Mixing up the ceiling levels give this apartment a loft-like, airy feel. Huge windows let in tons of light and a streamlined metal-and-wood staircase with lots of open space doesn't block sightlines across the room.
Living Area: Glass-Encased Penthouse in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
With a clean-lined sofa, a low-profile coffee table and no wall art, the living area achieves a sleek, minimalist look. Concrete ceilings and exposed ductwork give a nod to the penthouse's urban setting.
Designers use mirrored tables to make rooms seem larger and to add points of interest due to their reflective qualities. Mirrored elements make such an impact that you can buy smaller pieces to save money.
Getting rid of the interior walls in this city apartment gives the home an airy lightness and shows off the amazing urban setting from all over. The dining room has a spectacular skyline backdrop framed by exposed brick and a crisp black window trim.
Looking for the perfect piece of abstract art to hang above your sofa, but can't find exactly what you want?
Create the art yourself with a bold-colored acrylic paint and a six-foot-by-four-foot canvas.
In this urban living room, neutral colors and rich textures are used to create a space that is fresh and hip. Custom hand-blown pendants hang above the bar to add a splash of color. A wall-mounted mirror expands the feeling of the space while a silver-and-white wall graphic runs from the kitchen out onto the balcony, featuring a downtown skyline.