Whether it’s on Instagram or Pinterest, having an inspiration board with the most beautiful rugs and sleek bookshelves is a must if you’re thinking about remodeling. However, when it comes to symmetry and flow, dimensions and functionality, it’s best to turn to the pros. Interior designers see the potential in each nook and cranny and will help you transform your house into the best and most welcoming home.
To see what Toronto’s interior designers recommend, we talked to Lucy Morozko from Camden Lane Interiors to get her best ideas on how to blend beauty and functionality. Read on to discover details about Lucy’s favorite project and her advice for the one change that can have the biggest influence on a home’s look and feel.
What was your favorite project?
“This was my favorite project I have worked on to date. The condo building itself is set in the prestigious Yonge and St. Clair area of Toronto. However, when I first entered the unit, it was very cold, bland and didn’t give the sophisticated, yet warm and welcoming feeling my clients were looking for.”
“With high ceilings, there was a feeling of emptiness within the unit, so implementing a showcase, impactful feature wall was something agreed upon right away. The marble against the dark wood tone created a luxurious contrast between finishes. This — combined with warming the space up with a light wallpaper and adding a pop of colour in the dining area — alluded to the warmth we were seeking.”
“The mirror paneling in the dining area really opened the space up with the vanity offering storage solutions. To top it off, the area rug, furniture, and décor selections provided the elegant sophistication that was desired whilst still creating a functional family space.”
“In the master bedroom, we implemented wall paneling all across the headboard wall. This feature was again incredibly impactful against the high ceilings and adds to the luxurious look formed throughout the whole unit. There were two other bedrooms, as well as a massive outdoor patio, styled with the same elegance.”
What would be one influential change for a home’s design?
“Lighting is the most impactful change to a room that one can make. Not only does it brighten up the room, but the selection of chandelier can also create that wow factor that has all your guests asking, ‘Where did you get that from?’ I try to select fixtures with the appropriate scale to the room, creating a beautiful focal point in the process. The optimal scale over a dining room is key — there is absolutely nothing worse than the light being too small over a table!”
“I also love a grand entryway, foyer or island lights. Making the right adjustments here and selecting the appropriate fixture can take your home to the next level. The perfect chandelier is an easy change with any number of options available depending on your budget. Ultimately, the impact is incredible.”