Photo Gallery: Michael Angus Interiors
See the designer’s timeless style.
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.
Michael 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.
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.
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.
In his 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.
In Michael’s office, a rich green hue covers the walls for a masculine, luxurious look. The wall is broken up by a ceiling-height gallery display of purchased artwork and paintings by Michael’s nieces. The room achieves an old world feel thanks to the pairing of an antique-looking wood desk and a weathered leather chair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This principal bedroom is defined by its chocolate brown walls, which look especially rich when lit and set off by crisp white bed linens.
In this classic-contemporary space, the homeowners worked with Michael to create a sophisticated look. He chose a blue-and-white Chinoiserie print to set the tone. An antique sideboard anchors the grouping while a Chippendale mirror adds glamour. Two Chinese crackle lamps create symmetry and offer a softer alternate source of lighting.