Yanic Simard of Toronto Interior Design Group (tidg) is well-known for his ability to design sophisticated, comfortable homes. This Victorian update in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto beautifully displays his signature blend of contemporary and vintage elements, texture and metallics.
“This space was created for clients who wanted their new home to feel familiar and comfortable”, says Yanic. “To create a sense of personal history we incorporated treasured items that they already owned.”
Yanic also honored the history of the home by maintaining the original moldings and trim, but created a modern feel by painting them and the walls the same color – Benjamin Moore Classic Gray, his go-to neutral backdrop.
Faced with a long, narrow floor plan Yanic created several living zones each with a distinct purpose, yet with a cohesive feel. At the front of the home is a comfortable area for relaxing and working which features an inviting window seat, vintage desk and trendy lighting. A modern fireplace takes center stage in the room and is anchored by a cowhide rug and modern chairs. A leather bench separates this space from the TV area which features a tailored sofa and metallic accents.
In the entry, “we had the metal art mirror repurposed to become a focal point.”
A large chest grounds this space and provides ample storage.
“We created a comfortable spot by the window to sit. The walnut stools anchor it with the rest of the area. The glass globe chandelier provides flattering lighting.” This area is highlighted by an ornate window screen that opens it to the entry.
Our interiors are based on a decor aesthetic of richly layered rooms that blend timeless style and playful individualism. Yanic Simard
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“The black leather tufted bench creates a bridge between two different living areas while also providing seating near the fireplace.”
The vinyl clad fireplace is a bold, modern statement contrasting with the traditional architecture of the room.
Yanic’s playful use of color and graphic patterns brings character to a small guest room.
Blend vintage and contemporary pieces to combine time periods and create a timeless space. Yanic Simard