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FROM CONCRETE TO COZY The shell of a small Toronto condo is transformed into an elegant hotel-like suite that’s perfect for entertaining BY JULIE GEDEON PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIK ROTTER STYLING: SVETLANA TRYASKINA

MAKING THE MOST OF A SMALL SPACE is a big part of any designer’s challenge, but Svetlana Tryaskina was put to the test with a couple’s 1,000-square-foot condo. “The design had to maximize functionality with the grandeur of a luxury hotel,” says the principal designer at Estee Design, whose project is a finalist for the 2020 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Awards. Isabella Pearson and Stuart Kirkpatrick had bought the condo in Toronto’s downtown entertainment district for their retirement. They rented it out while they were in Bermuda but weren’t pleased when they returned two years ago to what they perceived as its dysfunctional drabness. –>



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