Phillipa Rispin

Phillipa Rispin

From Zero To Wow In Five Days

From Zero To Wow In Five Days

PHOTOGRAPHY and STYLING: ANA COLE The opportunity for a designer to choose, almost literally, every item in a house – from furnishings to tea towels – is rare. But that was the assignment that designer Ana Cole was...

Happy Colours

Happy Colours

PHOTOGRAPHY: PRASHANT BHAT The two combined apartments are home to three generations of one family: the paterfamilias, his son, and the son’s wife and two daughters. In the son’s office, an artificial turf floor offers a vibrant contrast...

Something To Crow About

Something To Crow About

PHOTOGRAPHY: TRACEY AYTONSTYLING: TANYA McLEAN AND NICHOLE SKLADAN About three-quarters of a century ago, this East Vancouver house was one of many built for veterans returning from the Second World War. The interior had been remodelled since then,...

Timeless Style, Immediate Impact

Timeless Style, Immediate Impact

PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFF McNEILL “IT’S A STORY OF SCALE, but still a story of design,” says landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of this property in the Bridle Path neighbourhood. Shaped like an uneven trapezoid, the two-acre property has a large...

Entertainment Tonight At Home

Entertainment Tonight At Home

PHOTOGRAPHY: GILLIAN JACKSONSTYLING: VANESSA SUPPA Cheryl Hickey is really just a homebody. Sure, she gets to interview the glitterati in her glamorous job as host of ET Canada, but home and family are important to her. It’s something...

Full Steam Ahead

Full Steam Ahead

PHOTOGRAPHY: LORI ANDREWSSTYLING: ELENA DEL BUCCHIA Aly Sumar travels – a lot. This hard-working banker has had the opportunity to stay in top-quality hotels, and he wanted similar low-key luxury in his new home in the Altadore neighbourhood...

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...

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