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OCTOBER 2017 32 Teal is trending, so make a dramatic impact by placing items in the bold hue against a dark backdrop.

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82 HOMES 76 THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL A condo bereft of personality is recast as a bespoke abode brimming with individuality

82 SISTER ACT

When one sister has a brand new custom-build home that needs decorating and the other sister is a designer...well, you can guess the rest

92 EVERYTHING GOES

Sometimes decorating with no plan in mind turns out to be the best plan of all

COLUMNS 23 STYLE NEWS

The best home decor products, the hottest trends and the most inspiring ideas

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DESSERT OF THE MONTH Juicy pears, smooth caramel and autumn’s signature spices unite to create this scrumptious treat

32 HIGH OR LOW?

We masterminded a modern eclectic sitting room on two different budgets: Can you tell the difference?

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DECORATING 42 THE ART OF DISPLAY

We enlisted designer Sarah Richardson to share her top styling tips for creating beautiful vignettes around the house

44 BATHED IN ELEGANCE

A once dark and windowless bathroom is washed away in favour of a luxury ensuite

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Style and substance converge in this dreamy kitchen fit for a couple of foodies

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WONDER WALLS Patience, practice and a few tricks up your sleeve are all you need to curate an art gallery in your own home

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THE DARK SIDE Lavishly layered, a mostly black condo has as many glamour-filled moments as a home twice its size

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MEATLESS MARVELS We’ve rounded up meatless recipes from Vegetarian Any Day as hearty and delicious options for your Thanksgiving feast

ON THE COVER A rosy-hued area rug and sophisticated gallery wall blend eclecticism and elegance to create a stunningly artsy living room. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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FALL TRENDS ISSUE RED IS OUR NEW FAVOURITE COLOUR

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Contributing design editor Christine Hanlon uses red to stunning effect in our High or Low column (see page 32). The sofa, rug and feather headdress are the same intense tone (think of the perfect red lipstick). Since red plays the starring role, it’s the cobalt blue sidechair, toss cushions and drapery that stand out as pops of colour.

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Celebrated American fashion designer and Project Runway judge Michael Kors famously said, “Red is the only bright colour that’s like a neutral.” Since what works in fashion generally works in decor, it’s no surprise that interior designers are now using the rich hue as more than just an accent – and we’re loving it. Take a look at how we’re seeing red this issue.

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I love how Ottawa-based interior decorator Maureen Coates incorporates red into her new condo in such an inspired way. The lovely sideboard looks seamless against the navy wall, and the artwork features coordinating shades, making red appear as the main colour.

RED carpet The gorgeous over-dyed crimson rug in Jamie Metrick’s Toronto condo is rich and classic, and a playful contrast to the home’s industrial backdrop. Throughout his stunning space, Jamie uses rugs to introduce colour, texture and pattern, achieving a bold, luxurious look.

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TUFTED TASTES It was so great to see the bedroom featured on the first page of Style News in the September 2017 issue (see page 19). I just finished redecorating my daughter’s room (with the help of Brenda Cox Design), and it looks like a similar duvet cover was the inspiration for both! DONNA C., VIA EMAIL

TRUE NORTH STRONG I’ve been a subscriber for several years and I so enjoy your magazine. As I was flipping through the July 2017 issue, I saw that editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin asked readers what makes our homes Canadian. To me, it’s finding crumpled Canadian Tire “money” in the back of a kitchen drawer!

The August 2017 issue was very satisfying! I really enjoyed the “Best Laid Plans” article (see page 68), along with all the other wonderful spaces you featured. Keep up the good work!

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fun with food

This modern country kitchen gets cooking with an inviting palette of simple white cabinetry and dramatic black walls warmed up by rustic wood elements and playful red and green cookware.

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STYLE NEWS

We love the profile of this linen-slipcovered dining chair. FEAST OF PLENTY Gluttony may be a sin, but can’t we feast with our eyes? We’re craving this ultra-modern dining table, which tempts with a unique ribbed metal top and bold brass base – all the more appetizing when paired with a set of elegant Belgian linen dining chairs. GlucksteinHome bronze-finished stainless steel and veneered hardwood Blandford DINING TABLE, $4,799, Belgian linen-slipcovered hardwood Canterbury HEAD CHAIRS, $1,599 each, and Belgian linen-upholstered Brixton DINING CHAIRS with stained rubber wood legs, $1,999 each, Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com.

IT’S YOUR MOVE

Fall days go from balmy to blustery and back again at a moment’s notice. Use these handy textural trays to shift a shindig in a flash, be it to the deck or the dining room. Ceramic and rattan Spinnaker TRAY, short handwoven cotton rope Sycamore TRAY, bent and split rattan Bedford TRAY, from $128 US, Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com.

Carved acacia wood SIDEBOARD with metal hardware, $800, HomeSense, homesense.ca.

MOD MOOD

Like a Nelson pendant light or set of Eames chairs, this Mid-Century Modern-esque carved wood sideboard is sure to give your contemporary dining room a soulful lived-in feel.

STRIKE A CHORD AS SOOTHING AS A PLEASING MELODY, THE CHORD LOG HOLDER INVITES CALM WITH

Why not use all three of these trays together for an eclectic natural look?

ITS SIMPLE SPHERICAL SHAPE AND WARM GOLD FINISH. IT’S A FITTING COMPLEMENT TO A COZY EVENING SPENT BY THE FIRE. Lacquered iron Chord LOG HOLDER, $149, CB2, cb2.ca.

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TASSEL TURN Tassels are taking over, and getting bigger and brighter all the time. So we welcome the delicate direction Samantha Pynn has taken for the trend in this relaxed super-subdued duvet set, part of the Canadian designer’s latest home goods collection for Simons. Samantha Pynn queen cotton-blend Tassel DUVET SET, $175, Simons, simons.ca.

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED

These monochromatic mini tassels are interesting without being intrusive.

EVERY HOME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR TEMPORARY, DESERVES JAW-DROPPING LIGHTING. THAT’S WHY HIGH-END INDUSTRY LEADER HUDSON VALLEY LIGHTING HAS INTRODUCED MITZI, AN OFFSHOOT BRAND OF YOUTHFUL BUDGET-FRIENDLY PIECES THAT RETAIN THE COMPANY’S DECADES OF EXPERIENCE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL. Mitzi steel and glass Anya SCONCE in Polished Nickel, $215, and steel and glass Tink TABLE LAMP in Aged Brass/Black, $220, Universal Lamp, greatlighting.com.

