This condo mixes hotel chic with seaside calm
Casa II Penthouse was a fabulous project from start to finish! Located in the Yonge and Bloor epicentre of Toronto, it presented some typical condominium challenges, but we overcame each one.
Interior Designer: Heather Segreti, ARIDO
Design Firm: Segreti Design Inc
Project Photographer: Larry Arnal
The client sought the convenience of living in the heart of Toronto while enjoying jet setting to other major cities with a minimal commitment back home. They wanted the look of a high-end hotel, infused with seaside calm, and customized millwork throughout.
The original floor plan worked, however, after consulting the client, we decided to forgo the dining room/living room combination and move the dining room to the office, and add a cozy banquette eatery, the client was thrilled!
We used a neutral palette of white and gray with a hint of warmth, drawing inspiration from the porcelain slab of the kitchen backsplash. Adding colour to this neutral colour scheme was key in taking the design to the next level. Boldly coloured artwork at the entryway is a welcoming punch, and an open concept shelving/bar area with storage below holds belongings, instead of the typical coat closet.
A gallery wall leads visitors into the suite and custom sized photographs camouflage the electrical panel. We also added a bulkhead around the living, master, and guest suite in order to mount our three-layered window treatment with roller shades.
All these changes, coupled with the coordination of trades 52 floors up, presented a challenge, but the client was delighted with the space, and this project has yielded a long-lasting friendship.
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