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

Best of IDS – Toronto’s 2012 Interior Design Show

Make a great entrance. The Door Studio offers great ready-made options for your modern home. A fantastic artist: Zac Ridgely’s lights, graceful and ephemeral Get ready for the Spring in Style with Jardin de Ville Latest from Rubinet comes this elegant R10 line; multiple colours available. For the ever-changing Ontario weather: open up or close off that…

the kids, the basement, the storage and the gym

Part of Dochia’s USABLE WALLS Concept. One of the “funnest” projects: wrap-around-basement-built in starts in the playroom, wraps around in the rec room and ends with a narrow vertical storage in the gym.    Art-boards and black boards are incorporated in the wall paneling and heavily used. Modern, Functional and Smart Storage Design.