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

76 WISHFUL THINKING

20 FOOD NEWS

84 SMALL-SCALE

SPECTACULAR A Jersey Shore bungalow gets revamped into a California-style cozy beach house

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A flood forces a Toronto couple to plunge into a renovation they’d been putting off

With some careful planning and professional collaborators, a Vancouver couple gets the house of their dreams

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COLUMNS

Deck out your kitchen with these fun, fashionable and foodie-approved finds

26 DESSERT OF THE MONTH We’ve taken delectably gooey s’mores and turned them into a refreshing summer cake

28 STYLE DESTINATION

Great eats and unforgettable sights are an integral part of lively Hong Kong

30 HIGH OR LOW

We created a dressing room fit for Victorian-era royalty on both a princess and a queen budget. Can you tell the difference?

28 We guide you through vibrant Hong Kong for a taste of rich culture.

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DECORATING 36 CONTINENTAL SHIFT

IKEA’s fun collaboration with African designers makes for meaningful furniture

38 SET FOR SUMMER

Soft colours and delicate prints give your warm weather tablescape a fresh aesthetic

44 SWEET DREAMS

What you need to know about bed sheets to prepare you for a sound slumber

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48 HANG TIME

A Toronto designer takes her heritage home from glum to glorious with her classic style

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PRACTICAL PLAN This made-over main floor looks is filled with smart toddlerfriendly solutions

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58 NEW DIGS

Splashes of colour and a fresh mix of furnishings panache lend a new-build pops of panache

62 IN THE MOOD

Edgy colour and boho layers give an Edmonton condo a new lease on life

FOOD 92

THAI ONE ON We’re taking cues from celebrated Thai chef and restaurateur Saiphin Moore and presenting amazing recipes from her first cookbook, Rosa’s Thai Café

ON THE COVER A laid-back combo of a wooden trestle table and bentwood dining chairs pops against the white kitchen in this seaside escape COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Raquel Langworthy


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Sunshine

STATE We’re loving the pumped-up natural summer vibe of this kitchen. It’s a room perfect for digging in to our cold S’mores Cake (see page 26)! See more of this relaxing rustic space on page 84.

Throw open the windows, shake out the rugs, switch out the toss cushions and walk around barefoot. Welcome to summer, Canada’s most fleeting season. We’re primed to take advantage of every single second, starting with getting inspired by the looks we’ve gathered for this issue. Colour is on deck – from kitchen accessories (Food News, page 20) to curated tabletop finds (“Set for Summer,” page 38) to kicky nods to nautical style (“Small-Scale Spectacular,” page 84) – because days filled with sunshine make every shade, tone and hue seem that much more cheery. Laid-back meets luxe in a Victorian-influenced dressing room in our High or Low column on page 30 (guessing which is High and which is Low is a tough one this month – be warned!), while fashionable fabrics and furniture complement sophisticated design choices in our homes: Think upholstered headboards, plush bedding and statement lighting in designer Jacquelyn Clark’s master bedroom (“Hang Time,” page 48), and pared-back living room pieces that let the view beyond the expansive wall of sliding doors take centre stage in the unique abode designed by Vancouver’s Rebecca Hepburn (“Wishful Thinking,” page 76). For those of you with travel in mind, we’re fanning the flames with articles that capture the richness of Hong Kong (Style Destination, page 28), the contemporary design scene in Africa (“Continental Shift,” page 36) and the flavours of Thailand (“Thai One On,” page 92). And last but not least, we’ve developed the ultimate summer Dessert of the Month (page 26) – a take on campfire s’mores that has to be tasted to be believed! However you spend these warm weeks, we hope you’re inspired to incorporate some stylish solutions into your days just as much as we are.

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STYLE NEWS

NOT-SO-SECRET GARDEN English gardens offer endless delights, including inspiring U.K.-based wallpaper manufacturer Cole & Son’s Botanica collection. The verdant results are sure to bring a breath of fresh air to any room.

TOP TIER DESIGNED IN 1958 BY DANISH DESIGNER POUL HENNINGSEN, THIS

Louis Poulsen brass and aluminum PH 5 PENDANT LIGHT in Brass, $996 US, Design Within Reach, dwr.com.

TIERED PENDANT LIGHT IN A NEW BRASS FINISH IS PURE GOLD. ITS UNIQUE MOD SCULPTURAL DESIGN IS MORE THAN JUST ATTRACTIVE – IT’S ALSO 100 PERCENT GLARE FREE, SO WHETHER IT’S IN THE DINING ROOM OR THE OFFICE, IT WILL CREATE TOP-NOTCH AMBIENCE.

We love the cr isp look that Jo lie’s Palace W hite mi neral paint has given this pre-loved Mid-Century Moder n-st yle dresser. Cole & Son Botanica WALLPAPER, from $264 per roll, through designers, Lee Jofa, leejofa.com. Serenity Collection Palace White PAINT, $50 per quart, Jolie, joliehome.com.

TRÈS JOLIE!

As its name suggests, Jolie is a beautiful thing. The superior nontoxic mineral-based decorative paint is now available in Canada. Using the new Serenity Collection for a DIY will have you feeling calm from first stroke to finished product and beyond.

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MAKE YOUR HOME SING Light switch plates, pot lights, vents – these are the things that nudge an otherwise harmonious space off-key. Aria Vent’s Canadian-made integrated solutions make unsightly vents nearly vanish, letting your flooring or wall treatments take the spotlight. The best part? This one is DIY friendly. OG Collection VENT COVER, from $75, Aria Vent, ariavent.com.


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OF SAND AND SEA

Though this kitchen flaunts the luxe look of a bespoke space, it actually incorporates affordable pre-fab IKEA base cabinets. The secret is custom doors by Ottawa-based company Swedish Door, a high-end custom cabinetry door manufacturer.

THIS CONSOLE BY TORONTOCABINETRY FRONTS, from $22 per square foot, Swedish Door, swedishdoorco.com.

BASED WOODCRAFT IS PART FURNISHING, PART POETRY. A MARRIAGE OF LIVE EDGE SOLID MAPLEWOOD AND TRANSPARENT BLUE RESIN, IT CALLS TO MIND AN UNDULATING SEASHORE. SET ATOP A SIMPLE IRON BASE, THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECE (ALSO AVAILABLE IN OTHER WOOD AND RESIN COLOUR COMBINATIONS) IS ALMOST TOO BEAUTIFUL TO USE. Coastal solid maple, resin and iron CONSOLE, $1,850, Woodcraft, woodcraft.ca.

KITCHEN PHOTOGRAPHY, KEVIN BELANGER; DESIGN, TATIANA WOJTAN STUDIO

Boasting Shaker-style doors and pre-fab big-box bases, this brilliant high-low cabinetry solution doesn’t skimp on style.

MED MUSE ROUGH IDEA A leader in engineered quartz, Caesarstone Canada pushes the envelope further on the industrialchic concrete-look surface trend with Primordia. Featuring an overall cement tone and nuances in shades ranging from off-white and brown to yellow and green, this colourway has the look of stone weathered over eons. To boot, its finish is textured to further mimic the real thing. Primordia 4043 SURFACE, from $80 per square foot, Caesarstone Canada, caesarstone.ca.

Inspired by the French Riviera, design sensation Suzanne Kasler’s latest collection for Lee Jofa is freshness and sophistication come to life. Whether on drapery or upholstery or even walls (that’s right, the line includes her firstever wallcovering), the timeless patterns do everything but physically transport your abode to the Mediterranean coast. Suzanne Kasler FABRICS, each from $186 per yard, through designers, Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.

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FOOD NEWS

Culinary Cravings

Deck out your kitchen with these fun, fashionable and foodie-approved finds.

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WEIGHT FOR IT

An essential tool, the kitchen scale comes in shapes, sizes and styles designed to suit your individual needs.

The simple rounded lines of the Azure kitchen faucet from Riobel modernize classic kitchen spaces. Its unique Boomerang system draws back the retractable nozzle quickly, quietly and easily to its original position. Choose from multiple options in style and finish. Azure FAUCET in Brushed Gold, $699, Riobel, riobel.ca.

Cuisinart digital, $28, Best Buy, bestbuy.ca.

IT’S A TOSS UP! We can’t wait to help ourselves to fresh greens with these new servers from CB2. Made from stainless steel and resin, the tapered tortoise shell-patterned handles are so comfortable to use, you’ll be reaching for salad at every meal. Brilliant folding in Red, $30, Walmart, walmart.ca.

Stainless steel and resin Sadye SALAD TONGS, $40 per 2-piece set, CB2, cb2.ca.

PROPOSE A TOAST This white stainless steel toaster lends your kitchen serious sophistication thanks to its sleek finish and rose gold hardware. Plus, the four wide slots and special setting that adjusts toasting time guarantees the perfect bagel every morning.

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Oster TOASTER, $90, Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com.

Mint Pantry Baran mechanical, $58, Wayfair.ca.


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FOOD NEWS

Good Natured Flowers, butterflies and other botanically inspired elements give your kitchen and dining room a serene organic vibe.

Stoneware Floral Rim PLATE, $65 per set of 4, Pottery Barn, potterybarn.ca.

Barista BEVERAGE MAKER, $299, Nespresso, nespresso.com.

Porcelain Fly Away MUG, $10, Zone, zonemaison.com.

Makiko HicherNakamura painted ceramic OIL BOTTLE, $42, Chic & Basta, chicbasta.com.

Gourmet Café NESPRESSO’S BARISTA MILK RECIPE MAKER IS MORE THAN JUST A FROTHER – IT LETS COFFEE LOVERS EXPERIMENT AND ENJOY A VARIETY OF WARM OR COLD BEVERAGES. THANKS TO ITS TOUCH SCREEN AND BLUETOOTH CONNECTION, YOU CAN NAVIGATE THROUGH A LONG Glass Dragonfly TUMBLER, $7, Zara Home, zarahome.com.

LIST OF INTERESTING RECIPES. BONUS: ALL DETACHABLE PIECES ARE DISHWASHER SAFE.

