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When artist Anna Church renovated her Riverside Victorian, she had a purpose: to find the light. The moment she and her husband, Nick Dalton, bought the house for their family of four in 2014, she started planning. The house was dark, rundown and cramped, but the saving grace of high ceilings and a quick all-white paint job meant Church could take time to figure out exactly how she wanted to craft her ideal space. [caption id="attachment_44724" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] In the sunshine-drenched, open-concept ground floor, savings (Wayfair pendant; Ikea chairs) mingle with splurges (custom dining table by Atelier Arking; area rugs from Christie Antique & Vintage Show).[/caption] “I wanted to create a functional and beautiful home, but also a place I can invite customers to view my art outside of the gallery walls and to connect with it in an actual living space,” states Church, whose work merges sculpture with photography. Using leaves, plaster mouldings, old pieces of china, antique instruments or whatever sparks her creativity, Church makes sculptures, which she then photographs and turns into fine art prints. [caption id="attachment_44720" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] In the front living room, Church had an era-appropriate, custom-fabricated fireplace and ceiling rose installed. Sofa from Black Rooster Decor; art by Leila Jeffreys.[/caption]
Her century-old home is much the same, mixing styles to create something more than meets the eye. Church added back in Victorian details that had been lost, splurging on mouldings, a period-appropriate fireplace and ceiling roses custom-fabricated from fibreglass. The traditional backdrop is a perfect foil to the home’s modern insertions. She also splurged on statement pieces like a custom Shaker-inspired dining table, white oak daybed and (of course) loads of artwork. For balance, Church turned to affordable outlets like Wayfair and Ikea, along with vintage markets, to source many of her accent pieces and furniture. [caption id="attachment_44717" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Another custom-fabricated ceiling rose presides over the three-metre-long Caesar- stone-topped island. Cabinetry by Twin Kitchen Canada; counter stools by Atelier Arking.[/caption] The entire renovation started because, as Church says, “we desperately needed a new kitchen,” which led to a basement reno, and eventually a full overhaul. The existing main floor was awkwardly broken up into a narrow hallway, a dining room and a kitchen, which didn’t work for a family that entertains often. The front staircase, which once reached the foyer, now has a return in the centre of the home, allowing for a more gracious entry fitted with a black wardrobe. This modern insertion separates the entrance from the rest of the ground floor, which was opened into one grand room. Now, when you walk through the front door, the first storey unfolds just beyond the coat closet. [caption id="attachment_44719" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Anna Church arranged a reading nook in front of an existing window facing the neighbour’s exterior, complete with a self-designed white oak daybed and floating bookshelf (made by Atelier Arking).[/caption] The light and airy feeling of the house, which was renovated with architect Geoffrey Moote, is a nod to the light-filled homes of Church’s native New Zealand. Its white walls, pastel textiles and large glass sliding back door bring it all together. Pops of colour come from plants, artwork and carefully curated accessories. It seems finding the light in this dark Victorian took an artist’s eye for blending styles into a perfect balance.
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When photographer Stephanie Bonas first laid eyes on the semi she eventually bought in West Queen West, the place was in rough shape. “It was as though Wes Anderson redirected Grey Gardens in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland,” she says. The heritage-listed Victorian had been given over to the raccoons for years, then a false start by a developer left a disjointed jumble of stray Ikea kitchens and crumbling walls. [caption id="attachment_44585" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] The kitchen features a graphite marble island that is an ideal stage for filming the homeowner's nutritional videos.[/caption]
For Bonas, after two years of losing bidding wars, a massive overhaul was better than staying in a too-small laneway house with her seven-year-old son, Lennox. “I was committed to a full gut,” she says, standing in her now exquisitely remodelled ground floor--an open-plan, maple-and-brick-lined space where a living-dining area can easily be reconfigured into a photography studio. The kitchen, across from her office, is bathed in light, ideal for filming cooking and nutritional videos for children at a graphite marble island (her son has type 1 diabetes, so she’s working on a series showcasing low-carb recipes). [caption id="attachment_44595" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Off the entrance, guests walk under one maple plywood clad "bedroom box" and into the atrium, where the sculptural staircase reveals itself.[/caption] Bonas hired StudioAC on the advice of contractor James Aikenhead of Whitaker Construction, which specializes in contemporary builds. “When I saw a photo of StudioAC’s Richview kitchen, I was like, ‘Oh, those are the designers for me,’” she says. The studio recently won the Design Exchange’s prestigious Emerging Designer Award, in part for its miraculous ability to convert small homes into gracious spaces, often by smartly reconfiguring the floorplans. Bonas’s place was comparatively large at 400 square metres, “So we decided to experiment with section,” says founding partner Jennifer Kudlats. “Walking through in its original state, it was very compartmentalized. But we could still feel the scale and understood that there was a monumental opportunity.” [caption id="attachment_44591" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] Two interior bedroom windows allow mother and son to speak to one another across the central "void."[/caption]
The vision best manifests in the form of a two-storey atrium in the home’s belly. Its windows channel sunshine into the centre, while its void creates a playful moment. Between the two bedrooms on the second floor, facing peek-a-boo windows open so mom and son can chat, a bit like neighbours on a European piazza. Dramatically ribboning up one side of the atrium is a solid maple stair that continues to a third-floor guest suite. [caption id="attachment_44593" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] A solid maple stair dramatically connects the home's three upper storeys and basement.[/caption] “The stair is very simple yet sculptural,” says Kudlats’s partner, Andrew Hill. “In order for it to look good, it had to be perfectly installed – difficult to do in a 130-year-old, crooked house.” At one point the team even thought about trying a more forgiving design. But, by using a complex setup of laser guides and ladders, the wood was positioned flush, as though the stairs were always meant to be there – as though the gut job wouldn’t be complete without it.