TURN BACK TIME

Reminiscent of the groovy vintage sunburst clocks of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, this stylish timepiece may be totally far out, but it would still fit in just about anywhere – a rustic kitchen, a sleek office, an eclectic family room, even a whimsical kid’s bedroom. And the best part is the price tag – this beauty’s a total steal. Can you dig it? Stained lime wood Modern Vintage WALL CLOCK, $20, Walmart, walmart.ca.

This shapely desk looks great from all angles. Show it off by placing it in the centre of the room!

OUT OF OFFICE ain! g r a B

Whether you have to juggle conference calls or balance the family budget, why not do it in a Tuscan villa – or at least make your home office feel like one? Boasting a weathered wood finish and stately silhouette, this free-standing farmhouse-style desk is just the ticket. Bradding rubberwood, engineered wood and acacia wood DESK, $630, Pier 1 Imports, pier1.ca.

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DESSERT OF THE MONTH

RECIPE & FOOD STYLING CLAIRE STUBBS PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI PROP STYLING ANN MARIE FAVOT

caramel pear

spice cakes

With crisp cool temperatures on the horizon, we’re enjoying the last days of the local fruit harvest before it’s too late. This scrumptious recipe does sweet juicy pears major justice by pairing their flavour with smooth caramel and autumn’s signature spices. Trust us, this cozy dessert will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy – both inside and out.

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INGREDIENTS MAKES 6

CARAMEL PEARS 3 small sugar pears 1½ cups granulated sugar ⅓ cup water SPICE CAKES 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp each: ground ginger, nutmeg, cardamom ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs ½ cup 2% milk

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set six 1-cup non-stick ramekins on a baking sheet; place the baking sheet close to the stove. To make the caramel pears, peel and core the pears and cut each one into 8 wedges. Combine the sugar and water in a heavybottomed saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil; cook, without stirring, until the mixture turns a rich caramel colour, 6 to 8 minutes. Very carefully divide the hot caramel equally among the ramekins. Quickly arrange three or four pear slices over the caramel in each ramekin; set aside. To make the spice cakes, stir together the flour, baking powder and spices in a small bowl.

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In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric hand mixer until wellcombined. Stir in the vanilla and add the eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition until light and fluffy. In two or three additions, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, beating well after each addition. Carefully spoon the batter evenly

over the caramel pears in each ramekin. Bake the cakes for about 35 minutes, until the tops are light golden and set. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and, working quickly, run a sharp knife around the edges of each cake to loosen; gently turn each cake out onto a small dessert plate. Serve immediately with crème fraîche or whipped cream on the side.


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We masterminded this modern eclectic sitting room on two different budgets. Can you tell the difference?

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$139 5 Birch and bentwood Denmark CHAIR in Natural with woven paper rope seat, Structube, structube.com.

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7 Lacquered mango wood Jali COFFEE TABLES, $199 each, Haveli Home, havelihome.com.

8 Stockholm 2017 glass VASE, 10", IKEA, ikea.ca.

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2 Giclée on watercolour paper Self Divided 1 PRINT with wooden frame, 36", PI Fine Art, pifineart.com.

3 Amalgamated Textiles polyester geometric gated-print Scrollwork DRAPERY in Peacoat Blue, 84" x 52", $70 per two panels, Wayfair.ca.

7 Hand-carved Iroko Bamileke COFFEE TABLES in Blonde, $700 each, Snob, snobstuff.com.

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wishing well This unassuming chair is a testament to its maker’s skill as both an architect and a cabinetmaker as well as a pioneering furniture designer. Made of a graceful combination of steam-bent solid wood and hand-woven paper cord, Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone chair, a masterpiece of Danish Modern design, has never been out of production since it made its debut in 1949. 36 |

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the one that got away… Once in a while we come across a piece for High or Low that we love but, sadly, can’t match. Such was the case with this swirly pendant light. We instantly fell for its whimsical space-age feel and sculptural contemporary lines, and felt it would have been perfect for our makeshift superhero universe.

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Display We can all learn a thing or two about styling like a pro. Here, we’ve enlisted the help of Canadian designer Sarah Richardson to share her top tips for creating beautiful vignettes around the house.

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1. LEAVE SOME BREATHING ROOM

A bold piece of artwork and a sculptural console are a natural pairing, but don’t clutter the look by adding too many accessories. I like to leave a lot of the surface clear instead of dressing the entire tabletop.

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2. MAKE AN EVERYDAY VIGNETTE

You may not use your dining room every day, but your tablescape can still be a work of art. I was given this set of Tom Dixon shallow brass nesting bowls as a gift and I like to leave them scattered down the centre of the table. Here they’re mixed with Eva Zeisel pottery and a couple of vases filled with blooms, but I often add in a few silver candles for a variety of heights and materials.

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3. PUT IT ON A PEDESTAL

Some might think pedestals are just for sculpture, but I put a vintage chrome pair in my dining room to use as stands for my potted orchids. Since the flowers last for a long time, there can be a touch of living colour in my space year-round.

4. KEEP IT FUNCTIONAL

When renovating my kitchen, I designed an open shelf in a bank of full-height cabinetry to house and display my collection of hand-blown glass – having it at eye level brings an artistic focus to the kitchen while keeping my treasured pieces out of the food prep zone (and safe from breakage).

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5. ELEVATE THE ORDINARY

I like to make use of special pieces any way I can. In the bathroom, for example, I corral skin-care products with pretty packaging on a shimmery silver tray. Not only does it look neat and tidy, but it also keeps them handy for daily use.

6. STAY LONG AND LEAN

Highlight the horizontal proportions of a wide dresser by hanging a group of artwork above it in one long row. A wide dresser also offers extra display space for the practical (a task lamp) and the pretty (a collection of vases).

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An unexpected element in a bathroom, drapery lends form and function. “It adds warmth and draws the eye upward, making the ceiling appear higher,” says designer Ingrid Oomen. “And having a space behind the free-standing tub means the drapery is out of the way of any overtly wet areas.”

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A once dark and windowless bathroom is washed away in favour of a luxury ensuite lathered up with lots of marble, natural light and a beloved bathtub.

