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Spring 2016 issue sneak peek

This afternoon I had the pleasure of going on my first East Coast Living home photo shoot

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This afternoon I had the pleasure of going on my first East Coast Living home photo shoot. Our location was a sharp condo in South End Halifax. When you see the Spring issue (on shelves in March) you get a feel for the full space, but I couldn’t resist giving you a taste of what’s to come.

Green Street Condo-shelves

These floating shelves made by Dartmouth, N.S.-based The Cronkwirght Woodshop.

Our homeowner, Cheryl Hodder worked closely with designer Shay Ingram to create a space that reflected her personal style and met all of Cheryl’s needs in just over 850 square-feet.

The condo building was built in the late 1800s, which means it has lots of classic characteristics: high ceilings, antique exposed brick, and, best of all, a working fireplace.

The pair describe Cheryl’s apartment as a “classic gentlemen’s club”. Their goal was to highlight the existing masculine elements of the brick and the fireplace’s bronze trim, while adding feminine touches like gold embroidered Chinoiserie drapes. As someone who’s visited, I can say they really hit the mark. Not to mention the petite space features local art aplenty.

Green Street Condo-KitchenPhoto shoots are always a good time, but what made this one even better was that Shay, Cheryl, and I are all from Cape Breton. We had some great chats over the afternoon, many of them even in the kitchen.

Watch for the issue in March when we’ll share Marilyn Smulders’ story about Shay’s décor redesign and today’s pictures.

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