[post_title] => In a Victorian Semi, A Light-Filled Atrium Takes Centre Stage [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => in-a-victorian-semi-a-light-filled-atrium-takes-centre-stage [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/events/dx-canadian-emerging-designer-exhibition-honours-studioac/ [post_modified] => 2019-11-12 16:44:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-11-12 21:44:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?p=44581 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44989 [post_author] => 22 [post_date] => 2019-10-30 09:52:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-30 13:52:58 [post_content] => What are the hallmarks of a great kitchen? Functionality, luxury, big style – and more often than not, a big carbon footprint. It's uncomfortable to think about, but the environmental impacts of kitchen manufacture tend to be substantial. From deforestation to waste and chemical toxicity, beautiful cabinetry and stunning backsplashes often come with ugly carbon costs. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. In an era of climate crisis, companies are responding. In Canada, Toronto's own Trevisana Kitchens & Interiors is leading the local industry with an approach that combines durable, timeless design with the highest material and manufacturing standards. It all starts with design: The most eco-friendly kitchen is one that's built to last. With a focus on function and versatility, Trevisana's kitchens are manufactured with extreme durability in mind. Defined by a distinctly Italian flair, Trevisana combines a contemporary aesthetic with a tasteful aversion to short-lived trends. The result is kitchens that don't look dated – and don't need replacing – for many decades down the line. Quality materials, functional layouts, and streamlined modern designs create timelessly beautiful spaces. It's a welcome counterpoint to the culture of disposable design – and the environmental costs that accompany it. Trevisana Kitchens For every solid wood kitchen kitchen manufactured, Trevisana also plants a tree. It's a conscious effort to counteract the inherent climate impacts of manufacturing. "We believe in sustainable development without further degrading the environment," the company says, outlining an "the importance of being aware of our resources and maximizing their efficiency through a focus on low carbon emissions in our production." While the ecological impacts of solid wood kitchens are mitigated by the company's commitment to planting trees, Trevisana's green mandate extends much further. Alongside solid wood, the company also makes extensive use of ecological panel, medium density fibreboard (MDF), and chipboard panel. Made with reused wood, ecological panel gives a second life to the leftovers of furniture manufacturing, while the extremely durable MDF and the lightweight, versatile chipboard panel, are made mostly from brushwood and wood production rejects. Trevisana Kitchens sustainability Manufactured with Forest Stewardship Council certification – widely considered a "gold standard" for sustainable wood – Trevisana's reused and recycled products exceed the strictest global sustainability regulations. Even the glue used for ecological panel is entirely non-toxic, registering the lowest formaldehyde emission levels currently possible. Combined with a highly efficient manufacturing process and a commitment to offsetting environmental impacts, the use of low-carbon materials makes Trevisana a Canadian leader in sustainability.  For Trevisana, much of the eco-innovation comes from meticulous attention to detail. A careful selection of high-quality, efficient materials is complemented by a design approach that favours timeless aesthetics to create durable, long-lasting kitchens. None of it comes as a surprise: Trevisana Kitchens is well known for its focus on the finer details. In both aesthetics and sustainability, it shows.   This content was created by Designlines on behalf of Trevisana Kitchens [post_title] => Trevisana Kitchens Commits to Sustainability – and Beauty [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => trevisana-kitchens-commits-to-sustainability-and-beauty [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/trevisana-kitchens-urban-sophistication/ [post_modified] => 2019-11-04 10:16:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-11-04 15:16:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?p=44989 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44982 [post_author] => 19 [post_date] => 2019-10-30 09:05:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-30 13:05:43 [post_content] => Geometric forms, rounded wings and a raised base make the Soren sofa from GUS Modern a Scandi-inspired keeper. $2450 at Stylegarage [post_title] => The GUS Soren Sofa is All Curves [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => gus-soren-sofa [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-30 09:50:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-30 13:50:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?post_type=what&p=44982 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => what [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44875 [post_author] => 19 [post_date] => 2019-10-30 09:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-30 13:00:07 [post_content] => Toronto is famous for its red brick houses. But there’s another bold material moving in next door: black wood cladding. Although the preservation technique known as shou sugi ban has been used for centuries in rural Japan, a growing number of urban homes are embracing the look. And while living in a pitch-black residence may sound eerie, these five local examples are surprisingly warm and inviting. “As with anything, a black house can look really great, or not-so-great,” says Great Lake Studio principal Rick Galezowski, whose own dusky residence warmed up our Best New Homes issue earlier this year. His solution? “The details matter a lot, as does texture and contrast to prevent things from getting too sombre.” With that, here are a few black wood lodgings that ace the details and make an age-old material relevant again.
[caption id="attachment_44273" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]Black Wood Cladding Toronto Designlines Black Timber House Shou Sugi Ban House Charred Wood Vanessa Fong Photo by Cindy Blazevic.[/caption]

