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Industriously Redesigning the Bathroom

Industriously Redesigning the Bathroom

Industrial design has been making inroads since people began converting former manufacturing spaces into residential lofts. So it was a matter of time before non-loft dwellers would want that creative look in their own homes.

TO YOUR HEALTH!

That big clean-up extends to our bodies, too, as we move toward the vernal equinox. For years, juices and smoothies have been the drinks of choice at this time of year for those who want to give themselves...

SPRING INTO A TIDY HOME

Springtime: the return of an instinctual, almost visceral, need to clear out and clean up. Beyond a quick refresh, a seasonal decluttering can have far-reaching benefits, say professional organizers.

THE  NEW  LOOK  OF  LAMINATE

THE NEW LOOK OF LAMINATE

In the world of interior design, there are few things – let alone styles – from the 1970s that we revisit these days. Shag carpets, harvest gold appliances, avocado-coloured powder room sinks, burnt-orange anything. The list goes on;...

VILLA VISTAS

Alison and Paul Brindle wanted their new waterfront home to be designed to capture the spectacular views of Lake Ontario and their cherished gardens. They also wanted a casual environment that would give them ample time to watch...

STARK CONTRAST

nterior 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 in downtown Toronto. “Their number one...

LIGHT-FILLED SPACES

The owner of Barroso Homes, who has been a builder for the past 12 years, has been putting her own unique stamp on luxury contemporary homes for the past eight years. For this Hartfield Avenue home, she made...

FOR ART’S SAKE

    Designer Kirsten Marshall of Palmerston Design Consultants Inc. still laughs at the memory of her client’s first instructions for what was later to become a sweeping makeover of an outdated home. “This client literally emailed us through...

MID-CENTURY CONTEMPORARY

  Modest on the outside, redesigned on the inside, a 1954 home is updated for the 21st century. Looks can be deceiving, and a good example of that is this house, which straddles the boundary between downtown Montreal...

MAJOR METAMORPHOSIS

There are renovation stories and then there are renovation stories. The latter are not characterized merely by upgrades and dramatic transformations, but by complete architectural renaissances, in which old buildings are re-imagined and restructured. The process takes a...

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