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Mazen El-Abdallah of Toronto’s Mazen Studio redesigned his Victorian home to feel more like an open-concept loft. He hired a contractor to help knock down walls, freshen up the drywall, paint walls a soft neutral and completely redo the kitchen and bathroom. See how floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, drapes and leggy furniture can make a room appear more spacious.

See more photos of this home in our September 2010 issue.

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Interior designer Mazen El-Abdallah can be reached via his website, email or (416) 676-6820. Design by Mazen El-Abdallah, Mazen Studio, Toronto (416) 676-6820.

Living room: Linley fabric drapes, Joanne Fabrics (to the trade), visit Joannefabrics.com for locations; rug, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; DwellStudio cushions, lamp (beside window), Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; Barcelona coffee table, Jens Risom chairs, Proenza Schouler Luxe Walker fabric (on chairs), Knoll, visit Knoll.com; vintage reading lamp (beside sofa), Cedric Hartman, visit Cedrichartman.com; drape sewing, Lydia David, Toronto (416) 824-5893; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada; Jens Risom stool, Revival, Chicago (733) 248-1211 or visit Rerevival.com.

Dining room: Light, Hollace Cluny, as above; table top, Parallel General, Woodbridge, Ont. (905) 851-6569 or visit Parallelgeneral.com; Bentwood chairs, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit Commutehome.com; Eames Time Life stool, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com.

Entryway: Edge tile, Stone Tile International, call 1-866-669-1103 or visit Stone-tile.com for showrooms across Canada; flooring, Moncer Specialty Flooring, Toronto (905) 938-5578 or visit Moncer.com.

Kitchen: Wine rack, David MacHenry Design, Toronto (647) 219-4502; cooktop, Gaggenau, visit Gaggenau.com; Mekal sink, Ginger’s, Toronto (416) 787-1787 or 1-888-444-3292; cabinet colour, Off Black (57), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada.

Cabinet: Cabinet, The Rogue Gallery, Toronto (416) 462-1800.

Landing: Sisal carpet, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; B&B Italia Pyllon stool, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665, (416) 601-1661 or visit Kioskdesign.ca; artwork by Gert Naude, Snob, Toronto (416) 778-8778 or visit Snobstuff.com.

Upstairs sitting area: Carpet, Elte, as above; credenza, Zig Zag, Toronto (416) 778-6495 or visit Modfurnishings.com; art by Tek Yang, Bertoia chair, Studio Pazo, Toronto (416) 916-6302 or visit Studiopazo.com.

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In This Segment

Mazen El-Abdallah of Toronto’s Mazen Studio redesigned his Victorian home to feel more like an open-concept loft. He hired a contractor to help knock down walls, freshen up the drywall, paint walls a soft neutral and completely redo the kitchen and bathroom. See how floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, drapes and leggy furniture can make a room appear more spacious.

See more photos of this home in our September 2010 issue.

See sources

Interior designer Mazen El-Abdallah can be reached via his website, email or (416) 676-6820. Design by Mazen El-Abdallah, Mazen Studio, Toronto (416) 676-6820.

Living room: Linley fabric drapes, Joanne Fabrics (to the trade), visit Joannefabrics.com for locations; rug, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; DwellStudio cushions, lamp (beside window), Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; Barcelona coffee table, Jens Risom chairs, Proenza Schouler Luxe Walker fabric (on chairs), Knoll, visit Knoll.com; vintage reading lamp (beside sofa), Cedric Hartman, visit Cedrichartman.com; drape sewing, Lydia David, Toronto (416) 824-5893; wall colour, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada; Jens Risom stool, Revival, Chicago (733) 248-1211 or visit Rerevival.com.

Dining room: Light, Hollace Cluny, as above; table top, Parallel General, Woodbridge, Ont. (905) 851-6569 or visit Parallelgeneral.com; Bentwood chairs, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit Commutehome.com; Eames Time Life stool, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com.

Entryway: Edge tile, Stone Tile International, call 1-866-669-1103 or visit Stone-tile.com for showrooms across Canada; flooring, Moncer Specialty Flooring, Toronto (905) 938-5578 or visit Moncer.com.

Kitchen: Wine rack, David MacHenry Design, Toronto (647) 219-4502; cooktop, Gaggenau, visit Gaggenau.com; Mekal sink, Ginger’s, Toronto (416) 787-1787 or 1-888-444-3292; cabinet colour, Off Black (57), Farrow & Ball, Toronto (416) 920-0200, 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada.

Cabinet: Cabinet, The Rogue Gallery, Toronto (416) 462-1800.

Landing: Sisal carpet, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; B&B Italia Pyllon stool, Kiosk, Toronto (416) 539-9665, (416) 601-1661 or visit Kioskdesign.ca; artwork by Gert Naude, Snob, Toronto (416) 778-8778 or visit Snobstuff.com.

Upstairs sitting area: Carpet, Elte, as above; credenza, Zig Zag, Toronto (416) 778-6495 or visit Modfurnishings.com; art by Tek Yang, Bertoia chair, Studio Pazo, Toronto (416) 916-6302 or visit Studiopazo.com.

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

EDITORS

Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Michael Zimmermann

ONLINE DESIGNER

Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:21
Released: August 09, 2010
Channel: Home Tour