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FOREST HILL CENTURY HOME

Renovation


There’s a delicate balance in honouring a century old home’s past and redefining it for a modern family’s lifestyle. With care and respect, we accepted the challenge and designed a home that feels relevant for its newest reincarnation. Sunlit and shadowy; classic and contemporary, this home resonates a beauty that was part of its original charm. The formal Living Room combines definitive modern silhouettes within a traditional envelope. It exudes a luxury without being pretentious or unapproachable. A mix of styles effortlessly relate to one another. In contrast to the feminine nature of the Living Room, the Study is decidedly masculine. The vibrant palette of a traditional area rug anchors contemporary furnishings, millwork and lighting fixtures. Richly coloured mohair, flannel, and horsehair are all traditional fibers, that add warmth and texture on modern frames. A multi-layered plaster ceiling in the Dining Room is an unexpected strategy, bridging traditional features with modern elements. A custom marble dining table and minimal furnishings define this room on its own terms. In the breakfast room, Danish designed chairs, an Italian light fixture, a hand painted stool by Venezuelan artist Reinaldo Sanguino and a rustic cow hide, happily mix with one another. On the second floor, a reimagined Master Bedroom Sitting Room is grounded by an exceptionally beautiful original marble fire surround. Keeping the furnishings simple brings an elegance to this casually sophisticated room. A curved custom lacquered screen, anchors an upholstered headboard in the Master Bedroom. Dramatic wall sconces, a Diego Giacometti inspired white plaster light fixture, and a beautiful upholstered bench are distinct elements which create a space that feels ageless, balanced and united. In the corner sits a magical shagreen chair by R&Y Augousti as if to command unabashed attention. Beauty redefined for the 21st century.