Get luxe-for-less, small space decorating tips from Houmed Arjomand of Gluckstein Design Planning, who transformed his 600-square-foot builder-basic condo into a cosy and classic space reminiscent of a Victorian manor. Tour his living room, complete with an art wall and generous seating for entertaining, a dark-painted bedroom and the wallpapered kitchen. Plus, how do you design a clean and bright kitchen that looks far larger than its footprint? Designer Ingrid Oomen tells all in her classic bistro-style space. Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen also share their favourite, on-trend finds from Interior Design Show West 2011.
Design, Qummunicate, Toronto (416) 487-8684 or visit Qummunicate.com; French-door colour, Railings (31), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1040 or visit Farrow-ball.com; stools, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com; countertops, Carrara 90 Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 745-4506 or visit Carrara90.ca; wine-cabinet design, Qummunicate, as above; doorknobs, Barcres Wholesale Hardware, Toronto (416) 736-9349 or visit Barcres.com; pantry faucet, Roman Bath Centre, Toronto (416) 787-1219 or visit Romanbathcentre.com; pendant lights, Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223-2055, 1-800-910-9836 or visit Restorationhardware.com; stool, Crate & Barrel, Calgary (403) 278-7020, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 949-1545, Toronto (416) 657-4100, 1-888- 657-4108 or visit Crateandbarrel.ca; cabinet colour, Cloud Nine (OC-119), Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca; hardware, Summerhill Hardware, Toronto (416) 785-1225, 1-888-444-3292; toaster, mixer, espresso maker, Williams-Sonoma, visit Williams-sonoma.ca; faucet, tiles, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com.