Homeowner Stephen Fillmore proves that downsizing from a large home to a downtown Toronto condo can be a seamless transition. See how he edited down his antiques and traditional furniture into 720-square-feet of modern, functional pieces. Tour his open-concept kitchen and living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, cosy bedroom and small balcony with city views.
Designer Mazen El-Abdallah tours us through a third-floor reno. See how he converted two awkward rooms into one space for lounging and another for guests.
Tired-looking patio? Style expert Reiko Caron demonstrates an easy way to add a custom look to a solid-coloured umbrella with simple stripes in white paint.
Decorating, Sean Ward Interior Consultant, (647) 309-9937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living room: Sofa, chairs, side table, Crate & Barrel, 1-888-657-4108 or Crateandbarrel.ca; floor lamp, Bungalow, (416) 598-0204 or Bungalow.to; hide rug, StyleNorth Decorating, Stylenorth.ca; sisal rug, Allan Rug Co., (416) 787-1707 or Allanrug.com; navy pillows, Re-Wrap Custom Upholstery, (416) 214-6400 or Rewrap.ca; Philip Gorrivan Collection pillow fabric, Highland Court, Highlandcourtfabrics.com; artwork by Henry Bonli.
Kitchen: Stools, ChairTableLamp, (416) 934-1021; runner, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; grinder (on island), Holy Cow, (416) 778-6555 or Holycowmarket.com; throw pillow (on chair), CB2, Cb2.com; animal-print throw (on chair), Elliott & Ward, (416) 406-0690; Plexiglas plinths, Marc Littlejohn, (416) 535-4830 or Marclittlejohn.com.
Den: Wicker chair, Parsons table, art (over table), Crate & Barrel, as above; sofa reupholstery, pillows, Re-Wrap Custom Upholstery, as above; sofa fabric, Ralph Lauren, Ralphlaurenhome.com; pillow fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), 1-800- 333-3777 or Robertallendesign.com; area rug, Tomlinson Antiques, (941) 906-1111; wooden figure, Holy Cow, as above.
Bedroom: Mirrors, ChairTableLamp, as above; headboard upholstery, Euro shams, bedskirt, Re-Wrap Custom Upholstery, as above; Philip Gorrivan Collection headboard and Euro sham fabric, Highland Court, as above; bedskirt fabric, Robert Allen (to the trade), as above; duvet cover, shams, Yves Delorme, Yvesdelorme.com; side table, Crate & Barrel, as above; throw, Holy Cow, as above.