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.
Decor, Nicola Marc, Marc Gold Interiors.
Kitchen: Tea towels, liquid soap, Qui Dort Dine; vegetable brushes, cook pot, porcelain colander, wicker covered flask, porcelain bowls, cream and brown pitchers, fish pitcher, maple syrup pitcher, cream soup tureen, black pestle and mortar, Arthur Quentin; flowers and vase, Fauchois Fleurs.
Hallway: Bowl, Celadon, as above.
Living room: Rug, Y&Co, as above; cushions, side tables (used as coffee tables), tray, bowl, ginger jar, lacquered wooden block, table lamps, floor lamp, prints (above sofa), velvet armchair, small gold dish, coffee table books, white ceramic bowl, Celadon, as above.
Principal bedroom: Custom bedding, boutis, mohair throw, Qui Dort Dine, as above; flowers, vase, Fauchois Fleurs, as above; cushion (on sofa), Celadon, as above.
Bathroom: Side table, Celadon; soap, white storage jar, towels, hammam towel (folded), Qui Dort Dine, as above; plant and planter, Fauchois Fleurs, as above; metal box, bath products, Arthur Quentin, as above.
Clara's bedroom: Custom bedding, Bouton Jaune; large butterfly pillow, Y&Co, as above.