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he impetus for this undeniably elegant master bathroom, reminiscent of a luxurious European hotel suite, was more humble than you might think. “I just wanted a bathtub,” says homeowner Dayna Arron. When Dayna and her husband, Jonathan Behar, moved into their Toronto home nine years ago, they focused on redesigning the main living areas to suit the needs of their young family. When it finally came time to redo one of the couple’s spaces, Dayna pulled out all the stops, starting with hiring designers Ingrid Oomen and Vanessa Kwan of Qummunicate. The first thing Ingrid and Vanessa did was rejig the floor plan. “The bedroom had a small ensuite and a large walk-in closet that had more space than the couple needed,” says Ingrid. So the bathroom became the closet, and the walk-in became the 11-by-11-foot setting for a dream bath – a smart, splurge-worthy switch. “Moving the plumbing and adding the window were expensive endeavours,” Dayna admits, “but the room needed natural light.” That light now bathes a classically inspired space enlivened by judiciously chosen contemporary elements. “I’m drawn to the juxtaposition of old and new,” says Ingrid. “While the floor tiles and the wall panelling are traditional, the pendant light and sculptural bathtub are sharply modern.” It’s a mix Dayna also loves. “The classic features are balanced with a slight edginess that gives the room energy,” she says. “In fact, the contemporary pendant light in front of the window is almost as compelling as the tub. Almost.”

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LEFT “Since this is a shared ensuite, I used a dark grey vanity to introduce a masculine element,” says Ingrid. “It ties in with the checkerboard floor tiles.” She balances this effect with a feminine finishing touch of sparkly crystal knobs. Chrome sconces are positioned at eye level – never higher, says Ingrid – for soft, flattering light.


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“THE CLASSIC FEATURES ARE BALANCED WITH A SLIGHT EDGINESS THAT GIVES THE ROOM ENERGY.”

ABOVE The wainscotting throughout the ensuite has traditional appeal, protects the walls from damage and is an alternative to using more tile. Ingrid likes to incorporate a water closet in a shared bathroom. “This one has a subtle pocket door for privacy, and the separate enclosure keeps the toilet out of sight.” LEFT The table beside the tub incorporates one of homeowner Dayna Arron’s favourite materials. “She’s a fan of brass, and we both like how it adds a touch of warmth to the ensuite,” says Ingrid. “I repeated the metal in the drapery hardware. It plays nicely off the chrome fixtures, which feel clean and sparkly. It’s a great mix of metals.” The basket-weave mosaic tiles on the shower floor echo the colour scheme of the larger tiles and subtly layer in texture and detail. DESIGN, Qummunicate, qummunicate.com; Distant Gray OC-68 WALL PAINT, Benjamin Moore; Iron Ore SW 7069 VANITY PAINT, Sherwin-Williams; VANITY HARDWARE, BATHTUB, Ginger’s; FLOOR TILES, SHOWER TILES, Marble Granite Depot; mirrored CABINETS, SCONCES, RH Restoration Hardware; PENDANT LIGHT, Royal Lighting; SIDE TABLE, Elte; ROBE (on bathtub), TOWEL, TRAY, TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER, SOAP DISPENSER, VASE, H&M Home.

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A continuous Caesarstone countertop replaced an awkward peninsula in the open and bright kitchen that exhibit designer Neil Asselin shares with his partner, John. The simple wooden stools are perfect for casual meals and chatting with the chefs.

a cooks' KITCHEN Style and substance converge in this dreamy kitchen fit for a couple of foodies.

TEXT IRIS BENAROIA PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA GRIFFITH

DESIGN, Neil Asselin, neilasselin.com; Jo Jo Whitewash PF17 WALL PAINT, Para Paints; PAINTING, Chameleon Painting & Specialty Plaster; Sektion/ Veddinge CABINETRY in White, Caesarstone COUNTERTOP & BACKSPLASH, through IKEA, Skogsta STOOLS, IKEA; FAUCETS, Waterstone Faucets; PENDANT LIGHTS, SCONCE, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.; CABINETRY HARDWARE, RH Restoration Hardware; TOASTER, KETTLE, WilliamsSonoma; framed PRINT (on shelf), Mariëtte Roodenburg.

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DECORATING THERE ARE TOO MANY COOKS IN THIS KITCHEN. Two to be exact: exhibit designer Neil Asselin and his partner, John, who recently developed a knack for baking. Snoop inside the pair’s packed-to-the-hilt knife drawer, and you’ll know they mean business. “Everything we make tends to be a big deal, from salad to coffee to cocktails,” says Neil with a laugh. It’s no surprise that it took the couple five years to find a house with a kitchen that showed potential. The winner: a 1,600-square-foot Cape Codstyle home located in Aurora, Ont. They renovated the entire 1940s abode

A floating shelf, seamless countertop and wide walkways impart an uncluttered modern feel in the luminous kitchen. “The window had been drywalled over,” says Neil, who opened up the wall so natural light could flood the space. Plummett 272 ISLAND PAINT, Farrow & Ball; oak Hammarp ISLAND COUNTERTOP, oak Hammarp COUNTERTOP (used as shelf), RUNNER, IKEA; RANGE, Thermador; WINDOW, Fieldstone Windows & Doors; copper TRAY, copper PAN (on peg rack), Williams-Sonoma.

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over six months, paying special attention to the kitchen, “which was designed with function in mind,” says Neil. Out went the original, with its antiqued yellow cabinets that had fussy panelling and an overall clunky appearance. “Everything felt dark and over-decorated,” says Neil, who gravitates toward a clean and architectural aesthetic. Neil’s serene design is grey and white, and uses cabinetry that boasts hidden storage. “The new kitchen feels fresh and modern but respects the era of the house,” he says, referring to vintage-look touches, such as the enamel schoolhouse-style light fixtures, polished nickel cabinetry hardware and butcher block-topped island. “We call it a kitchen work table. Its design is based on something you might see in an Edwardian manor or country home like the one on Downton Abbey.” Neil ramped up on the professional appliances, added a peg rack and made sure to accommodate ample counter space for food prep. He also eschewed upper cabinets for an unobstructed, airy feel. Bigger structural changes that dramatically altered the kitchen included adding a mud room, as well as flattening a cathedral ceiling that was originally beyond the peninsula in order to build a balcony on the second floor. “It sounds counterintuitive, but by lowering the ceiling to match the rest of the kitchen, the room feels larger and more open,” says Neil. He also replaced a window with full-height industrial-look French doors. Doing so allows the couple to indulge in what they do best – cook, wine and dine – indoors and out. “The floor plan is better because we now have direct access to the barbecue and garden from the kitchen,” says Neil. And, hopefully, there are no squabbles over who gets to man the grill!

A peg rack provides handy storage and imparts a classic farmhouse look.

RIGHT, TOP The peg rack was made out of leftover oak butcher block from the shelf and separates the backsplash from the wall above it. CANISTERS, copper POT, Williams-Sonoma; Ädelsten MORTAR & PESTLE, IKEA.

