Elisabeth Kalbfuss

Elisabeth Kalbfuss

Rooms With a View

Rooms With a View

Photography: Ema PeterStyling: Sophie Burke, Nicole Gomes and Cosette Ramsay For one Vancouver couple, downsizing meant trading in their traditional family home of 30 years for city life: the 37th floor of a newly built high-rise condo, with...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Redesign and Remodel

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Redesign and Remodel

Photography: Mike ChajeckiStyling: Ann-Marie Favot Along with creating beautiful spaces for her clients, designer Rebecca Hay now tries to do something else with her remodelling projects – make them more sustainable. “It’s a new mission for my firm,”...

A Respectful Remodelling

A Respectful Remodelling

Photography: Matthew McMullen Styling: Charlotte Skiba The 75-year-old home that Julie Tompa Wolthausen and her husband Dan bought in west-end Halifax has needed a lot of love, attention and remodelling over the years.  It had been renovated by...

Designed And Staged

PHOTOGRAPHY: DREW HADLEYSTYLING: DENISE PALISAITIS François Séguin has an enviable commute to work: 16 steps upstairs from the loft he shares with his wife, painter Susan G. Scott, to their joint studio. Or, if he’s feeling lazy, he...

The Feeling of Folding

During the years when Mélanie Giguère worked as a fashion designer, it was her fine-arts background that inspired her colours, shapes and style. Now, as a full-time painter, it’s her history with fashion that shapes her paintings: folded...

Scandinavian Influence

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNALSTYLING: MICHELLE BERWICK Andy Hsu and Ruobing Zhang had done their homework before they started renovating the 35-year-old home in Vaughan that they had bought. The couple had spent hours looking at magazines and online, and...

Wallflowers No More

PHOTOGRAPHY: KEN HUNT For a couple of decades, wallpaper was the home-decor equivalent of the schoolyard outcast: snubbed and ignored, and spending most of its time hiding out at grandma’s house. Since then, wallpaper has had a gradual...

Breathing Space In An Urban Environment

PHOTOGRAPHY: DREW HADLEYSTYLING: DENISE PALISAITIS Few city homes can boast a backyard as large and impressive as the one at Yannick Côté’s home in the Village in downtown Montreal. Fewer still can claim that horse stables used to...

Bath Time

PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH DAGENAISSTYLING: GATLINE ARTIS Some families congregate in the kitchen, while others like to chill in the family room; then there are those who, at the end of a long day, relax and catch up with each other...

Delightfully Daring Design

Delightfully Daring Design

PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMIE ANHOLTSTYLING: MAJIDA DEVANI The best ideas for designing indoor spaces sometimes come from time spent out- doors. For Majida Devani, the creative lead at Rndsqr home builders in Calgary, that spark came on a family holiday to Japan,...

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