Cotton Veggie Print DISH CLOTH, $12, Crate and Barrel, crateandbarrel.ca.

REST EASY

Pineapple, Moorish or tropical cool, these trivets add interest to your setting while protecting your dining table from hot pots, indoors or out. Iron Barbuda, $17, VdeV, vdevmaison.com.

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Maxwell & Williams Medina corkbacked ceramic Malaga, $8, Linen Chest, linenchest.com.

Le Creuset silicone French in Caribbean, $27, Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com.


FOOD NEWS

Blue wave

Cool and calming, pastel shades of blue are a refreshing touch in the kitchen and dining room.

Porcelain Linney DISH SET, $99 per 16-piece set, Urban Barn, urbanbarn.com.

Cotton Hydrangea TABLE RUNNER, $48, Zara Home, zarahome.com.

FANCY FRILLS This blue-hued scalloped-edge tart dish is so pretty you can easily take it from the oven to the table – you’ll definitely want to show it off. Ceramic BAKING DISH, $10, HomeSense, homesense.ca.

it’s a wrap

Conceived with the principles of origami in mind, Aplat’s collection of sustainable bags can hold a range of different articles or foods sans any type of closure, button or elastic. They’re great for transporting food to a potluck or picnic! Practical and efficient, storage is a cinch with these bags as they save space by storing flat. Organic cotton Culinary TOTE BAGS in Natural + Persimmon, from $50 US, Aplat, aplat.com.

ON A ROLL With its array of reusable, affordable organic cloths, Quebec company Kliin is now adding a roll format to its repertoire. Strong, ultra absorbent, machine washable and compostable, these multi-purpose cloths will soon be your kitchen’s best friend. Natural fibres multi-purpose CLOTHS, from $12 per 5-sheet roll, Kliin, kliin.co.

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THE PERFECT TOUCH 2 O for EVERY KITCHEN

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DESSERT OF THE MONTH

S’MORES

CAK E

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We’ve taken the delectably gooey campfire classic and turned it into a layered masterpiece that tastes even better than it looks. No doubt you’ll agree! RECIPE & FOOD STYLING CLAIRE STUBBS PHOTOGRAPHY MAYA VISNYEI PROP STYLING ANN MARIE FAVOT


INGREDIENTS SERVES 10 TO 12

1 ½ 6 1½ ½ 1 27

100-g bar 70% dark chocolate cup 35% whipping cream large egg whites cups granulated sugar tsp cream of tartar tsp pure vanilla extract graham cracker sheets (5" x 2.5"sheets with 4 attached graham crackers each)

DIRECTIONS Line the bottom and sides of an 8 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Using a serrated knife, chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a small heatproof bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until almost, but not quite, boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and leave to melt for 3 minutes; stir until smooth; set aside.

Place the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water (be sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water). Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until the sugar dissolves and the egg is warm to the touch, about 4 minutes. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and, using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat the egg white mixture until fluffy and stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes; stir in the vanilla. Place about 1 cup of the meringue in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in the refrigerator. Arrange some of the graham crackers in the bottom of the pan, trimming the crackers to get a tight fit. Scoop about ⅔ cup of the meringue into the pan and gently spread to fully cover the crackers. Place another layer of graham crackers over the meringue. Using a small offset spatula, spread about one-third of the chocolate

mixture over the graham cracker layer so the crackers are fully covered. Repeat until you have eight layers of graham crackers and four layers of meringue alternating with three layers of chocolate. The top and bottom of the cake should be graham crackers, and the top should extend just a little above the rim of the loaf pan. Wrap the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours and up to 48 hours, until ready to serve. Just before serving, turn the cake out onto a long platter or cutting board. Peel away the parchment paper. Using a handheld or stand mixer, whip the reserved meringue for 5 minutes to thicken, if needed. Spread over the top and sides of the cake. Lightly brown the meringue with a kitchen torch to give it the classic roasted marshmallow flavour. Use a serrated knife to cut the cake into ¾-inch slices; serve cold.

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STYLE DESTINATION

Great eats and unforgettable sights are an integral part of this lively urban territory on the sea.

NUMBER OF DAYS TO SPEND HERE

2+

Make sure to head to The Wing, the Cathay Pacific business lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, to enjoy some delicious eats before boarding your next flight.

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1 DAY 1 Check into Hotel VIC on the Harbour (1) in North Point, a new and easily accessible hotel that delivers on luxurious lifestyle. (If you have time, check out the breakfast buffet here – it’s one of the best I’ve had.) After settling in, head to Central Station via Hong Kong’s super sophisticated MTR transit system. For lunch, get in line at Michelin-starred Yat Lok (2) for barbecue meats (the goose is the go-to, but you’ll find a variety of tasty options) with a side of greens and rice. Next, take a five-minute walk over to Tai Kwun. Tai Kwun is a former police station and jail that has been turned into a centre for heritage and arts. Stroll or sit around the square to peoplewatch and explore the highend shops. Expect to find local artisans who specialize in fashion, ceramics, art and decor. Return to North Point to grab dinner at Tung Po (make

a reservation in advance), the wild Anthony Bourdainapproved dining experience unlike any other. While the atmosphere – more fluorescentlit market than intimate fivestar experience – might make you skeptical at first, you will not leave disappointed. From the frosty beer served in little blue and white bowls to the high-energy singalongs, this place was made for a banging travel story re-tell. Oh, and did we mention the food is outstanding? If you’re brave, you might be able to persuade restaurant owner Robby Cheung (who dances around the space in white rubber boots) to share a list of his favourite dishes, but barring that, I recommend the wasabi mayo cucumbers, the juicy roast chicken and the fried noodles.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY, MAYA VISNYEI

Hong Kong

EDITOR’S ITINERARY

PRODUCER ALEXANDRA DONALDSON


DAY 2 When in Hong Kong, dim sum is a must, so make your way to Lin Heung in Central, one of the oldest tea houses in the area (dating back to 1889). Be sure to sample the siu mai, shrimp dumplings and steamed rice rolls if you want to eat like the locals do. Next, board the ferry to Lamma Island (3) at the Central Ferry Piers. The island is a great place to explore the authentic fishing community as well as take in stunning views from the green hillside. Wander over to Sampan Seafood Restaurant to experience a feast of outstanding locally caught seafood, such as salt and pepper calamari and spicy crab (both pair beautifully with the Singapore noodles). Ferry back to Central and stop in at PMQ, an outside-the-box shopping destination with a focus on artisanal wares. The space, which dates back to the late 1880s – and has served as everything from police quarters to a school – now houses shops like Goods of Desire (a great spot for picking up souvenirs) and Waka Artisans (a ceramics shop). For your final night in Hong Kong, head to Alibi at Cordis Hotel (20 minutes away from Hotel VIC) for a refined and elegant meal. If you haven’t had your fill of fish, the seafood platter is a must, while the adventurous will want to try chef James Oakley’s Misty Forest, a dish of goat cheese mousse, forest mushrooms and parsley moss. Head back to Hotel VIC for a nightcap on the rooftop patio and toast to an unforgettable high-meets-low vacation.

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Look for protective skincare and versatile but stylish separates to wear.

pollution protection ◀ Reversa Radiance-C CONCENTRATE, $60, Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca.

walking shoes ▶ 997H SHOES in Sea Salt with Peony, $120, New Balance, newbalance.ca.

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PL AN YOUR O W N T R IP There’s so much to see and do in Hong Kong! To get a real flavour of the region, plan for staying at least five days.

stripe seeing ◀ Polyester blend Eraliah T-SHIRT in Black/White Striped, $90, Club Monaco clubmonaco.ca.

Cathay Pacific cathaypacific.com Cordis Hotel cordishotels.com/hong-kong Hong Kong Tourism Board DiscoverHongKong.com Hotel VIC hotelvic.com Lamma Island lamma-island.com Lin Heung 162 Wellngton Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong PMQ pmq.org.hk Sampan Seafood Restaurant 16 Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island Tai Kwun taikwun.hk

carryall tote ▲ L.12.12 TOTE,

$125, Lacoste, lacoste.com.

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We created this dressing room ямБt for Victorian-era royalty on both a princess and a queen budget. Can you tell the difference?

PRODUCER CHRISTINE HANLON TEXT MARY LEVITSKI PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL NANGREAVES

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1 Hudson Valley Lighting plated brass SCONCES in Aged Brass with linen shades, $550 each, Universal Lamp, greatlighting.com.

5 Leather-topped mahogany and cherry wood Laurent VANITY, 59", Art Shoppe, theartshoppe.com.

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$580

$2,198

2 Regina Andrew aluminum Sculptural Base TABLE LAMP with linen shade, Union Lighting and Furnishings, unionlf.com.

6 Acrylic faux fur-topped brass Alpaca STOOLS, 23" x 19" x 19", $1,099 each, Art Shoppe, theartshoppe.com.

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3 Iron Francis COAT STAND, Urban Barn, urbanbarn.com.

7 Braided jute blend Gobi RUG, 8' x 10', CB2, cb2.ca.

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4 Acrylic TRAY, 20” x 30”, Union Lighting and Furnishings, unionlf.com.

8 Aluminum Infinity STANDING MIRROR in Brass, 16" x 69", CB2, cb2.ca. Clunch 2009 WALL PAINT, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com; pre-painted MDF MOULDINGS, The Home Depot, homedepot.ca; VANITY CHAIR, Art Shoppe, theartshoppe.com; gingham DRESS (on coat stand), H&M, hm.com.

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$400 1 Hudson Valley Lighting Mitzi plated brass SCONCES in Aged Brass with linen shades, $200 each, Universal Lamp, greatlighting.com.

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5 Caracole birch and tiger maple Tapered Leg VANITY, 62" x 26" x 30", Union Lighting and Furnishings, unionlf.com.

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2 Ceramic Ciro TABLE LAMP with linen shade and brushed iron base, Structube, structube.com.

$75

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3 Epoxy-coated steel Hemnes COAT STAND with lacquered zinc hooks, IKEA, ikea.ca.