Vanessa Fong Architect 

Double Gable House is, well, a house with two gables. But these twin peaks aren’t identical. "We wanted to distinguish the volumes by using two contrasting materials and textures," says architect Vanessa Fong, who clad the house in a combination of textured white brick and dark wood siding. "The house is built in an area where the majority of the residences on the street are still single-storey bungalows," she explains. Here, the blackened portion of the house recedes into the background, “helping it fit the street context better.” Further reading: A Queen West Victorian Gets a Warm, Woodsy Update
[caption id="attachment_44936" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]Black Wood Cladding Toronto Designlines Black Timber House Shou Sugi Ban House Charred Wood DPO Architecture Photo by DoubleSpace Photography.[/caption]

DPo Architecture

“When wood ages, it naturally turns toward grey and black tones,” says DPo Architecture principal Yvonne Popovska of this newly erected abode in the Junction. “The black wood cladding in this case provides contrast to the natural timber notes in the protected overhang areas and interiors. We also used a rough texture siding, which looks even more naturally aged when stained or painted black.” To the architect, the advantages of using timber cladding are clear: it’s a sustainable Canadian material that stands up to time and weather. Not to mention, she observes, “I think black wood siding provides great contrast to Toronto’s tree-lined streets.”
[caption id="attachment_42995" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]Black Wood Cladding Toronto Designlines Black Timber House Shou Sugi Ban House Charred Wood Great Lake Studio Photo by Tom Arban.[/caption]

