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Dark & Moody Sitting Area

A stately principal bedroom.

Toronto's Dean Handspiker — the second prize winner of our 2007 design contest — brought luxe sophistication to his previously dated condo with a rich palette of blue-greys and traditional wooden furniture. A love seat that he had reupholstered in dark grey corduroy and punctuated with nailhead trim anchors the sitting area and is a popular perch for his whippet, Red.

Find more inspiration in our photo galleries of Pets & Interiors, Past Design Contest Winners and 10 Cosy Dark Rooms.

  • Photographer: Angus Fergusson
  • Source: House & Home April 2007 issue
  • Products: Reupholstery, Silva Custom Furniture.
  • Stylist: Dean Handspiker

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