The owner of Barroso Homes, who has been a builder for the past 12 years, has been putting her own unique stamp on luxury contemporary homes for the past eight years. For this Hartfield Avenue home, she made two compromises. To respect the more traditional architecture of the surrounding neighbourhood, she would tone down her usual approach, which is highly and boldly modern.
Homeowner Marie-Josée Lepine smiles every time she enters her Candiac home and sees the foyer’s bold floral black-and-white tiling. “I can’t help it,” she says, laughing. “Their design is so playful that they immediately put me in a more joyful and relaxed ‘glad-to-be-home-again’ mood.”
Jana Webb’s semi-detached home in The Beaches neighbourhood is under renovation. But the star of Real Housewives of Toronto says her new yoga studio in Yorkville is more of a natural habitat for her. Get ready to learn all about Joga
When Behr launched its 2018 Colour of the Year earlier this year, the North American paint manufacturer captured the public imagination by erecting a full-sized, pop-up house in the middle of New York’s Grand Central Station.
Essential to the look are plenty of pale surfaces. Walls, trim and ceilings are the same pure white in varying finishes. Played against this snowy backdrop is wide-plank engineered oak flooring in a white oak finish throughout the condo.
It was a former retirement home, a quadruplex on a block of similar buildings in NDG, most of which were in better repair. But Endrée Villeneuve of Vision enVert knew it could be turned into something special, four smart-home condos with flair.
Vancouver-based cinematographer David Bercovici-Artieda is happy that, following a year when so many of his colleagues in the film industry were out of work, some local unions visited Los Angeles to help attract foreign productions.
In a small way, David and his brother, Jacob Bercovici, an American businessman, are doing their own wooing of the industry and have helped Vancouver become more attractive to visiting productions.