Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

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

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...

Canada’s “Phoenix” Cities

The 19th century was a "banner year" for devastating fires in North America.   As legendary New York archivist Otto L. Bettmann wrote in The Good Old Days – They Were Terrible: “Between 1870 and 1906 four American cities –...

Talk … And Live … Like A Pirate

“Pirate tales and the Florida Keys go together like ice and rum,” or so says the Fl Keys News. And with swashbuckling swagger, superstar NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, an interior designer, have added...

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