living rooms Columns

April 13, 2015
Condos in Toronto are continuing to shrink, but the Cubitat goes even farther, squeezing everything needed to live into a tiny cube.

Today, we are experiencing an almost overwhelming surge of new condominium builds to keep up with the demand for living space in highly sought-after urban addresses. Prices soar as the average square footage of each unit shrinks.

This is today’s reality. And this reality is the framework within which great architects and designers stretch their talents. ...(read more)

April 6, 2015
Camouflage heaters have design savvy that works in every room, on walls or ceilings.

I came across the perfect solution for your heating questions when I was at the Interior Design Show in Toronto. The company is called Camouflage Heater, and their heaters use safe, clean and healthy radiant heat. camouflageheater.com....(read more)

March 30, 2015
From Barbie Penthouse by Nicole Sassaman, with permission.
: The living room in “Barbie’s Penthouse” is a delightful showcase for retro meets modern.

We all come at designing and decorating our homes from different perspectives. For some, it is an opportunity to let our imaginations take flight, and be daring enough to choose colours and furnishings that might not suit everyone. Others love the attraction of staying true to the architecture and age of the space, and make every effort to keep history alive. Still others decide that a full-on renovation is the only path to creating the home of their dreams....(read more)