Photos by Ashlea Wessel (www.AshleaWessel.com)
1S House is the quintessential Toronto project and property: a beautiful Victorian home with classic details that was unfortunately split into small dark rooms. The scope was how to integrate, open and brighten up the space while maintaining the character of the home.
The approach was to design a bright and clean canvas for the clients to fill with their artwork, objects and life. Using a muted colour palate (whites, pastels, light wood) allows for detailed pockets of colour to pop: the stained-glass windows, plants, household objects, to the exuberant powder room.
The end result is a finely detailed execution of a simple idea: without being too stark, create a clean canvas for the occupants to enrich with their prized belongings and life.