Wendy Helfenbaum

Wendy Helfenbaum

Good Bones

Good Bones

Photography: Colin PerryStyling: Negar Reihani Before putting in an offer on a West Vancouver property in 2018, a young couple asked designer Negar Reihani to weigh in on how to transform the circa-1989 house. They wanted a space...

Stroke of Genius

Stroke of Genius

Chantal Malek knows what it takes to be successful, whether she’s wielding a palette knife full of acrylic paint or a monthly balance sheet. Not only is Malek an internationally renowned abstract artist, but she also owns Galerie...

Burnished Bronze

PHOTOGRAPHY: VALERIE WILCOXSTYLING: DVIRA OVADIA While renovating her client’s home, Toronto designer Dvira Ovadia carried the airy, elegant vibe the homeowners were after into each space. For the open-concept kitchen, a new addition provided plenty of extra square...

A Seamless Mesh Of Old And New

PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT NORSWORTHY Victoria Birkett and David Ceolin were attracted to the home they bought in 2007 because of its amazing view. It sits on an expansive ravine lot in the prestigious Baby Point neighbourhood of Toronto, and...

Back To Her Roots

Back To Her Roots

PHOTOGRAPHY: RAPHAËL THIBODEAUSTYLING: VALÉRIE GILBERT “I just love the large black sink and faucet because it’s practical, maintenance-free and it looks terrific,” says Caroline. Cedar beams and columns anchor the room and blend with the home’s new maple...

Rebranding The Family Cottage

Rebranding The Family Cottage

PHOTOGRAPHY: JESSY BERNIERSTYLING: GENEVIÈVE BOUTIN Perched on a sprawling wooded property in Saint-Raymond, about 60 kilometres west of Quebec City, a 149-year-old farmhouse begged to be reborn. Upon the birth of his son Léo in 2013, homeowner and...

Short Move, Big Change

Short Move, Big Change

Once upon a time, a tiny guesthouse built in the late 1890s sat in the corner of a wooded backyard in St. Lambert, behind a larger, brick-clad family home. The 600-square-foot shack was in such terrible condition that...

No Sharp Edges Or Straight Lines

No Sharp Edges Or Straight Lines

PHOTOGRAPHY: JEAN BLAISSTYLING: TRACEY MacKENZIE The kitchen is Gabriela’s favourite spot in the condo, thanks to the new galley layout and plenty of space to prepare food while entertaining guests. In a space where not a single wall...

Fabulous Farmhouse Design

Fabulous Farmhouse Design

PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING: VALÉRIE De L’ÉTOILE Interior designer Valérie De L’Étoile faced a long list of must-haves when she took on a remodeling project in a 1960s-era Laval bungalow. An unused portion of a large basement would be...

Downsizing For An Upscale Life

Downsizing For An Upscale Life

PHOTOGRAPHY: Martin Tessler & Martin KnowlesSTYLING: Nicole Sjostedt Juli Hodgson’s dog Pearl takes full advantage of the warm back deck, crafted from ipe (Brazilian walnut) wood, a dense hardwood that stands up to the elements. Sometimes, the best...

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