Whitney Keeley knew exactly what she was looking for when she moved back to Toronto from London, England. “The original wood flooring, high ceilings and moldings of this apartment are reminiscent of the Victorian conversion flats I’d lived in there,” she says. But the rental had another appealing quality: Its architectural envelope provided the perfect backdrop for the product photography she shoots for Absolutely Inc., the vintage store and design firm founded by her mother, Viki Mansell.
“I use the space like a studio to create online content: new product vignettes, images for Instagram and blog posts,” she says. Whitney’s inspiration for the apartment was classic spaces with a hit of quirk — an aesthetic that also reflects her personal style. “I love socialite Lauren Santo Domingo’s hôtel particulier in Paris,” she says. “The historical elements mixed with contemporary art and fabrics create such a unique interior.” Click through to look inside her small Toronto rental filled with European charm.