Learn how to maximize space in a two-storey condo. Suzanne Dimma tours through a unit in Montreal's iconic Habitat 67 building, designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie in the 1960s. See how the homeowners updated their loft with a modern white kitchen, light-filled atrium library, cosy principal bedroom and luxurious ensuite bathroom. Next, Toronto photographer Jason Hudson reveals how he personalized his 613-square-foot condo with budget finds from Craigslist and antique markets. Learn his tips for elongating a room with painted horizontal stripes, incorporating large furnishings in a small space and working with open storage in a builder-basic kitchen. Finally, textile designer Bev Hisey shares her outlook on colour, her latest rug and cushion collections and where she gets her inspiration.
Interior design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, Montréal (514) 231-9422; staircase and catwalk architect, Suresh Perera, Studio Perera, Montréal (514) 814-5308 or Studioperera.com; contractor, Denis Fournier, De la Spatule au Pinceau, Montréal (514) 863-8467; Bulthaup B1 kitchen, Richard Keyes, design and installation, Bulthaup, Toronto (416) 361-9005 or Toronto.bulthaup.com.
Living room: Black leather chair, collection Smoke de Maarten Baas, Moooi, Latitude Nord, Montréal (514) 287-9038 or Latitudenord.com; chimney design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, as above; George d'Antonio Citterio sofa, B&B Italia, Mobilier Avant-Scène, Montréal (514) 281-6782, or Avant-scene.com; Potence de Jean Prouvé lamp for Vitra, Latitude Nord, as above, and Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com.
Library: Tom Dixon pendant lights, Latitude Nord, as above; staircase and catwalk design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, as above; bookshelves, Cubit, Cubit-shop.com.
Kitchen: Design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, as above; Bulthaup B1 kitchen, Richard Keyes, design and installation, Bulthaup, as above; four (B0251), cooktop, Gaggenau, Signature Bachand, Montréal (514) 344-2425 or Signaturebachand.com, or Gaggenau.com; Liebherr refrigerator, Signature Bachand, as above, or Liebherr.ca; Hans J. Wegner by Carl Hansen & Sons stools for Bulthaup Toronto, as above; accessories on counter, Verte Campagne Décoration, Montréal (514) 948-3131 or Vertecampagne.ca; dishtowels, Qui Dort Dîne, Montréal (514) 288-3836 or Quidortdine.ca; pans, Collection All Steel, Iittala, Iittala.com; flatware, Collection Citterio 98, Iittala, as above; utensils, Rösle, Les Touilleurs, Montréal (514) 278-0008 or Lestouilleurs.com or Rosleusa.com; white plates, Ikea, Ikea.ca.
Dining area: Eames chairs, Triede Design, Montréal (514) 845-3225 or Triede.com; Hermès scarf in custom frame, Hermès, Montréal (514) 842-3387 or Hermes.com; PH5 de Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen pendant light, Bonaldo, Montréal (514) 287-9222 ou Bonaldo.ca.
Reading room: Bar storage unit, BDDW, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca or Bddw.com; sofa, Casa Vogue, Montréal (514) 722-5828 or Casavogue.ca; Peint Genuine Fake Books wallpaper, Deborah Bowness, Deborahbowness.com.
Ensuite bathroom: Jean-Claude Poitras towels, Qui Dort Dîne, as above; Duravit sink, Saint-Léonard (514) 324-2848; faucet, Vola, Vola.com; Antonio Citterio shower, Axor, Hansgrohe, Hansgrohe-usa.com; bathroom design, Idea Design, as above.
Principal bedroom: Bed, Ikea, as above; Organic Chair by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, Vitra, Latitude Nord, as above, and Design Within Reach, as above; wallpaper, Ralph Lauren, Ralphlauren.com; bedding, Revelle, Qui Dort Dîne, as above; velvet cushion, Qui Dort Dîne, as above.