$169 $139 8 Ash-veneered plywood Ikornnes STANDING MIRROR, 21" x 66", IKEA, ikea.ca.

4 Acrylic TRAY, 14" x 25", CB2, cb2.ca.

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6 Sheepskin-topped stainless steel BENCH, 44" x 19" x 18", Art Shoppe, theartshoppe.com.

7 Jute Lohals RUG, 6'7" x 9'10", IKEA, ikea.ca.

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Trunk Show

Give old luggage new life by coating it in a generous swath of mineral paint. “This one by Fusion goes on like butter,” says stylist Christine Hanlon, who only covered the siding of this vintage trunk, leaving the trim exposed for contrast. Once complete, use your piece to stash gettingready essentials and to prop up hat- and shoeboxes.

FUN, FAB, FUR

Exuding both youth and old-world glamour, a faux fur-topped bench is sure to bring a little va-va-voom to your room. Whether you opt for an x-shaped, boxy or peep-through base, go for bold – a brassy finish brings the right dose of luxury to the look.

Champlain PAINT, Fusion Mineral Paint, fusionmineralpaint.com.

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Everly Quinn faux fur-topped stainless steel Fawn, 43", Wayfair.ca.

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Mercer41 faux fur-topped metal Evonne in White/ Gold, 48", AllModern, allmodern.com.

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Femme Features A few special touches lend this vanity a lovely

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ladylike aesthetic. Here are the ingredients of this romantic look.

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1 Well-worn woman’s bust. 2 Tray of favourite fragrances. 3 Vase

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overflowing with fresh roses. 4 Vintage prints. 5 A hook casually clutching coquettish magazine clippings and a beloved string of baubles.

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Chic Home faux fur-topped metal Audrey in White/Gold, 39", Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.ca.

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Control Panels Structured rectangles of applied moulding give both the High and Low dressing spaces some architectural heft and a formal air. We opted for affordable pre-primed MDF doorstop trim with a simple profile, but the possibilities vary in look, calibre and price.

FROM TOP Unfinished hardwood Embossed Bead Colonial TRIM, 1.25", $7 per 6-foot piece, The Home Depot, homedepot.ca; unfinished pine SHINGLE MOULD, 1.13", $16 per 8-foot piece, Lowe’s, lowes.ca; unfinished oak Colonial TRIM, 1.25, $15 per 8-foot piece, The Home Depot, homedepot.ca; primed MDF DOOR STOP, 1.38", $10.50 per 7-foot piece, primed fingerjoint board DOOR STOP, 1.2", $9 per 7-foot piece, primed wood BASE CAP, 1.38", $19.50 per 12-foot piece, Lowe’s, lowes.ca.

Mirror Image Mirror, mirror on the floor, who’s the fairest of them all? While the sleek rectangular High boasts a glam brasstoned metal frame, the Low features a Scandi-chic rounded ash-veneered frame. Beyond cost, the choice here comes down to your personal style. Ash-veneered plywood Ikornnes STANDING MIRROR, 21" x 66", $139, IKEA, ikea.ca; aluminum Infinity STANDING

MIRROR in Brass, 16" x 69", $279, CB2, cb2.ca.

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CONTINENTAL

SHIFT

Taking its cue from the ritual of hair braiding, this distinctive basket developed by the team of Senegalese fashion designer and artist Selly Raby Kane and IKEA designer Ina Vuorivirta is one of our standout picks. This piece’s super cool concept, marrying style, beauty and art, has resulted in a modern whimsical take on a basic utilitarian household item. It doesn’t get any better than that. Överallt large polypropylene and powder-coated steel BASKET, $25, IKEA, ikea.ca.

There’s a saying in the world of design that there are no borders; that, in fact, good design is universal. When we look around our homes and see all the elements that have been inspired by such varied sources as an English country cottage (that faded floral couch), a German Modernist architect (that Barcelona chair) or a Moroccan riad (those pouffes!), we know it to be true. From furniture styles to fabric patterns, decorating enthusiasts have always been interested in the way other people – wherever they happen to live – use and adorn their spaces. And with a myriad of products now available at our fingertips, essentials and accessories

Överallt stained eucalyptus indoor/ outdoor STOOL, $65, and BENCH, $135, IKEA, ikea.ca.

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TEXT, SUZANNE MOUTIS

Designers and architects Bethan Rayner and Naeem Biviji, the husband and wife team behind Nairobibased Studio Propolis, were inspired by the Kenyan evening ritual of friends gathering and chatting about their day to create these rounded benches and stools with in-house IKEA designer Mikael Axelsson. Mix and match them in curvy lines and circles to enhance the communal eating experience by allowing for an intimate arrangement of seating.


from multiple ports of call have never been more accessible. This spring, IKEA is offering up a case in point. The Överallt collection, in stores this May, is a limited-edition collaboration between the Swedish homewares titan and 10 contemporary designers from five countries in Africa. Focusing on themes of domestic rituals and community, the pieces in this collection – tables, chairs, shelves, blankets, toss cushions and more – reflect the way we honour the past while looking to the future. When our design team was invited to a sneak peek meet-andgreet, we couldn’t wait to see this innovative partnership, and to bring our favourites to you.

Bethan, Naeem and Mikael also contributed this complementary tabletop dishware for everyday entertaining. Bethan and Naeem make it a priority to eat together with their children no matter how busy they are, and that consideration is ingrained in products like these pieces that are perfect for meals meant to be shared. Överallt glass and cork OIL JUG, $8, CARAFE, $13, IKEA, ikea.ca.

Överallt stoneware BOWL, $20, IKEA, ikea.ca.

The credo from Ivory Coast architect and designer Issa Diabaté was to create functional pieces that don’t rely on costly materials or construction processes. His spare plywood armchair and shelves, designed with IKEA’s Kevin Gouriou, fits the bill while still being so pared-down and clean-lined that they are, simply, beautiful. In addition, we love the fact that they’re so easy to personalize to adapt to any space, any place. Överallt plywood WALL SHELF, $80, IKEA, ikea.ca.

Överallt plywood ARMCHAIR, $60, with polyfilled cotton cushion, $100, IKEA, ikea.ca.

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Summer SET FOR

PHOTOGRAPHY, BRUNO PETROZZA

Soft colours and delicate prints give your tablescape a fresh aesthetic – perfect for both indoor and outdoor dining, any day of the week.

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Tabletop tips Start with a pale neutral base and pair with light colours or

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scene. For example, a crisp white tablecloth paired with robin’s egg blue serveware and accents creates a clean bright effect. Evoke the spirit of the season by adding pieces – modern or traditional – adorned with patterns that call to nature, such

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1 Stoneware Textured PITCHER, $14, West Elm, westelm.ca; 2 Milk glass CAKE STAND with glass cloche, $10, HomeSense, homesense.ca; 3 stoneware Textured DESSERT PLATE in Lines, $12, West Elm, westelm.ca; 4 steel KNIFE, $40 per set of 4, 5 cotton TABLE RUNNER, $17, HomeSense, homesense.ca; 6 stoneware Textured BOWL in Grid, $7, 7 small handwoven rattan Modern Weave BASKET, $20, 8 stoneware Textured MUG, $12, West Elm, westelm.ca; 9 GlucksteinHome small cotton TABLECLOTH, $50, Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com; 10 clay SIDE PLATE, $10, HomeSense, homesense.ca.

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FABULOUS FINDS FOR A SUMMER-READY SETTING.

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Indoor Garden Pesto Herbs GROW KIT, Indigo, indigo.ca.

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Earthenware Francesca Floral PLATTER, Crate and Barrel, crateandbarrel.ca.

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Tinted glass VASE, HomeSense, homesense.ca.

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Stoneware Watercolour Floral POT, Indigo, indigo.ca.

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Stoneware Level Mini BOWL, CB2, cb2.ca.


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In 2019, the way we see our homes will come from within: our need to reconnect, re-energize, feel safe and secure is a natural part of the design decision. Isn’t that comforting?

Bold, bright, and it really connects. Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral “In a time when so many of us are increasingly immersed in digital experiences that can be cold and isolating, Living Coral felt like an appealing shade of connection. There’s just something about the color that feels earthbound and welcoming, optimistic and intimate. Leatrice Eiseman, Exec. Director, Pantone Color Institute, in ELLE DECOR

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Softer, sweeter, stonewashed bedding in natural linen needs no further explanation. Splurge. Then nestle in and enjoy for years to come. YOLO.

Blinds are a natural. “All kinds of blinds. There’s an abundance of great trends and many carry over into draperies as well. Nature-inspired choices and eco-friendly alternatives are very popular: bamboos, natural weaves and botanical prints.” Photo courtesy Parachute Advertisement

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Dreams SWEET

PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY SIMONS, BOUCLAIR, WEST ELM, MISSONI HOME

A great set of sheets is a musthave when it comes to getting the best rest possible. Here’s what you need to know about fabrics, thread counts and styles in order to prepare you for a sound slumber.

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MATERIAL MATTERS C otton Light and absorbent, cotton is the most commonly used natural fibre for sheets. Top-notch Egyptian cotton, with its long, soft, strong fibres that produce a dense fabric, is picked along the banks of the Nile River. Cotton from Portugal, Pakistan and Turkey also has an excellent reputation, as does Supima or Pima cotton, an American hybrid from Texas.

Silk Sheets are only the beginning. Don’t

flanged Euro pillows, bolsters, lumbars

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never want to get up in the morning!

Silk is more expensive than cotton and more difficult to maintain, so has fallen out of favour for everyday use. It’s still known as a sleepy time luxury because of its incredibly soft and smooth natural fibres that are gentle on skin and hair.

Flannel Affordable and perfect for winter, flannel is made of cotton fibres that have beem vigorously rubbed together to give the fabric a fluffy texture, allowing it to absorb and retain body heat to keep you warm. Flannel isn’t always made of cotton, so read all labels before purchasing.

Bamboo Bamboo is an organic material that feels and looks similar to soft cotton, but has hypoallergenic properties that make it great for sensitive skin. Its absorbent and regulating qualities mean bamboo sheets can contribute to a more restful sleep.

