Jul 12, 2016
A pair of empty nesters trade their suburban home for a pretty condo in the city
These downsizers traded in their house in the sticks for the prettiest pared-down condo in the city - and they don't miss their old digs one bit.
Lovely living spaceSource: Stye at Home Credits: Janis Nicolay
When Janice and Colin Dreyer purchased their new condo, they knew exactly who to turn to for decorating help: their designer daughter Karla. In the living area, she decided to incorporate gold touches and coral accents for a decidedly youthful feel. “My parents are pretty stylish, so the decor represents them well,” says Karla, who believes design shouldn’t subscribe to ageism.
Chic wallpaperSource: Stye at Home Credits: Janis Nicolay
Janice loves birds, so Karla went with an avian theme, expressed here in one area of the condo via the wallpaper featuring hummingbirds in flight, the brass sculptures on the chest and the witty painting by local talent Zoë Pawlak.
Dining areaSource: Stye at Home Credits: Janis Nicolay
"I’m used to having lots of wall space, so dealing with all the windows was tricky,” says Karla. But this spot was perfect for the dining area, allowing the couple to take in the sights over a meal. The Tulip-style table paired with mismatched chairs is fun.