Responsible luxury in everyday homes

It is unimaginable to think of luxury and third-world poverty in the same brain space. Yet they have no problem coexisting together in the real world. Grouping things in certain buckets often tends to shed meaning otherwise invisible. I once was asked if I do homes or luxury homes. What do you answer to that?…

Rental buildings make a move toward upscaled corridors

Let’s face it, in this city you can own less and less for more and more. Rentals are a viable option for many and if you choose to rent, you still want to live well, get access to where you need to go and live the life that you want to live. That generally means…

Balance is everything – how to get your feature wall look great in just a few moves

Feature walls can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary. As cliched as that sounds, getting one for yourself is not as complicated nor costly as you may think. What you need is to create visual balance by using the art technique called composition. Start by selecting the right wall. The key to that is…

How is your gym’s ceiling?

Did you notice how gyms tend to have very uniform floors? It is common sense given the amount of equipment that needs to go on them. Some of the fun-designed ones though do tend to make up in excitement through their ceilings. After all, gyms need to be inspiring and conducive of energy and good…

Ivy Condos, growth to watch

Wave of Projects Making Their Way To June Community Councils   Included in this group is Ivy Condos by The Sher Corporation and Dream which is planned to rise to a height of 32 storeys on Mutual Street, south of Dundas.   full article HERE    

Condominium Hotel – selecting finishes and wrapping it up!

Getting ready for the end of the year! A good colour and texture scheme for our new condo / hotel project!

Condo lobbies II

I like keeping an eye on what designers think and what people respond to when it comes to transition-spaces. Those that we go thru and yet, seldom use for a long period of time. They tend to be presented, like an installation, a sculpture, or a room in a museum, their refinement and importance explained,…

Condo Lobbies, I

From fun to pristine to elegant, the impact statement is what counts. Condos nowadays are a lot about image. You as Owner will be identified with the building you live in. You will have guests come over and comment on how they arrive at your apartment. In fact, the control of the processional arrival to one’s…

Behind the scenes, Filming on Location – The impact of creativity on residential design

Excited at the upcoming videos documenting Dochia’s design process as it applies to residential construction. A mini-series of informative and to the point facts that shine light on three wonderful residential projects and the impact of the creative drive behind them. Videos will be posted on our YouTube Chanel. A few behind the scenes shots with videographer Peter…

Trends to bigger condos?

I know that everything and everyone screams no way! when reading this; condominiums get smaller, and smaller, and smaller. But I ask you, how much smaller do you really think they can get before some of them will actually get bigger? As downtown they will continue to shrink, uptown, where homes have become prohibitively expensive, larger condominiums could…