• The Houseaholic, Santa Barbara News Press

    The Houseaholic, Santa Barbara News Press

    Designing for Dad - June 2015

    On this Father's Day I can't help but reflect back on the way my dad loved to spend his day. On Father's Day (or any other day for that matter) he was happiest reclining on the couch.

    Timbers frame the owner's Mustang and Shelby Cobra car collection in this man cave...

  • Kentucky Homes & Gardens

    Kentucky Homes & Gardens

    The Great Escape: Exploring Modern Man Caves - April 2014

    Man's deep-seated desire to have a place of his very own that remains protected from the outside world may be tracked back to prehistoric roots, but modern man caves are much more than just a retreat or a place to escape the elements.

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  • Homes & Living, Vancouver Island

    Homes & Living, Vancouver Island

    Homes & Living, Vancouver Island Jun/July 2013

    The Ultimate Kitchen Issue - Touch Wood Kitchen Style: Classic Summary: Timeless and functional.

    This impressive Timber-Framed kitchen was designed with symmetry in mind.

  • Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist

    Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist

    Vancouver Sun, Times Colonist July 2012

    Interior designer Teresa Ryback has come up with a way to distil the essence of a West Coast season and put it into three paint cans.

    Spring and summer are condensed in a can each of Fog, Looks Yummy and French Grey.

    Read the full article here.

  • Westcoast Homes & Design

    Westcoast Homes & Design

    Westcoast Homes & Design Summer 2012

    Ryback is one of seven designers across Canada commissioned by Rona to identify seasonal colour palettes reflective of their region. The seven, from Victoria to Halifax, were asked to choose from 1,300-plus Rona paint shades to express the essence of where they live. Ryback was chosen to represent the West Coast.

    Read the full article here.

  • Luxury Home Quarterly Canada

    Luxury Home Quarterly Canada

    Winter 2011 - Luxury Home Quarterly Canada

    Classically Driven - tdSwansburg design studios gives a rustic timber frame home the deluxe interior treatment.

    Download full article here.

  • Boulevard Home Design Annual

    Boulevard Home Design Annual

    Boulevard Home Design Annual 2010

    Click here to read the article http://www.boulevardhome.ca

  • National Post

    National Post

    Top 18 Decorating Tips

    Decorating for the holidays is much more than decking the halls with boughs of holly. While a fully trimmed Christmas tree will be the centre of attention, here are a few ideas from designers for homeowners to decorate and brighten their homes for the The trick to setting the mood for the season is to embellish the home artfully, says Teresa Ryback, principal designer of tdSwansburg Design Studio. Her suggestions:

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  • Spectacular Homes of Western Canada

    Spectacular Homes of Western Canada

    Spectacular Homes of Western Canada

    An Exclusive Showcase of Western Canada`s Finest Designer (HARDCOVER) by LLC Panache Partners (Editor) List Price: $34.9

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  • Dream House Magazine

    Dream House Magazine

    Summer 2008 Concept Dream Home - Roof Top Terrace

    The sleek lounge styling is enhanced with the use of modern technology such as all weather Bose speakers. Durable resin wicker furniture and concrete accents give a nod towards easy maintenance. Glass encased tabletop “fire pits” and tall elegant lights add glamorous night club appeal while the abundance of potted plantings is theideal alternative to enjoy all the virtues of gardening in an urban environment.

  • Dream Home Magazine

    Dream Home Magazine

    January-February 2008 - Home Design Guide 08 – Master Suite 1

    tdSwansburg design studio was inspired by the natural beauty of Whistler. Using tactile materials such as leather wall tiles, sculpted wood furniture pieces and shag area carpet, the Master Suite is designed to stimulate all senses. The jewel tone colour palette enlivens the imagination and gives an aura of nobility. The Italian designed Caboche ceiling fixture creates its own Northern Light show with its reflective crystal orbs. A nod to mid-century furniture design lends the suite a contemporary polish.

