Phillipa Rispin

Phillipa Rispin

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...

Singin’ The [Happy] Blues

Singin’ The [Happy] Blues

PHOTOGRAPHY: VALERIE WILCOXSTYLING: LAURA GOARD Leslie Ray wanted a white kitchen. “I wanted something bright and light,” she says. But she wasn’t going to get it with this kitchen in the state it was in when she and...

With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends

PHOTOGRAPHY and STYLING: LAURA TONOPA Janelle Scalise and Laura Tonopa became friends after living parallel lives in childhood. Although they grew up in the same community – Virden, Manitoba – and attended the same school, before moving to...

Designing Duo

Designing Duo

PHOTOGRAPHY: KASSANDRA ARBOURSTYLING: VANESSA FERRO and HALI GALLERNO The home’s traditional exterior dictated the decor. The kitchen, spacious at 17.5 feet by 15 feet (excluding the breakfast area), boasts 10-foot-high ceilings. The walls are covered with minutely patterned...

Considering All The Angles

Considering All The Angles

PHOTOGRAPHY: AMANDA OSTER Interior designer Karin Bohn had an intriguing problem. Her company, House of Bohn, was tasked with renovating this 25-year-old home in Surrey’s Morgan Creek district, and the problem presented itself as soon as the front...

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