small space

  • If you have a small house or a condo, you’re likely always looking for ways to make the space look bigger. This is particularly the case for people living in large cities such as Toronto or Vancouver, where condos are hot, but are being built smaller in size.

    But just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean your home has to look tiny. Mary Stanton, of award-winning Stanton Interiors, specializes in condo and small space décor and says that there are several quick and easy decorating tips to make your home look bigger and brighter.

  • Contrary to popular belief, stylish and functional renovations or refreshers needn't cost you the roof over your head. These three projects got serious mileage from their small budgets—and won Design & Decorating Competition awards for the feat.

  • Although powder rooms are typically small spaces and often built more with utility in mind than style, they are a frequently visited space in any home by both owners and guests. Each year, entrants in the Decorating and Design Competition get to show off their fresh ideas for improving living spaces at every budget. These three powder rooms were named the best powder rooms designed in 2017 by DDA Canada members. Take a look!

  • Helping a client transition from a larger home to a smaller one doesn’t mean that function or style need to suffer.  By following a few simple steps, they too can live large in a small space.

  • Living in the Toronto area, Ive seen my fair share of small spaces.  The condo market is absolutely exploding and, in my opinion, has no sign of slowing down.  People are willing to pay a premium for what seems to be increasingly small spaces.  While it is clear that condo-dwellers have no issue living in a small space, I, as a designer, am continuing to hear that these people are taking issue with the way their small space is laid out.  Form doesnt always follow function these days.