Four years ago, Matin opened a tiny 48-square-foot clothing alterations shop on Lonsdale Avenue at 20th Street. Just last month, she took over the larger unit next door and has transformed the former medical office into an elegant showroom in which to display her new Sateen Bridal collection.
With whitewashed floors, cream walls, chic crystal chandeliers, and plenty of mirrors to reflect the natural light streaming through the storefront window, the compact space feels larger than it is.
“When you come into this room, it makes you happy,” Matin says. “Pretty things make you happy.”