Monday, January 30, 2012


We are thrilled to have been invited by The Interior Design Show to participate in this year's 'How Do You Live?' exhibit. Six designers were each given a 20' x 8' shipping container, and asked to create a room installation. Here are some photos from the event.

A few people we want to acknowledge:

First off, a huge thanks to Shauna Levy and her team at The Interior Design Show (Judy Merry, Jennifer Kreyssig, Kristen McDonald and the rest of the team), the entire team at Faulhaber PR, Jonathan and Curtis at Juiceworks, and all our sponsors who helped make it possible.

The beautiful tumbled oak herringbone oiled floors came from Moncer Specialty Flooring. They added instant character to the space. It leaves me wanting them at home. If you can, you should visit their serene and inspiring showroom in Jordan village, designed by Iain Stewart.

The stunning vintage Borge Mogensen sofa came from Scandinavian Modern in Winnipeg. We loved it so much, we decided to keep it for our new office space (more on that later). There is nothing quite like the softness of 50 year old leather with down filled cushions.

The sculptural spalted maple coffee table with the intricate detailing is by Don Howell, available through Caviar20. Owner Troy Seidman has some beautiful things and is one of our favourite sources for one of a kind pieces.

The leather lounge chair and slatted bench were both designed in the 1960's by the amazing Brazilian designer, Sergio Rodrigues, and are available through Avenue Road. The chair has no mechanical fasteners, and is assembled with a series of dowels.

The vintage rosewood bookcase was from ZigZag. We're keeping this beauty as well. It is from Norway, and we suspect from the 1970's. We added a beautiful piece of marble to the modular system. Our friends at Greengold Construction Ltd and AST helped us out with this. It instantly transformed this wall unit into an office / dining space. David MacHenry Design took care of the solid brass leg, giving it a patina that is perfectly muted. David also made the wall mounted black lacquer and rosewood cabinet that we designed.

The ever popular and classic leather round mirror is by BDDW and provided by Hollace Cluny. It is inspired by an original design by Jacques Adnet, who made some of the most beautiful furniture for Hermes.

The art above the sofa is by Tricia McKellar. It got alot of interest. I found them years ago, had Tricia blow them up to 30" x 40" each. We're contemplating another of her prints.

The black and white drawing of the chairs and table is by Montreal artist Helene Cenedese. We love her work, and look forward to adding a few more of her pieces to the collection.

We recently discovered Ateliers Des Cent Ans, run by Renaud Sauve. Renaud makes truly beautiful heirloom quality pottery, which he graciously lent us for the show, and which we ended up buying. He is definitely one to watch. I also think he has one of the most beautiful websites.

And a huge thanks to our friends and clients who helped us with loaning us art from their collections, and helping with moving, set up and takedown. We are forever grateful.

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