Hilary Farr
Hilary Farr, best known for her role as the tough-love designer and co-host of the Gemini-nominated show Love it or List it. A design sensation and expert who is credited as the first to “stage” properties for sale in Toronto, Farr understands the home design industry top to bottom with a knack for anticipating industry trends, a signature aesthetic and her larger-than-life personality. Love it or List it airs on W Network and in the United States on HGTV US. Farr is president of Hilary Farr Design, a thriving interior design business for private clients she founded more than 15 years ago. As a designer, Farr prides herself on her ability to relate to clients to design homes that combine timeless glamour and functionality. Farr grew up in, London, England, and travelled extensively before settling in Toronto. She has lived in Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles, California, and New York, honing her talent and skills working on properties in varied cosmopolitan cities. Farr continues to work on both sides of the border.

Entries by Hilary Farr

A Beginner's Guide To 'Glamping' (Camping in Style)

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 4:41 PM

Many families are planning summer vacations and in Canada, camping is a very popular way to spend those long summer nights! My camping experiences have been miserable. Beginning with my mother sending us off for summer camping with Forest School Camps. I swear the tents were WW1 army surplus. Heavy,...

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No One Does Easter Like NYC

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 11:23 PM

Jews have brought out the Seder plate and the story of Passover is told around the Seder table around the world in every language. And now as Passover ends, Easter begins with church services bringing gravitas to the sometimes gaudy celebrations.

I have always loved Manhattan, the bright lights,...

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Saving Relationships, One Movie at a Time!

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 2:39 PM

It's been a couple of weeks since Valentine's Day. The chocolates are all on clearance, flower shops are counting their profits and in most cases the sweet nothings and romantic gestures have become all but non-existent. To add to that, this Polar Vortex has come and gone and recently, back...

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To Faux or Not to Faux?

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Thinking I've made a great new friend, I accept an invitation to dinner at their house. Shock and awe -- or shock and fright -- a giant moose head is mounted above the fireplace and a pair of huge antler light fixtures over the dining room table. Appetite successfully killed...

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The Ups and Downs of Design in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 10:37 PM

2013 has been quite a year! As many of us are resting (or recovering) from New Year's celebrations, we often take these next few days to make resolutions, reflect on the year gone by and establish hopes and dreams for the coming year.

As with any reflection, we look...

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The 12 Trees of Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 10:57 AM

This is the season to get into the holiday spirit; and if a Jewish girl can do it, so can you! When my, British-Church of England mother married my, Canadian-Jewish Father, the deal was that she would embrace Judaism, but wouldn't give up her Christmas tree. So, I grew up with...

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Tweed Will Never Die!

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 4:56 PM

I love fashion and I love interior design. There are times when the two worlds collide but more often than not, they go side by side in tandem. What influences each is a mystery, but I believe sometimes there is a perfect storm where we look back to archives searching...

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10 Signs You're Suffering From the End of Summer Blues

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 12:20 PM

That's right! It's that time of year. Fall is here! Which is nice and pretty for some, But you know what's coming next! We often find ourselves in full denial and so you ignore it, deny it and in just like that the snow is falling. But not to worry...

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When You Love the Library, You Never Stop Learning

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 12:19 PM

Students, school's back from summer, and the time has come to sit in classrooms across the country and learn things that will matter in your life and so much that will be totally irrelevant. It's not easy being a student today. The pressure is on to succeed.

You need...

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Living it Up for Two Weeks in Portugal [PHOTOS]

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 10:30 AM

I just got back from two weeks in Portugal's Algarve.

So, how did it feel to take a vacation in a country that is suffering so badly in the Euro zone meltdown and is basically broke?

Slightly weird, is the answer. Portugal's financial crisis began as...

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