With the success of short-term lease sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, even rentals are becoming more stylish. OUT are boxy furniture, boring landscape prints and industrial carpeting – IN are unique and modern spaces that feel less like a hotel and more like your home. This luxury “executive” apartment, furnished by Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group, is a great example of this new trend.
“We designed this rental for the downtown dweller on the go, with a busy life and chic style”, says Yanic. “We incorporated crisp white walls, functional contemporary furnishings with chrome and glass accents to keep the small space feeling open and airy, helping to reflect light. Beautiful lines in the furniture add visual interest and the custom floor-to-ceiling drapery add drama for a visually increased ceiling height.”
Although small, the living area delivers high impact with an inviting sofa, strong artwork and a modern rug which also helps define the space.
Avoid a “matchy-matchy” look by mixing metals with warm and cool tones. Yanic Simard
“The dropped ceiling in the kitchen allows for a statement fixture, and to anchor the dining area. Custom high-gloss cabinetry and a smoked mirror backsplash help to visually lighten and open up the space.”
In the bedroom, a mix of textures and subtle pattern create a calm space to relax after a hectic day in the city.
Yanic has designed a space that is polished yet comfortable with broad appeal for a variety of tenants. I love the idea of having a sanctuary while away for business or pleasure and would be thrilled to call this apartment “home” during a Toronto stay.