Suzanne Dimma tours an open-concept condo designed by Kate Zeidler. Learn how to use custom shelves and cabinets, how to create room-like zones with furniture groupings and how to layer in warmth using art and reclaimed wood. Design editor Joel Bray offers instructions for an inexpensive weekend project: creating wall art using ceiling medallions and paint. Plus, design editor Cameron MacNeil provides advice on boosting the curb appeal of a split-level home with windows, paint and siding.
Design, Kate Zeidler, Kate Zeidler Interior Design, Toronto (416) 924-3750; architect, Bill Dewson, William Dewson Architects, Toronto (416) 966-6635 or visit dewson.com; additional art sourcing, Fela Grunwald Fine Arts, Toronto (416) 653-3902; art installing, Razart Installation Services, Toronto (416) 261-8037. Shelves, Scepter Industries, Toronto (416) 798-9844 or visit scepterindustries.com; rug, The Rug Company, New York (212) 274-0444 or visit therugcompany.info; chaise, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit quasimodomodern.com; cream throw, Buddha, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; small throw pillows, red tray, white bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or visit hollacecluny.ca. Kitchen: Stools, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit dwr.com; blind fabric, Télio, call 1-888-855-6977 or visit telio.com; salt shakers, Williams-Sonoma, visit williams-sonoma.ca for locations; art by Josh Morden, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto (416) 504-0575. Appliances: Cabinetry, Downsview Kitchens, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 677-9354, Toronto (416) 481-5101 or visit downsviewkitchens.com; wine fridge, Sub-Zero, visit subzero.com for dealers across Canada; coffeemaker, microwave, Miele, visit miele.ca for dealers across Canada. Rug, The Rug Company, as above. Bed, Hästens, call 1-866-624-7816 or visit hastens.com; rug, The Rug Company, as above; bedding, throw, Elte, as above; green glass vase, Hollace Cluny, as above. Bedroom nook: Chair, Knoll, visit knoll.com. Study: Desk lamp, Primavera Interior Furnishings (to the trade), Toronto (416) 921-3334 or visit primavera.ca for showrooms across Canada; William Morris blind fabric, Télio, as above; wall colour, Manchester Tan (HC-81) from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit benjaminmoore.ca. Entryway: Vase, Hollace Cluny, as above. Bathroom: Vanity, Scepter Industries, as above; sink, taps, Philippe Starck, visit starck.com for information; mirror, Framemakers International, Toronto (416) 665-8215 or visit framemakers.com; towels, bathmat, accessories, Ginger’s Bath Centre, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit gingersbath.com.