Mazen El-Abdallah

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Hot Take: Mazen El-Abdallah Shares His Preferences & Predictions

The designer shares his current design inspiration, favorite paint colors and more!

Decorating & Design

This Cozy Farmhouse Masters Modern Country Style

When two siblings asked designer Mazen El-Abdallah of Mazen Studio to make their country house as comfortable as possible, he was inspired to update the typical farmhouse formula. “There’s a beautiful simplicity in the familiar volumes of the house and its restrained palette,” he says. Designed by Toronto architect John O’Connor of…

Decorating & Design

Now Or Never: Kitchens With Open Shelves

Get designers’ takes on current trends in our online series, Now or Never. We’ve seen some stunning kitchens with just open shelves, but is it practical? We asked two designers to share their advice on how to make a kitchen with no upper cabinets a regret-free design decision (especially for those…

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Small Space: A 225-Square-Foot Backyard

Tour a small and enchanting sanctuary in the city.

Decorating & Design

Small Space: A 900-Square-Foot Rowhouse

When Toronto interior designer Mazen El-Abdallah, of Mazen Studio, bought this two-storey, 900-square-foot rowhouse, he embarked on a radical mission to transform its tiny rooms and tight quarters into a breezy, loft-like space. So out came the sledgehammer — and the wall and vestibule on the main floor. By…

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This Urban Bachelor Pad Is Fit For A Family

Masculine decor and understated glitz completes the family-friendly look.

Decorating & Design

Hidden Fireplace

Black detailing makes for subdued elegance.


Streamlined Tabletop

Clean lines help to elevate a small office.

Home Tours

Functional Rowhouse Kitchen

Learn small space tips.

Home Tours

Double-Duty Attic

Make the most of awkward spaces!

Best Paint Colors

Tailored Precision

Tour a designer’s 900-square-foot rowhouse.