In this Episode
A small space doesn't have to be sparse. Suzanne Dimma shows how an 800-square-foot apartment can be layered with antiques, storage and plenty of seating for entertaining. Located in a historic 1927 building, this flat features panelled doors, original moulding and gorgeous paned windows. Plus, Françoise Méchin Pellet — owner of Montreal antique linen shop L'Atelier du Presbytère — tours her fresh and inviting Provence-style apartment. Finally, style expert Reiko Caron converts a curbside find into a bright, budget-chic foyer seat.
Early 20th Century Apartment
Living area: Drape fabric, Brunschwig & Fils (to the trade), Toronto (416) 968-0699, 1-800-267-3457 or visit Brunschwig.com; trim, Houlès, visit Houles.com; fabrication, Fuller Draperies Unlimited, Toronto (416) 285-8288; ceramic urn, moss balls, candle sconces, concrete sculptures, wicker basket, Parterre Flowers, Toronto (416) 966-8669 or visit Parterre-flowers.com; sofa, chair, Absolutely Inc., Toronto (416) 324-8351; sofa fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), Vancouver (604) 255-0010, Toronto (416) 934-1330, Montreal (514) 938- 2677, 1-800-333-3777 or visit Robertallendesign.com for showrooms across Canada; wicker chair fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; reupholstery, wicker chair cushions, Robert Custom Upholstery, Toronto (416) 755-3121; side tables, coffee table, green chair, mahogany bookcase, secretary, Maus Park Antiques, Paris, Ont. (519) 442-7500, (416) 454-7778 or visit Mausparkantiques.ca; wicker table, Pier 1 Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visit Pier1.com.
Entryway: Chair, mirror, dresser, Absolutely Inc., as above; flowers (throughout), Parterre Flowers, as above.
Kitchen: Lamps, Canadian Tire, call 1-866-746-7287 or visit Canadiantire.ca for locations across Canada; cabinets, Christopher Denney Carpentry, Toronto (416) 577-8825; backsplash tiles, The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit Homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; toaster, Williams-Sonoma, Vancouver (778) 330-2581, Calgary (403) 410-9191, Toronto (416) 962-9455, (416) 260-1255, (416) 781-3770, (416) 621-9005 or visit Williams-sonoma.ca; embellishment (above window), Parterre Flowers, as above; artwork, glassware, Parterre Flowers, as above; bookcase, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; chairs, Maus Park Antiques, as above; table, Absolutely Inc., as above.
Bedroom: Bedding, Pottery Barn, Vancouver (604) 678-9897, Calgary (403) 259-2100, Toronto (416) 597-0880, (416) 785-1233, (416) 962-2276, (416) 621-7779 or visit Potterybarn.ca; drape fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call 1-800-535-3258 or visit Kravetcanada.com for showrooms across Canada; drape sewing, Fuller Draperies Unlimited, Toronto (416) 285-8288; side table, Parterre Flowers, as above; French door, The Home Depot, as above; Vaughan Lazy Doris light, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), Toronto (416) 921-3334 or visit Primavera.ca.
Dining area: Sisal rugs, Pier 1 Imports, as above; table, Inquisitive Antiques, Toronto (416) 481-8819; chairs, Maus Park Antiques, as above; hurricanes, Parterre Flowers, as above; mirror, lamps, side chair, Absolutely Inc., as above; letter D, Restoration Hardware, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055, Vancouver (604) 731-3918 or visit Restorationhardware.com.
French Provence-Inspired Flat
Design, Presbytère Workshop, 4710 St. Ambroise Lofts 302/303, Montreal, (514) 448-1768.
Kitchen: Stools, Structube; baskets, counter construction, Workshop Presbytère, see above.
DIY Entryway Bench
Beauti-Tone's Ready (2K1-6), Home Hardware