Double-Duty Attic

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Runtime: 3:01
Release Date: July 30, 2012
Featuring: Mazen El-Abdallah

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.

See more of this attic in our September 2012 issue, plus watch a video tour of El-Abdallah’s own home.

  • Sources

    Design, Mazen El-Abdallah, Mazen Studio, (416) 676-6820 or Page 48: Desk: Desk fabrication,
    Behr Designs, (519) 942-9166; Eames Aluminum Group desk chair, Nelson bubble lamp, Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or; Font clock, Established & Sons, establishedandsons. com; throws, Avenue Road, (416) 548-7788 or; artwork (on desk, left) by Joseph O. Holmes, 20x200,; purple and black artwork (on desk, right), Notation 28 by Akira Yoshikawa, Katzman Kamen Gallery, (416) 504-9515 or Page 50: Bed: Paul Smith upholstery fabric, Maharam, (416) 366-7600 or; bed fabrication, The Big Stuff, (416) 921-0696 or; Rug Company throw pillows, throws, Avenue Road, (416) 548-7788 or; Bestlite wall sconces, Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or Must- Haves: Manstad sofa bed, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or; Madil daybed, Avenue Road, (416) 548- 7788 or Page 52: Sideboard: Artwork (through doorway), Alison Fleming, Stools: Risom stools, Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or; artwork (left) by John Lennard, Roberts Gallery, (416) 924-8731 or; artwork (bottom right), James Nye, The Palette: Brick veneers, Mason's Masonry, (905) 670-1233 or; wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or; fabric, Maharam (to the trade), visit; rug, Y&Co, (416) 968-7700, (514) 287-8998 or; walnut, Behr Designs (519) 942-9166.

  • Credits

    Lynda Reeves

    Sheri Graham Delagran

    Jason Stickley

    Ryan Louis

    Reiko Caron

    Andrew Noddin

    Michael Kadis

    Jessica Piekarski

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