Get luxe-for-less, small space decorating tips from Houmed Arjomand of Gluckstein Design Planning, who transformed his 600-square-foot builder-basic condo into a cosy and classic space reminiscent of a Victorian manor. Tour his living room, complete with an art wall and generous seating for entertaining, a dark-painted bedroom and the wallpapered kitchen. Plus, how do you design a clean and bright kitchen that looks far larger than its footprint? Designer Ingrid Oomen tells all in her classic bistro-style space. Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen also share their favourite, on-trend finds from Interior Design Show West 2011.
Design, Houmed Arjomand, Gluckstein Design Planning, Toronto (416) 928-2067 or visit Glucksteindesign.com.
Living room: GlucksteinHome side tables, The Bay, visit Hbc.com for locations across Canada; lamp bases, HomeSense, visit Homesense.ca for locations across Canada; drape fabric, Fabricland, visit Fabricland.ca for locations across Canada; fringed chair, The Reuse Centre, Burlington, Ont. (905) 319-0477 or visit Reusecentre.on.ca; men's suiting fabric (on wingback chairs), Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or visit Designerfabrics.ca; dresser, Shafer Auction, Winona, Ont. (905) 634-6300 or visit Shaferauction.com.
Dining area: Table, Aberfoyle Antique Market, Guelph, Ont. (519) 763-1077 or visit Aberfoyle-antiques.com; GlucksteinHome candlesticks, The Bay, as above; etching, Waddington's, Toronto (416) 504-9100, 1-877- 504-5700 or visit Waddingtons.ca.
Bedroom: Foo dog, Pier 1 Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visit Pier1.ca; artwork, Christie Antique Show, visit Antiqueshowscanada.com; GlucksteinHome duvet cover, The Bay, above; tray on dresser, Aberfoyle Antique Market, as above.