q: What do you think customers of The Shopping Channel will like most about your collection?
A: I think customers will love the versatility. The duvet cover set is washable and can be washed several times and will still look just as beautiful as day one. The collection is rich with texture, colour, and above all luxury that will provide a chic look!
Q: What’s your design style?
A: I love anything that carries a memory. I would say transitional and definitely eclectic - to the max!
Q: What’s the number one mistake homeowners make when decorating their homes?
A: The biggest issue with homeowners that I see is they don’t understand the importance of scale. For instance, they’ll see an over-sized sofa and love it, but when they bring it home it overwhelms the space. I think that’s one of the hardest things to understand, but it’s very important! I suggest looking at the height of your ceilings above all, that’s one of the biggest things to take into consideration.
Q: What design question do you get asked the most and how do you answer it?
A: Windows coverings are a huge concern with a lot of people, especially now with so many buildings having large windows - which are absolutely stunning! The question is how to use window coverings? A blind will solve the problem if you have a big window that doesn’t have enough wall space on either side for curtains.
Q: What’s your number one design tip?
A: Above all be true to yourself. Incorporate what you love and what makes you comfortable into the room. Don’t follow a trend simply because it’s a trend. Yes, go outside your comfort zone because otherwise you’ll get stuck in a rut. However, if you go too far against what you actually feel good in, your home won’t be a sanctuary anymore.
Q: What’s it like on the set of Love It or List It?
A: Every day is different! There are days that are very long and absolutely gruelling, but there’s an enormous amount of laughing!
Shop Hilary Farr’s Home Decor Collection at www.theShoppingChannel.com
Preparation: 5 minutes
Processing: 45 Seconds
Yield: 2 ¼ cups (540 ml)
1 ½ cups (230 g) watermelon, peeled, diced
1 kiwi, peeled, halved
1 date, pitted
1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2. Select Variable 1.
3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
4. Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
Nutritional Information per 1Cup (240 ml) Serving:
- 95 Calories
- 0g total fat
- 0g saturated fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 24g carbohydrate
- 3g fiber
- 1g protein
- 3mg sodium
- 19g sugar
Shop for the Vitamix Blender – our Today’s Showstopper, at theShoppingChannel.com
Sit back for a moment, close your eyes and imagine the most comforting retreat possible. Better yet, remember the best hotel suite you’ve ever been in or the nicest bedroom you’ve seen in a decor magazine. Now ask yourself this, “What do I love most about this space?” Was it the sent in the air, the fresh flowers, the willowy wallpaper, or the billowy bed topper? Was it the softness of the sheets, the downy comfort of the pillows, or the vibrant pattern of the bed cover? Perhaps it was a little bit of everything.
Rest assured in knowing that you can have it all! Design is in the details and the best place to start is by choosing one detail at a time. When doing so, keep the following pointers in mind:
1. Be sure to blend comfort and fashion with your own personal style.
2. Pick soft, relaxing colours for your walls so they act as a clean canvas and allow your bedding to become the artwork of the room. A neutral wall will also give you the ability to replace your bedding to match your mood or the change of seasons. With this key step you’ll become your own inner diva decorator with the flexibility to choose new “art” for your bed over and over.
3. Once your bed is the focal point of the room decorate outwards, upwards to the ceilings, and downwards to the floor with key accent pieces that are both visually appealing and highly functional.
4. Mix and marry your favourite shapes and designs with pillows, accent furniture, and most importantly lighting! Be sure to incorporate ambient lighting, accent lighting, and task lighting into your decor plan so you can read, relax, and rejuvenate with optimal lighting for each.
5. Your bedroom will always be your favourite room in the house if you move around small accents and soft furnishings every few months. This will keep your bedroom fresh and exciting!
Now all you have to do is rest your head down on the most comfortable pillow, curl up with your softest sheets and your favourite duvet or comforter and you’ll have the most restful sleeps and sweetest dreams!
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What better way to welcome spring than in style! The Shopping Channel brings you the latest looks for the season - colour filled fashions and on-trend accessories. Shop the latest spring styles today at www.theShoppingChannel.com and Springs into Style!
During the month of March viewers will want to tune in every weekend for something BIG! They can expect amazing Today’s Showstopper offers from the biggest brands as well as an all around exciting line-up of shows that shouldn’t be missed. Expect big things all month long! SHOP @ www.theShoppingChannel.com
It’s Our Birthday! We’re celebrating 26 years of Great Shopping and we have lots in store! Watch for:
- The return of your favourite guests & shows including Joan Rivers, RJ Graziano, Sylvia Kwok, Dimitri James & Lennie Feinberg to name a few.
- What better time of year than our birthday to celebrate your favourites - the Shoppies are back!
- Incredible birthday offers each and every day that you won’t want to miss!
- If that’s not enough, we have some extra excitement with our 26 A-day Giveaway! Every day for 26 days we’ll be giving away 26 prizes to 26 lucky winners. A different product is up for grabs every day from brands like Bose, Soprano Handbags, Aquaswiss, Himilayan Gems and more. To find out the daily prizes visit theshoppingchannel.com - for 26 days! We have over $50,000 in great prizes to be won all month long - don’t miss it!
