Including a colour-bursting inn and a playful home redesign that puts plywood front and centre

As we approach the end of each year, we reflect on the projects we’ve shared with our readers, the stories we were able to tell and the creativity bursting at the seams of our city. This year, we look back with pride. Toronto’s design community boasts remarkable talent, but before we usher in 2024 with a fresh lineup of extraordinary interior design, let’s take a moment to revisit some of the standout interiors from 2023.

Top Interiors of 2023

Canalside Studio Got Playful with Plywood

The global design practice reimagines a builder-finished family home in Richmond Hill as a delightful, whimsical space. Using an unexpected material, the studio conjures an animated playfulness in every square foot.

ACDO Design

ACDO Reached for Resort Style Living in Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Toronto-based design studio augmented a home’s scenic locale with an interior palette inspired by the adjacent shoreline.

Top Interiors 2023

Conik Studios Channelled Year-Round Summer

Built in 1976, this two-storey Mississauga home has an enviable location on a prestigious street. Now it has upped the ante with a California-cool reno.

Luciani Projects

Luciani Projects Conjured Artful Elegance

Our top interiors list wouldn’t be complete without our Issue 1 cover star. In its previous life, the Baldwin Village condo was a builder-basic mélange of fluorescent light boxes, beige walls, and metre upon metre of pink wall-to-wall carpeting.

Top Interiors 2023

Twenty-Two Twelve Made Shakespeare Cool Again

Stratford, Ontario’s Hotel Julie cues a showstopper stay with rooms inspired by the playwright’s works brimming with dramatic flourishes.

Top Interiors of 2023

Architect Wanda Ely Found Creativity in Curves

rocky outcrop, deep blue waters, and a sinuous glacier were some of the images found in a client’s inspiration brief to architect Wanda Ely, who turned their dream home into a reality.

Interior Design magazine

A Victorian Reno Kept Its Edge in Little Italy

Local architecture firm AMA renovates a historic semi with timeless design and sustainable solutions top of mind.

Toronto Interiors

A High Park Kitchen Got A High-Class Treatement

Like so many homes in its vicinity, this three-storey Edwardian near High Park had been carved up into apartments long ago. We loved how architect Yvonne Popovska breathed new life into one for a client with a love for classic design.

Top Interiors

Batay-Csorba Crafted the Coolest Treehouse

The studio’s Humber River renovation is named one of our top interiors of 2023 for delivering the element of surprise using familiar materials.

Studio AC

Studio AC Escaped the City

We couldn’t forget our Designer of the Year-winning studio on our 2023 top interiors list. North of Toronto, Studio AC crafted a discreet dwelling that creatively blurs the lines between outdoors and in.