Sherry Hayslip and her team were charged with creating a comfortable and sophisticated home suitable for late night cards and billiards, while still complementing the architectural setting.
The client’s aesthetic challenged the team to design a high-rise apartment that resonated to his personal style within the classic shell provided by the building’s design. The home’s existing elegant style, with classic mouldings, richly hued hardwood floors and traditional stone fireplaces proved an effective counterpoint to the sleek, contemporary lighting, low seating, and idiosyncratic furnishings our client gravitated toward.
The main living space, composed of a large seating area centred on a classic stone fireplace, is highlighted by a low, dark chocolate sectional lit from above by a contemporary chandelier of concentric squares of quartz. Unique to the room are the large speakers flanking the flat screen television, artfully hidden behind iconic images of New York City. Off the main seating area is another, more intimate sitting area as well as a round table suitable for dining or impromptu poker nights. In what would have been the formal dining room, a contemporary billiard table has pride of place, and better suits our client’s lifestyle.
The master bedroom continues the contemporary aesthetic with its African walnut bed placed in front of a dramatic wall of mirror, intended to reflect the dynamic city skyline. A modern pendant lights the space. The adjacent master bath is a sea of white marble and classic fittings. On the opposite side of the residence, a spacious guest room welcomes guests with its minimalist bedding, contemporary art, and en suite bath.