Phillipa Rispin

Phillipa Rispin

Mid-Century Modernization

Mid-Century Modernization

Photography: Jody BeckStyling: Carey Salvador Mid-Century modern architecture is having a moment, and this home in Saanich, B.C., shows that thoughtful updates can respect the aesthetic without slavishly copying it. They also ensure that the design suits the...

Stirring Up An Emotional Response

Frank Lipari is a late bloomer. That’s not to say that, in his 60th year, he hasn’t had a full family life or a productive career, but it’s only recently that he has devoted himself full-time to his...

Black And White And Green All Over

Black And White And Green All Over

PHOTOGRAPHY: BRANDON BARRÉSTYLING: LISA AIKEN When styling an outdoor “room,” treat it almost as you would an indoor room with similar function. That’s the advice Lisa Aiken, owner of design company Terra Firma, gives her clients. “When I...

Street Meets Chic On The  			 41st Floor

Street Meets Chic On The 41st Floor

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNAL STYLING: IMAN LALJI Street and chic – two interior design aesthetics that are not often wed. Throw in regal as well and you’ve got the design challenge facing Iman Lalji in this two-bedroom hotel-condominium apartment....

A Blessing In Disguise

A Blessing In Disguise

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNAL STYLING: IMAN LALJI Designer Iman Lalji describes the aesthetic in her home, which is also her showroom, as “modern luxury with a hint of tribe.” In the living room, she built out a wall to...

A Window on Windows (And Doors)

A Window on Windows (And Doors)

Curb appeal – it conveys that a home looks attractive on the outside. Windows and doors are a significant element in curb appeal, in terms of both style and condition.  First impressions are important; however, long-lasting looks and...

Mix And Match

Mix And Match

PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANI BUCHMAN STYLING: ALI BUDD In the living room, the pale floor, sofa, coffee table and soft furnishings are contrasted against the intense dark blue of the walls and built-ins. All millwork: Watchtower Interiors. There’s an old...

Working At Home

Working At Home

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNALSTYLING: YVONNE WHELAN The home already had dark-stained wood floors upstairs and cream-colored travertine on the ground floor, which means that “you really can bring in any accent colours you want,” says Yvonne. In the family...

Harmony In Life And Landscape

Harmony In Life And Landscape

PHOTOGRAPHY: CORY STEVENS The view from the street offers a hint of the lushness inside the garden, beyond the hedge of Irish yew. Frank Austrian pines (Pinus nigra ‘Frank’) terminate rows of rhododendrons along the walls. White roses,...

Rethinking Renovations

Rethinking Renovations

Renovation begins with demolition and responsible management of the waste stream. On this Greening Homes project, 87 per cent of the project waste was diverted from landfill. Photo: Craig Williams Christopher Phillips has a master’s degree in philosophy...

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