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Our clients were downsizing to a generously sized mid-town condo, with quality appointments and upgrades. It was a dream move-in ready suite for them. They loved the existing contemporary decor and warm finishes -- cherry-stained maple floors, kitchen, and cabinetry against pale caramel walls -- and were happy to keep as many of the existing window coverings and light fixtures as possible. All they wanted to do was get rid of their old furniture and decorate. So we went with the flow, and let the suite dictate our design direction.

An existing fireplace/media centre was the focal point of the living area. To balance its strength, we selected a deep grey-brown wood-framed sofa for the opposite wall. Deep rust-toned fabrics on chairs and pillows highlight the main seating area and echo the warm wood tones that predominate. A strategically placed chair and ottoman allows one to be comfortably ensconced in front of the fireplace, drink near at hand. An out-of-the-way corner is now a luxe reading nook -- furnished with a leather swivel chair, dramatic oversized ebony floor lamp, and convenient wine table.

For the dining area, back-dropped by a wall of windows, we selected furniture that allowed the view to play the starring role. A sleek Italian glass and chrome extendable table makes the most of the space, opening to seat 12 for festive occasions. Its visible expansion mechanism is integral to the almost invisible beauty of the piece. Comfortable dining chairs are upholstered in soft neutrals which play second fiddle to the foliage beyond.

Throughout the foyer and main area, furnishings with glass and chrome reflect the light and coolly contrast with the dominant warm notes. Colourful artwork and decorative items add variety while pulling the space together. The highlight is an array of hand-blown art glass above the sofa, featuring bright tones of orange, teal and yellow.

The bedroom was our major undertaking in the suite, where we designed custom furnishings to evoke a chic boutique hotel. A pair of elegant tall cabinets -- cream lacquer fronts framed by warm maple -- flanks an upholstered headboard wall. Floating shelves and articulated sconces are close at hand for bedtime reading. Black-out raw silk draperies create a cocoon-like atmosphere and reinforce the feeling of hotel living.

Indeed the entire condo is imbued with a sense of quiet luxury, from the moment one opens the door. Truly a dream come true for these proud homeowners!

We invite you to continue exploring our site for design inspiration, then contact us to find out how we can provide 'just the thing' for you!

Also in this Portfolio:

VIEW | A 'NY-Style' Apartment
A Case of Scope Creep
VIEW | Jewel Box Condo
VIEW | A Very Personal Home
Entertaining Adults
VIEW | The Art of Compromise
VIEW | Pulling It Together
VIEW | Classic Modernism
Executive Townhouse
To the Next Level
VIEW | Calm, Cool, and Collected
VIEW | Home Sweet Home
VIEW | Going with the Flow
VIEW | Making it Work
Room with a View
Curated Downsize
VIEW | Downtown Pied-a-Terre
Designed to Sell
VIEW | Condo Kitchen

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