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House & Home September 2017 – Small Spaces + Organizing

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CELEBRITY STYLE The coastal style of this home is inspired by the mountains and ocean. NEW H&H TV EPISODES See how designer Vanessa Francis transformed her drab kitchen into a farmhouse-inspired space with a serene palette. A fresh and fruity dessert, these Chewy Meringues with Coconut Cream and Grilled Stone Fruit are the perfect latesummer sweet. DIY ARCHIVES Stash stuff in style with bright canvas bins. DECORATING & DESIGN See our gallery of kitchens that make the case for a contrasting island. Apple, the Apple logo and iMac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Photography courtesy of Truilia (Mila and Ashton’s home)/Ashton Kutcher via Twitter (Mila and Ashton’s portrait)/by Angus Fergusson (meringues)/Jason Stickley (Vanessa Francis’s kitchen)/Valerie Wilcox (DIY)/Michael Graydon (kitchen island)…

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small truths

CONFESSION #1: I’m a small-space voyeur. Though I crave high ceilings and extra rooms in my own house, I can’t resist a real estate show with “tiny” in the title. Watching couples tour houseboat-size homes, I talk back to the screen: “There’s no way your stuff will fit in there!” “But don’t you want a bedroom you can stand up in?” That brand of small-space living isn’t practical for most of us, but I get sucked in every time. Downsizing in the extreme makes for good TV. CONFESSION #2: At H&H, we’re a little more generous in our definition of “small.” The average house in North America is about 2,000 square feet, according to a 2015 study — so half that size, give or take, feels right for this issue. We’re also…

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STACY LEE KONG Writer, “Small Spaces” (page 64) Stacy has spent almost a decade as an editor at some of Canada’s biggest magazines, including House & Home. Now, she’s a freelance writer and editor. Smallest space you’ve lived in? My current apartment, which is just under 500 square feet. Best multipurpose furniture piece? My kitchen “table” is actually a butcherblock island from Ikea. It’s part storage, part dinner table and buffet, and part desk. ROBIN STUBBERT Photographer, “Space to: Create” (page 80) Robin landed her first photo assignment with a decorating magazine in the late ’90s and has since been published in more than 40 publications worldwide. Best tip for smallspace living? I’m drawn to minimalism, so I aim to keep just the necessities — what we love and things we use on…

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your letters

Thank you for featuring a diverse range of design styles and budgets in the June issue of House & Home. It was an interesting, inspiring and enjoyable read. Keep up the good work! — HEIDI OKELL KUDOS! Readers loved the sustainable, budget-friendly decorating in July’s “Second Nature” feature. They also enjoyed hearing homeowner and designer Kelly Anderson’s personal story. “This was an inspiring article to read,” wrote Pam. “And thank you for showcasing New Brunswick’s beauty, too.” HOT BUTTON It seems we hit a nerve when we called the 8,000-square-foot summer home in July’s “True North” feature a “cottage.” “You are completely out of touch with your readers, and the 99 per cent, when you present a grand Muskoka summer home as a ‘cottage,’” wrote Linda. Other readers shared her feelings — and we take…

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FIND IT FLÙR 1087 Bathurst St., Toronto, (416) 551-3587 flur.ca Step inside Chloë Fraser’s flower and plant shop, Flùr, and you’ll instantly understand why design lovers flock here: The airy space — conceived by hip firm MSDS Studio — is sunny and bright, with refreshingly modern lighting and displays. “I wanted to reimagine what a flower and plant shop could be in a city like Toronto,” Chloë explains. Locally made ceramics by Alissa Coe and Shayna Stevenson range from architectural to earthy, and are artfully arranged alongside vessels by international talents, including Brooklyn’s Natalie Weinberger and Hiroyuki Inoue of Hokkaido, Japan. “I look for pieces that are refined and minimal, and collections with a distinct point of view,” Chloë says. Flùr’s greenery is equally eye-catching, with selection of plants fit for novices…

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style council

David Hockney: A Bigger Book. Taschen, 2016, HC 498 pages. Limited edition of 10,000 copies. STACE Y SMITHE RS Senior design editor The blaze of colour in David Hockney’s paintings takes my breath away. Check out a retrospective of his work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in November. Or pick up Taschen’s “sumo-sized” David Hockney: A Bigger Book (19?" x 27."), which chronicles more than 60 years of his work. MORGAN MICHENE R Senior editor The rise of microbatch textiles has renewed my obsession with fabric. The prints have an imperfect, handmade allure that makes them feel special and new. Plus, it’s rewarding to support the young atelier-style companies behind the designs. Textiles by Brook Perdigon Textiles, Fayce, Walter G, Quercus & Co., Caroline Cecil and Lake August. From $162…