Linen

Temperature Tips Whether you like to keep it cool or kick up the heat, there are sheets that are suited to you. Breathable fabrics like cotton or linen are great if you prefer a cool sleep. If you like to stay toasty warm all night, your best bet for keeping the brrrs at bay is to choose flannel sheets.

Linen has its advantages: Organic, absorbent and durable, it’s perfect for use in any season. Look for linen from Belgium, Russia, Italy, Portugal and the Vosges region of France – all of which have an excellent reputation for high-quality linens. New fabric may feel a bit stiff, but after a few washes it becomes soft and supple, and a perennial favourite.

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The terms percale, combed, brushed and sateen describe different types of fabric weaves. Percale is a cotton weave that’s matte, fine and tight, which lends it a crisp fresh texture. A combed or brushed cotton has had all of its short fibres removed during manufacturing, resulting in a material that’s less likely to pill. When the word sateen is used alongside cotton, it means the cotton is woven using a unique pattern that gives it a luxurious sheen that looks like satin on one side, a matte effect on the other, and an overall soft feel.

The higher the thread count, the tighter the weave and the softer the fabric. That being said, thread count isn’t the only consideration when choosing sheets – it’s important to check the quality of the fibres, too.

Caring for your sheets Good sheets should age well. Follow the instructions on the care label, add a drop of your favourite fragrant essential oil (lavender works well) in the wash to lightly scent your sheets and use dryer balls to reduce drying time. Thursday Plantation L Lavender ESS ENTIA . ll.ca We , $20 , OIL

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A Toronto designer takes her heritage home from glum to glorious by imbuing it with her classic elegant yet edgy style.

TEXT LAURA MUIR PHOTOGRAPHY ASHLEY CAPP STYLING MORGAN LINDSAY

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LEFT Putting a major extension and kitchen reno on hold, designer and homeownerJacquelyn Clark embarked on a refresh instead, which involved painting the original cabinetry, the ceramic-tiled backsplash, the walls and the door. The chic island was added to provide more prep space; the rug brings in some warmth and texture. Behr Quiet on the Set MQ3-4 WALL PAINT, Behr Bit of Sugar PR-W14 BACKSPLASH PAINT, Behr Limousine Leather MQ5-5 DOOR PAINT, The Home Depot; Simply White OC-117 CABINETRY PAINT, Benjamin Moore; ISLAND, RUG, Wayfair.ca; BASKET, Elte Mkt.

BOTTOM, LEFT The dining room’s pale blue sideboard offers an unexpected hit of colour. The pedestal table is based on a traditional style, but its unfinished look gives it a contemporary twist. A durable jute rug helps keep the look casual. “We didn’t want anything too precious in here,” says the designer. “We actually had a beautiful wool rug on the floor until there was an unfortunate red wine incident!” Strong White 2001 WALL PAINT, Farrow & Ball; DINING TABLE, Ave Home; DINING CHAIRS, SIDEBOARD, RUG, Wayfair.ca; PENDANT LIGHT, YLighting; custom DRAPERY, Tonic Living; Figurative, Nude Drawings ARTWORK, Zoë Pawlak; custom FRAMING, On The Wall Framing, TRAY (on table), HomeSense.

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Victorian house as charming as this one is a rare architectural gem. And that’s exactly what designer Jacquelyn Clark of Lark & Linen Interior Design appreciated when she and her husband, Justin Gagne, found the 1898-built home in Toronto’s east end three years ago. “It was mostly the character that drew us to it,” says Jacquelyn. “The home had that attention to detail that you don’t often see in new buildings.” Stunning elements that had been left intact over the years – including the high baseboards and cast iron heating vents – caught her discerning eye, but so did the things that weren’t to her taste. For example, the yellow-beige tone that covered all the walls felt a bit glum. And the bathroom featured all manner of brown tiles, giving it a dated feel. “I jokingly referred to it as Fifty Shades of Brown,” says Jacquelyn. Accordingly, even before the couple moved in, the bathroom was treated to a full gut job. “It was the only bathroom in the house, so we knew we needed to renovate that before moving in,” says Jacquelyn. (Another major renovation project included building a big closet for the bedroom by taking down a wall and annexing square footage from the office.) Once the couple settled into the home with their Goldendoodle, Sage, they worked on the rest of the 1,300-square-foot space room by room, creating a light and airy look in keeping with both the house’s character and

LEFT In the living room, the comfortable sectional sofa marries form and function. The contemporary coffee table calls to the kitchen island with its black frame and marble-look top. The elegant chandelier draws the eye up to the ceiling medallion. Ammonite 274 WALL PAINT, Farrow & Ball, SECTIONAL, COFFEE TABLE, AllModern; CHANDELIER, Crystorama; custom DRAPERY, Tonic Living; RUG, Elte; PRINT, Minted; white with taupe flowers TOSS CUSHION, Pepper B.; THROW, Alegria Home.

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Rather than using the same paint colour throughout, designer and homeowner Jacquelyn Clark chose the perfect shade for each room.

LEFT & ABOVE The panelled wall treatment in the master bedroom adds architectural interest and offers the room coziness. “It’s a very classic space, but I didn’t want it to feel too stuffy, so we introduced unexpected elements like the lighting,” says Jacquelyn. The brass chandelier, with its seeded glass shades, is the star of the show. “We don’t have art on the walls in here, so the fixture really takes centre stage,” she says. Cornforth White 278 WALL PAINT, Farrow & Ball; WALL PANELLING & MOULDINGS, Metrie; BED FRAME, NIGHTSTANDS, RUG, Lowe’s; SCONCES, CHANDELIER, Arteriors Home; DRAPERY FABRIC, Threadcount Textile & Design; DRAPERY SEWING, Tonic Living; TOSS CUSHIONS, Savannah Hayes.

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TOP Jacquelyn happily said goodbye to the bathroom's brown tiles and gutted the space to imbue it with a brighter aesthetic. A tiny window was expanded to bring in more natural light and the tiles, vanity and ďŹ xtures were all replaced. The clawfoot tub, found on Craigslist, is a nod to the era of the home. Behr Limousine Leather MQ5-5 BATHTUB PAINT, The Home Depot; VANITY, Wayfair.ca; FAUCET, SHOWERHEAD, Brizo; SCONCE, MEDICINE CABINET, RH; WALL TILES, FLOOR TILES, StoneImpressions; SHOWER CURTAIN, Bed Bath & Beyond; TOWELS, Pamuk & Co.

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the designer’s chic aesthetic. “I describe my style as classic and elegant, with a bit of an edge,” says Jacquelyn, whose goal with this project was to create a timeless look that is neither too modern nor too stuffy. That meant beefing up the original character by introducing more architectural details, incorporating a juxtaposition of classically inspired clean-lined elements, and adhering to a bright neutral colour palette. The resulting look may be undeniably sophisticated, but the couple’s ultimate intent was to create an inviting and comfortable space that would suit their casual lifestyle. “Often when we have family over, we just order takeout and spend lots of time sitting around the coffee table chatting,” she says. “So it’s pretty informal – this house is perfect for hanging out.”

LEFT The office exemplifies Jacquelyn’s eclectic mix of traditional and spare elements. Black and white floral wallpaper adds a feminine touch to the room that serves as her design studio. “I wanted something unique, but I didn’t want a lot of colour or a lot of distraction,” she says. The neoclassically inspired desk’s unexpected natural finish adds warmth. Simply White OC-117 WAINSCOTTING & TRIM PAINT, Benjamin Moore, WALLPAPER, Anthropologie; DESK, Ave Home; DESK CHAIR, Wayfair.ca; TABLE LAMP, Serena & Lily; OTTOMAN, Metis Deco; RUG, Armadillo & Co.; PRINTS (trio to the right of desk), Minted.

ABOVE The office’s bookshelves are a source of inspiration for Jacquelyn. They display her favourite things, such as travel mementoes and design books she uses for reference. On the bottom shelves (not shown), she has incorporated baskets that store all her samples. “The bookshelf houses everything I need, displayed in a pretty way,” she says.

ABOVE A cabinet with handy drawers keeps the designer’s supplies organized and tucked away. Plants bring an organic touch of colour to the space. STORAGE CABINET, Wayfair.ca; Figure Study No. 1 ARTWORK, Jess Blazejewski; figure DRAWING FRAME, On the Wall Framing; ABSTRACT LINE DRAWING, Minted; PLANTER AND TREE, Decors Veronneau.

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PRACTICAL

PLAN

While this made-over main floor looks like it’s only seen cocktails and canapés, it’s actually filled with smart toddler-friendly solutions. TEXT IRIS BENAROIA | PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA GRIFFITH STYLING ANN MARIE FAVOT

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or a couple of years, Amanda and Brad Jewson grappled with a typical parent problem: how to co-exist with the diapered set and still have an adult-friendly space. The couple’s home in Toronto’s Corso Italia neighbourhood just wasn’t cutting it. After living in it for four years they considered moving, but since they loved the location they decided to stay and renovate. “The kitchen and the living area were separated,” says Brad, which made for poor sightlines. “The idea of keeping an eye on the kids in the living room while preparing dinner in the kitchen was very appealing to us. We were also desperate for more storage.” So Amanda and Brad enlisted Meghan Carter of Meghan Carter Design to turn their 900-square-foot main floor into a chic yet child-friendly space for their daughters, Winnie, 5, and Norah, 3, as well as a dogfriendly home for their golden retriever, Cece. “The challenge was fitting the entire wish list into a relatively small space,” says Meghan, who worked with LB Construction & Design on the four-month-long revamp that entailed gutting the

BEFORE

Marble-trimmed millwork acts as an airy divider in the entryway. “I don’t like walking into a house, and finding yourself standing right in the living room,” says designer Meghan Carter. The new front door’s transluscent glass panel keeps the space from feeling boxed in. The cabinets hold shoes on one side and toys and electronics on the other. DESIGN, Meghan Carter Design; CONTRACTING, LB Construction & Design; MILLWORK (throughout) Colclo Custom Woodworking; Paper White OC-55 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; MIRROR, CB2; RUNNER, Elte.

