Phillipa Rispin

Phillipa Rispin

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...

Starting From Scratch

Starting From Scratch

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN PERRY STYLING: NEGAR REIHANI A glamorous pendant light and original artwork serve to delineate the dining area from the kitchen and the TV room. Light: LH Imports; furniture: Suquet; artwork: Sunny Days...

A Suite Of One’s Own

A Suite Of One’s Own

PHOTOGRAPHY: VALERIE WILCOX STYLING: NATALIE VENALAINEN Life in the city usually means living in proximity – often very close proximity – to one's neighbours. If you need more space but like your home and don’t want to move,...

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

t's time to think about landscaping. The snow is disappearing, and soon your garden will be revealed in all its . . . dullness? One way to add interest is through hardscaping. Nowadays, this can be achieved with...