An inviting entryway
To impart subtle warmth, an entryway seat cushion was upholstered in a menswear-style grey wool fabric with champagne-coloured suede piping. Above it, a series by Ruth called Under Construction is composed of found objects from the condo site to cheekily express her impatience with the length of time it took to finish the building.
A muted palette lends a lulling quality to the living room. Duct-work snakes around the ceiling like a sculpture unto itself. The 200-year-old wooden pedestal featuring a Raku sculpture by Guelph artists strikes a bold contrast in the space.
“On special occasions, lemon gelato and champagne are served at the nine-foot-long Italian-made dining table,” says homeowner Ruth Beninger, who often hosts friends here. Behind, inconspicuous high-gloss cabinetry blends into the space, keeping the area serene alongside the gauzy drapery. Exposed duct-work around the 10-foot-high ceilings and polished concrete floors are elegantly industrial.