Before & After

April 24, 2023

Before & After: Collective Studio Designs A Modern Urban Cottage

The design brief for this first floor renovation was to create a cozy, cottage-like oasis in the heart of the city. “Our clients have a great view of the Toronto skyline from the back of their house — including the CN Tower and all of downtown — so they wanted their home to feel calm and organic,” says designer Jordy Fagan of Collective Studio.

The homeowners, a young family with three young kids, love to sit by the fire, listen to music and casually entertain, so designing a retreat-like atmosphere was ideal for their lifestyle. We chatted with design duo Jordy Fagan and Alana Firestone to learn more about how they brought the look home.

Scroll down to see how they transformed this city home into a modern urban cottage.