Cheryl Cornacchia

Cheryl Cornacchia

Modernizing the Modern

Modernizing the Modern

Photography: Joel KlassenStyling: Alykhan Velji, Katie Mooney and Alison Connor Jody McGinn and her husband Troy knew that when it came time to renovate, they would want a new eat-in kitchen, more storage, a new home office and...

The Perfect Potager

The Perfect Potager

Photography: Tatiana Povereny The homeowner opted for a potager with raised container beds after several years of watching groundhogs devour the vegetables she grew. The garden boxes are 26 and 30 inches tall—just high enough to keep the...

Sun, Sand and Sea

Sun, Sand and Sea

Photography: Nicole Franzen The 1970s ranch-style home had a modest beginning as a summer getaway. However, after a major renovation, the four-bedroom bungalow in the Long Island community of Montauk is now a luxury rental—and a showcase for...

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...

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