ELLE Decoration’s most recent addition showcases inspiring interiors, avant-garde trends, design hotspots and pro tips from Canadian and international creators– including a cover story about the ultra-luxurious penthouse of a Montreal fashion entrepreneur, whose Little Italy triplex is bringing nature inside. Inspired by the Italian renaissance – think loggias and colonnades – the hidden oasis includes a 200-square-foot inner courtyard featuring burnt wood, tons of plants and a Japanese bath.

In another lush feature, a Manhattan-based, Canada-born designer offers a fresh take on old-school luxury with a redesign of an urban glass home.

In decor trends, green is taking centre stage, so the debut edition features absinthe, teal and fern designs for your outdoor oasis; gardening tips and ultra-stylish transportable grills for everything from Neopolitan-style pizza to s’mores.

Looking back while looking forward, it also covers the history of cane and rattan furniture as well as modern interpretations worth getting excited about, from panel lighting to cocoon loungers.

Like its 26 international siblings with their more than 10 million total readers, the Canadian edition of ELLE Decoration extends beyond the home, in this case digging into the story of a top Canadian chef who goes from painstakingly assembling culinary art on handcrafted ceramic plates to ladling it into takeout containers in a story that covers everything from restaurant design to the ethics of dinnerware).

Plus, moon-inspired decor; rebellious interpretations of everyday objects; and getting cozy with Danish hygge via simplicity, functionality… and plenty of light.

The edition even features a new Champagne bottle design, just in time to celebrate the magazine’s launch!

The first-ever issue of ELLE Decoration Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on Monday, April 19th.   


ELLE DECORATION CANADA - SPRING 2021Alex Lesage and Maxime Desbiens

Located in Montreal’s Little Italy precinct, this lavish penthouse redesigned by Atelier Barda houses a minimalist kitchen in contrasting hues. Here, the Myriad pendant light by Gabriel Scott (gabriel-scott.com) illuminates the long Kalahari table and benches by Claesson Koivisto Rune as well as two Maun Windsor chairs by Patty Johnson (mabeofurniture.com). C401 stools, which border the island, are creations of Montreal flagship Kastella. Set against the backdrop of Aktuel kitchen cabinets (aktuel.ca) are a vase and bouquet by Catherine Normandin (oursinfleurs.com), a poster by Maude Lescarbeau, a Tina Frey plate and salt and pepper mills (neverassez.com), the Nespresso Vertuo coffee maker (nespresso. com), the Danilo vase and Danica serving utensils (vdevmaison. com) as well as table linens (coeurdartichaut.ca).