RIGHT, BOTTOM The pre-existing oak floors lead to the southfacing garden, which is equipped for alfresco feasts. The factory-style doors influenced the overall design of the house. “All of our interior doors are black as a result,” says Neil. FRENCH DOORS, Fieldstone Windows & Doors; CABINETRY HARDWARE (on island), Lee Valley Tools.

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ABOVE The cabinet in the mud room is a catchall for mail, cold-weather accessories and dog essentials. “I like to have an organization system, so we’re never looking for our keys,” says Neil. Sektion/Bodbyn CABINETRY in Grey, oak Hammarp COUNTERTOP, IKEA; CABINETRY HARDWARE, Lee Valley Tools.

BELOW Neil created the mud room as a transition space between the kitchen and outside. The floors are durable black slate, and the unfussy panelling is white pine. “We wanted space to hang our coats and clean up the dog,” he says. RUNNER, IKEA.

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Patience, practice and a couple of easy tricks up your sleeve are all you need to curate an art gallery right in your own home. Here, the experts tell us how.


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START WITH A FOCAL POINT

LEARN AS YOU GO

Most art collections begin with a single piece. With that in mind, decide which artwork you want to be the showstopper, the one that will draw the eye the moment you walk into the room, then hang it off-centre. In this display, the largest piece is the anchor, and the other elements were chosen to complement it. This is a simple trick that keeps any one work from overwhelming the rest of the gallery wall.

Let’s admit it: Buying art can feel intimidating. It’s important to know, though, that collecting and appreciating art is a process. The Frame, by Samsung, comes preloaded with 100 pieces of gallery-quality art, effectively giving you an expert in your own home. Elise Van Middelem, an internationally renowned curator who selected the pieces for The Frame’s collection, says, “I love that this television lets people enjoy and learn about art at home, at their own pace.”

SCREEN SAVER THE FRAME’S INNOVATIVE ART MODE FEATURE TRANSFORMS THE SCREEN INTO A STYLISH DISPLAY WHEN YOU’RE NOT WATCHING YOUR FAVOURITE SHOW.

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ART WALL: TOP ROW, FROM LEFT Hexagon MIRROR, Elte; Pale Peony by Hilda Oomen, Art Interiors. MIDDLE ROW, FROM LEFT shell, HomeSense; Southern Cotton Double Bloom Square by Angela Simeone, Minted; blue triangle, HomeSense; Undertow by Julia Contacessi, Minted; pink, yellow and brown triangles, HomeSense. BOTTOM ROW, FROM LEFT Lucite spiral, wood cutting, HomeSense; Constructing Jungle IV (on The Frame) by Yun-Kyung Jeong.


KEEP IT FRESH Take a cue from your favourite gallery, which likely rotates its collection. Change is part of a successful display, whether you move things around or swap out pieces entirely. For most of us, budget plays a part, so don’t be afraid to fill empty spaces with inexpensive prints, photos and mementoes while you’re saving up for that perfect original. In addition to the Samsung Collection of 100 works on The Frame, the My Collection feature allows homeowners to upload family photos and their own artwork. One bonus to rearranging your pieces is that your room takes on a whole new look. And it’s not just the images that can change – think about matting and framing, too. We like that Samsung’s innovative piece offers interchangeable frames to suit any decorating scheme. Because, above all else, your art collection should reflect you. ART WALL: TOP ROWS, FROM LEFT Black and white wreath, Elte Market; hexagon MIRROR, Elte; wood cutting, coral, HomeSense; Plant Cell 4 by Mary Gaspar, Lush Composition by Melanie Severin, Minted; Island VII by Tadeusz Biernot, Art Interiors. BOTTOM ROW, FROM LEFT Torched by Kaydi Bishop, Southern Cotton Double Bloom Square by Angela Simeone, Minted; Playa Shoreline by Tommy Clarke (on The Frame); vintage photographs, Art Interiors.

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THE ART OF ARRANGING MIX AND MATCH. Curate artworks in a variety of media, styles and genres for a dynamic, unfussy look. VARY SIZES AND ORIENTATION. Include large and small works in horizontal and vertical orientations to balance the display. Big pieces anchor the arrangement, while little ones fill in any empty spaces. DON’T FORGET THE FRAMES. Select diverse frames to give the illusion that pieces were collected over time and purchased everywhere from flea markets to shops abroad. If you want something more formal, stick to one colour. Using all black or white frames offers a clean, contemporary look. ADD THE UNEXPECTED. Incorporate different shapes and dimensions into the arrangement. Ideas include a sculptural object, a round mirror or a vintage metal initial. PERSONALIZE IT. Include items that tell a story, such as family photographs, a map from a trip across Europe, your children’s artwork or a textile with special meaning.

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ARTWORK (AT LEFT), FROM TOP La Petite Danseuse II by J.T. Winik, Network by Emily Bickell, Untitled – Landscape by Richard Herman, Art Interiors.


MIND THE GAP THE FRAME’S MOUNTING HARDWARE IS SO SLIM IT HANGS AS CLOSE TO YOUR WALL AS A PICTURE DOES.

BALANCE THE COLOURS Have a palette in mind. Pick a piece with a strong signature colour and then find others that feature the same hue to a subtler extent. Balance out light and dark – if you’re drawn to softer pieces, for example, include something bolder to anchor the look.

EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY Creating something magical often involves stepping out of your comfort zone. In addition to well-known media, quality artwork now appears in digital form. This innovation means adapting the way we think about using artwork and technology in our homes. In contrast to the traditional home gallery wall that works to camouflage a television by surrounding it with art, new innovations, such as The Frame, allow the television to integrate seamlessly and naturally into your arrangement – and become part of your decor. We love how it adjusts its display based on a room’s lighting and colour scheme, so the artwork looks like an actual painting rather than a ubiquitous TV screen. Even better, an energy-saving feature switches it off when you leave the room. Housed in a unit with such a sleek and sophisticated profile, The Frame has bridged the gap between art and technology.

