Toronto loft reveals vision of creativity and talent

Matt Brooks, a design-build contractor, and his wife, painter and opera singer Paula Arciniega, transform an industrial space into a family home that nurtures art and imagination.

Alex Newman is a freelance writer specializing in design and decor. She came to Paula’s studio early in 2017 and fell in love with the studio space, our home and our family.

You can contact her through her website,


“At heart, that’s what most of us want, to be free to be creative, and nothing to confine you. This home has given us a sense of space and freedom, there is nothing hindering our ideas, nothing confining us, and is the ideal place for creativity to bloom.”

Paula Arciniega