Great Lake Studio

“One of my favourite spaces in Toronto,” says Rick Galezowski of Great Lake Studio, “is the grassy lawn at the center of the TD Center tower cluster. The absolute blackness of the towers causes the details to recede, emphasizing their monolithic form. This has a ‘quieting’ effect, bringing the landscaped foreground and sky into sharper focus.” His urban cottage in Trinity Bellwoods, which he designed together with his architect wife, Maggie Bennedsen, is similarly Zen. “By day, it acts as an abstract canvas for shadow play from the boulevard trees. By night, it has the quality of an austere lantern,” he says. Further reading: Two Outdoorsy Architects Create an Urban Lodge
[caption id="attachment_44889" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]Black Wood Cladding Toronto Designlines Black Timber House Shou Sugi Ban House Charred Wood Kyra Clarkson Architect Photo by Steven Evans Photography.[/caption]

Kyra Clarkson Architect + MODERNest

This striking Trinity Bellwoods home by Kyra Clarkson Architect and MODERNest, a development company is clad in black-stained pine that gives way natural Douglas fir accents. “The intent was to use natural materials in an elegant way,” she says of the infill. House 3 is part of a series of four houses built with the same dark siding. “The houses need to sit well in their more traditional neighbourhoods," says Clarkson. “The black cladding paired with the natural wood windows formed a warm but understate palette.”
[caption id="attachment_44937" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]Black Wood Cladding Toronto Designlines Black Timber House Shou Sugi Ban House Charred Wood Regio & Bauer Photo by Tom Arban.[/caption]

Regio & Bauer

This vibrant pink front door would be hard to miss if it weren’t completely hidden from view by neighbouring back yards. Designed by Regio & Bauer, the home's unusual location in Oakwood Village inspired some of its most distinctive features. “The shape, silhouette and materiality resemble familiar vernacular forms found in the neighbourhood,” says partner Stephen Bauer. “Like the garage and small storage sheds nearby, the same materiality is used for both the sides and roof of the house, an effect that is heightened by a lack of eave lines and a continuous reading from roof to wall.” The black wood composite shingles are hardwearing and will silver over time like real cedar. And that entryway? Says Bauer: “It pays homage to the homeowner’s Mexican heritage.” Further reading: A Whimsical Kitchen Reno in Oakwood Village [post_title] => 5 Majestic Houses Wrapped in Black Wood [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 5-majestic-houses-wrapped-in-black-wood [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/two-outdoorsy-architects-create-an-urban-lodge/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/vanessa-fong-warm-woodsy-addition/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/three-toronto-brick-houses-facades/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/oakwood-village-kitchen/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/whats-inside-our-best-new-homes-issue-out-now/ [post_modified] => 2019-11-04 14:27:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-11-04 19:27:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?p=44875 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44440 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2019-10-30 08:01:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-30 12:01:10 [post_content] => The typical Toronto semi is narrow and dark, but people today crave airiness, volume and light. So architects must somehow find ways to open these spaces up. None of the obvious solutions work. You can’t add width to a narrow property. Nor can you put windows on a party wall. [caption id="attachment_44826" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] A rectangular opening above the custom kitchen (by BL Woodworking & Design) allows light to pour through the house via the open risers of the stairs. Pendants from Progress Lighting[/caption]

Brian O’Brian, who runs the firm Works Office of Brian O’Brian Architect, was recently hired to renovate a century-old Leslieville semi – two floors and three bedrooms – for a family of five. The couple bought the home back in 2007, before prices went skyward. They had no desire to sell, but they wanted better-quality space and an additional bedroom.

[caption id="attachment_44830" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] A skylight and interior windows distribute natural light throughout the home.[/caption]

At first blush, O’Brian’s redesign resembles your typical minimalist Scandi-inspired reno, with white walls and white oak floors and finishes. On closer inspection, though, you’ll notice unconventional features and optical illusions, which give the interiors a sense of expansiveness they wouldn’t otherwise have.

