Designed for a music professional who travels frequently, the challenge of this high rise was to complete the design and installation in four months (all the time permitted by the client’s schedule), within the budgeted scope, while achieving stylistic goals: within the somewhat classic detailing, create a contemporary design, with an international feeling – not tied to the locale but weaving in some elements of the larger design influences preferred by world travellers.
Immediately, the design team addressed the client’s priorities: a music room for rehearsal and music study that would meet the family’s needs for a media room as well, bedrooms where three children might feel at home, and public spaces suitable for elegant entertaining. The foyer and gallery were enhanced by adding dark stained, fluted wood columns and painting the walls an earthy, metallic hue.
Bedrooms for the children are warm and restful for the boys, bright and colourful for the girl. Special touches include a hand-painted map of the world in the boys’ room, and for the girl: stylized floral textiles.
In the living room, the furniture is sleek, modern art abounds, and an over scale mirror frames a grand piano. The dining room features a custom made table with a modern, geometric base and glass top and seating that is a mix of sophisticated upholstery and Asian antiquity. A custom chandelier refracts light to cast sparkling streams throughout. This fixture, nearly the size of the table top, renders a unique interpretation of a “glass ceiling.”