A HIP VIBE RES­ONATES THROUGH­OUT THIS NEW ED­IN­BURGH FAM­ILY HOME

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - LIVING IN STYLE - writ­ten by araina bond pho­tog­ra­phy by mark holleron

a con­tem­po­rary New Ed­in­burgh home, a bold, colour­ful paint­ing hangs in the mid­dle of a stark, white wall. Lean­ing in to ad­mire it more closely, you’ll dis­cover that it’s not a paint­ing at all, but a large, lovely piece of fab­ric stretched across a can­vas – which is ex­actly what you should ex­pect to find in the home of fash­ion­able bou­tique own­ers Chan­tal Biro and An­dre Schad.

Chan­tal, a model-thin fash­ion­ista, was first bit­ten by the fashion bug at the ten­der age of eight when she got a pair of much-cov­eted leather jeans, and there was no look­ing back. Now, thir­teen years af­ter open­ing the doors of the stylish Sus­sex Av­enue cloth­ing bou­tiques Schad and Schad Blu, her love of fashion is stronger than ever.

Chan­tal has en­joyed watch­ing Ot­tawa’s trendi­ness fac­tor grow slowly but steadily over the years. “When we first opened, the

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