July 10, 2017 I recently enjoyed helping a client and good friend of many years select a beautiful carpet for their newly decorated Toronto condominium. After creating a floor plan and decorating the space with modern furniture pieces in dark wood tones and soft white and gold accents, we agreed the carpet choice should match the airy, modern vibe yet timeless appeal of the room. My client and her husband live busy lives, toggling between several residences, and their home in the Shangri La residence is surrounded by some of Toronto’s most iconic buildings like Roy Thompson Hall and the CN Tower. The luxurious setting is nestled in the rich nuances of city living and provides a quiet place for them to unwind after a busy day or entertain guests. To find the perfect carpet, I sought the assistance of ELTE area rug/carpeting consultant Linda Payton. ELTE offers a wide selection of furniture and related home accessories sourced from around the world. I shared my purpose with Linda: to find a spectacular rug that would add a welcome splash of color to my client’s minimalist design scheme. Carpets make a huge difference in the way a room feels. […]
November 18, 2015 It’s been a while since I’ve written anything and again it’s because business has been booming! I can’t complain but of course, it doesn’t allow me much time to write my blog these days. In any case, I wanted to share a really cool experience we had back in August and the final outcome is pictured below as well as links. We were contacted by a media company shooting an interactive commercial for Ferrero Rocher’s website. They loved the “bones” and ambience of our home so we were selected out of many homes to have the commercial shot here. (This was the second time this year as we were also selected back in February to have a Chevy commercial shot here as well!). The set up took 12 hours with a crew of about 40 and the actual filming and clean-up took another 17 hours over a weekend, but it was all worth it when you see the outcome of the commercial. I refreshed my kitchen earlier this year and the producers loved the white cupboards, marble backsplash and grey and white Caesarstone countertops as a backdrop for their gold wrapped chocolates. They covered all of […]
July 8, 2015 I recently returned from one of the most wonderful trips I have taken to Europe…Barcelona, the French Riviera (or the Cote D’Azur as it’s also referred to), Provence and Paris – not only were the beautiful beaches, the serene countryside, the flavourful food, of course the rose wine and overall vibe of the south of Spain and France incredible, but the architecture, design and decor was awe-inspiring. In this post, I will share some of my favourite sights that are architectural, design and decor related. I’m sure you’ll be just as inspired as I was! I really didn’t want to come back this time! The first series of pics are from the first leg of our vacation – beautiful Barcelona. For those of you who are architect buffs, you’ll recognize these buildings (including the famous Sagrada Familia church) as the works of Architect Antoni Gaudi who was a Spanish Catalan architect and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Sagrada Familia speaks for itslef with its ornate style. Was really something to see both inside and out! The building that looks like something from the “Flinstones” era is called […]
February 18, 2015 Here’s a great article I’d like to share with all of you. I couldn’t agree more. Hopefully it will help you understand the value of hiring an Interior Decorator or Designer. 10 Things Decorators Want You to Know About What They Do About Felicia… Felicia Gimza is an award-winning Interior Decorator offering custom interior decorating and design in her home town of Oakville and surrounding areas of Mississauga, Burlington and the west end of the GTA. Felicia prides herself in creating rooms for her clients that are not only eye-catching, comfortable and functional, but are completely customized to suit their own styles.