Smart Kitchens – the difficult corners

Modular built-ins are a type of furniture that is affixed to the walls or floors of a room. In an effort to maximize work surface and create a practical blend of interior architecture and the needs of a functional kitchen the L-shaped and U-shaped kitchens seemed a great idea. And they were, except that the one or two corner scenario posed big problems. 

Smart Kitchens: The appliance garage

The notion that kitchens are machines for living originated roughly in the 50’s and had fully developed in the 60’s, when the cooking space was perfected to an unprecedented efficiency. But what we now take for granted has not always been so.

Looking up and down a central Modern stair

While designing a stair, I always like to think and design the views up and down from it. Here is a recently completed glass railing contemporary stair and what you see when you look around!   looking up… and looking down..

Lit-Up, blast from the past, 2011

While looking for modern sleek lights on a current project, I stumbled on this older blog post with great examples. Thought I should re-share. With “objects” you never know what lasts and what does not. I guess that’s how some of these pieces become iconic or classical. Some are trends that come and go. The…

2017 the retrospective

A full year. As all years should be. The good, the bad and the ugly, the challenges and successes, the ups and the downs. A balanced concoction in time, a stable and comfortable base for a new year. May it be as full as the previous, with many more to follow. As for the highlights…

IKEA Shopping finds

Ikea shopping in November is fun. All these interiors already set up, nothing to do but look for yours and take it home! Although I wish blackboards were that clean and neat when taken home; they have a mysterious way of getting too full. The closet section always my favorite. Some of these sliders are…

Edge Towers, Mississauga Sales Centre opening

At Edge Towers, we’ve pushed the envelope of what Timeless Classic means in a contemporary context. The mix of elegance and sophistication, relaxation and wellness is inspired by city living and the energetic, on the rise urban locale of the Mississauga downtown. The colorful richness of tradition  permeates through furnishings and accents while the building’s light…

Contemporary home in construction, Thornhill

One of the nicest characteristics of contemporary homes is the vastness of the windows. In this home here, we’ve picked up on this and carried it throughout the interiors in the brightness of wall colour, the glass railing, the breeziness of space around the fireplace. The dual colour of the contemporary kitchen adds deliberate contrast that visually…

MODERN INDUSTRIAL, 16 ways to use steel doors

Reminiscing an older style and reinventing it in a contemporary context is fascinating. Add to that the mystery of doors, places of passage, offering glimpses of alternate possibilities, worlds to enter or escape from. Each room has a door, each room has a world in it. Whether we rest, bathe, entertain, cry, laugh, cuddle our children,…

Contemporary open concept home

Lots of wrap up for summer construction! Here is one home at my favourite construction stage –  drywall. Shape is there, no finishes in sight. Let’s you watch geometry at play