Riotous color, lively prints and art mingle for the ultimate in city living. “I would describe it as traditional elegance with a twist,” says the homeowner of the Toronto condo’s design. She downsized from a veritable Shangri-la, a midtown house where she had lived for 20 years, which was filled with art and antiques. The new digs, then, had to be up to snuff, both in terms of style and scope. At 3,800 square feet with two terraces — one terrace is a party-sized 800 square feet — the airy condo elegantly meanders across half of one storey of a boutique building. The home has sizable rooms and, with its coolly crisp white interior, it’s the perfect showcase for the owner’s sizable art collection.
Designer Christine Johnson, a long-standing collaborator of the homeowner, chose materials and pieces to create rooms that felt intimate and inviting. “The owner wanted color and she wanted contemporary, so we did a very open space,” says Christine. “Vast rooms are tricky; you have to make sure the space has an inviting and comfortable feel. We made it cozy through textures and color.”
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