House & Home September 2021

Each issue, you'll tour beautiful homes, discover exciting new stores and products and be inspired by decorating advice from design authority Lynda Reeves and a host of talented designers and stylists. Get House & Home digital magazine subscription today for DIY projects, recipes and tips on entertaining, and meet the hottest designers making news.

Canadian Home Publishers Inc.
10 期號


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small spaces, big moves

AS A DESIGN EDITOR, I’ve always had an affinity for small, efficient spaces. I love hearing how an awkward corner became a reading nook or how a family of four lives in 600 square feet. Perhaps the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you don’t need to live in compact quarters to have a small-space mindset. I’ve moved with my family eight times in four years, and it’s changed the way I think about stuff. In 2015, we went from Vancouver to Victoria and renovated a 1930s bungalow, then rented a series of places as the project dragged on. When we moved to Toronto, we did it all over again. We drove our essential belongings across the country — bedding, clothing, a French coffee press — and they all felt…

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your letters

I hadn’t noticed your “Must Reads” page before. What a wonderful idea! This magazine has truly become my all-encompassing source for interior design knowledge. — JUSTINA YORK, Canmore, Alta. I look forward to House & Home magazine every month, and the June issue was just as beautiful as always. — ALANA GUINANE, Port Dover, Ont. I loved Rosie Daykin’s ranch house in your June issue (“Easy Breezy”)! Her patio steps, with the overflowing planters that jazz up the concrete, gave me the idea to try something similar at home. I also covet her soft pink sofas, which I would never have thought to choose, but look just perfect in that space. Thanks for the inspiration! — KATHERINE LANGER, Vancouver I was pleased to see Morgan Jane Home (“Style Files: Shop”) featured in your June issue! This…

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Itsumo, which means “always, every day, continuously and forever” in Japanese, is a fitting name for the Vancouver lifestyle store owned by Natsumi Akatsuka. Growing up in Osaka and Tokyo, Natsumi learned many traditions from her parents and grandparents, and takes them with her wherever she goes. “I try to be that small, invisible bridge between Japan and Canada,” she says. What started with sharing her favourite products from Japan at small gatherings in her apartment and pop-ups around the city has become a brick-and-mortar store located just off Main Street. Originally built by D’Arcy Jones Architects for an art gallery, the 1,200-square-foot industrial space has everything from woven bamboo baskets that double as storage and art to tamago pans for cooking Japanese omelettes, all beautifully displayed on wooden tables…

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better than ever

HOUSE NUMBERS Alexander Girard Though he was trained as an architect, mid-century designer Alexander Girard is best known for his graphic textiles. He first designed his block-style Alphabet font in 1952 for a fabric. Loop followed in 1967 but was never used — until now. Schwinn Hardware has revived both fonts as enamelled steel house numbers that add a modern flourish to front entrances. Loop (top) and Alphabet house numbers, 6" sq., approx. $132 each. Banbury Lane. WALL TAPESTRY Anni Albers As a Bauhaus student then teacher, Anni Albers blurred the lines between craft and fine art. Her woven Wall Hanging 1925, made the same year she married artist Josef Albers, hangs in Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Germany. Rug brand Christopher Farr has recreated it in wool, cotton and silk as a limited-edition tapestry…

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vip treatment

Canada’s most glamorous department store union, Holt Renfrew Ogilvy has reopened in the freshly renovated Ogilvy flagship in Montreal. The bustling Sainte-Catherine Street West store greets shoppers with a distinguished circa-1912 stone edifice, but a three-year overhaul by local firm Jeffrey Hutchison & Associates and Lemay has freshened up the 250,000-square-foot, six-floor interior with classic checkerboard floors, a sweeping spiral staircase and luxe store-in-store boutiques. Parisian studio L’Atelier Laplace dressed Café Holt, located on the second floor, in warm woods and rusty hues, creating a perfect place to refuel between retail therapy sessions. Text by Kimberley Brown/Photography by Josef Albers, ©2021 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (Design News, Anni’s portrait)/Jake Curtis for twentytwentyone (Design News, wall tapestry)/courtesy of Schwinn Hardware (Design News, Alexander’s portrait,…

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there’s more to gaile guevara’s holistic interiors than meets the eye. here, she shares her design preferences and predictions.

MOOD YOU LIKE TO CREATE IN A HOUSE: Tranquil and inviting. I like spaces that are soothing. DESIGN MOTTO: Interiors are a means of creating beautiful sensory connections. KEY INFLUENCE ON DESIGN TRENDS: Working from home has been a welcome lifestyle change for many people. I look forward to helping clients reinvigorate their home offices. INTO: Supporting local design and small businesses that celebrate artisanal products. Barter Design’s gorgeous handmade ceramic vessels and Sömn’s linen bedding are two of my current favourites. OVER: Disposable single-use products and building materials that aren’t sustainable. CURRENT INSPIRATION: Before the pandemic, I was finishing a home in California’s Portola Valley. Seeing its hills and valleys melt into the horizon inspired me to think about how spaces can create genuine calmness. ITEM IN YOUR HOME THAT MOST REFLECTS WHO YOU ARE:…