Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

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

An Accessible Oasis

An Accessible Oasis

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDREW LATREILLE The newly built urban cottage presents a welcoming face to the laneway. The owners’ former, larger home behind was painted grey to complement it. From the jaunty slant of the metal roof to the western...

Stand-Out Style

Stand-Out Style

PHOTOGRAPHY: COLIN BILLINGHURSTSTYLING: AMBER KINGSNORTH Yaletown is hot; it’s a neighbourhood that is home to some of the city’s trendiest restaurants, nightspots and boutiques. It’s also the place the owners of this circa-1990 two-storey townhouse call home. When...

Complex Simplicity

Complex Simplicity

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRIS ROLLETSTYLING: CLAUDIA LECCACORVI Upscale does not have to mean uptight, as demonstrated by this laid-back West Vancouver home with very forward-looking style. The 6.000-square-foot house was designed by custom home designer Craig Chevalier for a family...

The Right Move

The Right Move

PHOTOGRAPHY: PAUL GRDINASTYLING: SARAH GALLOP The move was a small one geographically for the owners of this recently renovated house in Delta. It did, however, mark a major shift in lifestyle. “We moved a five-minute drive away from...

Stark Contrast

Stark Contrast

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL GRAYDONSTYLING: GORDANA DI MONTE Interior designer Gordana Di Monte is often asked to put a fresh spin on design. But seldom is the request as literal as it was in the case of this two-bedroom condo...

Clothed In Commentary

Clothed In Commentary

Lesley Hampton Photo: Marc Aitken Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour once wrote, “the content of fashion does not materialize spontaneously but … emerges from the fabric of our times.” Emerging Canadian fashion designer Lesley Hampton purposefully weaves timely...

Looking Out To Sea

Looking Out To Sea

PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVE BRUNT A spectacular ocean view and a tony address would seem to be instant deal-clinchers. But when it came to the lot that this striking newly built home in South Surrey sits on, builder Jeet Sidhu,...

A Fresh Take On Modern Scandinavian Design

A Fresh Take On Modern Scandinavian Design

Little Petra chair The Catch chair, it would seem, is aptly named. The puckish shape suggests a waiting embrace to fall into, and the forward take on Danish Modern design by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón is eye-catching.  Flower...

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