Photo Gallery: Michael Angus Interiors
See the designer’s timeless style.
Symmetry reigns in this designer’s hallway.
An 1853 Dutch portrait with wandering eyes greets visitors at the top of Michael's stairs (which feature a custom iron balustrade). Antlers and a zebra-upholstered bench complete a first impression that's elegant but not uptight.
Marrying old and new keep this contrasting space fresh.
Designer Michael Angus painted the two inexpensive builder doors at the end of his living room black, making them look like vintage metal. A master of the mix, he paired a contemporary teak coffee table with an antique leather stool and slipcovered furniture. The focal point of the room is a simple fireplace which Michael installed to give the sense of being in a house, rather than an apartment.
Glossy dark wood floors balance the clean white walls and ceiling in this traditional and multifunctional space.
Playing with a contrasting black and white palette, Michael keeps it classic and fresh with traditional wood furniture and simple upholstery. Beautiful mouldings create the look of a grand century home.
An ornate frame sits atop a wooden chest of drawers, creating a dramatic display.
Known for his artful vignettes, Michael placed a new bleached-wood framed mirror atop a Louis Philippe walnut bureau. The grouping is layered in front of a long mirrored wall.
Soft green walls and crisp white bedding contribute to a perfectly elegant, neutral space.
Designer Michael Angus’s Toronto Apartment has character. In the principal bedroom, Michael painted the crown moulding a high-gloss version of the grey-green wall colour to visually extend the ceiling height. To create an air of calm and serenity, fabrics and surfaces were kept simple, free of patterns or bright colours. Crystal balustrade lamps, heavy flowing drapes and subtle gold accents make this hotel-like space luxurious.
Dramatic walls look regal in this home office.
In Michael Angus‘ Toronto apartment, a rich green hue covers the walls for a masculine, luxurious look. A ceiling-height gallery wall — including paintings by Angus’s nieces — helps break up the dark colour. In keeping with the rest of his home, the room is decorated with an old world aesthetic, featuring an antique wood desk with worn leather chair.
Shutters and exotic accents make a tub area spa-like.
Michael's apartment boasts a beautiful ensuite bathroom. The neutral colours and classic furnishings keep the look timeless while large windows allow for tons of natural light.
An elegant dark wood piece makes a statement against dove-grey walls.
For Michael's ensuite bath, an antique chest was retrofitted as a taller-than-usual vanity with a contemporary faucet. Gold accents complete the old world mood, although the room itself is new.
Modern furniture meets traditional style in a fresh, handsome space.
In this low-key living area — which Michael designed for an Oakville client — a mid-century modern Noguchi coffee table is paired with a set of 1940s chairs and a custom sofa. The slate floors are warmed up with a rich Persian rug.
Metal designer chairs are a fun, unexpected touch in this country space.
This eat-in kitchen space offers an edgy juxtaposition of antique and modern, cool white and rich wood. A traditional banquette and 19th-century Canadian pine table are paired with chrome Bertoia chairs.
Brown and gold tones create a sumptuous atmosphere.
This principal bedroom is defined by its chocolate brown walls, which look especially rich when lit and set off by crisp white bed linens.
Patterned wallpaper creates the backdrop for a traditional vignette.
A blue-and-white Chinoiserie print sets the tone for this dining room’s eclectic design. An antique sideboard anchors the grouping while a Chippendale mirror adds glamour. Two Chinese crackle lamps create symmetry and offer a cosier alternate source of lighting.