FLOOR PLAN

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DECORATING The monkey table lamp provides the living room with an unexpected quirky charm. “[Homeowners] Amanda and Brad said yes to everything we presented and really embraced colour and interesting details, making the project lots of fun,” says Meghan.

ABOVE It would be easy to connect the spaces with a single hue, but instead the designer did it with a range of intriguing cabinetry. “Because there’s so much of it in a small space, I didn’t want the cupboards to feel matchy-matchy,” she points out, noting, “and I wanted a mature feel.” Clad in grassclothtextured vinyl, the cabinets add richness and depth to the space. Stonington Gray HC-170 CABINETRY & SHELF PAINT, Benjamin Moore; CABINETRY FRONTS FABRIC, Kravet Canada; CABINETRY HARDWARE, brass BOWL, CB2; black and white BOWL, brasscoloured TRAY, BASKET, TOP AND BOTTOM BOXES, off-white GINGER JAR, Pimlico Design Gallery.

RIGHT & BELOW Swanky modern furnishings and a mix of boho toss cushions give the new living room a curated feel. Plush jewel-toned ottomans can easily be pulled apart for extra seating, while the lack of sharp corners make them toddler-friendly. A fresh coat of white paint brightens formerly dark grey walls. SECTIONAL, EQ3; monkey TABLE LAMP, PENDANT LIGHT, West Elm; rectangular SIDE TABLE, OTTOMANS, Structube; custom FRAMING, On The Wall Framing; TOSS CUSHIONS, Tonic Living.

main floor. “The new space had to function as a living/dining room/kitchen, as well as a great play area.” The house – boxy, detached and brick – was built in the ’80s. That meant it had good bones and no scary knob-and-tube wiring or asbestos to contend with. But honey-toned wood and mirrored closet doors made the interior feel stuck in the Flashdance years. To modernize it, Meghan introduced gorgeous millwork, dynamic colour and smart solutions that make the house function better and improve the flow. “We used cabinetry to delineate all the zones,” says the designer. For instance, sleek storage-packed units in the entryway divide it from the living room. And beyond that, a bank of sophisticated grey cupboards by the dining room holds a surprise – open the bottom doors and you’ll find blocks and Lego. The surface is clad in vinyl, making it impervious to the mess little fingers leave behind. At the rear, a dramatic blue kitchen has replaced a drab one with dark built-ins. It’s an incredible transformation that feels grown-up yet child-friendly. “I'm thrilled with the results of this reno,” says Meghan. “It's functional and organized and there’s such a great sense of space.”


Built-in banquettes rule in small spaces. This cool set-up, enhanced with a tasselled pendant, is elegant for the adults yet totally relaxed. “The banquette is faux leather and the chairs are plastic, so they’re easy to wipe down,” says Meghan, who designed the corner cabinet as a hidden bar. She also included extra storage by adding drawers under the banquette seat. Hale Navy HC-154 CABINETRY PAINT, Benjamin Moore; CHANDELIER, Anthropologie; FLOORING, Fuzion Flooring; African BASKETS, Pimlico Design Gallery; BANQUETTE SEAT CUSHION SEWING, Silva Custom Furniture; BANQUETTE SEAT CUSHION FABRIC, Threadcount Textile & Design; TOSS CUSHIONS, Tonic Living.

ABOVE Before the renovation, the dark and dated kitchen was cut off from the dining room. Each room had different flooring (tiles and strip wood), which were all replaced with engineered white oak to beautifully link the spaces. STOOLS, EQ3.

BELOW A blue kitchen and brass accents give the kitchen an ageless twist — and lots of attitude! The pantry wall is packed with storage. “The sliding door is the primary entrance,” says Meghan, who made the area as spacious as possible so there’s room for incoming groceries, kids and even outerwear – that’s a narrow coat closet beside the fridge.

RIGHT A mash-up of materials gives the kitchen dynamic edge. The hood vent is made of rich walnut, the scalloped backsplash is ceramic, the faucet and hardware are brass and the sleek countertops are durable Caesarstone. COUNTERTOP, Caesarstone Canada; BACKSPLASH TILES, Saltillo Imports; FAUCET, Roman Bath Centre; CABINETRY HARDWARE, Emtek.

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Decorator Tim Lam summons splashes of colour, a fresh mix of furnishings and pops of panache to give a Vaughan, Ont., new-build a joyous makeover. TEXT CHRISTY WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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If decor is a mood booster, then this space is positively ecstatic. Before this stylish suburban townhouse was redecorated by Tim Lam, the Torontobased style enthusiast behind the Design Maze blog, the feels here were baseline blah. “It was a cookie-cutter townhouse,” says Tim. “Think 2,500 square feet of beige.” The no-drama space was completely out of step with its new owner’s M.O. “She’s a young professional and first-time homebuyer with a modern aesthetic, but she also loves edgy hits of vintage,” says the decorator. The jumping off point for the decor – the owner’s Murano glass wall sconces that now hang in her home office – ticked both boxes. “They’re actual vintage pieces but still have a cool, contemporary feel,” says Tim. They set the tone for the rest of the office, which incorporates just the right amount of feminine charm. “I wanted that femininity – this is a young woman’s home – but I wanted it to look grown-up, not girly.” Enter the most gorgeous wallpaper and don’t be fooled by its “Ballroom Beige” moniker. “It’s actually a very delicate blush shade that adds beautiful colour, subtle texture and depth.” Take that, bland. DESIGN, Tim Lam, designmaze-tim.blogspot.com; TOSS CUSHION & DRAPERY SEWING (throughout), Wesley Seto Design.

OPPOSITE Acting as an artful visual vignette, the office has high-impact oomph from the sophisticated brass and glass desk to the vibrant work of art. “It’s made of hand-painted laser-cut wood,” says decorator Tim Lam. “I love how bold it looks against the wallpaper and the creative energy it exudes – perfect for a work space.” WALLPAPER, Crown; DESK, Scout Design Studio; ribbon ARTWORK, Angela Chrusciaki Blehm; VASE (holding pencils) Kotn; silver BOX, TRAY, PENCILS, HomeSense; STATIONERY, Merchant of York.

LEFT The owner repurposed one of the home’s bedrooms as her office so space abounds, leaving room for a chic sitting area. Tim treated the two different-sized windows as one, hanging drapery on the outer edges only and adding artwork in between them in an unexpected way.

SETTEE, Avenue Road; SIDE TABLE, Sunday Antique Market; DRAPERY ROD, RH; RUG, CB2; Chanel PRINT, GREEN TOSS CUSHION, THROW, glass VASE, HomeSense.

ABOVE A stunning Lucite and metal bookshelf, a whimsical two-toned fringed stool with hidden storage within and a no-fuss faux fig tree are perfect office ideas to steal. “I love how bookshelves provide spaces for open display of beautiful and playful objects, books and artwork,” says Tim. STOOL, Marshalls; BOOKSHELF, BASKETS, TREE, HomeSense; wooden PLATE, Haeven Studio.

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LEFT Tim chose a round table for this light and airy corner of the kitchen. “Its size makes it easy to move around and the shape means it’s easy to tuck in the chairs neatly by the window.” The pendant is a vintage find that Tim sprayed white. DINING TABLE, Gfurn; DINING CHAIRS, Avenue Road; ROMAN SHADE TRIM, Tonic Living; TABLETOP ACCESSORIES, HomeSense.

BELOW Tim (pictured) rejuvenated the original floor tiles with a geometric runner. “I like how it feels modern and edgy against the Shaker-style cabinetry.” The floating sideboard – the one construction addition to the kitchen – offers loads of extra storage space and hides the microwave. RUNNER, The Rug Company; PRINT, Alanna Cavanagh; CUTTING BOARDS, white TRAY, HomeSense.

Tim continued his transformative talents in the kitchen. “I can’t overstress the fact that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to redo a kitchen,” he says. Fixed elements and big-ticket expenses, such as the flooring, countertops and cabinetry, remained the same here, with the addition of a small floating credenza and one slight tweak. “I had the heavy-looking dark-brown cabinets sprayed white and added new brushed brass pulls.” Inexpensive subway tiles and Scandi pale wood accents amp up the new airiness, while soft accessories – patterned rugs and a Roman shade – weave in appealing texture. The savvy combo of disparate elements means this new build now has nuance; a fact all the more impressive given that the rooms were part of a six-week online makeover challenge. Tim says, “It is possible to reimagine any space in a short amount of time – without renovating or spending a fortune.” And that’s something that makes the owner of these zingy new digs happy indeed.

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TOP LEFT The key redesign of the kitchen was a facelift of existing cabinets from espresso to white. It immediately enlivened everything, even the original beige counters and flooring. Wooden TRAY, Mjölk; BOWL, Indigo; UTENSILS, UTENSIL HOLDER, POT, HomeSense.

TOP RIGHT “I extended the subway tiles up to the ceiling on the exposed wall,” says Tim. “It looks sophisticated and ties in nicely with the backsplash.” The smart budget balancing throughout meant that Tim could splurge on the kitchen island stools, which were handmade in Toronto. White Dove OC-17 CABINETRY PAINT, Benjamin Moore. CABINETRY PAINTING, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing; CABINETRY HARDWARE, Upper Canada Specialty Hardware; BACKSPLASH TILES, Creekside Tile.

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Edgy colour and boho layers give an Edmonton condo a new lease on life. TEXT KATIE HAYDEN PHOTOGRAPHY TRACEY JAZMIN

By its very nature, a pied-à-terre affords a unique opportunity to throw caution to the wind. As a second home, it doesn’t need to house off-season clothes or Grandmother’s treasured china. It isn’t expected to host 20 for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the perfect place to experiment. Functionally, this Edmonton condo ticked the necessary boxes for its owner, Roben Nurgitz: two bedrooms (one for her and her husband, another for visits from their grown children), two bathrooms and a central location near the shops and restaurants in the up-and-coming brewery district. “She lives full-time in the mountains in Jasper four hours away, but she travels for work, so the big-city location is fabulous,” explains Diana Tidswell, who redesigned the space with Kristina Eustace, her partner in Kresswell Interiors.