MAP IT OUT A perfect gallery wall is all about the planning. Once you’ve selected your art (and before you put any holes in the wall), make paper cut-outs that replicate each piece you intend to use, and rearrange them until you have a pleasing display. Keep in mind that you should balance colour and medium – place something dark next to something light; put a photo next to a painting. It can be a bit of a puzzle to get the look just right, so be patient and give yourself a break if you start to get frustrated. PAGE 60: Cement Gray 2112-60 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; SOFA, IKEA; COFFEE TABLE, Elte; CONSOLE, SIDECHAIR, RUG, Elte Market; GLOBE, BOOKS, BOXES, brass OBJET, copper CANDLE, HomeSense; TOSS CUSHION (on sofa), Tonic Living. PAGE 61: SIDE TABLE, IKEA; TABLE LAMP, CANDLESTICKS, Elte Market; BOWL, JACKS, Elte; CACTI, Sheridan Nurseries. PAGE 62: BAR CART, POUFFE, TOSS CUSHION, Elte; MIRROR, DRAPERY, DECANTERS, HomeSense; aloe PLANT, PLANTER, Sheridan Nurseries.


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For the consummate entertainer, a bar cart is essential, even in a small condo. This one easily rolls in and out of service as needed. DESIGN, Peloso Alexander Interiors, pelosoalexander.com; Paper White OC-55 WALL PAINT, Jet Black 2120-10 ACCENT PAINT, Benjamin Moore; custom SOFA, COFFEE TABLE, ARMCHAIRS, SIDE TABLE, Peloso Alexander Interiors; BLINDS, Budget Blinds; BAR CART, Four Hands; FLOORING, Torlys.

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Having worked in historic hotels across Canada, interior designer and homeowner Jamie Alexander showcased his love of old architecture in his condo through the coffered ceiling, crown moulding and a wall-to-wall built-in shelf. The custom gold-hued sofa tucks perfectly underneath the window. Along the Floodline ARTWORK by Chris Masoure, Studio Mazur; TABLE LAMP, Luce Lumen; STOOL, VASES, Peloso Alexander Interiors.

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rom the coffered ceiling to the kitchen sink, Jamie Alexander’s bold condo is awash in black – now that’s chutzpah. The interior designer, who also habitually dons Johnny Cash’s preferred hue, has good reason to embrace the dark side. “Black, like white, works with everything,” says Jamie, half of Peloso Alexander Interiors, which he runs alongside Glen Peloso. The designers had previously beautified 10 of the units in Jamie’s eight-storey building in the city’s historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, and Jamie was finally ready to finesse his own. Even before the transformation of the space he shares with his husband, stylist and hair stylist Joshua Breau, was underway, Jamie’s friends were making predictions: “You’re going to do a black condo, aren’t you?” Indeed, he did. The inky envelope is a sultry backdrop for the dynamic elements, from the eye-catching wall treatments to the striking gold accents, that elevate the 525-square-foot abode. The renovation took a year because “we wanted to perfectly tailor it to our tastes,” says Jamie, who opted for slender appliances throughout the kitchen. “When you’re only two people in a small space across from St. Lawrence Market – a.k.a. foodie central – who needs a huge fridge?”

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Shaker-style cabinetry gets a modern edge with black paint and brass hardware.

Dignified and dramatic, the black kitchen is accented with satin brass pulls, a black granite sink and a goldhued sunburst light fixture. “I love the black sink because it feels like a natural shadow,” says Jamie. BACKSPLASH TILES, Olympia Tile + Stone; APPLIANCES, KitchenAid; SINK, FAUCET, Blanco; LIGHT FIXTURE, Global Views; CABINETRY HARDWARE, Peloso Alexander Interiors.

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DECORATING In the bathroom, Jamie nixed the idea of including a soaker tub for similar spacing reasons: “We’re not the bath types,” he says, noting that the room serves as a genteel homage to “the throwback New York City loo.” Though small, it packs a punch, at once classic (thanks to the pedestal sink, Shaker-style cabinetry and subway tile wall) and charismatic (check out the cloud wallpaper, striking geometric floor tile and prominent shower hardware). Sure, the bathroom’s a stunner, but when you ask Jamie to name his favourite room in the condo, it’s the bedroom. “I was flipping through a catalogue and I saw this oversized palm leaf-printed fabric,” says Jamie. “I just had to have it for my duvet cover. Joshua thought I was a lunatic.” After all, the designer had already chosen faux leatherquilted indigo wallpaper, gold drapery and an indigo ceiling – the symphony of colours could have clashed or overwhelmed the space. Instead, the union of hues results in a warm and luxurious cocoon. “Green and blue is a magnetic combination,” says Jamie. Might this mark a departure from his devotion to black? With this audacious designer, anything’s possible.

Whimsical wallpaper, a modern geometric f loor treatment and classic subway wall tiles equal monochrome magic.

ABOVE Minutiae matters when you’re creating a little oasis, as Jamie knows from decorating the luxurious loo. “A beautiful feature is the porcelain baseboards,” he says. Though the rim on the shapely pedestal sink offers no storage, the sleek custom linen closet offers plenty. RIGHT Sophisticated sconces, a stately mirror and subway wall tiles with contrasting grout keep the playful wallpaper from looking too ethereal. “The mirror is a custom beauty,” Jamie says, adding that it also serves as a medicine cabinet. “We were able to steal from the wall cavity behind it for storage.” WALLPAPER, Lee Jofa; SINK, FAUCET, SHOWER FIXTURES, TOILET, DXV; FLOOR TILES, WALL TILES, Olympia Tile + Stone; custom MIRROR, SCONES, Peloso Alexander Interiors.

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“GLEN AND I HAVE ALWAYS SAID, ‘LIGHT COLOURS DON’T MAKE A ROOM BRIGHTER. HAVING THE RIGHT LIGHTING DOES.’”

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ABOVE Not a single square inch of the fastidiously decorated bedroom was left untouched. A coffered ceiling inset with royal blue paint hits a luxurious note, as do the walls, which are strapped in quilted faux leather and set against a studded headboard. A matching gourd lamp and cheery palm-print bedding provide a show-stopping punch. BED FRAME, Van Gogh Designs; NIGHTSTAND, Geovin Furniture; BEDDING, palm print TOSS CUSHION, Kevin Muise Interiors; TABLE LAMP, CLOCK, gold OBJET, Peloso Alexander Interiors; green TOSS CUSHION FABRIC, JF Fabrics.

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Tristan BAR CART with tempered glass top shelf and mirrored bottom shelf, $399 US, Pottery Barn, potterybarn.com.


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RISE AND SHINE While autumn calls to mind rustic textures and comfy furnishings, we can’t help but fall for those decorating extras that truly make a room glow – think warm metals, framed prints and potted plants. In this issue, we celebrate cozy homes with fabulous finishing touches.


COZY ECLECTIC

TEXT CHRISTY WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA GRIFFITH STYLING MARGOT AUSTIN

it's personal A white condo bereft of personality is recast as a bespoke abode that brims with the individuality of the couple who calls it home.