[caption id="attachment_44832" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] A clerestory between the new roof and the original third-storey dormer helps illuminate the master ensuite, while on either side of the soaker (from Taps), inset drawers provide storage.[/caption]

The architect briefly considered elongating the house, but decided against it. “The extra length between the front and back windows would only darken the space,” he explains. Instead, he kept the original 190-square-metre footprint and built upward, adding a stucco box with aluminum flashing behind the tiny third-floor attic dormer, where the master suite now resides. He also added a skylight above the open-tread stairwell, which snakes as it climbs throughout the house in three directions.

[caption id="attachment_44829" align="aligncenter" width="1300"]Works Office of Brian O'Brian Architect Toronto Architecture Designlines Home A A planted green roof outside the uncluttered master bedroom.[/caption]

The second level, which includes three children’s bedrooms, is the busiest and most complex. The narrow hallway could’ve easily felt claustrophobic were it not for the floor-to-ceiling glass at the back, which makes the passage feel as if it extends into infinity. The bedroom at the back cantilevers above the yard, snatching four square metres of extra space from the sky. And the middle bedroom hangs slightly over the alley on the south side of the property, creating just enough room for a vertical west-facing window. These deft workarounds give the home a unique ambience. It feels cozy, roomy and a little bit trippy, too.

[caption id="attachment_44827" align="aligncenter" width="1300"] A view from the back shows how the second-storey addition cantilevers over the deck and wraps the house to the south. Up top is a cedar pergola–covered green roof.[/caption]

As an architect, O’Brian argues, it’s his job to find clever responses to real constraints. “We spend 90 per cent of our lives in buildings,” he says. “The idea that we would inhabit a space that isn’t deliberately interesting or beautiful just seems like a waste.” It’s not about what you have. What matters is how you use it. WORKSOFFICE.COM

