A Small Home In Toronto

Melissa and Henry live in this 600 square foot home in Ontario.

They both live and work in this space. They are self-described "pack rats," and made room for their collections.

They founded a graphic design company. Melissa is also an art director for a magazine.

The couple formerly lived in Amsterdam.

Their small loft-style home and studio is perched on the 4th floor of a building in a quiet residential neighborhood.

The building was completed in 1873 and was in use as a bread factory from 1919-1957.

They describe their style as retro-vintage-kitschy-modern.

They are attracted to graphic pieces that are either illustrative or contain typography or letters/numbers. And a mixing of bold styles and colors.

Their favorite thing about their home is the view of the Toronto skyline and bright mornings.

It appears that they work at the same table where they also dine.

This is the only photo of their kitchen. Wish I had more. There also were no photos of their bathroom.

But there were plenty of photos of their many collections that are scattered about and displayed in glass cases.

Their love of bright colors extends to their bedroom.

Below is an outside photo of their home.

I hope you enjoyed this eclectic home tour.


  1. It's nice to see a place with bright colors. Even though I prefer calm neutrals, I like going to places that are zesty with color.
    When I see the collections I think, ugh! Dusting all that! But I guess if each piece holds meaning, then something like dusting would turn into a moment of reflection and contemplation.

  2. just me maybe but their furniture looks very uncomfortable!

  3. This is a sweet little place that this couple has made work for them. Love the history of the building too. Happy New Week.

  4. What a fun space!! I agree, I'd like to see more of their kitchen!

  5. I love that they did not go minimalist when it came to their collections. A home should reflect the owners' personalities.

  6. Their home is fabulous! With Toronto being one of the most expensive places to live in NA, it appears that they have a good sized apartment. I love their style. Cindy

  7. Love this tiny apartment and that they have contained most of their collectables in glass cases. Although they have a lot of things in a small space their home does not look cluttered. I have always wanted a 'white' house inside. Can't make up my mind if this would be too much if I painted the whole house, except the kitchen and bathrooms. It seems to be in style at the moment. All the pictures I see of white spaces I absolutely love.

  8. Too many collection photos and not enough of the apartment itself. Six hundred square feet? For two people? No way I could do it! Seems like you would be running into each other all the time! Or tripping over things! Well, more power to them if it works for them.


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