THIS PAGE & OPPOSITE The snug library features custom cherry shelving that references the woodwork in the kitchen and living room â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a detail that keeps the mostly open-concept space cohesive. DESIGN, Modecor, modecor.ca; Hale Navy HC-154 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; ROMAN SHADES (throughout), Decorview; LOUNGER, ABC Carpet & Home; SIDEBOARD, Tin Barn Market; SIDE TABLE, Artemano; SIDECHAIR, Founddesign; PENDANT LIGHT, Marchand Lighting and Electrical; TABLE LAMP, The Modern Shop; red square PLATE (hanging), plant PRINT, Green Light District; vintage MIRROR (above chair), Updated Furniture.

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“I searched and searched for comfy island stools that would offer both back and foot support,” says interior decorator and homeowner Maureen Coates. These patinated leather beauties fit the bill, and their warmth flatters the cherry cabinetry. Burnished brass pendant lights riff on the wood and leather tones. STOOLS, Green Light District; wooden STOOL, Umbra Shift; PENDANT LIGHTS, Marchand Lighting and Electrical; TABLE LAMP, Founddesign.

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mack dab in the middle of downtown Ottawa is a robustly personalized condo that could easily act as the three-dimensional design portfolio of its owner, interior decorator Maureen Coates. With inky blue walls, bold accents and a mix of warm furnishings both country and contemporary, it’s simply riveting. Which makes it all the harder to believe that this thoughtfully composed 1,400-square-foot space began as an all-white new build. “My husband, Michael [a former PR executive], and I were downsizing from our home in the city’s Glebe neighbourhood,” says Maureen. Official empty nesters (they have three grown daughters), the couple was drawn to this condo development. “It’s on a heritage site with unobstructed views of the Ottawa River and Parliament Hill,” she says. They purchased the suite in 2011, and it was move-in ready by 2015, but not without some pre-build design intervention. “The size and the view were perfect,” says Maureen, “but looking at the plans I soon realized they needed some alteration.” Her decorator instincts prompted changes that included removing an entrance wall to make way for a small library and adding a living room fireplace framed in cherry to match the kitchen cabinets. Fortunately, the alterations went according to plan, but when they moved in, something still wasn’t right. “After six months in the condo, I was ready to change the white walls,” says Maureen. “I’ve never veered from using colour. It’s been a mainstay in all our homes for the past 36 years.” Inspired by the suite’s natural light, Maureen decided to go dark. “I knew navy blue would be a fantastic backdrop on the walls and some areas of the ceiling. My husband was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic about it.” Thankfully, he came around once the walls were painted. More than a mere backdrop, the hue effectively highlights Maureen’s mix of stunning furnishings. “I love contemporary, but I always incorporate a few well-loved antiques,” she says. To perfect the mix, Maureen custom-designed many of the living room pieces. “Those elements, as well as the lighting and the window treatments, were big splurges, but I justified the cost by measuring their longevity in the space. They are quality items that are here to stay.” The couple has only lived in the space for just over two years, yet it already seems like a storied family home rather than a city condo, thanks to Maureen’s adventurous design. “I didn’t just shop at one furniture store – I never would!” she says. “And though I’m not keen on overusing the word ‘curate’ when it comes to design, I really studied the space and spent hours and hours sourcing pieces. If I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I put pencil to paper and designed it myself.” A three-dimensional portfolio indeed.

“The dining table belonged to my parents, and I disliked it growing up,” says Maureen. “But I’ve since fallen in love with it.” The area is illuminated by a striking Murano glass chandelier. “It was my very first purchase for the condo.” Vintage CHANDELIER, Victorian Revival; DINING CHAIRS, Founddesign; TABLE LAMP, The Modern Shop.

“This wall was screaming for something large,” says Maureen. “I wouldn’t put the sofa here, facing the view, because then we’d have no place for the TV, which is an integral part of our evenings.” The stunning solution was this electric fireplace with a three-panel cherry surround. Vintage blue SIDECHAIR, Founddesign; wooden SIDECHAIR, Aero.

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The curvaceous f loor lamp echoes other rounded shapes throughout the space.

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Pieces of pottery Maureen collected from Italy and Portugal were the jumping-off point for the living room’s richly hued furniture: burnt orange, mustard yellow and cobalt blue. “Because the condo is linear, I wanted to introduce curves. I designed this tight curved-back sofa, then added the slightly rounded ottoman for extra seating and lounging,” she says. SOFA, OTTOMAN FABRICATION, Switch Studio; yellow ARMCHAIR, white RUG, Mikaza Home; SIDE TABLE, Artemano; FLOOR LAMP, Astro Design Centre; blue watercolour TOSS CUSHION FABRIC, Robert Allen.

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CLEAN CONTEMPORARY

When one sister has a brand new custom-build home that needs decorating and the other sister is a designer...well, you can guess the rest.

TEXT CHRISTY WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY JANIS NICOLAY

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“The wooden chandelier in the living room was one of the first light fixtures my sister [designer Tanya Krpan] showed me, and I couldn’t let it go,” says homeowner Melina Maierle. “It was a definite splurge, but I love the sheer volume of it.” Tempering the big spend is the high-backed loveseat, which was bought on sale. “It really rounds out the room,” says Melina. The furniture’s neutral tones are lifted by the subtle colours in the rug. DESIGN, Tanya Krpan Design Co., tanyakrpandesign.com; CONTRACTING, MILLWORK, Etro Construction Ltd.; Chantilly Lace OC-65 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; SIDE TABLE, TABLE LAMP, RUG, West Elm; COFFEE TABLE, Roost; CHANDELIER, Arteriors Home; marble FIREPLACE SURROUND, Margranite Industry; THROW, RH Restoration Hardware; solid grey TOSS CUSHION, polka-dot TOSS CUSHION, Indigo; diamond-patterned TOSS CUSHION, The Cross Decor & Design.

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omeowner Melina Maierle was in the first trimester of a very queasy pregnancy. Her sister, designer Tanya Krpan, had just had a baby. Together, they took on a huge project: designing the 4,700-square-foot home in Port Moody, B.C., that Melina and her husband, Mike, were building. “We were designing with a baby on the hip and a baby on the way,” says Tanya. “It was rushed!” But Melina wouldn’t have had it any other way. “We’re as close as two people can be,” she says. “I can honestly say that my sister – well, her design sense – was on my ‘must-haves’ list.” And that list was lengthy. Having just returned from a five-year work stint in the Bahamas with their son Mason (now 5) in tow and son Jude (now 2) on the way, the couple desired a forever home that reflected their family: young and modern but also warm, livable and kid- (and baby-) friendly (the couple has since welcomed a third child).


