Suzanne Dimma explains how designers Nathalie Bouchard and Annie Horth of Creative Flats made a 525-square-foot bachelorette in Montreal feel open and airy. See how they mixed traditional finds and vintage modern pieces for an eclectic, retro look. Learn their tricks for creating distinct zones for dining, lounging and sleeping, and for maximizing storage and display in a small space.
See the spacious, art-filled penthouse created for Canada Blooms artistic director Colomba Fuller. Designers Alana Boychuk and Tristan Fuller of Boychuk+Fuller detail how they customized the space to suit Colomba's lifestyle, from a quiet home office and small bedroom to a functional galley kitchen and open-concept dining and living area for entertaining.
Nicola Marc of Montreal's Marc Gold Interiors shows off the relaxed and elegant family home she shares with her husband and five-year-old daughter. Learn her tips for small space decorating, like making a narrow kitchen seem wider with long floor tiles and working with a complementary palette in an open-concept apartment. Plus, see how she injected plenty of character with mix-and-match dining chairs, flea-market finds, colourful accessories and custom wall panelling.
Design, Tristan Fuller and Alana Boychuk, Boychuk+Fuller, (416) 532-3131 or Boychukfuller.com; general contracting, Cary Sandford, Martin O'Keefe and Dave Samplonius, (416) 910-8385 firstname.lastname@example.org; wall colour (throughout), Chantilly Lace (OC-65), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Benjaminmoore.ca.
Sitting area near kitchen: Artwork by David Urban, Corkin Gallery, (416) 979-1980 or Corkingallery.com; daybed fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), (416) 968-0699 or Kravetcanada.com; red and black pillow, Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; coffee table, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; hide rug, red glass, Mjölk, (416) 551-9853 or Mjolk.ca.
Living room: Sofa, white coffee table, Kiosk, Kioskdesign.ca; striped velvet pillow fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), as above; red and black pillow, white stools, Hollace Cluny, as above; rug, nesting tables, Elte, as above; side table (with black shelf), Boychuk+Fuller, as above; hide rug, red glass, Mjölk, as above.
Dining room: Tense dining table by MDF Italia, Kiosk, as above; plates, pasta bowls, Stark & Whyte, Starketwhyte.com; artwork by Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins (behind table), Georgia Scherman Projects, (416) 554-4112 or Georgiascherman.com; artwork by Joanne Tod (above console), Nicholas Metivier Gallery, (416) 205-9000 or Metiviergallery.com; sideboard, Boychuk+Fuller, as above; artwork by Guido Molinari (above sideboard), Guidomolinari.com; sculpture by Matthew Hawtin, Mhawtin.com.
Front foyer: Chairs, Guff, (416) 913-8025 or Guffonline.blogspot.ca; console, Avenue Road, (416) 548-7788 or Avenue-road.com; artwork by Evan Lee, Monte Clark Gallery, (604) 730-5000, (416) 703-1700 or Monteclarkgallery.com.
Kitchen: Dish, serving spoons, pot, bowl, Mjölk, as above; tea towel, Ginger's, 1-888-444-3292 or Gingersbath.com; carafe, Torp, Torpinc.com; stove, cooktop, sink, Bulthaup, (416) 361-9005 or Toronto.bulthaup.com; clock, Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com.
Bedroom: Bedding, Au Lit Fine Linens, 1-800-363-6080 or Aulitfinelinens.com; Dove table lamp, YLighting, 1-866-428-9289 or Ylighting.com; artwork (above bed), Natalie Majaba Waldburger, Nataliewaldburger.squarespace.com; artwork (above armoire) by David Urban, Corkin Gallery, as above.
Principal bathroom: Bathtub, shower, Kohler, 1-800-4-KOHLER or Kohler.ca; toiletries, Jacob & Sebastian, (647) 345-0478 or Jacobandsebastian.com; tiles, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or Saltillo-tiles.com; bathmat, towels, black tray, soap pump, Ginger's, as above.