FUNCTIONAL ART

Design Services

Toronto, Ontario

Condo for a Busy Executive
Toronto, Ontario

It was critical that this space be a balm at the end of a busy work day. Taking cues from the owners art collection, the use of bold colours in this condo renovation created a welcoming and comfortable environment for the CEO of a global company.

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The love of art and colour continues through the principal bedroom that leads to a luxurious spa bathroom.

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Condo Kitchen for a Professional Chef
Toronto, Ontario

Using classic pieces with exceptional design created a well lit, super functional and easy to maintain home kitchen for a professional chef. An unexpected wall tile made this small kitchen truly one of a kind and gave a much needed update to this 30 year old condo. 

This renovation was featured on the TA Appliances blog !

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Lancaster House Heritage Suites
Goderich, Ontario

Designed as furnished short term executive apartments, this Georgian Revival home built in 1846 was completely renovated. Chris worked closely with the owners to create extremely beautiful and functional living spaces that respected the heritage and preserved the unique history of the building.

Visit their website: www.lancasterhouseheritagesuites.com to find out more.

Home for a young family on a tight budget
Southwestern Ontario

This small house needed a lot of changes to make it liveable for a young family of 4. Chris' involvement began at the point of sale as she helped the new owners decide how to get the most out of their first home and guided them through the renovation process. Choosing kid friendly surfaces, a combination of custom and stock pieces, new and old materials, the house was transformed to let this family use every corner of their small house.

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Maximum-Efficiency, L-shaped Kitchen
Toronto, Ontario

At just under 143 square feet and an awkward L shape, the existing kitchen in this otherwise lovely home was inefficient and lacked storage and counter space. Chris rearranged everything and more than doubled the working and storage space, creating separate zones that allow for three people to work in the kitchen.

 

All the small appliances found homes in the cupboards and the new black stainless steel appliances were chosen for maximum efficiency. The double oven means you can choose microwave, speed or true convection, the fridge has an internal water dispenser as well as farm fresh food preservation features. The new induction cooktop has 17 power levels giving the chef total control. 

 

Luxury vinyl was added underfoot to provide a softer surface and unite the new wood cabinetry with the existing wood floors. 

 

This kitchen was featured on the TA Appliances blog!

" My inspiration for the unusual bold tiles and mix of contemporary and traditional materials in the kitchen resulted from viewing my client's  many treasures collected during a lifetime of travel throughout the world. Post pandemic, this kitchen is ready to welcome guests and in the meantime it is a great place to create delicious meals for this couple. " - Chris Crofton, Designer