Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Toronto Sun Condo Living Article: What's Your Idea of Fine Living?

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of being featured in the Toronto Sun and give some of our tips and advice about Condo Living and design. 
In Toronto today, condo buildings are popping up everywhere, and why not? It's a great way to make the most out of expensive real estate and lot spaces in the city and gives more and more young professionals a chance to afford to live in the city and save time on the commute. Though living in a condo has it's positives ( like having all of the amenities and conveniences as a hotel! ), it can be hard to turn your box shaped condo into something different than all of the others. 
Hiring a designer ( like Erica Gelman of House and Design, ahem... ) can help you maximize your space. Designers have a trained eye and know how to create visual separation or division of spaces which can help make your condo feel larger. Designers know what colours, patterns, textures, layouts and styles to use to compliment and maximize your space rather than take away from it. 

Anyway, in case you didn't get a chance to look at the article, here it is!




Keep an eye out for more of our articles in the Toronto Sun!





House of Design by Erica Gelman is a full service Toronto based design firm. We create truly unique spaces catered to each client's specific requirements. We design, decorate and renovate from small scale to large scale residential builds.

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Spring Projects in Full Swing

Things at House of Design are heating up as the weather gets warmer and we thought we'd give you a little update on what's been going on here so far this Spring. A lot of our projects that you saw in the Planning and Design phase are now full swing into production so we're going to give you a look into what we've been doing.

 Project Bedford Park
You may recognize these before pictures of Project Bedford Park. Traditional creams and beiges throughout the Foyer and Powder Room weren't reflecting the client's more modern and clean contemporary tastes.



   


Now with new tiles, fresh paint and a more dramatic wallpaper, the space is starting to turn into the show space the clients wanted. With wainscotting under way, everything is coming along smoothly here at Bedford Park. 




Next to come for this project? The custom built in wall unit that will help add functionality and sophistication to the client's favourite room. 
( A little peek at our 3D drawing! )


Project Woodvalley
Project Woodvalley is one of our favourites here at House of Design as we have the pleasure of helping the clients redesign their whole house, room by room. With the family room, dining room, foyer, kitchen and theatre under our belt. We've been working on the second floor to give the clients the master retreat they truly deserve! Here are a few pictures of their Master Bathroom:




And here's a quick shot of the new dining chairs as well!

Next to come for this project? Our next room to tackle at Woodvalley will be the Master Bedroom. Architectural features and lighting will create emphasis on the bed wall while a seating area will give the clients space to relax and unwind. Check back for more updates on Project Woodvalley soon!


Well, now that you've seen just how much interior design can redefine your space and help your home reflect your true personality and style, what are you waiting for? Contact House of Design today to get your dream project started! 



House of Design by Erica Gelman is a full service Toronto based design firm. We create truly unique spaces catered to each client's specific requirements. We design, decorate and renovate from small scale to large scale residential builds.

For more information please visit www.ericagelman.com or to book a consultation please contact us at

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