Learn how modern art can be showcased in an old Victorian home. Anna Abbruzzo of Igloo Design reveals how she emphasized the original architecture like ceilings, fireplaces and stairs, while displaying the homeowner's collection of unique art and lighting. Plus, see how she incorporated pops of colour and pattern to warm up the gallery-white walls.
Designer Shirley Meisels of MHouse Inc. shares a home she customized for a minimalist bachelor. Tour the open-concept main floor with statement lighting, practical finishes and mix of white and walnut cabinetry. Then continue upstairs to the comfortable TV den and third-floor principal suite with dressing room and dark-walled bedroom.
Suzanne Dimma answers the frequently asked question: "What colour should I paint my front door?" Learn her recommendations, from classic black to bold hues and when to leave wood doors natural.
Interior design, Anna Abbruzzo et Alain Courchesne, Igloo Design, Montréal 514 933-4456.
Kitchen: Bolon flooring, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700; armchairs, Ligne Roset, Maison Corbeil, Montréal (514) 382-1443, Laval (450) 682-3022; Marcel Wanders for Ceramica Bardelli tiles (on wall), Igloo Design, as above; Nelson wood bench, Herman Miller, Triede Design, Montréal (514) 845-3225, and EQ3, and Herman Miller; Fornasetti tiles (with faces), Igloo Design, as above; floor paint colour, Lamp Room Grey (88), Farrow & Ball.
Staircase: Marcel Wanders for Ceramica Bardelli tiles (on wall), Igloo Design, as above.
Principal bathroom: Tom Dixon pendant lights, Latitude Nord, as above; Body Park shower tiles, Nigel Coates for Ceramica Bardelli, Igloo Design, as above.