Cheryl Cornacchia

Cheryl Cornacchia

Retirement Home

Retirement Home

A lower-floor duplex unit in Montreal’s lively Plateau Mont Royal borough recently underwent a major renovation when its owner, a woman who had bought the property 30 years ago, retired and decided she wanted to enjoy her home...

Inside Out

Inside Out

Bringing the comfort of the indoors outside is by no means a new decor trend. However, advances in motorization technology and in new fabrics for outdoor carpets, draperies, furniture and accessories are making outdoor-living spaces more comfortable –...

A Grand Garden in Suburbia

A Grand Garden in Suburbia

Photography: Tatiana Povereny In addition to multiple shades of green, interesting foliage shapes and textures add depth and interest to this predominantly shady garden. Simple straight-angle stone paths give it a classic style.  Grand gardens can come in...

The Best Use of Space

The Best Use of Space

The small, narrow kitchen punches above its size now that it has been elongated and made more functional. A small house usually means a small kitchen. The owners of a compact three-bedroom cottage in Lorraine, northeast of Montreal,...

Bright Retreat

Bright Retreat

Photography: Patrick BillerStyling: Stephanie Houghton Bohemian prints in blue, pink and yellow-gold bring colour into the bedroom and give the space an almost-Indian vibe, something the homeowners requested. Two fluffy duvets—one from Restoration Hardware, the other from Urban...

Doing it Themselves

Doing it Themselves

Photography: Jean BlaisStyling; Jean MonetFloral arrangements:Le Marché aux Fleurs du Village Marina Bibikova loves to play with light, textures and colours. She works as a design manager with her husband Dominic Parasuco, division director for the private label...

Aging in Place

Aging in Place

The first big decision that Tom Moos and his wife Shoshanah made was to renovate and add an extension to their mid-town home in Toronto’s Lawrence Manor neighbourhood. The second and even bigger decision was to tailor the...

Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up

Photography: Lauren MillerStyling: Ashley Montgomery Choosing the right designer to redesign and decorate their three-storey home in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood was easy for Tom Cheung and Blair Myers. The couple had been following Ashley Montgomery on Instagram and...

Black and White and Elegant All Over

Black and White and Elegant All Over

Photography: Ema PeterStyling: Jamie Deck The North Vancouver home’s red-brick exterior underwent a black-and-white makeover to match the urban vibe of the home’s black-and-white interior. Just the right combination of white and black walls, custom millwork and well-chosen...

Light, Bright, White

Light, Bright, White

Photography: Ema Peters Simple but functional furnishings keep this small Kitsilano Beach condo feeling bright and  spacious. The open-shelved white metal buffet makes it easy to set the oak dining table, which extends to seat 10. Pendant light:...

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