LEFT A few simple additions make a world of difference in the entryway: most notably, encaustic cement tiles in an edgy geometric pattern. A lean walnut key shelf and coat hooks reference Mid-Century Modern accents inside the home. DESIGN, Kresswell Interiors; CONTRACTING, Revive Developments; FLOOR TILES, River City Tile Company; COAT HOOKS, Oliver Apt.; custom SHELF, Forge & Fell. 

OPPOSITE Designers Diana Tidswell and Kristina Eustace of Kresswell Interiors used an inky hue to define the kitchen within the white-painted open-concept main living space, then installed coordinating cabinet doors in a low-key matte finish. Herringbone backsplash tiles are a pleasing contrast to the room’s many right angles. CABINETRY FRONTS, Kitch. STOOLS, Nuevo; PENDANT LIGHTS, Wayfair.ca; CABINETRY, Richelieu Hardware; FAUCET, Delta Faucet.

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LEFT The designers removed one section of upper cabinets in favour of a stylish walnut floating shelf — “the perfect place for the owner to display some of her favourite treasures,” says Diana. Warm brass and organic walnut accents look effortlessly chic against the moody backdrop. Because the 1,000-square-foot condo’s original dining area was in a spot that didn’t make sense, the designers expan-ded the island and added three wide comfortable stools to replace it.

Style-wise, however, the home was uninspiring. “It was your average builder-grade condo,” Diana says. “The finishes were basic. The kitchen had dated cabinets and countertops and a drab backsplash. The island did accommodate seating – but there was no formal dining area.” Most importantly, it didn’t represent Roben at all. “She has fabulous taste,” Diana says, “and she was daring enough to take a risk and have a bit of fun here.” And not only that; she joked with Diana and Kristina that, while she’d collaborated with her husband on their main home, she’d be the one spending the most time here, so she really wanted the condo

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to feel like her. “She’s a cool, well-travelled woman – full of life and zest,” Kristina says. Working with Revive Developments, Diana and Kristina got the ball rolling with fresh engineered wood flooring throughout the condo, and overhauled the kitchen by replacing the cabinet doors, countertops and backsplash tile, as well as amping up the size of the island to comfortably fit three stools. Then, they moved full-throttle into building the exciting new look. “We went bold in the front entry with a graphic tile that Roben fell in love with, and that set the tone for the whole condo,” Diana says. “She wanted high drama. Going with all the black definitely

ABOVE In the master bedroom, a tiered tasselled chandelier and a woven planter inject a hit of boho, while the inky feature wall, tufted headboard and MidCentury Modern-style nightstand bring the design gravitas with staying power. Onyx 2133-10 FEATURE WALL PAINT, Benjamin Moore; NIGHTSTAND, Nuevo; CHANDELIER, Anthropologie; TABLE LAMPS, The Brick.


translated that!” “I’m a retailer, so I know that starting with a black backdrop makes everything else pop,” says Roben, who owns a gift and clothing boutique. Tired light fixtures were swapped out for chic but budget-friendly pieces, and layers of organic textiles and handwoven baskets soften the look and introduce an innate livability. Roben’s edgy aesthetic fostered a rich creative environment. “Our job was taking her ideas and finding the right mix – blending in her world travels and injecting that little bit of bohemian spirit in her trajectory,” Kristina says, “but also keeping things clean and classic with the black wall and Mid-Century Modern pieces for balance, so the look would be transitional and long-lasting.” For the designers, the project was a double win. “We couldn’t have been happier with how this space turned out,” Diana says. “It was really fun to have a client bring so much drama into a small space.” It was also the inaugural renovation for their newly minted firm – their own experiment of sorts. The pair joined forces in 2017 after working in the industry individually for several years. “It was the first renovation Diana and I did as a team, so we look back on it with a lot of fondness,” Kristina says. “And luckily, we had the perfect client right out of the gate!”

BELOW & BOTTOM RIGHT A polypropylene version of a Beni Ourain rug – a fortuitous find at a big-box store – brings designer style at a budget price. Layers of toss cushions in earthy tribalinfluenced patterns instil the boho spirit Roben is so fond of. Eye-catching accessories like baskets, plants, toss cushions and lamps were used to make the space feel welcoming. A pair of tripodbased tray tables stand in for a larger coffee table. RUG, The Brick; white and yellow striped and diamond patterned TOSS CUSHIONS, Tonic Living; black mudcoth LUMBAR CUSHION, Minimalist; striped tasselled TOSS CUSHION, Territory; faux leather LUMBAR CUSHION COVER, black mudcloth TOSS CUSHION COVER, Int’l Threads.

ABOVE The velvety black feature wall that runs from the kitchen into the living room emphasizes the beauty of pieces like the living room’s sideboard. A basket filled with plump toss cushions and textural throws lets visitors know their comfort is paramount. Onyx 2133-10 FEATURE WALL PAINT, Benjamin Moore. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY, ALEX LUKEY

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NATURAL BEAUTY “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside,” wrote Maud Hart Lovelace, and we couldn’t agree more. In fact, we can’t think of any month that seems as magical as June, and the houses this issue embody the serene simplicity that indelibly marks this time of year: organic elements, wide open spaces and a laidback luxurious aesthetic.


COZY MINIMAL

Glass

H  alf Full

A flood forces a Toronto couple to plunge into a renovation they’ve been putting off. The results? Simply stunning. TEXT LAURA MUIR PHOTOGRAPHY ALEX LUKEY STYLING CHRISTINE HANLON


OPPOSITE A comfortable clean-lined sectional took the place of a tiny sofa. The top of the round coffee table swivels open to reveal extra storage space. CONTRACTING, Parallel General Contractor; Decorator’s White CC-20 WALL PAINT (throughout), Benjamin Moore; engineered oak FLOORING (throughout), Relative Space; SECTIONAL, Stylegarage; SCONCE, Old Faithful Shop; MIRROR, Commute Design.

ABOVE The graphic black and white artwork lends interest and complements the sophisticated neutral palette in this beautiful two-level Toronto condo.

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The relaxed look of this downtown Toronto condo was the result of a not-so-relaxing event. Designer Ryan Martin and his partner, Rodney Chong, had been contemplating updating their 800-square-foot, two-level space when disaster struck. “The condo suffered a flood,” says Ryan, co-founder of Croma Design. “Our washing machine broke and completely flooded the lower floor of the suite. We got a call and when we arrived there was three inches of standing water. So of course that ruined the flooring, the furniture, the baseboards, the doors, the drywall and so on.” While the situation wasn’t ideal, to say the least, it forced the couple into a renovation they had wanted for a while. When they purchased the newly built condo 15 years ago, there was a lot to love. “We loved the way the space felt spread over two levels, its location, the view and the ceiling height,” says Ryan. But they weren’t too keen about some of the builder details and frustrating construction quirks. Also, by the time the flood came along in 2016, it was clear the condo’s aesthetic hadn’t kept up with the design-savvy couple. “It was starting to feel dark and it wasn’t feeling very much like our place,” says Ryan.

LEFT The living room’s gas fireplace was given an easy update – out with the tiled surround, in with grey marble. Light wood elements throughout the space work with the light oak floors and create a beachy feel. The shelving unit was a miracle find. “We were happy to find a piece that fit perfectly in that little space,” says designer and homeowner Ryan Martin. Marble FIREPLACE SURROUND, Ciot; white CABINETRY, IKEA; SHELVING UNIT, FLOOR LAMP, RH; STOOL, Coolican & Company.

OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT With its slim profile, the chandelier allows for uninterrupted sightlines throughout the open space. Hanging it required some creativity, though. “Originally there was only track lighting in here,” says Ryan. “So because the ceilings are concrete, we just swagged that over from the preexisting track lighting junction box to hang the fixture over the table.” DINING TABLE, Kroft; DINING CHAIRS, Italinteriors; BENCH, marble BOWL, EQ3; PRINTS, Inaluxe; ticking TOSS CUSHIONS, H&M Home; VASES, Grøn + White.


ABOVE The couple gave the kitchen a costeffective makeover by painting the original cabinetry, installing new brass hardware and incorporating a Bianco Carrara marble subway tile backsplash. The grey and white colour scheme works with the original granite countertop. “We thought it might look strange to have all-white cabinetry with a dark band of countertop,” says Ryan. “But painting the bottom cabinets grey gave a little more cohesion and eliminated the visual clash.” Gray 2121-10 LOWER CABINETRY PAINT, Decorator’s White CC-20 UPPER CABINETRY PAINT, Benjamin Moore; BACKSPLASH TILES, Ciot; FAUCET, Roman Bath Centre.

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OPPOSITE Elements like the floor-to-ceiling linen drapes (hung on a ripple-fold track system), luxurious bamboo silk rug and tailored upholstered bed frame create a look that’s both cozy and sophisticated in the newly redone bedroom. “The amount of times that I hit my shins on the old wood bed frame,” says Ryan with a laugh. “It was definitely time for an upholstered version!” The DIY artwork adds a personalized touch. “There are pressed flowers and leaves in the glass frames. And then it’s a simple bit of blue and whitewashed canvas above the bed,” he says. BED FRAME, Crate and Barrel; SCONCES, Schoolhouse; custom DRAPERY, Alleen’s Custom Window Treatments; quilted grey COVERLET, H&M Home; custom LUMBAR CUSHIONS, Tonic Living; floating brass PICTURE FRAMES, CB2.

BELOW The metal nightstands suit the bedroom’s size. “It’s not a huge room, so we really searched for a nice option that was a good scale,” says Ryan. Installing sconces beside the bed stopped the small-sized nightstands from being taken over by table lamps.