There’s so much more, be sure to visit theshoppingchannel.com today for more on this exciting celebration!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and The Shopping Channel has some amazing heart melting items that we’re sure you’d LOVE to receive on February 14. Enter & “Pin” your way at a chance to win a $500 shopping spree and show yourself some love.
Create your own Valentine’s Wish Board on Pinterest and you could win! Pin your products and enter between January 14 - 28.
How to Enter:
1) Follow The Shopping Channel on Pinterest.com/ShoppingChannel
2) Build a Board titled “Be Mine This Valentine’s Day”
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It’s the beginning of 2013 and we have a great year ahead of us! A new year brings the opportunity to do the body good! Let’s get on track (or back on track!) with the RIGHT tools to create the healthiest and strongest body possible!
One of my favorite fitness sayings is, “Being uncomfortable for 30 to 60 minutes a day exercising is better than being uncomfortable your whole life”. Yes I said it; sometimes we need to get a little uncomfortable to achieve what is worthwhile. Nobody knows better than Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser about how to get us a little uncomfortable. If you LOVE to workout at home with minimal tools, I recommend Jillian’s new Body Revolution DVD set. There are 15 DVD’s to keep us inspired!
If you’re in need of new workout equipment, I suggest Fitglide! It works the whole body on a simple track and the two workout DVDs included are less than 20 minutes. Keep in mind that a one hour workout is only 4 per cent of your day; we all have time for a 20 - 30 minute workout!!
I have been a trainer for over 25 years and in my experience those who plan and have the right tools have the most success staying on track. Let me and all the amazing fitness products that are available at The Shopping Channel help you achieve your goals.
Small daily improvements lead to staggering long term results!
Join me on Friday January 11, 2013 for my Facebook Chat at www.Facebook.com/theShoppingChannel
I’m so blessed and happy to announce my return to The Shopping Channel after the birth of my fourth baby, Isaiah, who was born at the end of November. Despite sleepless nights and the sometimes exhausting feat of caring for my other children, plus nursing the baby, it is surprising even to me of my ability to bounce back after baby number four!
People often ask me, “What’s your secret?” and “How can you possibly look and feel so good such a short time after having a baby?” Honestly speaking, I give the credit to my VitaTree supplements. They help to give me the vitality I need to carry out my daily routine with work, the children and my life in general. I don’t know what I would do without my supplements! I’ve said on air numerous times that I formulated the supplements for all our viewers and my patients, but first and foremost, for myself and my family.
High quality, Whole Food Vitamins simply didn’t exist in the marketplace, without synthetic vitamins and fillers, until I created the VitaTree Nutritionals supplement line. I wanted the best for myself and my family, and that’s exactly what a large number of people can now enjoy when they take any of the VitaTree products.
I’m so excited to bring in the New Year with a great Today’s Showstopper on January 11th, our extremely popular VitaTree Fat Burner. There is no better time of year to actively pursue a healthier diet, exercise and weight loss regime than in January, just after the holiday season when most of us have overdone it with food, drinks and festivities.
The key to long-term successful weight loss includes healthy lifestyle choices, detoxification and using natural whole food nutrients that boost the metabolism and can give us vital energy to be able to exercise with increased stamina and endurance. I have formulated very effective products, namely the VitaDetox and VitaTree Fat Burner for targeted weight loss, especially belly fat, that are safe, easy to take, and do not contain harmful stimulants as most other supplements in this genre. I encourage everyone to tune in to my fun and informative shows on January 11th to learn vital health information that can be easily implemented into everyone’s lifestyle, no matter what age or level of health. If you’ve had great success as so many others with the VitaTree Formulas, please call into my shows so we can hear all about it!
This year you will also have a chance to enter our exciting new contest and win a year’s supply of VitaFruits and VitaVeggies! To enter, you must submit a suitable photo of yourself “before” and “after” using VitaTree Fat Burner along with your weight loss goal. For full contest rules, visit theShoppingChannel.com/VitaTreePhotos and shop VitaTree here.
Dr. Janine Bowring
Formulator for VitaTree Nutritionals
‘Tis the season to Celebrate & Share with those you hold dear. Take the gift of time and make it special. Whatever your holiday mood, rest assured that with your discerning taste and our holiday-know-how, you’ll soon discover something perfect!
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Gifts purchased can be returned up to January 14th - some details apply, so be sure to go online for full details.
Celebrate & Share $25,000 Giveaway
Enter our Celebrate & Share $25,000 Giveaway! Each week we’re giving away shopping sprees! Starting at $500, the weekly prize gets bigger and bigger the weeks go on! Enter every week for your chance to win!
|Weekly Prize Draw||Shopping Spree
Available to be won
| Drawing Date
| October 19 – October 25, 2012
|| October 26, 2012
| October 26 – November 1, 2012
||$1000||November 2, 2012
| November 2 – November 8, 2012
||$1250|| November 9, 2012
| November 9 – November 15, 2012
||$1750|| November 16, 2012
| November 16 – November 22, 2012
||$2250|| November 23, 2012
|November 23 – November 29, 2012||$2750|| November 30, 2012
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||$3000|| December 7, 2012
| December 7 – December 13, 2012
||$3500|| December 14, 2012
| December 14 – December 20, 2012
||$4000|| December 21, 2012
| December 21 – December 31, 2012
||$5000||January 3, 2013|