Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

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

Transformed into a Lifestyle Oasis

Transformed into a Lifestyle Oasis

Photography: Jeff McNeil (After) and Miro Simecek (Before) The recherché Beaches area of Toronto is replete with quaint examples of early 20th century architecture. With its distinctive modern edge, the front facade of this recently built home stands...

Striking a Chord

Striking a Chord

A passion for music poses an interior design dilemma: How to keep a beloved instrument close at hand while complementing a room’s decor. That was the question Caleb Blake, a Calgary woodworker with an eye for design, set...

Just Right

Just Right

Dalia Lash, director of MARK LASH Fine Jewelry in Toronto, feels most at home behind a counter filled with sparkling jewelry. And she finds some similarity between the worlds of decor and jewelry. “Just as no room is...

Going With the Flow

Going With the Flow

Photography: Larry ArnalStyling: Loren Smarda One of the joys of a custom-built home is that its owner can configure it to fit the everyday rhythm of life. And the owners of this three-storey detached home in The Beaches,...

Community Spirit in a Residential Garden

Community Spirit in a Residential Garden

Photography: Joshua Lawrence Contemporary-style landscaping is all about sharp angles and minimalism. Nature, on the other hand, can appear random, even chaotic. Yet these two are far from mutually exclusive in the gardens of this newly built home...

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Photography: Nicole AubreyStyling: Yvonne Whelan “Out with the old, in with the new” could be the motto that applies to the design of this two-storey contemporary detached home in the Yonge and Eglinton area. For not only was...

Being Zen With Hens

Being Zen With Hens

Photography and styling: Kate Richards How to improve on the time-honoured ritual of a quiet cocktail at day’s end? Indulge in the company of a flock of friendly fowl, says Kate Richards, a Pasadena, California-based artist and lifestyle...

Comics and Culture

Comics and Culture

Originally published on January 23, 2018 “Eddie hides his face under a jokeshop (sic) mask.” Victoria artist Lyle Schultz says that lyric snippet from a song by Canadian skate-punk band SNFU about sums up his approach to life...

Go Ahead! Track Mud Into the House

Go Ahead! Track Mud Into the House

Photo courtesy of Cliff and Evans Its name is mud — mudroom that is. But despite the unpromising moniker, in today’s houses, mudrooms are taking on new importance and lots of style. No longer an afterthought, “Eighty per...

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...

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