Looking to update your traditional space? Designer Julie Charbonneau shows us how she shifted to a more contemporary style when she bought a 1920s industrial loft. Lynda Reeves tours the sleek white living room with exposed brick and glossy floors, custom kitchen, pared-back bedroom and luxurious bathroom.
Landscape designer Terry Ryan of Cubic Yard Design shares a lush, downtown backyard project. See how he maximized space to include zones for lounging, sunning and dining, incorporating plenty of greenery and a large crab tree.
Gallery director Olga Korper shows off her unique 10,000-square-foot combined home and art gallery in a converted warehouse. Tour her simple white kitchen and art-filled living room.
Living room: Sofa, ottoman, tables, De Poitiers, as above; rug, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; grey chairs, Montis, visit Montis.nl; white table lamp, Foscarini, visit Foscarini.com; boxes, Celadon Collection, Montreal (514) 789-1542 or visit Celadoncollection.com; wall colour, Balboa Mist (OC-27) from the Off-White Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca.
Dining room: Pendant light, Artemide, Toronto (416) 628-6718, Montreal (514) 788-3788 or visit Artemide.ca; table, Treebone Design, Montreal (514) 993-8733; Catifa chairs, La Palma stools, Avant-Scène, Montreal (514) 281-6782 or visit Avant-scene.com; vase, Celadon Collection, as above.
Kitchen: Wood island section, doorway, Treebone Design, as above; kitchen cabinets, Eurosystems, visit Eurosystems.ca.
Ensuite bathroom: Artwork by Martin Rondeau, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal (514) 287-1351 or visit Galerieleroyer.com; tub, Wetstyle, Montreal (514) 842-1367, 1-866-842-1367 or visit Wetstyle.ca; vanity, Ebenco, Montreal (514) 966-4347; wall colour, Silver Satin (OC-26) from the Off-White Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, as above.
Principal bedroom: Bed, drapes, De Poitiers, as above; rug, Y&Co, as above; table, Minotti, visit Minotti.com; artwork by David Drebin, visit Daviddrebin.com; wall colour, Revere Pewter (HC-172) from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin Moore, as above.