Interior: All in the mix
“When I was asked to decorate the barren living/dining/kitchen area of a 1,480-square-foot model condo, I wanted to do something completely different to make the space pop for prospective buyers,” says Samantha. “I usually go for a girly aesthetic, but this time I went for a look that would appeal to everyone. Using a combination of decorating styles seemed like the best choice. And for the first time, I didn’t use lavender or pink, opting instead for saturated gender-neutral colours.”
An open-concept condo
Light pours into the open-concept condo. Lush drapes offer privacy while adding structure and colour.
Graphic-patterned dishware is in line with the bold hits of saturated colour throughout the space and adds an edgy touch.
A harmonious space
A large wooden oval dining table is a nice counterpoint to the adjacent kitchen island. Usually condo living means choosing size-appropriate pieces, and although small-space tips and tricks were used – such as selecting this oval dining table for easier access and turning a wasted kitchen nook into a multi-purpose home office/breakfast area – tiny design rules didn’t apply. Most pieces are full size and make the space feel grand.
An inviting kitchen
Painting the peachy-toned pickled-wood cabinetry grey and adding new square knobs was a small change with huge impact.
The IKEA loveseat marries well with the eclectic melange of caned chairs and a marble-topped table with a branch-shaped base.
A gathering place
The graphic rug is the statement piece in the living room. The neutral grey sofa and armchairs balance the look.
Leaning artwork on bookshelves makes for a casual yet chic display, especially when surrounded by colourful objets.
The living room is brought to life with a Samantha Pynn classic – a tall arrangement of delicate, blossoming branches.