Turning the house into a distinctive, comfortable home has been an ongoing process for both the homeowner and Toronto designer Delia Mamann of Delia Mamann Interior Design from the time it was being built (the owner ended up forgoing many of the builder’s finishes for her own picks) to the time it was ready for decorating. The mix of clean-lined furnishings, show-stopping fixtures and accessories, sumptuous textiles (no synthetics allowed) and bold colour schemes create a chic, luxe space that, if you look closely, doesn’t take itself too seriously.
In the kitchen, the fluid veining of the marble countertop and backsplash, a stunning focal point, offsets the taupe-painted cabinetry’s clean lines. A raised counter area (on the right) provides a spot for casual eating and offers the chef a bit of privacy in the open space. “You don’t see all the activity and chaos in the kitchen if you’re sitting in the living room,” says the homeowner.