My new apartment is in Toronto’s rather swish Ave & Dav neighbourhood, home to Designers Walk and countless interior design studios and storefronts. More than anyone, designers are conscious of how critical first impressions really are and most of them do a pretty good job of it. Brian Gluckstein‘s spacious, spare and most importantly gated courtyard smells strongly of money and privilege, while across the street, the chic and opulent goods dressing Robert Noakes International‘s window beckon and tease with their lavish unaffordability. But it’s designer Lori Morris who really does it up right — have you ever seen ornamental cabbages elevated to such luxurious heights? Morris’s black and brick exterior screams respectability while the highly-detailed gate and portico confirm that this gal knows how to dress things up. Very impressive, just like the work on Morris’s website, which is like crack cocaine to the shelter-porn addicted, albeit in a plush, creamy, Veranda sort of way; have a look.