Gillian Gillies created a cozy and sophisticated space that makes a basement hallway a destination all its own.
Sitting Nook The staircase alcove gained purpose when transformed into a seating area. The wall is upholstered and tufted in a buttery Belgian linen for added depth and texture.
Oversize Bronze Chandelier Large yet seemingly weightless, its shape echos the alcove's curves. Understated sconces on the opposing, grasscloth-papered wall maintain the timeless theme.
Vintage Furniture The original armchairs and ottoman were reupholstered with organic linen and sharp pleating inspired by a pin-tucked shirt. The toss pillows feature a simple ribbon stripe design — a signature of Gillian's. "It is so simple yet it allows you to customize fabric to your own colour palette."
See more photos of the 2009 Junior League of Toronto showhouse in our gallery.