In downtown Toronto, this 418-square-metre project is a functional, luxurious and timeless home for a stylish, energetic family of five.
“We believe design should be a reflection of the user.” This philosophy, to which Stacey Cohen Design subscribes, is perfectly reflected through this project located in an affluent and picturesque neighbourhood in Toronto, Canada.
“Our inspiration came mostly from our client and her sense of fashion,” says Stacey Cohen, owner and principal at her eponymous studio.
“We listened to the feeling she wanted to achieve—something that was timeless, but also had a hint of edginess—and then chose and combined luxurious materials and textures of all sorts that we felt would evoke those feelings.”
The owner shared with Cohen her favourite fashion pieces that became the starting point for the creative concept. The interior designer brought this vision to life for the family of five (with children ranging from age 14 to 25), who also has a golden retriever.
“The biggest challenge was how to maintain the integrity of the existing home’s character while still giving it a modernised and updated feel”, explains Cohen. “We achieved this by leaving the existing structure and interior frame in place while designing unique architectural accents, applying an array of intricate finishes, ambient lighting and custom furniture.”