Complex & Simple
We are able to maintain a rich symmetry between the traditional and contemporary styles by finding ways to gently complicate simple pieces. The traditional essence of a chest of drawers can be balanced by soft, white lacquer and polished nickel drop pulls. A lamp can add a touch of complexity, placed against a dark wall.
The living room is a classic centrepiece that typically enjoys more attention and fuss, relative to other areas of the home. Here we have taken a largely traditional space and re-imagined it to include modern design cues. The rounded fireplace mould ings have a traditional aesthetic that matches the crown that traces the room. The frameless gas insert balances these elements and anchors many of the modern touches throughout; specifically the abstract artwork that hangs above the mantle, as well as the adjacent photography.
The wool drapery hangs with elegance and precision, continuing an overall design language that prioritizes clean lines and soft colours. We use curved sofas and chairs to draw on a traditional style, complete with ornamental tufting and strong curves. This is a direct contrast to the coffee table and console
table, both of which provide a rich variation of style in the form of simple lines and minimal detail. The chandelier is a traditional fixture that complements the modern aesthetic brought to life by the crystal standing lamps.
Gentle Curves & Clean Lines
This master bathroom is a testament to the elegance created when classic design elements are harnessed in concert with modern style. Statuario marble creates a luxurious countertop and floor. Statuario is commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms. We used Gris de Savoie marble accents to create a unique, modern twist that continues the linear design language.
Adding a waterfall edge to the counters and incorporating square vessel sinks with single-lever faucets gives a current vibe to this classic beauty. Glass cabinet hardware inserts just the right amount of detail in the form of modern nuances. This aesthetic continues with the light fixture, yet conveys a more classic ambience due to its traditional design. We used a free-standing bathtub with gentle curves to diverge from the linear design language and punctuate this deliberate balance. A monochromatic colour palette helps to make this bathroom stand the test of time.
By bridging classic and modern aesthetics, we can create timeless spaces and add exceptional value to one's home. This balanced aesthetic can be achieved with furniture, accents, and materials that are used in unique or unexpected ways, creating a style you will love for years to come.