Nantucket Massachusetts Summer Home

When we began this project and the house was just in the framing stage, it was a completely magical place. I tried to capture the essence of Nantucket as I looked around the property and envisioned the completed home. My inspiration came from the way that the light danced within the spaces. I used the memory of that special light on the island as my guide.  My color palette was white, but varying shades thereof, using cooler tones in the common spaces and richer warmer whites in the private bedrooms. I celebrated the complexity of the nature around the property, the ocean and the dunes, and the old town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, using layers and textures throughout. When choosing furniture and fabrics, paint color and accessories, I focused on simplicity but always with surprise interest.  The end result was exactly as I imagined at day one.  And now the home provides a calm oasis on the island of Nantucket.

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Collingwood Century Farmhouse

A second time client, this couple moved out of their large home in Forest Hill to a century farmhouse in the country. The stone farmhouse was too small for the needs of the family.  With many guests in the summertime and grown family coming and going, they required more guest quarters, an updated kitchen, a large great room, and an outdoor pool, patio, and bar with cabanas. In this project I was involved with the full renovation, working with the builder to design the glass greatroom extension, the stone terrace and patio with built in firepit, a swimming pool with guest cabana as well the interior furnishings. I used the original stone of the house as well as the natural woods and beautiful rural vistas as my jumping off point.  Working with the colours of the outdoors, we brought into the house soft creams, natural wood tones and stone highlighted with yellows, ochre and greens.  I also used pattern to add life and novelty to the large room. Fresh and inviting in the summer, but warm and welcoming during the many cold winter months, this Collingwood Farmhouse is one of my favourite projects.

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Midtown Contemporary

This modern city residence sits quietly on the street amidst more traditional homes but when you enter  it is an oasis of open spaces and serenity. The finishes are contemporary, sleek and floors a beautiful calm marble, but I injected the very neutral palette with hits of color, the unexpected shine of bold citrus lacquer, high gloss pearlized resin and embossed leather for tables, and accents in  hand block prints.

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1870’s Century Home

The many spectacular exterior and interior architecture details evoked how my design unfolded.  It was very important for me to capture the past essence of the house by staying true to the heritage, but also injecting modern conveniences and comfort.

I used an eclectic mix of antique and new furnishings and added whimsical touches throughout.  This home is a very special example of an era gone-by. This is an example of how one can build on the past but juxtapose contemporary function and comfort into the space.

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Poolhouse

The perfect guest cabana.  What more does one need when staying by the pool - a living room with sectional seating and a French country vintage inspired table and chairs on the ground floor; a beautiful large second floor retreat with modern poster bed and bath overlooking the garden.

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Yorkville Pied-a Terre

A couple that live in North Carolina bought this amazing Pied-a-Terre in the Yorkville area of Toronto.  As their principal home is more traditional in style, they wanted a modern contemporary interior in this apartment. I focused on clean lines, yet as always in my work, a very comfortable and serene environment to come home to.  Contemporary yet warm and inviting I also found and procured the pieces of Canadian art showcased in this home.

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Urban Lakefront Condo

This project was done for a professional man.  The space itself was beautiful and large, over looking the lake on the top floor of a heritage building. I had the luxury of designing the space from top to bottom, sourcing all furnishings and accessories, and finding and procuring the many art pieces that line the walls. From empty rooms to the creation of a comfortable haven in the downtown core, I also transformed my client into a collector of fine art.

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Television Casting Studio

This office and studio interior was designed for television and film casting directors. The original space was dark and cramped and overcrowded. It was long overdue for a new look.  I had glossy charcoal concrete floors poured and added a coat of fresh light paint throughout to open up the space.  I designed a custom lacquer and stainless steel reception desk, a lacquer boardroom table, custom desks, seating for actors awaiting auditions, and new custom made colored baffles for the studio walls. This update completely transformed the space.

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