Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

Word Stylist: creating couture copy as copywriter, journalist and translator.

A Window on Luxury

A Window on Luxury

Photography: Gillian Jackson and Maxime BockenStyling: Tara Finlay The contemporary-style black-steel-framed windows contrast with the more traditional red-brick exterior walls. Corten (weathering) steel on the house’s facade provides a warm architectural accent. Windows: Kingshore Windows. Few suburban homes...

The Colours of Joy

The Colours of Joy

The pandemic has had some positive side effects, among them acts of generosity and creativity. And it is these two impulses that have long guided the work of Montreal artist Lynda Goldman. “Before I start a painting, I...

Community Spirit In A Residential Garden

Community Spirit In A Residential Garden

Photography: Joshua Lawrence A rich mix of natural materials leads the eye to the home’s front door. Although designed pre-pandemic, the front garden layout provides ample opportunity to interact with the neighbours while maintaining physical distance. Contemporary-Style landscaping...

Harmony Through Holistic Design

Harmony Through Holistic Design

Photography: Kiely Ramos Seeing things in black and white usually means having a stark outlook on life. But though that colour scheme informs the design of this newly built four-bedroom home in North Toronto, the result is surprisingly...

Come for a bite, stay for the architecture

Come for a bite, stay for the architecture

Photography: Sid Lee Architecture Picture yourself at one of  Montreal's many foodie hotspots and the term “beer garden” probably does not spring to mind. Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten might change that. Officially opened in January, 2020, the...

Respectful Update

PHOTOGRAPHY: JEAN-FRANCOIS GRÉGOIRE The 1970s — the decade that brought us split levels, large windows and great flow — are having a moment in home design. These qualities and more are found in this six-bedroom home of that...

Shedding New Light on Urban Development

An ambitious three-phase real estate development project called Quartier des Lumières has been awarded “Three Stars Fitwel Community” certification. It was bestowed by the Center for Active Design in New York which sets standards for excellence in urban...

The Superhero in the Garage

They are the trusty workhorses usually stabled nearby: lawn mowers, string trimmers, generators, snow throwers and the like. But outdoor power equipment just might be the ultimate unsung heroes.  According to the folks at The Outdoor Power Equipment...

Chalk it Up to Style

Longing to get with the textured wall trend? Wallpaper or stucco are not your only options. Chalk Paint® can create some special effects, says its inventor. Plaster effect wall painted with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Scandinavian Pink...

In the Mood for Wallpaper

In the Mood for Wallpaper

In 2020, two of the previous year’s hottest trends — oversized florals with dark backgrounds, and statement wallpaper styles — are pairing up to create spectacular design statements. That’s according to Wallsauce, a popular UK-based company providing bespoke...

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