Designers Alana Boychuk and Tristan Fuller of Boychuk+Fuller tour through a spacious, art-filled penthouse they designed for Canada Blooms artistic director Colomba Fuller. Learn how they customized the space to suit Colomba's lifestyle, from a quiet home office and small bedroom to a functional galley kitchen and open-concept dining and living area for entertaining.
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Design, Tristan Fuller and Alana Boychuk, Boychuk+Fuller, (416) 532-3131 or Boychukfuller.com; general contracting, Cary Sandford, Martin O'Keefe and Dave Samplonius, (416) 910-8385 firstname.lastname@example.org; wall colour (throughout), Chantilly Lace (OC-65), Benjamin Moore, 1-800-361-5898 or Benjaminmoore.ca.
Sitting area near kitchen: Artwork by David Urban, Corkin Gallery, (416) 979-1980 or Corkingallery.com; daybed fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), (416) 968-0699 or Kravetcanada.com; red and black pillow, Hollace Cluny, (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca; coffee table, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or Elte.com; hide rug, red glass, Mjölk, (416) 551-9853 or Mjolk.ca.
Living room: Sofa, white coffee table, Kiosk, Kioskdesign.ca; striped velvet pillow fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), as above; red and black pillow, white stools, Hollace Cluny, as above; rug, nesting tables, Elte, as above; side table (with black shelf), Boychuk+Fuller, as above; hide rug, red glass, Mjölk, as above.
Dining room: Tense dining table by MDF Italia, Kiosk, as above; plates, pasta bowls, Stark & Whyte, Starketwhyte.com; artwork by Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins (behind table), Georgia Scherman Projects, (416) 554-4112 or Georgiascherman.com; artwork by Joanne Tod (above console), Nicholas Metivier Gallery, (416) 205-9000 or Metiviergallery.com; sideboard, Boychuk+Fuller, as above; artwork by Guido Molinari (above sideboard), Guidomolinari.com; sculpture by Matthew Hawtin, Mhawtin.com.
Front foyer: Chairs, Guff, (416) 913-8025 or Guffonline.blogspot.ca; console, Avenue Road, (416) 548-7788 or Avenue-road.com; artwork by Evan Lee, Monte Clark Gallery, (604) 730-5000, (416) 703-1700 or Monteclarkgallery.com.
Kitchen: Dish, serving spoons, pot, bowl, Mjölk, as above; tea towel, Ginger's, 1-888-444-3292 or Gingersbath.com; carafe, Torp, Torpinc.com; stove, cooktop, sink, Bulthaup, (416) 361-9005 or Toronto.bulthaup.com; clock, Design Within Reach, (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com.
Bedroom: Bedding, Au Lit Fine Linens, 1-800-363-6080 or Aulitfinelinens.com; Dove table lamp, YLighting, 1-866-428-9289 or Ylighting.com; artwork (above bed), Natalie Majaba Waldburger, Nataliewaldburger.squarespace.com; artwork (above armoire) by David Urban, Corkin Gallery, as above.
Principal bathroom: Bathtub, shower, Kohler, 1-800-4-KOHLER or Kohler.ca; toiletries, Jacob & Sebastian, (647) 345-0478 or Jacobandsebastian.com; tiles, Saltillo Imports, (416) 441-2224 or Saltillo-tiles.com; bathmat, towels, black tray, soap pump, Ginger's, as above.