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Designing your new home is an exciting and rewarding experience, but decorating even the smallest room can be daunting. Where do you start? Which colours and finishes work well together? How do you ensure flow between rooms? Vaughan-based Empire Communities has partnered with HGTV design expert Andrew Pike to answer these questions and more in a new series that inspires homeowners to live beautifully in a space that reflects their style.


Pike is the founder and principal designer at Andrew Pike Interiors Inc., a resident Décor Expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and has appeared on several HGTV programs, including Design Superstar Challenge and Rooms that Rock.

“After years of working with Empire, I feel confident I understand what their homeowners are looking for, and hope to inspire with both functional and sophisticated design,” says Pike. “My partnership with Empire has resulted in some truly amazing projects, and I believe this one is one of our best yet.”

In the eight-episode Love Design, Live Empire video series, the renowned interior designer takes viewers through five new model homes at Empire’s Riverland development. Located in the picturesque town of Breslau, Ontario, the master-planned community will be home to an abundance of green space, parks and local amenities, including a new community centre. The exquisite collection of home designs consists of townhomes and singles on 27’, 34’ and 42’ lots.


With the beautifully-designed homes as a backdrop, viewers will gain access to new content each week, including helpful style guides and valuable tips and advice on design trends and budgeting.

“We know how stressful and overwhelming decorating one room can be – let alone an entire newly built home – so partnering with Andrew Pike to create beautiful inspiration for homeowners and guide them through the design process of their dream home is something we are very excited about,” says Sue MacKay, Vice President of Marketing at Empire Communities. “By working with Andrew to create five very different, yet viable design styles, we’ve made sure that there’s something for everyone.”


To subscribe to the Love Design, Live Empire video series, visit lovedesignliveempire.com and take the Design Quiz to identify your design personality.


For more information on Empire Riverland, register online at empirecommunities.com/riverland.

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