Multicolour + white in Contemporary Interiors

Contemporary style is often daring with furniture and built-ins colours and surprisingly conservative with window treatments. The stripes and patchwork for instance are used everywhere from rugs to furniture, to upholstery.   Saturated tones of red, blue even purple and are accepted and part of the contemporary aesthetic.   This kitchen borrows the baroque blue and…

Plaster is not what you think anymore

Plaster is a finish undergoing a major revival. In the age of smart materials, the faux finishes take a fresh and exciting turn and plaster right there with them. Once only associated with churches of the past and palaces of dead kings, plaster can be modern and contemporary. This is a great example of such an…

My 2 cents on Niagara Falls

Nature is encompassing beauty that nobody questions. Few beautiful things have such a universal following. Up there on the list, Niagara Falls is a force of nature to reckon with. Poorly emphasized from the surrounding built environment point of view, there is hope that someday the city will revitalize and allow for better design to…

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…

Edit, the DX exhibit

Some of the things that caught my eye. Sometimes it’s better to not read the description, to not be told what you really look at but rather make it up your own way. That should be today’s way to look at design. At a time of over-stimulation, challenging reality in your own personal way is…

All White

White snow days make you think of white. As the white disappears and the greenery of spring takes over, the afterimage of white lingers with me always. The fantasy like interior landscapes that can have a  life of their own the elegant lines of a successful furniture design (Bardot, by Bernhardt Design) a white background…

Colour affection transference to Design

As a child, you must’ve come across the question ‘do you dream in colour?’. I remember when I was asked that and thought, ‘is there anything else but colour?’ In high school I was slowly infatuated with greens, then blues, then orange and many more. Years later I discovered white and then in architecture school,…

Work area therapy – in the kitchen

Why have a counter, a backsplash tile and a simple duplex plug under the typical upper cabinets full of glasses and plates – just because this is standard and this is how it’s done. Love this simple and yet so different work area: backsplash – tile on one side + stone and beautiful view to the…

New York Penthouse, in style – Jennifer Lopez

I love the breezy airy and soft feel of this residence. Soft colours and white especially, have the power to filter light in a very pleasant and calming, even rejuvenating way. No wonder this is the colour theme of many a spa. Minimalist kitchens, aside from perfect entertaining spaces, give you  a sense of powerful…

Art living in a Home

Very personal topic, probably one of the most personal. What is it that we LIKE to look at over and over again, enough to hang it up in a spot to be seen. ENJOY? That is a step up already.  LOVE? Not many can afford it..or, would it be that we just tend to love…

The power of White, Colour of the Year 2016

My favourite: White. There is no colour like it. It can equally successfully be: modern minimalist sophisticated organic opulent urban see-side fresh pure and friendly-institutional