Phillipa Rispin

Phillipa Rispin

A Meeting Of Minds

A Meeting Of Minds

PHOTOGRAPHY: DARKO SIKMANSTYLING: LAURA AGNEW AND VANJA SANTIC Over the years, a designer develops a network of preferred suppliers: businesses and people who can be counted on to deliver the goods and services necessary to complete a project....

Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

PHOTOGRAPHY: KIM JEFFERYSTYLING: SYLVIA PORTER Here’s an unusual dilemma: people not needing a larger home and not looking to downsize, finding a place that’s modest by Canadian standards, and wondering “How are we going to fill this?” The...

Context Counts

Context Counts

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAXIME BROUILLET Take a quick glance at this home as you drive along the road following the shoreline of Lac St-Pierre in the Mauricie region. It probably registers as similar to the other homes lining the road....

No Competition With Mother Nature

No Competition With Mother Nature

PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFF McNEILL “Grass, concrete slabs, and a pool” is how Doug Glancy, owner of Kiva Architectural Design of Fonthill, Ontario, succinctly describes his first view of this backyard. His clients and their guests enjoyed alfresco dining against...

From staid Victorian to cheery contemporary

From staid Victorian to cheery contemporary

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANGUS McRITCHIE On the outside, this Westmount home is a demure Victorian, clad in sober attire. But open the front door, and the mood changes radically. An open-plan ground floor and a rainbow of colour throughout the...

From The Outside In

From The Outside In

PHOTOGRAPHY: DUY NGUYEN STYLING: JILLIAN FRITZ Most people renovate a house and then turn their attention to the surrounding landscape. The owners of this home in Port Moody, however, did it the other way around. They had initially...

A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear

It was a former retirement home, a quadruplex on a block of similar buildings in NDG, most of which were in better repair. But Endrée Villeneuve of Vision enVert knew it could be turned into something special, four...

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