In a renovation that took two months, the dark and slightly dated space was overhauled to look both modern and timeless. (To keep the look cohesive throughout, they revamped both floors.) Ryan and Rodney wanted to create a bright fresh look that enhanced the condo’s lofty vibe. “The suite gets a lot of western sunlight, and we wanted to play that up,” says Ryan. “Plus, we wanted it to be comfortable at the same time, not too stark or sterile.” Dark taupe walls were painted a crisp white and light oak floors were installed, creating a light neutral envelope. New high baseboards give the space some traditional sophistication, hits of brass add warmth and charcoal-toned elements offer contrast. Tailored furnishings, such as the bedroom’s upholstered bed frame and the living room’s sectional, are both inviting and clean-lined. Since, due to the flood, they had to essentially start from scratch, the couple also took advantage of the situation to make a few small structural changes. For example, their bedroom closet was too deep and featured a strange bulkhead with awkward sliding doors, so they ripped it out and STYLEATHOME.COM JUNE 2019

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RIGHT The couple gave the terrace, which leads off from the upper level, a more inviting vibe by placing prefinished decking over the buildergrade concrete pavers and installing PVC boards over the glass partition wall. The pieces of driftwood, found during a visit to Ryan’s business partner’s cottage, offer a sculptural quality, along with the plants, and lend a natural feel. Prefinished PVC WALL PANELLING, black PLANTERS, The Home Depot; SIDE CHAIRS, Crate and Barrel; light grey POT (on table), Jardin de Ville; prefinished wood DECKING, RUG, IKEA.

BELOW With a vessel sink and gooseneck faucet placed on the side, the previous vanity drove the couple crazy. They replaced it with a simple IKEA vanity upgraded with beautiful brass hardware. A new medicine cabinet offers extra storage, while a wall sconce works with the brass throughout the space. “We also installed more lights in the ceiling,” says Ryan. “It was pretty dim in there before.” In the hallway, a glass-front cabinet offers display for accessories and books, as well as closed storage below. “So it can serve as a linen closet,” he says. VANITY, FAUCET, IKEA; MEDICINE CABINET, RH; PRINT, Gron + White; CABINET (in hallway), Crate and Barrel; MIRROR (in hallway), CB2.

replaced it with a properly sized closet with an organizing system and efficient swing doors. “Now the whole thing offers a lot more storage and takes up less space,” says Ryan. Upstairs, a partial wall separating the kitchen and dining areas stuck out too far, making furniture placement difficult. Luckily, it wasn’t load-bearing so reducing it by six inches was easy and allowed more space to incorporate a larger dining table. A built-in desk and cabinet area, with a busy zebrawood veneer, was also removed and replaced with a more streamlined cabinet made of stacked Bestå units from IKEA. “It’s great for just storing so much of the stuff that all homes seem to accumulate,” says Ryan. It’s clear the dark cloud of the flood came with the proverbial silver lining, and the transformation was considerable. But there are still some projects to complete, both big and small, including hanging drapery in the living room and replacing the kitchen. “A project in a designer’s home never truly ends,” says Ryan.

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The entryway, which was previously lined with bookcases, features a functional simple vignette including a coat rack, slim console table and handcrafted mirror. “The leather provides a little bit of texture, a little bit of interest,” says Ryan. “We were originally looking for a round mirror to hang above the table, but we found this and fell in love with it.” CONSOLE, Crate and Barrel; MIRROR, Lostine; COAT RACK, Neat Space.

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With some careful planning and professional collaborators, a Vancouver couple gets the house of their dreams. TEXT JENNIFER HUGHES | PHOTOGRAPHY JANIS NICOLAY

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n unconventional wish list can spark the most innovative designs. Such was the case when Nicole and Chris

Carter hired Vancouver-based architectural firm Architrix to draw up plans for their new house and then recruited designer Rebecca Hepburn to work on the interior. The specific needs of the Carter family meant that the house would be divided into two separate living spaces: one 2,000-square-foot home for them, and another 1,500-square-foot suite for Nicole’s parents. With her parents occupying the front portion, Nicole and Chris, a nurse and firefighter, respectively, and their two kids, Charlie, 3, and Rosie, 18 months, live in the back half of the house.

The casual dining area feels like a patio when the doors to the deck are flung wide open. A variety of finishes and textures, such as the walnut table, black dining chairs and pale wood end chairs, bring warmth and interest to the all-white envelope. DESIGN, Rebecca Hepburn Design, rebeccahepburndesign.com; ARCHITECTURE, Architrix; CONTRACTING & MILLWORK (throughout), Eyco Building Group; Horizon OC-53 WALL PAINT (throughout main living area), Benjamin Moore; DINING TABLE, Crate and Barrel; DINING CHAIRS, Design Within Reach; END CHAIRS, Structube.

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“Scale is so important in an open-concept space,” says designer Rebecca Hepburn of the furniture choices she made. “The dining table was selected for its perfect size, and the sofa is just the right length at seven feet.” SOFA, EQ3; COFFEE TABLE, CB2; RUG, Marramarket Shop; BENCH (in window nook), IKEA; cream grid TOSS CUSHION, Mae Woven; solid olive and black TOSS CUSHIONS, Crate and Barrel; SCONCES, Cedar & Moss.

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The couple requested a contemporary white-toned Scandinavian-inspired look. “The initial brief was something modern, clean and bright, with lots of natural light,” Rebecca says. “We really tried to maximize light as much as possible.” The finished home, consisting of an openconcept kitchen, living- and dining area on the main level, and four bedrooms, a TV room and a combined laundry and mud room on the lower level, is exactly what the Carters need. Their half of the home is southfacing, so plenty of natural light from generous windows floods the main living space. Expansive sliding doors open right up to create an indoor-outdoor living and entertaining experience in the warmer months, which is a real bonus as the couple regularly hosts up to 20 extended family members on special occasions and holidays. The chic minimal kitchen is a study in streamlined sophistication and modern function. “Chris loves to cook and prep for parties here,” says Nicole. Despite the nearly pure

RIGHT Flat-panelled white cabinetry and white Avonite countertops set the calming tone in the modern kitchen. Carrara marble-look tile on the backsplash runs right up to the ceiling, and white oak floating shelves for open storage give the sleek space added interest. FAUCET, Moen.

RIGHT The island has no sink or cooktop so that nothing would interrupt the streamlined look of its waterfall countertop. The hit of blue beadboard on the base is a fun accent that ties in with the furnishings in the living room. Avonite COUNTERTOPS, SSC Countertops; BACKSPLASH TILES, Tile Town; STOOLS, Vancouver Special; PENDANT LIGHTS, Pottery Barn; SCONCES, Cedar & Moss; CABINETRY HARDWARE, Richelieu Hardware.

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white palette, the kitchen’s finishes were selected for durability. “The countertops are solid white, but because they’re Corian they are pretty indestructible,” Rebecca says. The same can be said of many of the other finishes throughout the home – including the white oak flooring installed in the main living space – that will only improve with time and patina. “I’m a firm believer that you need to make your home aesthetically pleasing and ensure it looks the way you want it to, without worrying too much about wear and tear. You can wash just about anything in this house,” Rebecca says.

A lower-level mud room entry for everyday family use was a big wish-list item. The space also houses the washer and dryer, where muddy kids’ clothes get removed just inside the door and promptly laundered. Ditto the adults’ garb. “I just toss my scrubs right into the wash when I get home from work,” says Nicole, a nurse. The black-painted ceiling contrasts the otherwise white room and complements the industrialstyle light fixture. Gravel Gray 2127-30 CEILING PAINT, Benjamin Moore; FLOOR TILES, Tile Town LIGHT FIXTURE, Old Faithful Shop.

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Black window frames offer dramatic juxtaposition to the white walls. The matte black sconces, just below ceiling level, provide an ambient glow in the evenings.


“Navy blue accents were a recurring theme,” says Rebecca in reference to the modern armchair, artwork and kitchen island’s blue accent panel. Blue ARMCHAIR, EQ3


Cream wall-to-wall wool carpeting, linen bedding, an oversized cable-knit throw and warm walnut-veneered furniture all bring texture and coziness to the master bedroom. Simple bulb pendants allow for more space on the nightstand. Calm OC-22 WALL PAINT, Benjamin Moore; BED FRAME, NIGHTSTAND, EQ3; PENDANT LIGHT, Cedar & Moss; BEDDING, West Elm; COVERLET, Crate and Barrel; TOSS CUSHION, Vancouver Special.

On the lower level, the bedrooms and bathrooms were in danger of feeling dark due to windows at ground level, so extra care was taken to maximize height and light in those spaces “We used tricks like extra large mirrors and a full-height glass shower enclosure to emphasize the airy feel,” says Rebecca. A specific wish list and a design collaboration has resulted in a naturally bright, welcoming family home that serves the needs of all of its inhabitants without a single inch of wasted space.

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RIGHT The mirror in the master ensuite runs the whole width of the double vanity, which helps give the illusion of more space. The Avonite counters and wall-mounted black matte faucets lend a modern look. FAUCETS, Delta Faucet.


BELOW The deep soaker tub in the master ensuite was one of the most important things on Nicole’s wish list, so she could enjoy her own private retreat after a hectic work shift. “No kids’ bath toys allowed in here!” she says. Hexagonal floor tiles, square shower tiles and subway tiles installed in a herringbone pattern in the master ensuite’s bathtub niche make for an interesting mix. The full-height glass shower wall creates an airy aesthetic. WALL, SHOWER & FLOOR TILES, Tile Town; BATHTUB, Wayfair.ca; SCONCES, Cedar & Moss.

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VIBRANT BEACHY

A Jersey Shore bungalow is revamped into a California-style beach house without losing its close-quarter coziness. TEXT & STYLING CHARLOTTE SAFAVI PHOTOGRAPHY RAQUEL LANGWORTHY

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OPPOSITE In the kitchen’s eat-in area, a substantial beaded wood chandelier, visible from outside, offers wow factor. “I wanted a statement piece for the whole house,” says interior designer and homeowner Stephanie Kraus. “It had to be big, yet the right height to work with our eight-foot ceilings.” A laid-back combination of a wooden trestle table, bentwood dining chairs and slipcovered end chairs pops against the newly redone crisp whiteon-white kitchen. DESIGN, Stephanie Kraus Design, stephaniekrausdesigns. com; Decorator’s White CC-20 WALL PAINT (throughout, except bathroom), Benjamin Moore; DINING TABLE & CHAIRS, RH; CHANDELIER, Made Goods; RUG, Stanton Carpet.

