Elisabeth Kalbfuss

Elisabeth Kalbfuss

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...

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...

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