Susan Kelly

Susan Kelly

Word Stylist: creating couture copy as copywriter, journalist and translator.
All In The Family

All In The Family

PHOTOGRAPHY: LARRY ARNALSTYLING: ERICA GELMAN Floor tiles contribute the wow factor to the master bathroom’s design, thanks to a deft mix of materials and a skilled installer. Tile installation: Modern Flooring; white tiles: Sarana Tile; accent tiles: Saltillo...

Blue and Black, Bold and Beautiful

Blue and Black, Bold and Beautiful

PHOTOGRAPHY: VALERIE WILCOXSTYLING: ELENA GOUCHTCHINA With the new layout, the homeowners now have the storage they need and room to sit at the island. Custom cabinetry: DK&More; walnut counter stools: Taburet from Shelter Furniture; range: Bosch. Wallpaper may...

A Light Touch

A Light Touch

PHOTOGRAPHY: VALERIE WILCOXSTYLING: LORRAINE FRANKLIN Designer Lorraine Franklin was adamant that no ornamentation should obstruct the sightlines on the main floor. The exception is the sculptural bronze limited-edition chandelier that hangs over a refurbished Regency-style dining table and...

A Cozy Contemporary Home Is Redefined

A Cozy Contemporary Home Is Redefined

Stunning bay views are easy to come by in the area of Port Moody known as the Golden Mile. But few homes along it can rival the charm and originality of this one. “I knew as soon as...

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...

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