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Monochromatic luxe Victorian home accented in gold

Monochromatic luxe Victorian home accented in gold

A daring and bold monochromatic Victorian Author: Donna Griffith

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Monochromatic luxe Victorian home accented in gold

In this sharply dressed Victorian, a single tone of the most talked about colour in town reigns.


One outcome of moving into a new house is finally unloading all the stuff you’ve been hoard­ing. But relocating isn’t only about get­ting rid of your belongings – it’s also an ideal time to adopt fresh decor. For Adam Morrison, who works for the Ontario gov­ernment, and his partner, James Owen, a family doctor, this meant taking on a daring monochromatic palette amped up with glamorous gold when they swap­ped their subdued loft for a Victorian in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood.

The all­ grey abode is the work of design­ers Glen Peloso, Jamie Alexander and
Vanessa Esposito of Peloso Alexander Interiors, who made over the couple’s pre­vious home. Says Adam: “We went from a contemporary loft to this house, which is elegant, luxurious and masculine.”
 

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House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Charismatic dining area

A casual bar is ready for use in the dining area, where a charming tangled chandelier steals the spotlight. The Tulip-style table and Mid-Century Modern-look chairs have a homey retro quality that works with the dame in the frame.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Metallic kitchen area

A row of brassy cage pendant lights plays off the metallic sheen of the hardware and gooseneck faucet in the show-stopping monochromatic kitchen.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Shining pendant lights

The pendant lights take centre stage in this stylish, monochromatic kitchen.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Chic entryway

In this decidedly Deco entryway, a slim gold-leafed console and eye-catching mirror immediately engage.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Contemporary living area

“It recalls an old-fashioned gentleman’s study from a bygone era,” says designer Jamie Alexander of the living room. A pair of blue velvet armchairs with gold-leafed geometric frames lends contemporary weight. “The result is a comfortable and durable space – you can sit with a glass of scotch and a book, and life won’t end if you spill something on the rug,” says homeowner Adam Morrison.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Dazzling golden bedroom

“It’s a modern version of a classic four-poster bed in brushed brass,” says Jamie. An old one would have felt too fussy in the master bedroom, which features shimmery wallpaper.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

House tour: Monochromatic Victorian home

Oval accent mirrors

A pair of oval mirrors in the master bedroom offers simple adornment, so the focus is on the leaded-glass windows, which are original to the house.

By: Iris Benaroia Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home
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