ABOVE The remodelled L-shaped kitchen features simple recessed-panel white cabinets with nautically inspired polished nickel pulls. In place of the former side door, a row of open shelves was added against the new subway tile backsplash. The countertop is made from Carrara marble. For continuity, the standout designer Roman shade fabric is repeated in the living area directly across. APPLIANCES, GE Appliances; FAUCET, Grohe.

RIGHT The small vacation home required smart space solutions. In addition to bunk beds in the kids’ rooms, Stephanie incorporated this pullout sofa in the living area to accommodate guests. Above it, the ruffle-beaded mirror makes a visual splash.


White walls make a crisp backdrop for the sandy-hued textures on display in the living area, from the round wooden side table to the graphic polyester indoor-outdoor rug. Also ebullient in the pale setting is the medley of blue and white textiles, from the toss cushions to the artwork to the Roman shade. SOFAS, Lee Industries; COFFEE TABLE, Oomph; ARMCHAIR FABRIC, Zinc Textile; RUG, Stanton; TOSS CUSHIONS, Danielle Oakey Shop; ARTWORK, Gypsy Lane Home; VASE, HomeGoods.

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LEFT & ABOVE Tight spaces call for capitalizing on storage in unexpected spots, and in the master bedroom that means using a mismatched multidrawered bedside dresser and nightstand. The rattan headboard, coastal artwork and reclaimed wood lamp

base are all about the beach, as is the striped bedding, which calls to mind breezy skies and calm seas. HEADBOARD, Serena & Lily; NIGHTSTAND, Bungalow 5; TABLE LAMP, Regina Andrew; ROMAN SHADE FABRIC, Kravet Canada; large LUMBAR CUSHION, HomeGoods.

A graphic wallpaper adds energy and verve to this tiny bathroom. The navy blue is picked up in the lacquered mirror that has a practical little ledge. A basket holds extra towels and toiletries. VANITY, The Home Depot; SCONCE, RH.

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’ve been spending summers at the Jersey Shore since I was a kid,” recalls homeowner and interior designer Stephanie Kraus, adding, “I even met my husband here.” First came love, then came marriage, and three kids later, the cottage. “We had to continue the Jersey Shore tradition,” she says. The diminutive Kraus family cottage was built in the 1970s – a mere 1,200 square feet of living space with three tiny bedrooms and one-anda-half baths. None of this was a deterrent when the couple purchased it in 2015. “It’s one of the few remaining original bungalows left in the area,” says Stephanie. “We were drawn to that, and we loved its potential to become a small, easy-to-maintain vacation home where our family could summer together.” Stephanie oversaw minor but important renovations: The wall separating the kitchen and family room came down, creating a larger open living space. The front window and French door were replaced with double sliding glass doors, bringing in natural light and connecting indoors and out via a newly expanded deck. “We closed off an unnecessary side door in the kitchen, giving us space for additional shelves and cupboards,” says Stephanie of the newly remodelled kitchen and its white recesspanelled cabinetry. Throughout the home, the walls, ceiling and trim were STYLEATHOME.COM JUNE 2019

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LEFT One full bath (plus an outdoor shower), meets the family’s needs during the summer holidays. Stephanie introduced a new vanity and refreshed the walls with skytoned paint. The blues of the dotted shower curtain are repeated in the botanicalpatterned Roman shade, which is edged with whimsical pompom trim. Blue Horizon SW 6497 WALL PAINT, Sherwin-Williams; VANITY, The Home Depot; SCONCE, RH.

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ABOVE The boys’ room has a distinct nautical vibe, from its shipshape dark wooden bunkbeds to its blue-andwhite striped Roman shades and armchair. The leather pouffe is a floater and can be pulled into the living area if an additional perch is needed. The fan-style light fixture has an industrial feel. TABLE LAMP, Robert Abbey; POUFFE, Wayfair.ca; ROMAN SHADE FABRIC, Primavera; RUG, Knots & Weaves.


painted in fresh white, a pleasing contrast to the new driftwood-look laminate floors. With a crisp backdrop set, Stephanie turned her attention to furnishings. “For decorating, I wanted a clean and casual California beach cottage look,” she says. Translation: “white slipcovers and performance fabrics with a little fun pattern mixed in.” Of the palette, the designer says, “I favoured whites and blues – from navy to aqua – to keep it coastal but not overly nautical.” To balance all the cool tones, Stephanie worked in organic wooden pieces like the dining table and chairs and the oversized beaded chandelier.

"Most of the smaller beach bungalows have been torn down and replaced

with bigger homes. We love that our house still has its original footprint.

"

LEFT A highly textured pouffe set beneath a bright and graphic on-theme print makes a carefree summery statement. THROW, Wayfair.ca.

ABOVE White spindle details make the girl’s room bunkbeds feel crisp and pretty, as does the custom fringed aqua Roman shade. The natural rug adds another organic layer and playful geometry to the small space, while fuchsia pillow shams punch up the palette. BEDDING, Garnet Hill; RUG, Serena & Lily.

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“I also integrated lots of texture into my design – including rattan, grasscloth, raffia and jute to add both warmth and interest,” she says. The three bedrooms (a girl’s, a boys’ and a master) don’t hold much more than bunk beds and dressers, but that’s of no concern to the Krauses. Most of their waking hours are spent at the beach or with the family anyway. “Our little cottage forces us to spend a lot of quality time together. It really inspires family closeness,” says Stephanie. “I think that’s how summers at the beach should be spent. We love it!”

FAR LEFT & ABOVE Blackand-white striped awnings deliver stylish shade, when needed, to this Avalon, N.J., beach home’s newly enlarged deck, which is arranged with dining and lounging areas for entertaining. Red accents bring a smart touch to the sophisticated navy, white and grey resin wicker furnishings.

Teak COFFEE TABLE, Elk Group International; TOSS CUSHIONS (except on hanging chair), Gypsy Lane Home; TOSS CUSHION (on hanging chair), Danielle Oakey Shop; PLANTERS, RH; LANTERNS, Crate and Barrel.

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FOOD

THAI one on RECIPES SAIPHIN MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY DAN JONES

We all know that summer is the perfect time to enjoy the freshest of in-season produce, but this year we’re thinking beyond the de rigueur sweet peppers and corn to ingredients native to Southeast Asia – kaffir lime leaves, galangal, tamarind and taro, for example. And since a herb, spice or vegetable is only as good as the dish it’s cooked in, we’re taking cues from celebrated Thai chef and restaurateur Saiphin Moore and presenting recipes from her first cookbook, Rosa’s Thai Café, that are sure to become essentials in your culinary repertoire all year long.

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EXCERPTED WITH PERMISSION FROM ROSA’S THAI CAFÉ (INTERLINK BOOKS) BY SAIPHIN MOORE ©2015

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DRY NOODLES WITH FRESH TOFU SERVES 2

10 5 1 2 7 1 1 ½ 1

oz egg noodles or rice vermicelli oz bean sprouts tbsp vegetable oil cloves garlic, minced oz soft tofu, cut into chunks tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla) tbsp light soy sauce tsp dark soy sauce tsp granulated sugar

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2 1 1 1 1

tbsp crushed roasted peanuts tsp dried chili flakes scallion, finely chopped tbsp chopped fresh cilantro lime, halved

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat; add the noodles and bean sprouts. Cook for 30 seconds; drain and transfer to a plate. Heat the oil in small saucepan over high heat; add the garlic. Cook, stirring, until the

garlic is golden brown, about 1 minute. Remove from the pan; set aside. Arrange the tofu and garlic on top of the noodles and bean sprouts; add the fish sauce, soy sauces and sugar and toss to combine. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts and dried chili flakes over of the noodle mixture. Top with the scallion and cilantro; serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and half a lime.


STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH CASHEWS

STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH CASHEWS

SERVES 4

2 3 1

tbsp vegetable oil cloves garlic, minced tbsp roasted chili paste (available in Asian supermarkets) 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, thinly sliced 1 tbsp light soy sauce ½ tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla) 1 tsp oyster sauce ½ tsp dark soy sauce ½ tbsp granulated sugar 1 small onion, sliced ¼ sweet green pepper, chopped ¼ sweet red pepper, chopped 2 oz roasted salted cashews 3 dried spur chilies or red finger chilies, cut into 1" pieces and lightly fried 2 tbsp chicken broth (optional) 2 scallions, cut into 1" pieces Steamed rice for serving Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat; add the garlic and chili paste and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 1 minute; stir in the soy, fish, oyster sauces and sugar. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink inside. Add the onion, peppers, cashews and fried chilies to the wok, stirring to combine; stir-fry for 1 minute. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little chicken broth. Stir in the scallions and remove from the heat. Divide among bowls and serve with steamed rice.

ROTI WITH GROUND BEEF & BASIL LEAVES SERVES 2

3 3 2 ½ 2 1 1 ½ ½ 1 2

cloves garlic, finely sliced red chilies, finely sliced, divided tbsp vegetable oil lb extra-lean ground beef kaffir lime leaves, shredded tbsp oyster sauce tbsp light soy sauce tsp dark soy sauce tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla) tsp granulated sugar yard-long beans (Chinese long beans), cut into 1" pieces ¼ onion, thinly sliced 9 Thai basil leaves 2 roti breads for serving

Roughly mash together the garlic and two of the sliced chilies in a mortar and pestle or mini food processor. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the oil and the chili

mixture and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the ground beef and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the lime leaves, oyster sauce, soy sauces, fish sauce and sugar. Toss in the beans, onion and remaining chili slices and stir-fry until the beef is browned and fully cooked through. Stir in the basil leaves; remove the pan from the heat. Meanwhile, warm the roti in the oven or on the grill. Divide beef mixture between bowls and serve with the warm roti.

Find more delicious Thai recipes in Rosa’s Thai Café (Interlink Books, $44).

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