Yes, an industrial loft can be cosy and welcoming. Sarah Callanan, Angus & Company's in-house designer, fell in love with her 900-square-foot unit's raw features — exposed brick, natural wood beams and an open-concept floor plan — which she embellished with pops of colour, family antiques and vintage lighting. See how she updated the small kitchen by painting the cupboards out white, traded a tub for a luxe shower, and maximized storage in the bedroom.
Design, Sarah Callanan, Toronto (416) 671-4498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living/dining room: Banquette, Muller and Associates, Toronto (416) 791-6457; PS Maskros light, Ikea; Madeline Weinrib pink throw pillows, Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514) 287-8998 or visit Ycocarpet.com; mirror, olive throw pillows, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit Angusandcompany.com; pink throw, black and white throw, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; wall colour (throughout), Ultra White (CC-10) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca.
Kitchen: Tiles, Ciot, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 606-2468, Concord, Ont. (416) 739-8000, Toronto (416) 785-8080, Montreal (514) 382-7330, Quebec City (418) 648-1755 or visit Ciot.com; tea towel, Crate & Barrel, Calgary (403) 278-7020, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 949-1545, Toronto (416) 657-4100, 1-888-657-4108 or visit Crateandbarrel.ca.