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Living Rooms

Inside A West Coast Retailer’s Ski Chalet-Inspired Living Room

Jonathan+Olivia founder Jackie O’Brien Jones tell us why this is her favorite room.  “The move happened in a matter of months. Our son, Phoenix, who’s seven, really loved spending time outdoors in Northern Ontario, and that helped us realize we wanted to bring up our little boy…

Dining Room

Inside A Museum Director’s Artful Living-Dining Room

Kelvin Browne, the director of the Gardiner Museum, tell us why this is his favorite room. “Because most everything I own has a story associated with it, our living-dining room is like a novel. The plot unfolds with an assortment of furniture and art purchased with my husband,…

Celebrity Style

This Playful French Restaurant Is A Celeb Photographer’s Haven

Celebrity photographer Caitlin Cronenberg — who has captured everyone from Drake to Keira Knightley — tell us why Toronto’s La Banane is her “favorite room.” Her latest book, The Endings, is on sale now. “I feel strongly impacted by the decorating of wherever I am, especially…

Outdoor

This TV Executive’s Backyard Is Reminiscent Of A French Courtyard

Film and TV executive Jennifer Stewart tell us why this is her favorite room.  “Because it’s a small space, I wanted our backyard to be like a French courtyard instead of having grass and garden beds. It works beautifully for entertaining. We have our Thanksgiving dinner outside at the long table,…

Kitchens

Inside A Food Writer’s Light-Filled Historical Kitchen

Food writer Lindsay Cameron Wilson tell us why this is her favorite room.  “Our home dates back to the early 1850s. It survived the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and housed many families and tenants after the Second World War — I didn’t want to be the one to…

Bedrooms

This Dark & Dramatic Master Bedroom Is A Relaxing Respite

Designer Danielle Nicholas Bryk tell us why this is her favorite room. 

Offices & Workspaces

This Tiny Shed Is A Screenwriter’s Cozy Home Office

Find out why it's Tassie Cameron's favorite space to write.

Living Rooms

Inside A Gallery Director’s Eclectic Living Room

Gallery director Gaëtane Verna tells us why this is her favorite room.  “My family and I moved into this rental house in 2012, when we came to Toronto from Quebec and I became the director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. It was already painted, and I really liked the…

Bathrooms

Inside Olympian Adam Van Koeverden’s Favorite Room

The Olympic champion kayaker on “Candinavian” style, the smell of cedar and socializing in his Toronto bathroom. “The bathroom was more than 100 square feet, but there was a horrible chlorinated whirlpool that took up a lot of space. My house is 133 years old, so a bathroom reno…

Decorating & Design

See James Davie’s Handsome Library Filled With Leather-Bound Books

Designer James Davie tells us why his library is his favorite room. Our library is actually a library by accident. This used to be my partner Mark’s and my dining room but we both agreed it wasn’t big enough for entertaining. We decided to give it a new purpose. Since the…

Living Rooms

Inside The Bold Blue Den Of Society Columnist Amoryn Engel

Society columnist Amoryn Engel tells us why this is her favorite room.  “I could cry I love this room so much. I’ve spent so many wonderful hours by the fire with my husband, Kevin, and our two boys, Harrison and William; there’s something so cozy and magical about it. This is…