Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

Word Stylist: creating couture copy as copywriter, journalist and translator.
No Limits

No Limits

PHOTOGRAPHY: YOUNES BOUNHAR Plans to remodel this galley kitchen in a downtown Toronto townhouse literally hit a wall – a concrete one. But while they were willing to compromise, the new owners weren’t about to sacrifice style, says...

An  Outdoor Space For  Family Fun

An Outdoor Space For Family Fun

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNALSTYLING: JILL SCHWARTZENTRUBER It’s a case of family up front, party in the back for the owners of this newly built home in The Beaches area of Toronto. They happily ignore the unwritten rule about front...

Tinkering With A Townhouse’s Design

Tinkering With A Townhouse’s Design

PHOTOGRAPHY: PAUL GRDINASTYLING: CRAIG CHEVALIER THE BLUEPRINTS FOR MANY of Vancouver’s largest mansions bear both his signature and distinctive contemporary design stamp. But when it comes to his own home, it’s all about townhouse living for residential designer...

Upsizing Rather Than Downsizing

Upsizing Rather Than Downsizing

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN PERRYSTYLING: NEGAR REIHANI They were retired, but downsizing was not an option for the owners of this North Vancouver three-storey home. There would be no two-bedroom condo for them.  They commissioned a new single-family house with...

Creating The WOW Effect In A Low-key Garden Design

Creating The WOW Effect In A Low-key Garden Design

PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFF McNEILL The understated and classically contemporary exterior of this newly built bungalow shows a certain Frank Lloyd Wright influence. Like those designed by that pioneer of organic architecture, the home appears to be at one with...

Virtual Design

Virtual Design

A virtual-grid shower door may sound ephemeral, but it marks a very real innovation, says Samantha Bock, marketing director at Fleurco, a Montreal-based company that has designed and made shower doors for more than 50 years. “Our new...

The Perfect Family Space

The Perfect Family Space

PHOTOGRAPHY: GUILLERMO CASTROSTYLING: KORINA KHAMIS Subtle touches add high impact. To soften the strong linear elements, designer Korina Khamis added oversized, gracefully curved pendant lights and faucet. Chrome pendant lights: Royaume Luminaire; faucet: Riobel; counter stools: Elite Living;...

The Right Fit

The Right Fit

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNALSTYLING: SVETLANA TRYASKINA A storage ottoman doubles as a coffee table and tucks neatly away when not in use. Ottoman: Estee Design, fabricated by Gresham House Furniture; rug: Weaver and Loom. The renovation of this seven-year-old...

A Clean Slate

A Clean Slate

PHOTOGRAPHY: JANIS NICOLAYSTYLING: ERICA SCHMIDT and IVAN QUINTANA The vibrant blue in the New Orleans street scene, painted by artist Vena, inspired the second-floor family room’s easy-going decor.  An 18th-floor penthouse in a coveted neighbourhood. Windows that extend...

Staying In The Neighbourhood

Staying In The Neighbourhood

PHOTOGRAPHY: STEPHANI BUCHMANSTYLING: JODIE ROSEN Punches of colour enliven the family room, the area that gets the most use. The vibrant blue of the contemporary tufted ottoman is picked up in the large area rug. Sectional: Marcantonio Designs;...

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