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Sep 18

A Small Home Gets a Design Refresh After a Breakup — House Tour

Name: Farah Altoumah
Location: Little Italy — Toronto, Canada
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

As a designer, Farah understands the importance of making a living space feel like home—physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. Following the end of a romantic relationship, Farah decided to remain in the 400-square-foot space she had shared with her partner. But doing so required a design re-vamp, which proved to be vital in her healing process. Though the break up wasn’t dramatic or overly painful, the couple was moving in different directions personally, and decided it was better to part ways. They still remain close friends and, Farah says, “it was for this reason that I didn’t want to completely wipe the slate clean and start again.”

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14
Aug 18

A Modern Montreal Home Has the Best Black and White Tile Backsplash — House Tour

Name: Maca Atencio, husband Esteban, and kids Nico and Oli
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Size: 1,120 square feet
Years lived in: 11 months, owned

Living in Montreal can be fun, artsy, and beautiful, and that’s completely on display in lifestyle blogger Maca Atencio’s home. She and her husband Esteban had waited a couple of years to buy the perfect house for their little family, and this one had every single detail they wanted! The wonderful eco-friendly house is located in the heart of Montreal, and it was designed in a modern multi-level layout, with ceilings over 12 feet and mezzanines.

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Jul 18

A Modern Montreal Apartment Boasts Bold Color Combos — House Tour

Name: Jaclyn Madar
Location: Griffintown — Montreal, QC
Size: 1,019 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Jaclyn Madar is an obstetrician and surgeon who just purchased her first real “grown-up” bachelorette apartment. A space with industrial, modern architecture, she decorated it with an eclectic vintage flair… while still having it look pulled together. She’s spunky, stylish and extremely smart, and that shows through beautifully in her home decor. Even better are the bold color combos throughout the white-walled home: A cabinet painted pink contrasts with bright blue chairs and art in the living room. And an emerald green wallpaper flirts with a magenta closet door in the bedroom.

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11
Jul 18

From Blank Slate Spec House to Bold Boho Home — House Tour

Name: Lita Lee, Mike Martin and their four children
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Size: 2,550 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

Lita Lee claims to be “just a girl who decided to go for it.” And the it she went for was taking a large spec home from a blank slate to a bold, bright home that’s the perfect fit for her family. And in the process, she discovered her passion and talent with interior design, launching Crave Interiors.

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30
May 18

A Converted Commercial Loading Dock Turned Modern Home — House Tour

Name: Jasmine Waheed and cat Barney
Location: Garment District — Montreal
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, 8 months, owned

After traveling across—and falling in love with—Canada, Jasmine Waheed decided to move from London to Montreal 15 years ago. Her background is in graphic design, but upon arriving in Montreal, she decided to make the switch to photography. “When I moved to Montreal I discovered that the way design agencies work here was very different to how it worked in London,” she reveals. “The design circuit here is much smaller and not as specialized as it is in London. I was fortunate enough not to have had to work for the first few years that I moved here, so I decided to diversify my photography, maintaining the music event photography that I enjoy, but moving into photographing food more than portraiture in recent years. I still do some design work but really only for the underground electronic music scene that I am involved in.”

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26
May 18

A Downtown Toronto Condo with a Dual Personality — House Tour

Name: Joseph Luk
Location: Downtown, Toronto
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; owned

Have you ever felt that your home has a dual personality depending on the time of day? The season? Joseph does. During the day, the space is bright, airy and open. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the city, giving the illusion that you’re in the clouds. Transitioning into the evening, the lighting is dim and moody — perfect for having a mellow night in.

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16
Apr 18

A Nature-Loving Artist's 390-Square-Foot Studio Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lisa Vanin
Location: Toronto, Canada
Size: 390 square feet
Years lived in: 7.5 years, renting

A few years ago Apartment Therapy took a tour of illustrator/fine artist Lisa Vanin’s Pint-Size Storybook Nook in Toronto. With the current challenges and sky rocketing rents in the city, rather than move somewhere new when she started to feel restless, Lisa decided to stay put and change the decor to give the space a new and fresh feeling. Check out the updates that she’s made to her “old fashioned” space. —

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31
Mar 18

A Bright Montreal Home Bursting With Cheery Spring Colors — House Tour

Name: Elyse
Location: Ville-Marie — Montreal
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months

Elyse’s apartment is a museum of small objects that are decorative rather than strictly functional. In fact, she calls it her “tchotchke heaven.” The bright light pouring in through big windows and the clean white walls prove to be the perfect gallery for her collection. But the main reason she chose to live in this apartment is the open floor plan and flow, perfect for having people over. This fact was what excited her the most; she hasn’t had a place she could entertain in for years.

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15
Mar 18

A Simple & Chic "French Vintage" Style Vancouver Home — House Tour

Name: Jamie Lundstrom
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Size: 2500 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, owned

“My love of French Vintage decor has always been something I loved since I was young, writes Jaime on her website, So Much Better With Age. “I have taken my two loves (vintage items and French decor) and combined them to make it something that is truly me. As a young girl, I always wanted to stop at old museums, find treasures at vintage or thrift shops and redecorate my room.”

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25
Jan 18

A Marvelous & Minimal Montreal Flat Full of Memories — House Tour

Name: Sophie, Guillaume and baby Simone
Location: Heart of the Plateau — Montreal
Size: 900 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

Avid travelers and a creative couple, Sophie and Guillaume live in their warm renovated flat in the heart of the Plateau with their young daughter Simone. The flat’s architecture is at once rich and minimal, and the couple loves to merge old, timeless design pieces with newly acquired ones. The result is a home filled with character and touches of bold and saturated colors.

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