What were the Design Agency’s client’s objectives for this space?
The building resides on top of the St. Clair escarpment in Toronto and boasts amazing views of the city. Our goal was to preserve many of the details in the original building almost like a heritage piece and make those become part of the design inspiration. Built in the 1950s, the original style is what you would describe as the Mad Men era with imported stones and elegant paneled details. The palette was modern with wide planked floors, large tiled bathrooms and modern kitchen appliances to make it a contemporary project.
Where did you draw inspiration for the design?
The historic nature of the building really came into play for the design. We wanted to pay homage and be appreciative of the history and have it resonate well with the purchasers. We drew on a rich luxurious palette of beautiful ebony and walnut textures and high polished and lacquered finishes in a clean and modern way.
What was an unexpected element used in the space design?
The lobby showcased historically preserved stonework that is hard to come by nowadays, and a giant old clock and gold mosaic tile to announce your arrival into the building.
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