  • Victoria Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald

    Victoria Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald

    Setting a Green Example

    If the Fairwinds Green Solutions Demonstration Home wins its category in the upcoming annual Georgie Awards, it will owe its success as much to its green initiatives as to its architectural design. “Our responsibility is to educate our clients,” says Ryback of tdSwansburg design in Victoria. “There is a huge awareness of the need for green sustainability and clients want to know their options so they can make informed choices”... Green Solutions Demonstration Home, Nanoose Bay, BC

  • Island Home & Style

    Island Home & Style

    Winter 2007/2008 - The Green Solution

    “Conscious choices were made from the beginning of the design process,” said Lorin Turner of tdSwansburg design studio, designers of the Green Solutions home. “We tried to use authentic materials such as fir, traditional stacked ledgestone, hardwood floors, slate and limestone tile. We wanted to create a warm interior that seamlessly integrated quality craftsmanship with a West Coast take on Arts & Crafts style architecture.”

  • Victoria Times Colonist

    Victoria Times Colonist

    October 01, 2007- Open House – Casablanca

    Casablanca is a memorable film from Hollywood`s golden age. Set in an exotic location, it is a classic filled with romance, adventure and enduring appeal. A designer`s inspiration. The home's exterior has a Mediterranean feel and classic arched details were carried through to the interior space, insinuating a Moroccan theme. With its breathtaking ocean views the home was built to stand the test of time, both in its construction and its design....

  • Homes & Living Magazine

    Homes & Living Magazine

    October 01, 2007- Open House – Casablanca

    Casablanca is a memorable film from Hollywood`s golden age. Set in an exotic location, it is a classic filled with romance, adventure and enduring appeal. A designer`s inspiration. The home's exterior has a Mediterranean feel and classic arched details were carried through to the interior space, insinuating a Moroccan theme. With its breathtaking ocean views the home was built to stand the test of time, both in its construction and its design....

  • View Magazine: the Art of Living Well

    View Magazine: the Art of Living Well

    October 2007- Win`Fall Lottery Home

    Imagine stunning scenery, panoramic views, the fresh fragrance of ocean from your master bedroom deck and 5,000 square feet of heaven on earth, all for $100. From the fully equipped gym, hot tub, bar and wine cellar on the lower floor to the chef's kitchen with granite and marble counter tops to the master bedroom with spa style ensuite and 180 degree ocean view, our Grand Prize home has something for everyone...

  • Dream House Magazine

    Dream House Magazine

    October 2007 - Small House Big Living

    This builder lives up to his name. Creating this dream house for his young family meant coming up with a “solution” to build successfully on a small lot. For many who consider downsizing their dwelling, the options are generally limited to condominium living and the accompanying reality of adjusting to less square footage...

  • Form & Function

    Form & Function

    September 2007 - form + function + cutting edge

    Distinct West Coast landscapes with a population with an independent streak-everyone from '60s back-to-the-landers to top-flight architects like Arthur Erickson- have produced innovative home design here in B.C. All over the province there is an interest not just in building smarter for ecological reasons but building different, sometimes just for the fun of it. With a different take on prefabrication is Yurtco, which draws inspiration from homes Mongolian nomads have made portable for millennia. Yurtco's edge in the market is that rather than two-by-fours, their yurts are built of ecologically harvested lodgepole pine beams and latticework of Douglas Fir. The walls are space age vinyl...

  • Vancouver Sun

    Vancouver Sun

    October 2006-The Urge to Yurt

    Once you get past the name and who can`t help but smile at the word yurt you come to respect its genius as a portable dwelling virtually unchanged over thousands of years. Like its domestic peers the igloo, the tepee, the Bedouin tent a yurt instantly conjures images of proud, nomadic self-sustaining cultures, in this case in far away places like Mongolia and Siberia, living peacefully off the land. If you`d like a taste of ancient history 21st-century-style, wander down to the BC Home and Garden Show where one of Yurtco`s models has been fitted out by designer Teresa Ryback of tdSwansburg Design Studio in Burnaby...

