Modern neutrals meet feminine chic in a petite pad that's truly en vogue.
A well-tailored condo feels almost par for the course for a fashion-forward product manager of a prominent golf apparel line. But when she moved into her 800-square-foot new-build in downtown Toronto, it felt small, cold and in desperate need of a designer's eye. Enter Jessica Kelly, who runs her own design firm and has a penchant for putting together modern yet livable bachelor and bachelorette pads.
Fashioning an affordable kitchen
Jessica and the homeowner worked together to pick out the new Toronto condo's finishes, fittings and fixtures. The backsplash and Corian countertops are actually builder's grade, but the homeowner upgraded to the mauve cabinetry, which was replicated in the living room's floating media unit.
Defining a living space
Jessica subtly separated the living and dining areas with a custom rug. The rug's neutral colour picks up on the tone of the sofa and walls, defining the space without becoming the focal point. "I didn't want to distract the eye," Jessica says.
Texturizing the bedroom
A blank bathroom canvas
The bathroom's white walls and fixtures, as well as the contemporary floating glass shelves, allow the homeowner to easily switch up towels and accessories in different colours and patterns for a whole new look.