Homes - Interiors

Interior: Winter whites

By
Kathleen Dore
Photography by
Donna Griffith

An elegant home embraces holiday glamour in a wintry white palette.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." So said Leonardo da Vinci, and who are we to question a genius? That sentiment might have been designer Colleen McGill's mantra when she redesigned this home for a family relocating from London, England, to Toronto's Rosedale neighbourhood. The design is simple and sophisticated, but glamourous, too. In such a refined space, a little sparkle and polish go a long way.

winter-whites-hallway.jpgFoyer The foyer vignette -- an oversize mirror, clean-lined Lucite console and ultramodern chandelier -- instantly creates the fresh, young feel designer Colleen McGill wanted to impart on the traditional architecture, with the chandelier as the punctuation point. The elegant silver punch bowl holds an orchid for an understated seasonal display.

 

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