A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal in Toronto

Designer Yanic Simard Creates Big Impact for a Small Space

Interior Design by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group | Photography by Gillian Jackson | Modern Sanctuary | A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal | Living Area | Contemporary Living Room | Seating | Modern Rug
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Gillian Jackson
08/22/2016

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.

Interior Design by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group | Photography by Gillian Jackson | Modern Sanctuary | A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal | Living Area | Contemporary Living Room | Seating | Modern Rug | Fireplace | Great Room | Lighting
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Gillian Jackson

Pro tip:

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

Interior Design by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group | Photography by Gillian Jackson | Modern Sanctuary | A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal | Dining Area | Contemporary Dining Area | Lighting | Mirror
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Gilllian Jackson

 “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.”

Interior Design by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group | Photography by Gillian Jackson | Modern Sanctuary | A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal | Living Area | Contemporary Living Room | Seating | Modern Rug | Fireplace
Photo by:
Gillian Jackson

The see-through fireplace allows additional light into the space and creates a connection to the outdoors.

Interior Design by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group | Photography by Gillian Jackson | Modern Sanctuary | A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal | Details and Accessories | Rug | Seating | Modern Seating
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Gillian Jackson

You can never go wrong with a palette of black, white and gray.  Yanic Simard

Interior Design by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group | Photography by Gillian Jackson | Modern Sanctuary | A Contemporary Condo with Timeless Appeal | Kitchen | Great Room | Kitchen Seating | Lighting
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Gillian Jackson

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?

Meet the designer Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group (TIDG)
Bio:
About Yanic:

One of Canada’s premiere names in home decor and design, Yanic Simard is a true creative entrepreneur. The driving force behind the multi – award winning boutique firm Toronto Interior Design Group (TIDG) he founded 15 years ago, Yanic has made his mark in the design industry across Canada and internationally.

Yanic credits his strong work ethic and business regime to his family of industry professionals that based their successes on the fact that good design, attention to detail and quality workmanship are the cornerstones to the art of living

His extensive knowledge, talent and captivating charm made him the perfect fit as a regular expert on Canada’s top lifestyle show Cityline as well as a contributor to an expansive network of print and social media outlets including; Huffington Post, Style at Home, Home and Décor, Toronto Sun, New Condo Guide and Houzz.

Our studio:

Toronto Interior Design Group is an award winning boutique interior design firm lead by top celebrity designer Yanic Simard. We tailor our signature white glove experience specifically to our clients, as we thoroughly understand every project is unique. We specialize in full design planning and project management services that will leave you feeling stress free and in the most capable and confident of hands throughout. In working with us not only will you receive incredible value with our services, you will also benefit greatly from our talent, reliability, cost effectiveness and punctuality.

Our outstanding interiors are based on a decor aesthetic of richly layered rooms that blend serious style and playful individualism, achieving the ultimate in sophisticated comfort. We attain this by having exclusive access to the most superb materials and finishes available, that you – and your home – will love, blended with one-of-a-kind finds, custom-made pieces, and items you already treasure close to your heart.

What is your design philosophy?
Work with what the space is offering you, not against it.
What is your Modern Sanctuary?
My Modern Sanctuary is my Miami, Florida condo. It’s bright and clean, filled with furniture and objects that I love. Every piece is picked for a reason...like my own little museum!
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