  • Vancouver The Province

    Vancouver The Province

    2005-02-01 This Prize Home's a Real Pleaser

    The home décor mavens who did this one up are the kind who put the spectacle in pectacular, so to speak. And why not? A prize home should look like a prize home, whether or not you can actually envision yourself reading the daily newspaper on those off-white cushion bestrewn living room sofas. Or figure out where to put your razor on the lovely but unforgiving curves of that designer soaker tub.

  • BC Homes

    BC Homes

    Jan 2003 - Kitchens: Great Looks, Low Cost Ideas

    British Columbia Kitchen designers who have captured Georgie Awards for a great look at a low cost say it is possible to make a high-end kitchen fit a small-end budget. “The idea is to gain a balance with the kitchen and the home,” said Teresa Swansburg, of TD Swansburg Design Studio, Burnaby, who captured a Gold Georgie in 2002 for her work on a kitchen priced at less than $30,000 for Genex Developments Ltd., “it has to be comfortable to work in.” Swansburg urged homeowners to go with a “strong, simple, timeless design.” She added that today`s high-ceiling kitchens should steer homeowners toward custom made cabinets that reach right up to the ceiling rather than “leaving a lot of empty space, Higher cabinets don`t cost that much more”.

  • Builder/Architect

    Builder/Architect

    2002 Building on Tradition

    Imaginative, ingenious, even whimsical, Genex custom homes are like no other. The Success of Genex homes is based on good relationships with suppliers, and designers. Often these people work with Genex to satisfy a client's request for custom features not normally found in single family construction.“We`re sourcing products and designs for high-end custom dream homes, we are exposed to a broad range of imported specialty items, elaborate interior furnishings, and a variety of architectural details. This puts us on the forefront of market trends when it comes to developing design concepts for our multifamily projects.”

  • Greater Vancouver Home Improvement Guide

    Greater Vancouver Home Improvement Guide

    June 2002 - Summertime Decorating Trends

    Lighten Up! Go light, bright and airy. Say farewell to dark, knobby fabrics and hello to sheers, crisp whites, warm yellows, and fresh flowers. Bring the outdoors in and seriously de-clutter your living space. That's the word from top designers when it comes to this year`s summertime decorating trends. Teresa Swansburg, owner of TD Swansburg Design Studios, agrees. “There are some really exciting fabrics coming on the market,” she says. “We`re seeing textured linens, sheers with embroidery, and quilted silks. Silk is a very complex material that creates a great sense of opulence. People are spending more time in their homes. So they`re willing to take that extra step to achieve a sense of comfort and luxury.”

  • Island Home & Style

    Island Home & Style

    Winter 2007/2008 - The Green Solution

    “Conscious choices were made from the beginning of the design process,” said Lorin Turner of tdSwansburg design studio, designers of the Green Solutions home. “We tried to use authentic materials such as fir, traditional stacked ledgestone, hardwood floors, slate and limestone tile. We wanted to create a warm interior that seamlessly integrated quality craftsmanship with a West Coast take on Arts & Crafts style architecture.”

  • Homes & Living Magazine

    Homes & Living Magazine

    October 2007 - Open House - Casablanca

    Casablanca is a memorable film from Hollywood's golden age. Set in an exotic location, it is a classic filled with romance, adventure and enduring appeal. A designer's inspiration. The home's exterior has a Mediterranean feel and classic arched details were carried through to the interior space, insinuating a Moroccan theme. With its breathtaking ocean views the home was built to stand the test of time, both in its construction and its design...

  • Business Vancouver Island

    Business Vancouver Island

    March 2008 – Home Makeovers Popular

    People aren’t buying and remodeling their homes so much for resale any more, says Lorin Turner of tdSwansburg design studio in Victoria. Today people are remodeling for the long term. They want to age in their homes. They want them to be accessible and they also want them to look beautiful.