February 4, 2016

From The Archives: Suzanne Dimma’s Basement Reno

In need of more space in their downtown Toronto house, Suzanne Dimma and her designer husband, Arriz Hassam of Arriz + Co., decided to transform their one-bedroom basement apartment into a bright and multifunctional space. They needed a proper home office with lots of storage, but also wanted to include a condo-style kitchenette, a more efficient laundry area, plus a three-piece bathroom. Inspired by Scandinavian style, Suzanne and Arriz (with the help of H&H design editor Joel Bray, and Rob Huot at Arriz + Co.), devised a lower level that’s awash in a pale but radiant palette. Hits of black and blue and graphic pattern add just the right amount of contrast, and utilitarian elements were given luxe finishes to keep the look from feeling somber. Here are the 10 main steps behind the dramatic transformation.

Tour the space on H&H TV.

Author: Kendra Jackson

Angus Fergusson


House & Home December 2013


Suzanne Dimma, Arriz Hassam of Arriz + Co.