How do you make a tiny apartment seem spacious and glamorous? Arminé Tatosian, co-owner of AT Design Group, divulges her secrets as she tours her space. Learn her tricks for visually expanding windows with drapery, choosing furniture that suits high ceilings and lightening up a cramped kitchen with white paint and open storage. Lynda Reeves shares her ten favourite gift ideas for the holidays. See why she's loving hand-quilted cotton throws, lavender sachets, leather-bound notebooks and more. Finally, tour Alan de la Vigne's 1,200-square-foot, artfully curated condo, complete with handsome antiques, smart built-ins and multifunctional rooms.
Design, Arminé Tatosian, AT Design Group, Toronto (416) 323-0323, (416) 921-1600 or visit Atdesignhome.com. Dining area: Tripod table, white bowl, light fixture, AT Design Group, as above; rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; pillow on chair, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110 or visit Westelm.com for ordering information; framed Fornasetti wallpaper, AT Design Group, as above; wall colour (throughout), Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800- 361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada. Living area: Sofa, tripod table, sculpture, bar cart, wooden stool, gold bowls, AT Design Group, as above; painting by John Fitzgerald, visit Johnfitzgeraldart.com; photograph framing, Sevan Art Gallery, Toronto (416) 920-8809; mantel, reflective candleholder, eucalyptus branch, AT Design Group, as above; rug, Elte, as above. Kitchen: Table, Michael Aram hardware, leaf dishes, AT Design Group, as above. Bedroom: Pillows, mohair blanket, Studio b, Toronto (416) 363-2996, 1-888- 233-5552 or visit Studiobhome.com; lamp, side table, bed, AT Design Group, as above.