Elisabeth Kalbfuss

Elisabeth Kalbfuss

The Lure Of The Horizon

The Lure Of The Horizon

Gordon Pym was walking down a street in Westmount, Quebec one day when he stopped at an art gallery, transfixed by the landscapes he saw inside. “They blew me away,” he says of the paintings by artist David...

Outside In

Outside In

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAXIME BROUILLET STYLING: LAURENT GUEZ Laurent Guez used to get strange reactions when he told people his pet name for the country home he designed and built in Abercorn, Quebec. On the plans and in conversation he...

From Hodgepodge   To Happy Home

From Hodgepodge   To Happy Home

PHOTOGRAPHY: JOEL KLASSEN STYLING: KATIE NELSON The home that the Slemko family bought was ready for an upgrade. While it was clear that it had been lovingly cared for by the previous owners, there was damage from a...

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Laura Nezri didn’t know exactly what kind of business she wanted to start, but she did know she wanted it to add enjoyment to people’s homes and that it should strive to be what she calls “authentic.” “Home...

Narrow Space / Wide Impact

Narrow Space / Wide Impact

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAXIME BROUILLET Nelson De Sousa’s new family home in Montreal’s Plateau Mont Royal district started out as extra parking space. For a few years he lived right next door to it, in a small old house he...

Sustainably Luxurious

Sustainably Luxurious

PHOTOGRAPHY: GILLIAN JACKSON Homeowner Eve Claxton designed the four-season room to be a great place to entertain, and spends most of her time there. The furniture is from Restoration Hardware, the lighting from the visual comfort series by...

Redesigned, Repurposed, Redone

Redesigned, Repurposed, Redone

PHOTOGRAPHY: RAPHAËL THIBODEAU STYLING: VALÉRIE GILBERT It's a tired old cliché , but there are times when doing less really can look like you did more. Called in to renovate a ground floor condo in a 1908 triplex,...

Zero-Waste Retail

Zero-Waste Retail

Sia Veeramani and her husband have a tradition around New Year’s: they do a big clean-up and take out the trash – all the trash they’ve accumulated over the previous 12 months. This year, it fit into one...

Small Addition;  Huge Improvement

Small Addition; Huge Improvement

PHOTOGRAPHY: LISA PETROLESTYLING: NATALIE VENALAINEN  The island is on Kristi’s list of favourite elements about the renovation and she describes it as “functional, practical, with space for display.” It was a small addition to the back of the house –...

Go For The Gold

Go For The Gold

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNALSTYLING: SHIVA KHALILNIA, GRECIA GALLO AND CINTYA CASTELLANOS The cabinets are made of smoked eucalyptus, with a glossy finish by Neff Living. The countertops and backsplash are Blue Roma quartzite. The kitchen table is glass, with...

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