The dining room delivers an interesting high-low mix. Authentic Eames chairs and sculptural brass pendant lights share the space with cheap and cheerful window treatments. “Initially we planned on hanging drapery,” says Tanya, “but it proved to be too expensive, so we opted for blinds instead.” A sheepskin throw layers softness and texture into the area, as does the fiddle-leaf fig tree. DINING TABLE, RH Restoration Hardware; PENDANT LIGHTS, Arteriors Home; sheepskin THROW, Serena and Lily.


With that in mind, Tanya slightly tweaked the floor plan. “The kitchen is big so I wanted to make it feel cozier,” says the designer. “There were plans for an exposed pantry area with a sink, but I turned it into a little nook to make it more hidden. And there’s plenty of space there for baby bottles and storage.” That’s perfect for Melina, for whom organization is paramount. “My sister likes compartmentalizing,” says Tanya, “so functionality played a big part in the design.” The remaining items on Melina’s list, other than a showstopping powder room (not shown), focused on furnishings, specifically wow-factor light fixtures and a sofa big enough for the whole family to curl up on. “The floor plan is open so all the pieces had to be interesting from every angle,” says Tanya. “We wanted a bit of colour and lots of drama. I like mixing materials, and warm and cool tones, for a striking effect that’s never static.” This dynamic tension of warm and cool deftly punctuates the abode, from the kitchen’s backsplashes and island base to the dining table and pendant lights hanging above it, but

ABOVE Tanya added panelling to one entryway wall. “The ceiling here is 18 feet high, so this expanse needed some visual interest to break it up,” she says. “You can also see this wall from the main living areas so it acts as a feature.” The bench and jute rug echo the door’s warm oak tones. BENCH, POUFFE, PRINT, The Cross Decor & Design; RUG, Serena & Lily; PENDANT LIGHT, Worlds Away; TOSS CUSHION, West Elm.

RIGHT Melina (pictured with Tanya, standing) loves the personalized design that only a very close sister could perfect.

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RIGHT Drama was the buzzword for the kitchen, and Tanya achieved it with a mix of materials and tile applications. “We contrasted the bold marble backsplash with the pantry’s light tiles, which were applied in a herringbone pattern,” she says. “You can see this wall from the island and dining area so I wanted it to be more than just drywall.” To accommodate the expense of the marble, the sisters nixed the original plan of using high-end European appliances and opted for mid-range models instead. The pairing of white-painted and unadorned oak cabinetry speaks to Tanya’s penchant for eclecticism, right down to the hardware. “The black pulls complement the grey marble and the brass ones link nicely to the dining room lights. It’s a rich look that isn’t static.” CABINETRY HARDWARE, Richelieu Hardware; BACKSPLASH & WALL TILES, C&S Tile Distributors; APPLIANCES, Coast Wholesale Appliances; FAUCET, Brizo.

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it’s perhaps most evident in the living room. “The facade of the fireplace contrasts oak with heavily veined grey and white Calacatta marble for a truly spectacular effect,” says Tanya. But it’s not all eye candy. With Melina’s love of organizing in mind, Tanya flanked the jaw-dropping fireplace with practical white storage banks that seem to disappear into the wall and keep the hearth as the focal point. This showpiece of form and function encapsulates Tanya’s approach to designing this house: It’s super practical and family-friendly yet so utterly gorgeous anyone would want to live in it in a heartbeat. It’s an effect not lost on her sister. “When everything was done,” Melina says, “I was like, ‘Oh wow, Tanya, you know me so well. I always knew you were good at your job.’”

OPPOSITE The white oak ceiling treatment and island base help define the kitchen in the open-plan space. The stools reinforce the warmth with their wooden bases and nubby tactile upholstery. STOOLS, West Elm.

RIGHT A dark grey veined marble backsplash energizes the kitchen’s main area. “It was another thing my sister suggested that I couldn’t let go of,” says Melina. “I love it so much because it’s not typical and it’s a bit dramatic.” The black faucet is also unexpected but connects to both the backsplash and the island’s black hardware.

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ELEGANT INDUSTRIAL

“FOLLOW YOUR HEART, NOT THE RULES.”


EVERYTHING GOES Sometimes decorating with no plan in mind turns out to be the best plan of all.

TEXT BETHANY LYTTLE | PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL GRAYDON | STYLING STACY BEGG

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assion, not planning, is what makes a space special,” says Jamie Metrick (pictured opposite). As the general manager of his family’s home furnishings business, Elte, he should know. Since childhood, Jamie has been surrounded by some of Canada’s most elegantly designed pieces. “If I see a chair or a lamp I adore, I bring it home,” he says. “I don’t worry about scale or colour or style. There’s always a way to make the objects I love work together.” Jamie is clearly onto something. The loft-style condo he lived in for five years, which is now home to his brother, Andrew, is the epitome of industrial comfort. Situated in the upper Annex area of Toronto, the twobedroom unit is casual and moody, something Jamie attributes to his many rugs. “I am obsessed,” he admits. He has such a love for his collection that he even chose to hang rugs on his walls – to him, they’re works of art. “Making a home is about gathering beauty – however you do that. I work from the heart,” he says. In Jamie’s case, his rug collection is what accounts for the texture and sophistication in the space. “I am fascinated by the endless variation in their dyes, motifs and textures. But I chose them because I adore them, not because they fulfill a design category.” Jamie definitely isn’t one to get caught up in the typical rules of design. “I think the subconscious mind notices quirky differences and still manages to cluster objects that make sense together,” he says. So, even though a handmade foosball table from Vietnam and a custom bar

cart crafted in India don’t appear to have anything in common, they can pair beautifully in the right context. “If I’d chosen only pieces that match, one of those two things would have been eliminated,” says Jamie. The 1,300-square-foot condo has a 15-foot-high ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows, and life here has always been about casual entertaining and family gatherings. “I don’t cook, so I didn’t invest energy or money in an elaborate kitchen. Instead, I put in a crowd-friendly bar,” says Jamie. “My typical weekend is spent having friends over for small bites and drinks before we head out to a restaurant.” And not just any restaurant. Jamie likes places with a distinct aesthetic: “To me, a restaurant’s decor is as important as the food. I go to restaurants the way people go to the theatre or a sports event. I want the excitement and the spectacle, not just the food. I love to sit at the bar, order a meal and watch the evening unfold.” In many respects, his condo echoes this sensibility. While many of the objects are dramatic, the overall feeling is welcoming and laid-back. Jamie attributes this to layering. Woods, metals, leathers and textiles appear in freestyle combinations – something that makes the rooms look collected, not contrived. “I give the objects I’m most passionate about centre stage,” he says, referring again to the rugs he’s displayed prominently on the walls of his living room, bedroom and guest room. “But if I was a surfer, for example, there’d be surfboards hanging on my walls.”

