How do you transform a 1960s space into a cottage-inspired retreat in the city? Designer Stephen Caldwell offers tips as he takes us through his 800-square-foot apartment overlooking English Bay. Get ideas for creating a cosy entryway, maximizing natural light and arranging a functional, open-concept living room. Superkül inc. architect Andre D'Elia shows off a sleek and narrow kitchen in an ultra-modern Toronto home. Plus, watch chef and Foodies TV host Angie MacRae prepare a must-have comfort food for autumn: a potato, leek and cheese gratin made with three Canadian cheeses.
Design assistance, Wendy Williams Watt, Grace Studios, Vancouver (604) 684-4183.
Living room: Sofa, brown slipper chairs, round side table, vase (on coffee table), Grace Studios, as above; sofa upholstery fabric, Pace Fabrics, Vancouver (604) 255-1567 or visit Pacefabrics.com; throw pillow fabric, Chintz & Company, Victoria (250) 381-2404, Vancouver (604) 689-2022, Calgary (403) 245-3449, Edmonton (780) 428-8181 or visit Chintz.com; rug, Banner Carpets, Victoria, B.C. (250) 384-0924, Vancouver (604) 734-1136 or visit Bannercarpets.ca; coffee table, wood cabinet, Moe's Home Collection, Vancouver (604) 687-5599, 1-877-687-5599 or visit Moeshome.com; vintage wood-back chair, Waddington's Auctioneers & Appraisers, Toronto (416) 504-9100, 1-877-504-5700 or visit Waddingtons.ca; floor lamps, Once a Tree, Vancouver (604) 324-2126; lamp (with striped shade), Jacaranda Tree, Toronto (416) 482-6599.
Dining area: All flowers, Vancouver (604) 685-3500 or visit Getfreshflowers.ca; settee, armchair, Grace Studios, as above; striped upholstery fabric (on settee), The Natural Textile Company, Vancouver (604) 736-2101, 1-866-333-4633 or visit Naturaltextiles.com; chair upholstery fabric, Chintz & Company, as above; mirror, HomeSense, call 1-866-HOME-707 or visit Homesense.ca for locations across Canada; pendant, The Fabulous Find, Victoria, B.C. (250) 590-2550 or visit Thefabulousfind.ca.
Kitchen: Tile, Creekside Tile Company, Vancouver (604) 876-4900 or visit Creeksidetile.com; Jasper Conran dishes, Waterford Wedgwood, call 1-800-668-7585 or visit Wedgwood.com for retailers across Canada; oven, Bosch, visit Bosch.ca for retailers across Canada; Dualit toaster, Williams-Sonoma, Toronto (416) 962-9455, (416) 260-1255, (416) 781-3770, (416) 621-9005 or visit Williams-sonoma.ca; kettle, William Ashley China, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 566-8500, Toronto (416) 964-2900, 1-800-268-1122 or visit Williamashley.com; blue bowl (on counter), Martha Sturdy, Vancouver (604) 872-5205 or visit Marthasturdy.com; vintage yellow pitchers, Grace Studios, as above; wall colour, Asphalt (R-9990) from the Benjamin Moore collection, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada.
Bedroom: Rug, bedding, HomeSense, as above; side table, Pottery Barn, Vancouver (604) 678-9897, Calgary (403) 259-2100, Toronto (416) 597-0880, (416) 785-1233, (416) 962-2276, (416) 621-7779 or visit Potterybarn.ca; headboard, Grace Studios, as above; black throw pillow fabric, Chintz & Company, as above; aluminum shutters, Windowworks, Richmond, B.C. (604) 231-1433 or visit Windowworks.ca.