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.

TiFF, with or without PoPcorn

Are you ready for TIFF? Here is a fantastic piece of Toronto architecture and this is the perfect time to explore it! Since its 2010 opening day, the Tiff Bell Lightbox at 350 King Street West is a City within a City.   The Cinemas take the place of Cathedrals celebrated thru colour and texture, galleries are…

European Outdoor Living

Bigger is not always better.  Think Scale and Proportion of your outdoor space in relationship to the number of people and type of activities that will occupy it. Matching everything is so 18th century.   Mixed styles give you a continental look; old architecture and landscapes are often paired with ultra-modern furnishings for a lived-in, refined…

Dochia designs new home at Post and Bayview

I’m very excited to announce our new project on Arjay, north of the Rosedale Golf Club, at Post and Bayview. rest, coming up this summer. And the neighbourhood:    

Grand Staircases of Chicago – then and now

Daniel Burnham’s 1925 Union Station, is one of the last Beaux Art buildings in Chicago. It’s Grand Hall with the Tennessee marble staircase  was immortalized on film in the famous baby carriage scene from The Untouchables. .. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Michigan Avenue Apple Store: All about Glass. I love its elegance and sophisticated simplicity. At the art gallery, complementing the outstanding…

Decorating treats

Some planning never hurts; sizing what fits or not will save you a mistake or two. This is a sample from our design consults but even if not that detailed, basic measuring and sketching goes a long way. While shopping around….casual, comfy and very Continental, in many colours at Crate and Barrel West Elm is…

Chic pillows for the Spring

Always on the lookout for great accent cushions, here are some of my latest finds: To spice it up, use a bold text cotton print and pair it up with black and white graphics.   From Ralph Lauren we have off-the runway cuts: fringes, embossed leathers,  woven patterns and snake skin prints for your cosmopolitan family room. This Multicoloured…