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Huge windows and a high ceiling with exposed ductwork give the condo a spacious gallery vibe. To create an intimate yet dynamic seating area in the open space, traditional pieces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as the tufted leather sofa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were arranged with more modern elements, like cowhide-covered sidechairs. SOFA, SIDECHAIRS, RUGS, Elte.


RIGHT Homeowner Jamie Metrick loves restaurants – for both the food and the interiors. “Some people go to the theatre. I frequent restaurants,” he says. In his kitchen, which has only minimal cabinetry, the emphasis is on the bar area. The industrial look of the stools offers a casual contrast to the more polished surface of the serving area. The oversized clock and faucet add subtle eclecticism. BELOW, LEFT & RIGHT From the infinity sculpture to the tray that reads “Rooms for Rent,” the objets adorning Jamie’s coffee table are curious and eye-catching. SCULPTURE, Elte Market.


TOP The custom bar cart can be rolled over to the seating area for cocktail hour. ABOVE The deep crimson of this floor covering – the result of a process that strips it of its original colours before over-dying – is rich and classic. “The wonderful thing about rugs is that they’re like a fashion piece that looks good anywhere,” says Jamie. RUG, Elte.

RIGHT Vivid hues and intricate motifs – delivered via the rugs on the wall and floor – give the master bedroom an exotic feel and speak to the style elements Jamie loves best. BEDDING, RUGS, Elte.

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“TAKE YOUR TIME. THERE’S NO NEED TO DECORATE YOUR WHOLE PLACE AT ONCE.” A reclaimed wood desk is nestled under a large vintage-look mirror and juxtaposed with a modern industrial floor lamp. The rug and hanging bolts of fabric add juicy pops of colour to the minimal space. RUG, Elte.

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We’re gearing up for big family dos, lots of guests and enormous meals, and the amount of food to prepare (and eat!) can be daunting. A giant turkey or roast beef takes centre stage at most Thanksgiving feasts, but if you’re looking for something a little bit lighter, you’ve found it. We’ve rounded up these meatless recipes from Vegetarian Any Day by Carolyn Hemming and Patricia Green as hearty options for sides and mains.

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Meatless Marvels RECIPES CAROLYN HEMMING & PATRICIA GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN SZULC


SWEET MILLET & CHICKPEA STUFFED PEPPERS WITH ROSEMARY & PARMESAN SERVES 4

4 3 2 1 ½ 5 2 1 1 ½

red, yellow or orange bell peppers tbsp grapeseed oil tsp chopped fresh rosemary tsp minced garlic tsp crushed red pepper flakes bay leaves, divided cups vegetable broth or water cup millet cup cooked chickpeas cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8" square baking dish or a 9" x 13" baking dish with parchment paper. Cut around the stem of each pepper and discard the seeds and stem. Place the peppers upright in the baking dish (trim the bottoms slightly to help them stand, if necessary) and set aside. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the rosemary, garlic, red pepper flakes and 1 bay leaf, stirring for about 30 seconds. Add the broth and millet. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes; stir in the chickpeas and ¼ cup of the Parmesan; discard the bay leaf. Spoon the mixture into each of the peppers, filling any gaps or air pockets. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the remaining Parmesan, tuck one bay leaf into each pepper and return to the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

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Crust 4½ cups cauliflower florets ½ cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese 2 large eggs, beaten Topping 1 cup sliced white or yellow onion 1 tbsp grapeseed oil or butter 2 cups sliced mushrooms (cremini, portobello or any other mushrooms of your choice) 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tbsp rice flour, cornstarch or tapioca starch ½ cup 1% milk 2 tbsp grated Parmesan ½ tsp minced garlic Pinch sea salt Pinch freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup sliced brie cheese 1 tbsp pure maple syrup Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a 12" pizza dish or pan with parchment paper and set aside. To make the crust, place the cauliflower in a food processor and process until very fine. Add the Pecorino-Romano cheese and the eggs and continue to blend until well-combined. Place the mixture onto the pizza dish and use your hands to spread and press it out evenly; set aside. To prepare the topping, combine the onion and oil in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until the onion begins to soften and

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become translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes; set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and stir in the flour. Whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. Add the Parmesan and garlic and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the sauce over the pizza crust. Add the onion and mushroom mixture and brie. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the edges of the crust are golden. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the maple syrup. Slice and serve immediately.

ZA’ATAR DUSTED VEGGIE FRIES SERVES 4 TO 6

the za’atar and salt, and spread on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the edges of the vegetables are crispy and golden. Serve with aioli or your favourite dip.

NOTE: Za’atar is a Middle Eastern blend of fragrant spices most often containing sumac, thyme, marjoram, roasted sesame seeds and oregano, and sometimes salt. If the blend you purchase doesn’t contain salt, you can add it in this recipe. You can also make za’atar with ½ cup ground sumac, 1 tbsp each of dried thyme, dried marjoram and dried oregano, 2 tsp roasted sesame seeds and ½ tsp kosher salt.

PEPPER-CRUSTED MUSHROOM STEAKS SERVES 4

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medium red potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise into thin strips 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise into thin strips 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise into thin strips 1 medium turnip, peeled and sliced lengthwise into thin strips 1 medium rutabaga, peeled and sliced lengthwise into thin strips 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 2 tbsp za’atar spice blend Sea salt to taste Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Toss the sliced vegetables with the oil in a large bowl. Dust with

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cup extra-virgin olive oil cup soy sauce cup balsamic vinegar shallots, chopped tbsp minced garlic tbsp dried basil tsp dried parsley tsp freshly ground black pepper tsp smoked paprika portobello mushrooms

Place the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, shallots, garlic, basil, parsley, pepper and paprika in a blender. Blend until the mixture is fully combined and the shallots are puréed. Place the mushrooms in a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the mushrooms until they’re completely covered. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to overnight. Preheat a barbecue or grill pan to 400°F. Remove the mushrooms from the marinade and place them on the hot grill, cap side down. Discard the remaining marinade. Cook for 8 minutes on each side or until the mushrooms are golden and the juices are releasing. Remove the mushrooms from the grill and let stand for 3 minutes before serving.


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