Design

Home Chic Home

You’ll warm up instantly, and beautifully, to these stylish décor looks.
Curated by Jennifer Geleta

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INTERIOR VIEW

Design consultant John LeBlanc shares his top six décor picks for the new season. Wondering how to elevate your home’s décor and add fresh panache to your living space? After all, you’ll be spending plenty of time indoors over the next few months. Why not treat yourself to some eye-pleasing updates...

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Transformers

The dynamic young partners behind A Couple of Alexes are bringing high-end pizzazz to Ottawa’s condo market. Photos by Kathi Robertson & Michael Lucy Looking for an upscale, on-trend condo in just the right part of town? Check out Unit 402 at The Sussex, 40 Boteler Street. The setting is...

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GO UP THE WALL with Abstract Art

In interior design circles, abstract art is turning heads these days. As homes become more social and less devoted to “sheltering in place,” there’s a move to make them more colourful and joyful. After all, we’ve been cocooning—in beige, greige, and all their serene, uncluttered, natural...

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Garage of Your Dreams

By Reba Wilson Photos: DreamProperties.com Garages are having a major moment—and not just for car collectors. In Ottawa, garages are sought after as a traveller’s refuge from winter weather. They also do double duty as hobby rooms for tinkering with cars, bikes, mowers and more. Many garages also...

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High Style in the City

Photos by Justin Van Leeuwen At this light-filled, semi-detached property in one of Ottawa’s sought-after neighbourhoods, urban living has next-level appeal. A study in pitch-perfect execution, the three-storey, new-build project is the work of Casa Verde Construction and Flynn Architect Inc. You...

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Spectacular Views

  Designer Pamela Pryce had carte blanche to make the interior soar in this custom Cantley home. She nailed it. By Pam Dillon Photos by LeRoyal + St-Arnaud   The name Mario Adornetto is renowned in Quebec design circles. The architectural designer and principal of Montreal-based...

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DIT & STYLE GUIDE

My approach is simple: listen, observe, brainstorm, create.  “Neutral colours, muted tones and natural materials are essential in creating an organic space that radiates warmth. Furniture should be cozy and informal with a handful of antiques and heirlooms to emphasize story and history...

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AVANT-GARDE IDEAS, AMAZING INGENUITY

OR Design and NEOTERIC DEVELOPMENTS aren’t just creating custom homes outside the box, their trendsetting residences surpass the norm and uniquely feel like you. Or (Shneur) Bielak used to be an opera singer. As confirmation, the 40-year-old owner of OR Design, Neoteric Developments (ND), and ND...

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RISING ABOVE THE ORDINARY

By Janet Wilson Photography by Justin Thomason Ottawa’s West of Main is making waves for its award-winning interior designs and sublime furnishings. If you’re a design and decor junkie, you’ve likely been drooling over the social media posts from West of Main for some time. Every photograph by the...

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THE DISCERNING EYE

By Melissa Milakovic Photos by Lindsey Gibeau Photography | Westboro Studio Kelly Wearstler is quoted as saying, “Contrast and contradiction are complementary avenues to creating a luxe space.” I couldn’t agree more. When it comes to decorating your home, the best way to achieve this desired...

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ROLLING WITH STONE

After three decades specializing in stone surfaces, Vesta’s Polito family have built on their rock-solid reputation to craft an exceptional design centre that offers all the cutting-edge products and options for amazing home renos. Bruno Polito was two years old when the first Vesta Marble &...

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