Karen Seidman

Karen Seidman

Awkward No More

PHOTOGRAPHY: LAUREN MILLERSTYLING: ALANA FLETCHER AND LUCAS ALVES For an interior designer, turning an awkward or cumbersome feature in a house into a highlight that becomes a defining element is a huge achievement. And that is exactly what...

Space Saver

PHOTOGRAPHY: LISA PETROLESTYLING: ASHLEY BARREY AND KIRSTEN MARSHALL Turning a small victorian cabbagetown house, with a floor plan that could best be described as a rabbit warren, into an open-concept home with a functional chef’s kitchen required some ingenuity...

Cool, Calm, Contemporary and Cohesive

Cool, Calm, Contemporary and Cohesive

PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANI BUCHMAN The wall-hung cabinetry creates a light, contemporary aesthetic, according to designer Sara Bederman. The custom-made mirror and shelf combination is flanked by a linear lighting fixture from Cedar and Moss in Oregon.  Visitors are swept...

In Living Colour

In Living Colour

PHOTOGRAPHY: Felix Michaud There was one thing that hip hop singer Gabriel L. B. Malenfant knew for sure when he set out to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a café in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood: It wasn’t...

Bright, Functional And Family-Friendly

Bright, Functional And Family-Friendly

PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT NORSWORTHY The white oak oiled floors, in a herringbone pattern, are a traditional touch in this contemporary kitchen. “When you use minimal materials, varying the pattern is nice to do,” says architect and designer Wanda Ely. ...

Green Is Beautiful

Green Is Beautiful

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHERYL SILSBE     Lindsay Brommeland and her husband, Todd Homan, describe themselves as modern-day hippies: they are vegetarians, urban beekeepers and have a focus on edible landscaping around their new home in downtown Edmonton. So it was only...

A Taste For Atypical Things

A Taste For Atypical Things

PHOTOGRAPHY: LISA PETROLESTYLING: LISA LEV Large windows contribute to a feeling of openness in the bright and functional space. The yellow pendant lights are an example of the sunny accent colour used throughout the home.  Designer Lisa Lev...

Something Completely Different

Something Completely Different

This exquisite modern home was born out of tragedy after a fire destroyed much of the interior of the traditional Tudor-style structure. While the facade of the house was salvaged, much of the interior was burned and the...

From Cramped to Contemporary

From Cramped to Contemporary

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNAL Tucked away on a nice street in the Moore Park area of Toronto, this circa 1915 house was dated and dysfunctional when interior designer Kate Zeidler first saw it. It lacked light and was inconveniently...

Courses In The Kitchen

Courses In The Kitchen

Pizza isn’t just dough slathered in tomato sauce and cheese at the new Faema Culinary Academy in Toronto. It’s an art. A science, in fact, which requires studying and perfecting – and that is the goal of the...

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