II BY IV Design Associates is a Toronto-based interior design firm that was created in 1990 by two amazing designers, Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook. They've designed a variety of spaces, from a café in the CN Tower, "The Beer Store", to an office for IBM. Thankfully they also excel at residential interiors, and can easily design a room in all black, or all cream, or even a bold orange. In the end, their spaces are modern but exude warmth and a sense of grandeur.
I have nothing against white. But white is boring. Life is too short to be boring. I think every room needs a splash of colour somewhere...it doesn't have to be bright, but something to give warmth and energy to a room. On this note, here are some examples of rooms with lots of bold colour, not exactly on the pale side.
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Leibowitz and McLachlan are the new girls on the block. A sassy and sophisticated Sydney look in that laid back way that you know is classy without screaming brash. A daybed to relax in, a desk with a view, a cosy elegant family space to gather in. Think casual without sacrificing style.
Luce et Studio was the brainchild of Canadian architect Jennifer Luce and was established in 1990 in San Diego. "The studio focuses on innovative responses to design and architectural challenges at all scales. Passionate about research, new technologies, materials and a strong philosophy about art in architecture, the work defies classification and explores innovation." Internationally recognized and awarded for incredible modern design.
Just wanted to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers. Especially to those who ate turkey last night like I did and are waking up looking for leftovers, only to discover someone got to them first and now there's nothing left except some veggies and a small mound of potatoes. :(