Toronto Home, designed by Ashley Botten Design, combines a stylish base with playful accents. Classic elements such as panelling, plaster and herringbone parquet are taken to a higher level with the use of special lighting, candy-coloured accent furniture and bold art.
Ashley Botten Design is a Canadian interior design studio founded in 2004. The firm draws inspiration from various disciplines such as architecture, fashion and art. These influences shine through in designs such as Toronto Home. In this project the interior architects chose a light colour palette with white and beige tones in combination with wood, brass accents and a different pastel accent colour in each room.
The home is illuminated by minimalist chandeliers and sleek wall lamps.
The pink sofa designed by Porta Romana is the eye-catcher of the living room. In addition, there are two grey armchairs by Douglas Levine and a white 'Cigar Lounge Chair' by Kimberly Denman. On the other side of the room is a modular sofa designed by Piero Lissoni. So, there is plenty of room for the activities Ashley Botten envisioned for the space: ‘The interior [is] both spacious and welcoming: within these exhilarating walls, family and friends want to linger and kids instinctively know they can run free,’ according to Ashley Botten Design. The dining room is the most striking room in the house. Here, the interior designers retained the golden ceiling, which was complemented by a blue Dean West photograph and the green 'Beatle Chairs' by GamFratesi. This room has the most colour in the entire house. In the bedroom the least colour is used. This space is completely monochrome with different shades of white but Ashley Botten Design had added depth to the space through the use of different textiles. A final unique design choice is the use of artsy lighting. The library, as well as the dining room and living room are illuminated by minimalist chandeliers and sleek wall lamps. The total picture of Toronto Home that brings all these elements together is as stylish as it is inviting.
Photography by Lauren Miller