Last Monday was my Cyber Monday, the day I placed an on-line order for an early Christmas present for our front entrance. In an effort to jazz up this small area, for months I had been searching for an over-sized round mirror without an over-sized price tag. I finally decided on a mirror from Overstock.com which had the best combination of looks and price and placed the order on Monday.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long, but I’ve finally made an upholstered headboard. I’ve been wanting to make one for what seems like forever, but for one reason or another I’ve only just gotten around to it recently. I almost feel like I deserve a badge for this milestone DIY accomplishment!
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In the heart of downtown Toronto, Leon is living the city life in a modern condominium apartment. His 731 square foot corner unit has expansive city views through south and east facing windows, however, its impeccable interiors are equally remarkable.
Last week I gave you a tour of his impressive entrance hall and bedroom. If you missed that post, you can click here to get a look at those fabulous spaces.
A few months ago I had the pleasure of touring the modern downtown Toronto condo of a very gracious gentleman named Leon. As a serious art collector and modern design enthusiast, over the years Leon has thoughtfully selected all furniture, art and accessories himself and judiciously placed them in his home with outstanding results. I’m just so impressed with what he has done with his space that I’d like to share some photos of his home with you.
It’s finally time for The Big Reveal! This is the result of my armchair makeover and, I must say, I’m quite pleased.
In case you’re just tuning in, this is how the chair looked before, in all its glory:
Recently, a mid-town Toronto firm requested my help with their design dilemma. They had just moved into a new office space in a contemporary Yonge Street tower and quickly set up their desks and equipment in an arrangement which was highly functional and well-suited to their needs. Being a corner space, most of their walls are floor to ceiling windows which allow for plenty of light and decent views, however they were perplexed as to where to go with their narrow fifteen foot corridor which leads from the front entrance of their office into the main work space.
My friend, Brenda, recently asked for help with her basement family room. Unfortunately there had been a water leak and some of the walls and carpet were ruined. Since she was going to have to re-paint and re-carpet it seemed like an opportune time to update the room overall.
The room has low ceilings, no windows and one wall that’s not square with the others, throwing the balance off a little. Brenda loves turquoise, so she hoped to work that colour into the room, and she also wanted a fresh airy feeling. A sofa and TV were a must and she hoped to continue to store her family’s book collection in that space.
I recently took a tour of the latest Princess Margaret Showhome in Thornhill. It’s the grand prize in a lottery which benefits the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and is valued at $3.79 million.
As you can see from the photo of its grand exterior, it is huge. In fact, it’s a 7662 square foot palace! Inside, it has been decorated in a luxurious, contemporary style by designer Jack Celli.