A HIP VIBE RESONATES THROUGHOUT THIS NEW EDINBURGH FAMILY HOME
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