Dochia wins 2015 Best of Houzz Award – Press Release

DOCHIA INTERIOR DESIGN of TORONTO Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodelling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World Toronto, Canada, January 22, 2015 – Dochia Interior Design of Toronto has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling…

DXV Honorable Award

“Your design was truly fantastic!”, DXV Adriana gets Honorable Mention in the DXV Display Booth Design Competition IDS – Interior Design Show, Opening Night 22nd of January 2015 Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby novel is arguably the epitome of glamour and legendary luxury. We are again in an age where style is of paramount importance, where quality of living…

Seasonal Biology and Design

2015 will prove to be an interesting year for interiors.  While some of the design directions are rather predictable, such as the soft, earth-friendly colour palette, the densification of urban centers and the resulting smaller and smaller condo, there is one trendy scientific field that is thought-provoking in terms of its impact on spatial perception and…

2014, a retrospective

I often get asked how I come up with the designs that I do. While there is the complicated version that involves the many years of school and specialization, the study of Cultures and their relationships to buildings, of colour and space Perception, of lifestyle and human nature, the learning of fancy Words such as…

Finally Returning to my stories…

Stay tuned for the 2014 Retrospective! After a year of changes, projects, adjustments and life in general, 2015 will mark the return of my stories.

Great decorating finds out and about

Spring is a great season to spice up your home. Get out there and walk the streets, lots of great finds to put together. Here are some that I’ve stumbled upon recently: Wood reinvented, cage light fixtures are in, this one from Restoration Hardware is quite sculptural, love it int he right space Couches are taking…

kitchen makeover on the go

 Quick snapshots, still wraping it up. Local soapstone counters and Dochia trim to tie it all in. German tiles, one of the best wood-replica out there. Before / After :           

Trends, 2013

To state the obvious, colour trends in interior design do follow the lead of high fashion. Add to that your preferred tastes, the mix of furniture and colour you already own, and you are sure to find yourself quickly stunned by the overwhelming dissonance of them all. Next month’s post will feature the few steps…

modern meets traditional

  The long hall takes you to the breakfast area thru a series of paneled archways. Modern trim creates a clean, contemporary look.   I like the way the way the simple stainless steel banding on the hood turned out; a small detail with big impact.  A sample of Dochia’s built-up door detail on the cabinet….

sculptures and lights, the spring collection

Lights, make no mistake, if you want something special, can cost you as much as furniture. Often-times the fixture is furniture: if has purpose and function, it is beautiful and a conversation piece. FOR THE PURIST AND FOR THE BOLD both from studio lilica