Stylegarage on Ossington is a big step up from their former location on Queen at Shaw .

The new space took over the AWOL Gallery and the old elevator warehouse, and after extensive renovations this fall, made over the full two floors - and 8400 square feet - into their new home base.

You'd expect an interior design, home furnishings showroom to pull out all the stops, and Stylegarage doesn't disappoint.

Many of the walls have been brought back to the original brick, and the floors sanded and polished, revealing a beautiful patina that's developed over the building's many incarnations (including some paint splatters from the old artist studios).

You'd think this historic details might be an incongruous backdrop for the contemporary Canadian furniture lines of Stylegarage and Gus* Modern but they actually provide a perfect foil, softening and making even more welcoming the slick lines.

The new space, run by owner Neil James and manager Andrew Guay, expands on the original idea, born out of a basement in 2002, and must make the original 14 founders of the design line, very proud.

The main floor features the custom and made-to-order furniture on offer, while upstairs houses the Gus* modern line.