Elisabeth Kalbfuss

Elisabeth Kalbfuss

Traditional and Family-Friendly

Traditional and Family-Friendly

Photography: Virginia MacDonaldStyling: Emily Griffin Everyone in the family plays piano, says designer Emily Griffin, so the instrument is the focal point in the front room. The walls were hand-painted by Robert Sangster both here and in the...

A Labour of Love

A Labour of Love

Photography: Drew HadleyStyling: Jean MonetFloral arrangements: Le marché aux fleurs du village It was a January evening when a Boucherville, Quebec man went for a stroll and decided that the rundown, traditional Québécois-style home by the river was in...

Lines of Communication

Lines of Communication

Sasha Rogers starts each blank canvas with a horizontal line across the middle and spends a lot of time getting that centre space just right. “I love dualities,” the artist says. “You put in that line and have...

Nature in an Urban Neighbourhood

Nature in an Urban Neighbourhood

Photography and Styling: Azen and Kevin Bongard Homeowner/designer Azen Bongard chose a light concrete board to surround the fireplace in the living/family room. “Because the house is concrete, we wanted to honour that in some of the decorative...

Large Storage in Small Rooms

Large Storage in Small Rooms

Closet Envy: That feeling you get when you stare at photos of sumptuous, perfectly organized walk-in closets larger than your bedroom, then look back at the crammed cubbyhole you stuff your clothes into.   For every newly built...

The Vastness of Tiny Things

The Vastness of Tiny Things

Exuberant, Malpeque in room Debbie Brady is passionate about oysters. It’s not their taste or texture—in fact, she never eats them. It’s the beauty she finds in their shells: the lines, unexpected shadows and shades of colour that...

Swing by for Dinner

Swing by for Dinner

Photography and Styling: Azen and Kevin Bongard Designers Azen and Kevin Bongard opted for Scavolini cabinets, with features such as built-in cutouts for cooking accessories and lighting that snaps on when the doors and drawers are opened. The...

Don’t Move! Renovate Instead

Don’t Move! Renovate Instead

Photography: Larry ArnalStyling: Yvonne Whelan To move or to renovate? Like many families, Noele Wrycraft and husband Brad Warren started house-hunting when the home in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood that they’d lived in for 20 years became tired and...

Home Work

Home Work

Lenny Di Palma describes working from home during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as a game of musical chairs. He and his wife tried setting up work spaces in different parts of their home—in one of...

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...

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