"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

Name: Marie-Claude and Martin and 7-year-old Romane
Location: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce — Montréal, Québec
Size: 1,400 square feet
Years lived in: 8.5 years; Owned

At the age of 17, Marie-Claude went to Venice, Italy on an exchange to study art and sculpture. This experience changed the way she saw the world around her and deepened her appreciation for art and design. Marie-Claude is a interior design fanatic, and it's no surprise that the trade runs in her extended family. A journalist by profession, she spends much of her free time designing (and re-designing!) the space that she shares with her partner, Martin, and daughter, Romane.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.