Originally published in our 2019 Reno Issue as The Magic Touch. Also by Works Office: In Summerhill, Architect Brian O’Brian Crafts a Young Family’s Forever Home [post_title] => An Architect Magically Reworks a Broken-Down House [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => an-architect-magically-reworks-a-broken-down-house [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/omasworks-crafts-a-forever-home-for-a-young-family/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/whats-inside-our-reno-issue-out-now/ [post_modified] => 2019-10-31 11:56:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-31 15:56:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?p=44440 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44538 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2019-10-15 10:24:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-15 14:24:03 [post_content] => Our annual Renos issue is a perennial readers' favourite and we're sure the latest edition will delight. What makes this year's series of features extra special is the elbow grease and smarts the home owners put into their projects. And it's that individual initiative and gusto that we continue to celebrate with this roundup of renos, resurrected from issues past. In this assembly, we take an inside look at the – big and small – homes of architects, designers and artists and learn firsthand from the trials they experienced before realizing their magazine-worthy end results. Enjoy, and if you're craving more tips and tricks from real-life, local home revivers, do check out our series of "Pro Reno Tips" online.   Studio Junction Terrace House Toronto Designlines Magazine
  1. Living Outside the Box
The principals of Studio Junction convert a bunker-style warehouse into one of Toronto's most famous courtyard houses. Read the story here.   2. Penthouse Confidential Furniture designer Tom Deacon enlists the help and know-how of his friend, industrial-interior designer Andrew Jones, to convert a condo into a palace. Read the story here.   3. Wouldn't it be Nice Bruce Lynn, a custom woodworker who designs and makes furniture, cabinetry and built-ins, overhauls his Brockton Village home. Read the story here.   4. Awe and Order Two new-to-Toronto Brooklyn designers transform a mid-century condo unit in Rosedale into a contemporary showpiece. Read the story here.   5. Modern Transitions Co-founders of blackLAB architects convert a Tudor Revivalist home in Etobicoke with a progressive zinc box. Read the story here.   6. Mix Masters How a pair of industrious designers find a new vision for an old Portugal Village house, without forgetting the past. Read the story here.   7. Creatives Space Lovers of the Drake General Store and Umbra will love the place that these two design darlings call home. Read the story here.   8. Moveable Parts Johnson Chou walks us through his remarkably agile little home on Woodbine Avenue. Read the story here. [post_title] => A Few of our Favourite Designer Led and Lived-In Renos [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => a-few-of-our-favourite-renos [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/creatives-space-2/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/deacon-penthouse/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/studio-junction-courtyard-house/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/cmmnwlth-rosedale/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/a-reno-embraces-the-warmth-of-wood/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/blacklab-etobicoke/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/johnson-chou-woodbine/ [post_modified] => 2019-10-18 15:35:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-18 19:35:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?p=44538 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44518 [post_author] => 6 [post_date] => 2019-10-15 09:24:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-15 13:24:51 [post_content] => A successful day of shopping begins with a wish list and a plan of attack and nothing makes it easier than having just one part of town to hit up. Queen West is jam-packed with designy goodness. It's here – not far from where Queen intersects with Bathurst – that you'll find furniture and accessories for every room. Let's take a tour, from east to west:  
  1. Jan Kath
We guarantee that the contemporary area rugs at JK – with their galaxy, jungle and billboard patterns – will blow you away. Read the listing here.   2. Umbra From bits and bobs like bathroom hardware and office essentials to planters and space-saving furnishings, Umbra has you covered. Read the listing here.   3. Trends & Trades The city's source for the T&T Wood Private Collection and Itlas (shown): bespoke flooring with wide and long planks, available in a variety of custom finishes. Read the listing here.   4. CB2 Cool and space-saving furnishings – plus all the accoutrements – CB2 is condo-living set to an indie-beat. Read the listing here.   5. Morba Queen West staple Morba offers everything from everyday essentials to crowd-pleasing novelties. We're big fans of their selection of Le Klint lighting. Read the listing here.   6. Neat Organization nuts and neat freaks rejoice: this appropriately named shop has everything you need to keep your home shipshape. Read the listing here.   7. Urban Mode In the modern furnishing biz since 1977 (!), this stalwart is the spot to stock up on Blu Dot, Muuto, Softline and Normann Copenhgagen. Read the listing here. [post_title] => Best on the Block: Queen West's 7 Hottest Shops [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => best-on-the-block-queen-wests-7-hottest-shops [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/where/jan-kath/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/shop-here-trends-trades/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/where/cb2/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/where/morba/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/where/neat/ https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/where/umbra-store/ [post_modified] => 2019-10-18 15:57:04 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-18 19:57:04 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.designlinesmagazine.com/?p=44518 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 12 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 18328 [post_author] => 14 [post_date] => 2015-12-02 15:49:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-12-02 20:49:52 [post_content] => Best wishes for the holidays, from all of us at Designlines. We’re taking a short break, but will be back on January 4. Meanwhile, here’s some year-end reading: Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St. How Downtown Decorates for the Holidays DL-1215-BestofYear-Alannas 2015 in Review: Our Most Popular Stories DL-1215-BestofYear-Molteni3 2015 in Review: Toronto's Best New Design Stores DL-1015-DiningRooms-3 Design Ideas from 12 Fresh, Real-Life Dining Rooms  [post_title] => Happy Holidays from Designlines [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => happy-holidays-from-designlines [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://designlinesmagazine.com/2015-in-review-our-most-read-stories/ https://designlinesmagazine.com/toronto-office-towers-christmas-decorations/ https://designlinesmagazine.com/photo-gallery-dining-rooms/ [post_modified] => 2016-01-04 11:02:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-04 16:02:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://designlinesmagazine.com/?p=18328 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 1196 [max_num_pages] => 100 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => 1 [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => cc22fb1e8260f4f9c972ea193cb92c3b [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => 1 [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => about [1] => an [2] => are [3] => as [4] => at [5] => be [6] => by [7] => com [8] => for [9] => from [10] => how [11] => in [12] => is [13] => it [14] => of [15] => on [16] => or [17] => that [18] => the [19] => this [20] => to [21] => was [22] => what [23] => when [24] => where [25] => who [26] => will [27] => with [28] => www ) [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) ) -->