David Ferguson

Since graduating from college (DEC, Amenagement interieur) in 1980, I have been involved in all areas of interior design — retail, commercial and residential. But my career has primarily focused on residential design, a direct result of my association with The Toronto Star.

For more than 36 years, I have written a weekly, nationally syndicated newspaper column, Creative Space, and have been a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s Ontario Today.

Sadly, the classic Creative Space column, a question and answer format featuring a hand-rendered floorplan, will cease at the end of March, 2016 after 36 years.

In its place, however, is an exciting new column, Creative Space V.2.

V2, or Version 2 will continue to offer the practical, common sense ideas that you’ve come to expect, and our focus will be “Bigger ideas for smaller spaces”.

We’ll discuss how to make a space act or seem larger through the creative use and repurposing of existing space, as well as the creation of new space.

Generally, my focus will be on condominiums and townhouses, but the ideas and advice can easily apply to small rooms in general.

I will offer advice that is tried and true, new and trending ideas for limited spaces, and highlight new products designed for saving and creating space.

Each week, the column will be accompanied by an original, computer-generated floor plan in both 2D and 3D.

Often, it will also feature a 3D interactive drawing, and sometimes an original photograph or drawing.

We will even be producing the occasional short video.

I am looking forward to hearing what you think, so drop us an email, leave a comment on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram.

I hope you will become as excited about the Creative Space possibilities as we are.