Design

Style & Substance

Interior designer Susan Bryson’s trademark esthetic is classic, layered and chic—exactly how she dresses. By Janet Wilson Photography by Lindsey Gibeau Marrying elegance and functionality can be tricky for any interior...

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A Room for Lingering

By Pam Dillon Photos: Justin Van Leeuwen In 2019, Jess Gosbee started working with a local couple to transform their living space. The clients, busy with careers and three young boys, were the first people to ever approach Jess for design help. “We have been levelling-up the style of their home...

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Home for the Holidays

Enchant, Charm and Delight this Festive Season By Melissa Milakovic Photos by Rémi Thériault According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of celebrate is “to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday, etc.” And what better occasion to go all out than...

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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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