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As editor of East Coast Living, I ensure every story does two things: highlight DIY projects our readers can try at home and introduce an Atlantic Canadian homeowner with a unique outlook.

Interviewing the Bodens should have been quick and easy, but Helen was so engaging I stuck around for more than a few cups of tea. The condo, in a renovated convent, is packed with décor that doubles as personal mementos, including a potted tree the husband Alan carried across Montreal in a snowstorm to surprise Helen with before they married.

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