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At Home: Our City Apartment
At Home: Our City Apartment

Photographed by Cameron St. Photography

You may remember about a year ago we bought a second property, a petite penthouse apartment in The Thompson Hotel & Residences. Back in Hamilton, we have a character filled century home, so it was quite the challenge to make this modern abode feel like home. With an open floor plan, raw concrete ceilings and a pared back aesthetic, I channeled my inner minimalist when it came to designing it. But I also decided to infuse a bit of warmth and texture to create a cozy, contemporary space. 

At Home: Our City Apartment
At Home: Our City Apartment

Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing the different spaces in our city apartment, to show you how I styled each room, the furniture I bought, and how to best maximize small square footage when it comes to city living.

Which really just stems from me refusing to compromise on having a king size bed, a studio space, and dining room all in 650 square feet!

At Home: Our City Apartment

Many, many thanks to Courtney, the talented gal behind Cameron St. Photography who photographed our space for this post! After seeing her work for Wieske Design, Ambitious Realty and some of my favourite Hamilton spots, I knew she would perfectly capture our space. And we had so much fun collaborating. She even snuck in a photo of Phoenix posing all pretty.

At Home: Our City Apartment

Check back next week for the first part of this series, featuring our bedroom. You can see where it all began here!

Small Spaces : Styling our Living Room
Small Spaces : Styling our Living Room
At the start of summer, Adam and I started our second (third?) adventure in real estate. We love our house in Hamilton, but were quickly tiring of our long, daily commute to Toronto. We considered renting an apartment in the city, but realized purchasing a second property would be a great investment if we later rented it as an income property. After a few short weeks we ended up buying a unit in the Thompson Hotel & Residences. While the square footage is small (or shall I say bijou?), I’m excited by the challenge of styling a small space.

Our furniture only started arriving in late August. So we spent the summer glamping (sleeping on the floor). But now that most of the furnishings are here, it's time to transform our new home! The priority for me, has been creating a division of space within our unit -- a dining, living and office area. Our Victorian house has three levels and generous room sizes. Our condo on the other hand is open concept, so it's been quite the transition for me. Here's how I'm approaching styling the living area.


Initially we decided to bring our two mid century style sofas with us from our house. After living with them over the summer, I've realized a sectional is going to be more functional in this space. The search is on!


This watercolor print by Lindsay Megahed, is part of West Elm's collaboration with Minted, a community of independent designers and artists.


From the grey washed floors to the concrete ceilings, the condo is full of cool tones. I love the texture and warmth this shag rug brings to the living area. Plus our pups need something cozy to lay on.


Old Faithful Shop curates well crafted goods for the home. A modern take on a classic industrial lamp, I love the rich walnut base and brass accents on this lamp.


With a luxe marble tap, and streamlined shape and style, this coffee table from Structube adds elegance to a modern space.

I'll be sure to share a reveal post as soon as I'm finished styling our living room. Looking for more interior design inspiration? Follow me on Pinterest!