Though this open concept condo living space may be small (only 540 square feet to be exact), it makes a big impact! Principal Designer, Yanic Simard of the award winning Toronto Interior Design Group (TIDG), creates the illusion of a larger space through his use of elevated furniture, minimal artwork, and a neutral backdrop. Floor-to-ceiling windows that Yanic accentuated with soft, sheer curtains flood the space with light.
The white, airy backdrop allowed Yanic to use bold pops of color. The custom blue velvet sectional is the signature piece in the living area and is grounded by the graphic black and white area rug. He complemented these strong features with a simple retro brass and glass coffee table. The same blue is seen in the glass jars on the dining area table to draw the eye through the space.
Paint walls, ceilings, doors and trim in the same colour, but in different finishes. Walls and ceilings in matte, trim and doors in satin. This creates a perfect backdrop to your interior. Yanic Simard
“One standout in this design is the brass-framed crystal chandeliers in the dining and living areas that are all sparkle, glitz, and glam. Use floating furniture arrangements like these dining room chairs and an art-deco mirror to create the illusion of more space.”
The see-through fireplace allows additional light into the space and creates a connection to the outdoors.
You can never go wrong with a palette of black, white and gray. Yanic Simard
Lucite bar stools at the kitchen island provide additional seating without crowding the small space. Hidden appliances ensure that the functional aspects of the kitchen don’t detract from the beautiful design.
We are wowed by Yanic’s vision and ability to create such an elegant small space. Sanctuary Seekers, what are some of your design tricks when dealing with space issues?