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A new designer in town

There is a new designer here in Ottawa and I am so glad she sent me an email introduction. Veronica Martin is beginning to kick some interior design ass in my city (the city that needs all the help it can get) and I am stoked to see how her work evolves. Here is a little sample. It is a renovation project of an 80 year old home in Toronto and I love this one because my sister Jen has almost the exact same kitchen and she has been wondering what to do with it. Welcome to O-town Veronica!


Yet another loft

To end off loft madness week (this was totally unplanned) I wanted to share this former warehouse with you (I think it is located in Montreal). This one has lots of great industrial touches - also with help from some exposed beams and ductwork and what appear to be original concrete floors. I would be perfectly happy living in a space like this. Via Decormag

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Holiday decorating at a minimum

I often think most Christmas decorations are cheesy, but this home has the perfect minimal amount of non-Christmas-y decorating. This is the bright and bohemian 850 sq ft Toronto rowhouse of Jeannette Seymour who, with help from her sister - stylist and cookbook author Sasha Seymour, decked her halls for the holidays in a very non-traditional way. Via Style At Home, photos by Donna Griffith.

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Janis Nicolay

Vancouver photographer Janis Nicolay has been shooting spaces for all of my favourite magazines for years, and I've been a fan since the beginning. Enjoy these photos of hers of some pretty special spaces, and when you're done, you can check out more on her blog Pinecone Camp

(of course the first thing I noticed was the book on the coffee table)

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Old and new

Respectfully reinventing an exterior. In keeping with the theme of my previous post, Toronto's Drew Mandel Architects did a wonderful job here.