Patti Rosati‘s condo exudes a warmth and eclectic livability that few homes achieve. It feels both layered and minimalist, colorful and neutral. Most of all, though, it feels inviting. A diverse collection of fine art figures prominently, as do splashes of coral, audacious designer furniture, stacks of books and quirky objets that beg to be picked up and discussed. It is the Toronto designer’s consummate retreat, an intimate treasure trove of her favorite things and a place where she can shut out the world and recharge. “A home needs to have a lot of personality; it reflects who you are, after all,” Patti says.
Click through to tour the designer’s artful, collected space.
With its upbeat artwork and rug, the foyer in Patti’s two-bedroom midtown condo (shared with cockapoo Hudson) sets the tone for the finely tuned spaces to come.
The dining area is the hub of the condo, with the living room, kitchen and bedrooms radiating off in different directions. A round Saarinen dining table is convivial and flow-friendly while Patti’s adventurous art collection paints the space with color and defines her arresting aesthetic.
In the living room, Patti plays it safe with neutral walls and flooring, then turns up the personality with a dynamic rug, a lounge chair the color of a ripe peach and a commanding coffee table that borrows from both the Memphis group and children’s building blocks.
Painted a low-key grey, the built-in shelving unit stands out from the wall but doesn’t overpower decorative accents.
A quirky acrylic pill sculpture by Jonathan Adler is just what the doctor ordered to offset the more sedate sculpture and art books on the built-in.
Dark doors on the lower cabinetry and appliance wall give the kitchen a moody gravitas that feels suited to the home’s artwork and furniture.
An empty corner of the kitchen is artfully filled with a trio of vases in varying shapes and hues.
A tranquil artwork by acclaimed Winnipeg artist Wanda Koop is a visual palate cleanser above the crowded bar cart, a necessity when your home is the rendezvous for nights on the town.
A lush coral pillow is like a cheery coat of lipstick in the otherwise serene principal bedroom. With the headboard and bench done in off-white, walls in a sand-toned grasscloth and pale blue drapery, it’s easy for Patti to change the look of the room with new accessories and linens.
A sleek walnut dresser supplements a wall of bespoke built-ins (right) that Patti added to the principal bedroom. The vintage lamp creates killer ambience in the evening.
An indigo vase is a welcome splash of color in the understated principal bathroom. Wall-to-wall mirror keeps the look luxe; mounting the sconces over top amplifies their light.