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A dramatic dark entryway + bright kitchen = a youthful-yet-classic space. Designer Joel Bray outlines how he transformed an outdated 690-square-foot, builder-basic condo by adding custom crown moulding, dark floors and nostalgic vignettes — all inspired by small New York rentals that maximize space and style.

See more photos of this condo in our February 2012 issue.

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Design, Joel Bray, Toronto (416) 669-9380 or visit

Living room: Sofa, Barrymore Furniture, Toronto (416) 532-2891 or visit; rug, coffee table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit; vintage suitcases, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit; Eames stool, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit; patterned pillow, DwellStudio, visit; velvet pillow, Crate & Barrel, call 1-888-657-4108 or visit; Eames chairs, Herman Miller, visit for retailers across Canada; flooring, millwork, Lowe's, call 1-800-445-6937 or visit; drape sewing, National Drapery, Toronto (416) 787-0813 or visit; wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit; DwellStudio drape fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), call 1-800-333-3777 or visit

Dining area: Dining table, Elte, as above; Eames chairs, Herman Miller, as above; bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit; chandelier, Prima Lighting, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 851-1188 or visit; artwork, Ryan Louis, visit

Foyer: Wall colour, Railings (31), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit; flooring, millwork, Lowe's, as above; stool, Design Within Reach, as above; Jielde table lamp, Hollace Cluny, as above; small pottery dish, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit

Kitchen: Cabinet and wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; cabinet painting, Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, Toronto (416) 745-2559; backsplash tile, Olympia Tile & Stone, call 1-800-268-1613 or visit; faucet, KitchenAid appliances, Lowe's, as above; door hardware, Lee Valley Tools, call 1-800-267-8767 or visit; countertop, sink, York Fabrica, Toronto (416) 235-0161 or visit; dresser, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Elte, as above; large artwork, 195-025 Titanium White by Michael Brown, Canvas Gallery, Toronto (416) 532-5275 or visit; door, Lowe's, as above; vases, Hollace Cluny, as above.

Bedroom: DwellStudio citrine drape fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), as above; wardrobes, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit for locations across Canada; drape sewing, National Drapery, as above; folding stool, ChairTableLamp, Toronto (416) 934-1021; wall colour, Lamp Room Gray (88), Farrow & Ball, as above; millwork, Lowe's, as above; drape sewing, National Drapery, as above; table lamp, Crate & Barrel, as above; artwork, Elte, as above; headboard fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit

Bathroom: Kohler vanity, faucet, toilet, Lowe's, as above; shower tile, floor tile, Olympia Tile, as above; medicine cabinet, Ikea, as above.


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